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Apr
26

Electric Vehicle Guide | SIERRA

Uber and Lyft are omnipresent in my daily life.
I turn on my phone in the morning and there’s a notification that I still owe a driver a…

Feb 26, 2020 – 8:46am

Uber and Lyft are omnipresent in my daily life.
I turn on my phone in the morning and there’s a notification that I still owe a driver a tip and a rating. I listen to music that name-drops the…

Innovation is a ubiquitous noun among automakers, and people attending auto shows across the nation this year are bound to hear executives say it more…

Feb 19, 2020 – 2:26pm

Innovation is a ubiquitous noun among automakers, and people attending auto shows across the nation this year are bound to hear executives say it more than once. Many of them will brag about their…

Feb 19, 2020 – 8:11am

Sierra Club organizer David Alicea charging his EV in western New York
 

To meet our climate challenge, we’ve got to plug in almost everything that moves. And we need the charging…

Through rain and cold, via electric vehicle and rail, the Sierra Club’s New York team ventured on a Get Set, Go Green! relay from multiple…

Dec 19, 2019 – 12:58pm

Through rain and cold, via electric vehicle and rail, the Sierra Club’s New York team ventured on a Get Set, Go Green! relay from multiple corners of the Empire State to send a message to Governor…

Dec 18, 2019 – 2:00pm

This year has been tough. Those of us who advocate for clean transportation have been fighting what often feels like an uphill battle in court, in Congress, at public hearings, at statehouses, and…

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Apr
15

Sierra Club San Diego Chapter

Conservation Community Organizer Internship

Sierra Club San Diego is offering a Conservation Community Organizer Internship.

This is a temporary paid ($15 @ hour – 15 hours a week) internship position (16 weeks from start) in the environmental and social justice organizing field for an individual who is currently pursuing or already graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High-school diploma or GED required.

Under the general supervision of the assigned supervisor and mentor, the selected candidate conducts research, participates in project assignments and programs; assists in carrying out campaign strategies that can build power for our movement, and interacts with volunteers, citizens, other organizations and other club staff.  Serves as a Community Organizer Intern for north inland San Diego county and the cities of Escondido, San Marcos, and Vista with a focus on ….more here and application.



 

Get Involved: Join SANDAC

SANDAC (San Diego Activist Citizens) is a group of Sierra Club Volunteers who are looking to prioritze public transportation in the 2019 edition of the Regional Transportation Plan.
Are you interested in volunteering your time to be a part of this program?

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Mar
31

Clean Transportation | Sierra Club

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday, the EPA released its annual automotive trends report, which found that only three out of 14 major automakers – Honda, Subaru and Mazda – met the clean car standards from 2013 to 2018 without relying on compliance loopholes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Politico reported that EPA’s Science Advisory Board issued its final report criticizing the agency’s rollback of the clean car standards for using “faulty science” and that the current standards “might provide a better outcome for society than the proposed revision.” The proposed final rule to roll back Obama-era clean car standards has been under review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget since January.

NORTHEAST & MID-ATLANTIC – The message from residents of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to lawmakers couldn’t be more clear: the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a winner, and they want to see it happen. 

LANSING, MI– Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an executive directive to create the Michigan Office of Future Mobility (which will be housed within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity) and an executive order creating the Michigan Council for Future Mobility and Electrification.
The Council for Future Mobility, led by a chief mobility officer who has yet to be nominated, will make recommendations on policy and will be focused around but not limited to:

Washington, D.C. — Today, representatives Andy Levin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Electric Vehicle Freedom Act, a transformative proposal to create a comprehensive national network of high-speed EV chargers along our nation’s public highway system within five years. The EV Freedom Act would create automotive and infrastructure jobs while taking a major and necessary step toward reducing emissions and addressing climate change. 

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