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2011-06-21 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunRun, the nation's leading home solar company, today announced a partnership with the Sierra Club, America's largest grassroots environmental organization, to bring affordable solar to thousands of Southern California homes. The partnership kicks off the start of summer and helps families save money by taking control of their energy costs. "This is a high priority for the Sierra Club. In order to end our dependence on dirty energy, we...

2011-05-09 10:59:00

Letter Asks President to Set 60 MPG Standard for New Vehicles that Save at the Pump, Protect Clean Air and Reduce Oil Dependence WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leaders of the nation's largest environmental groups today asked President Obama to create long-term relief for drivers at the pump by delivering the strongest fuel-efficiency and auto pollution standards for new vehicles currently under consideration. The administration will propose new fuel efficiency and...

2011-04-14 13:02:00

"Go60MPG" Sets Record Straight As Both New York Auto Show and DC EDTA Conference Near NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auto fuel efficiency is going up and high-MPG auto sales are surging today, but a handful of persistent myths continue to cloud the understanding of some policymakers and members of the general public, according to Go60MPG, a joint effort of Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Safe Climate...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PACT, an underwear brand that blends design and sustainability with support for powerful social and environmental causes, proudly supports the Sierra Club Student Coalition's "Campuses Beyond Coal" initiative. Today, PACT announces the public availability of their latest collection, "Beyond Coal," which supports this movement to educate about coal's dangers to environmental and public health. Students from coal-powered campuses, as well as...

2011-04-12 11:52:00

CHICAGO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the resource office for the nation's YMCAs, has received a $500,000 grant from The Sierra Club Foundation to provide thousands of military youth and their family members with outdoor camp experiences at YMCA day camps, overnight camps and family camps from April 2011 through March 2012. This announcement comes on the heels of First Lady Michelle Obama's call this morning for greater support for military families....

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2011-02-04 11:35:00

A short-term victory for polar bears came from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday, but outraged local leaders said the ruling would cost jobs. Royal Dutch Shell said it has put off plans to drill off Alaska's coast this year after the EPA ordered further study on the impact. "Despite our best efforts, critical permits continue to be delayed, and the timeline for getting these permits is still uncertain," Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Peter Voser told AFP as he...

2011-01-18 12:59:00

Questionnaire Responses Show All Candidates Support "Green Growth Platform" of Environmental Law & Policy Center and Other Chicago Environmental Groups CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All of Chicago's mayoral candidates committed to improving Chicago's environment through their responses to the Green Growth Platform issued by the City's leading environmental and conservation groups. The candidates' responses are online at: www.mayoralgreenplatform.org. All of...

2011-01-06 12:19:00

Groups Raise 20 Questions for Mayoral Candidates' Responses for Voters CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, seventeen leading Chicago environmental and conservation groups issued their Green Growth Platform and questionnaire for the City. The groups are asking Mayoral candidates to answer 20 questions that will help voters learn where each candidate stands on the most important environmental issues facing our city. The environmental groups will then send the...

2010-12-15 15:56:00

Pew and partners call for federal rules that "stand the test of time" WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration develops sweeping new national forest management rules due early in 2011, an ad campaign starting tomorrow from the Pew Environment Group and 11 other national and regional environmental organizations makes a holiday push for a strong plan to protect America's national forests. With a festive ad in Politico and National Journal Daily this...

2010-11-23 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of America's veterans and those who currently serve in the military, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Take Me Fishing(TM) campaign has partnered with the Sierra Club's Water Sentinels and the National Military Fish & Wildlife Association (NMFWA) to give families on military installations an opportunity to experience the great outdoors through fishing. Rod and reel manufacturer Zebco donated more...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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