The conservationist John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892. He named the Sierra Club for the Sierra Mountains associated with Yosemite National Park. He was aided by faculty from the University of California at Berkel... More »

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Highlights of the history of the Sierra Club include the protection of wilderness areas and the passage of numerous environmental protection laws. Growth of the club and establishment of various publications along with b... More »

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John Muir is most famous for his role in creating the Yosemite, Sequoia, Mount Rainier and Grand Canyon national parks. Without Muir's drive to have these beautiful natural area's preserved, the United States might be mi... More »

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Highlights of the history of the Sierra Club include the protection of wilderness areas and the passage of numerous environmental protection laws. Growth of the club and establishment of various publications along with b... More »

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The entire population of the United States uses approximately 187 billion pounds of paper products annually, as reported by the Ecology Global Network. Dividing this figure by 365 days reveals that 0.5123 billion pounds,... More »

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The City of San Diego's Recycling Ordinance mandates the recycling of bottles and jars made of plastic and glass, newspapers and other paper, metal and cardboard. In addition, clean, rigid plastics such as food container... More »

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Lifestyle choices that help in reducing the carbon footprint include using renewable energy and local products, being energy efficient, incorporating sustainable dietary choices and making better travel decisions. Daily ... More »

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