Pros And Cons Of The Sierra Club

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Loren Blackford is a volunteer from New York. She, like the others on this short list, enjoy volunteering for a certain cause. Particularly, Loren likes to help on the topics of climate change and environmental preservation. However, she states that, “for others, it’s about the engagement of young people, committed to environmental justice in their own backyards” (Blackford). This is the case for many others; some want to help the big picture with climate change solutions, and other volunteers just want to help out their neighborhood.
Enter Bob Heil, a resident of California. He is intrigued by actions, both politically and environmentally. Heil finds interest in learning new things about the world where the government and nature meet, creating …show more content…

On May 28, 1892, John Muir, a famous environmentalist at the time, founded the Sierra Club in hopes of helping and protecting America’s wildlife and land. The same year of the Club’s founding, Sierra Club protested over federal action that would decrease the size of Yosemite National Park (Sierra). This action could’ve been a leading factor in establishing the foundation. In the years following the Club’s establishment, they have spread across the United States, finding themselves in local neighborhoods fighting to keep the environment safe for children and generations to follow. Along with expanding across the US, Sierra Club has also had to adapt to changes in the economy, such as a rise in demand for factory goods, or government efforts to change natural parks or other areas of land. The workers and volunteers at the club can also predict that the future for the club is going to be chock full of surprises and transformations. One worker at Sierra Club stated that adaptability in certain organizations is very important and that it’s “a survival skill for organizations as much as it is for species” (Sierra). The strength in the Sierra Club comes from their adaptability and capability of adjusting to …show more content…

The Sierra Club is currently one of, if not the biggest, environmental organizations. If it were to suddenly collapse, then America’s wildlife could be in danger. Without any other organizations with the power the Sierra Club has accumulated, the government would take federal action to possibly damage certain national parks. For example, in 1920, the government had plans to flood and dam the Grand Canyon. However, the Sierra Club protested this plan strongly, and ultimately prevented it from happening. It’s actions like this that really demonstrate how the Sierra Club has done in the past and will possibly do in the future. In the Sierra Club’s history, they have been effective in helping pass federal bills that made the outdoors safer for wildlife (Sierra). Because of this, I can strongly predict the charity will continue to do anything in its power to protect and preserve wildlife and the environment. Each day, the Sierra Club helps protects defenseless plants and animals from laws that would damage their fragile habitat. For example, they’ve helped pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act, as well as peacefully protesting for national parks, such as Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. All of the lush national parks and historical engravings, like the Grand Canyon, won’t be safe if they’re put in the hands of the wrong people.

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