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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Environmental nonprofits include The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund and the Humane Society. Each of these groups operates nationally and internationally to advocate for sustainable p... 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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Some popular recycling centers in Illinois are Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, Illinois Recycling Association and A1 Recycling Center. The recycling centers are located all throughout Illinois. More »

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Removing tracts of rainforest lands, a process called deforestation, can accelerate climate change, cause soil erosion, disrupt crop growth, increase the risk of flooding and even have economic consequences. Deforestatio... More »

Recycling decreases the amount of waste in landfills, reduces pollution by minimizing leaching and the need to collect new raw materials, conserves natural resources, lowers harmful greenhouse gas emissions and promotes ... More »