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Welcome to the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club

The Rochester Regional Group

Entirely new website for this group is going to be launched soon. Check it out.

The purpose of this site is to provide information and enhance both communication and participation of Sierra Club members and concerned citizens in preserving our environment. The Rochester Regional Group falls under the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, which in turn falls under the Sierra Club Home Page: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. Be Sure to check our latest public programs: calendar and take ACTION!

Join the Rochester Group & Keep Your Membership Current by Linda Isaacson Fedele, Membership Committee Chairperson.  Membership to the Sierra Club should be renewed annually.

The Sierra Club depends on membership dues to help to preserve irreplaceable wildlands, save endangered and threatened wildlife, and protect this fragile environment we call home. A quick and efficient way to renew your membership is by printing out our Brochure, filing it out & sending it to us. -Requires Adobe® Reader®

The Sierra Club's members are more than 700,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. .

Read our latest Newsletter - Eco-Logue 

James Hansen to Speak at 17th Annual Environmental Forum

Your Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club is delighted to announce that “rock star” climate-scientist turned activist, Dr. James Hansen, will be the featured speaker for our 17th Annual Environmental Forum, in April, 2015.

Dr. Hansen was formerly the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Since the late 1970s, Dr. Hansen has focused his research on Earth’s climate, especially human-made climate change, and he is best known for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and was designated by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth.

Dr. Hansen is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet. His powerful presence and passion for change have given him a reputation as one of the foremost speakers on climate change, which has been one of the Rochester Regional Group’s main focus areas for the past few years. We are very fortunate to have him as our guest, and hope that all of you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear his important message.

The Forum will take place on April 21, 2015. If you are interested in assisting with preparations for the event, or would like to volunteer on the day of the event, please call 585-234-1056.

Please stay tuned for more details concerning our honored guest!

Your Sierra Club got over 160 folks by bus to the People's Climate March.

Former Programs

  • 2014 Earth Day Forum  "Climate Smart Communities: Let’s Get With the Program" If you missed our forum and/or want some of materials and information from the state's expert analyist and manager of the state's program for addressing Climate Change, Climate Change Communities' go here. Pound for pound, getting community leaders to pledge to the state’s ‘Climate Smart Communities’ program is one of the most effective things people can do to address Climate Change. Take action:
  • Great Lakes Committee Great Lakes Committee at The Public Market Taste Test Tap vs Bottled Water October 4, 2014 from 9am-1pm RESULTS! The overwhelming majority of people chose tap water on the issue of taste. See the results and more here.
  • Rochester Regional Group Brings 18 Year Old Greening Forward CEO to Rochester Schools Find our more here:


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The purpose of this Group is to foster (within its territorial limits) the purposes of the Sierra Club, as stated in its bylaws: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Here's what we do:

  • We need Volunteers for various positions
  • Zero Waste A committee to re-energize and rethink ways to mobilize our community to recycle more waste, and do it more effectively 

  • Our Wetlands Committee is helping to build a wetland near Buckland Creek in Brighton.

  • We take Action on local environmental issues:

  • We initiated a long-term partnership with the City of Rochester to restore and protect the beautiful forest of Washington Grove at Cobb's Hill Park. This is a unique community-wide effort. Please contact Peter Debes at to get involved.

  • Each April, near Earth Day, we provide a major environmental Forum -2013 Forum 

  • Each year, we conduct a series of outings for our members to discover and protect our environment

  • We have several conservation committees that provide monthly public programs throughout the year on specific conservation topics.

  • We host a weekly e-mail list to members and non-members of our continual environmental events and actions -sent out every Saturday. (see other column to sign up.)

  • Four times a year, we publish our Eco-Logue Newsletter to inform of members of all the issues we are engaged in.

  • Each year, we sponsor a Fall Festival

* As you can see, we have lots of projects on our plate and we can always use more help. Join us! Contact Us!

The BlueGreen AllianceThe Blue Green Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. Launched by the Sierra Club and United Steelworkers in 2006, BGA has since grown to include CWA, NRDC, LIUNA and SEIU — uniting more than six million people in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy

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