Sierra Club Targets Four Areas of Natural Splendor for Urgent Protection – You Can Fight Global Warming by Supporting Them
Posted Dec 20 2008 5:48pm
Great Gifts That Help Protect The Wild
As a life member of the Sierra Club, I know that I am somewhat biased toward
that organization’s programs and initiatives. The Wild Places program is no
exception. Nevertheless, even if I were not a member and former leader of the
Sierra Club, I would recommend the Wild Places program to you because of its
goals and approach.
The Wild Places program has chosen four areas of natural splendor, all under
varying degrees of protection from the United States government and jeopardy
from the same. They are the Giant Sequoia National Monument, the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge, Yosemite National Park and Acadia National Park. I feature them
here in part because protecting them also means fighting the effects of global
warming on account of their function within large natural systems, botanical
systems in particular.
I could go on for hours about why each of these needs to be preserved in
perpetuity but the special section of the Sierra Club website does it quite
and consider a donation today. Purchasing carbon offsets is very important but
through the Sierra Club Wild Places initiative, you can purchase a tangible
piece of the planetary mechanism which gives us clean air to breathe and clean
water to drink. I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than by
keeping wild places wild.