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Updated 5/31/11 byDave Grubb

Issue Campaigns

The Sierra Club uses the Campaign Planning Matrix to run successful, high-profile campaigns to protect the environment. Click on the links below, and get enrolled in a campaign today!

Cool Cities Campaign
Attempts to meet the goals of the Kyoto Treaty to reduce green house gasses to 7% below 1990 levels by 2012 through the following strategies: green vehicle fleets for government transportation; energy efficiency;in bvuildings and renewable energy where possible. In order to achieve this, Mayors are being asked to sign the "U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Aghreement". Locally, the Mayors of San Diego and Chula Vista have signed this agreement so far, along with almost 400 mayors from all over the country. Citizen groups, such as ours, are urging mayors of other local cities in the county to sign and implement the agreement.

Save our Seals Coalition
This is a group of local environmental groups currently composed of the Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter, La Jolla Friends of the Seals , Animal Advocates, Wildcoast, Coastkeepers, and Animal Protection and Rescue League who have united to try to save the Harbor Seal colony at Children's Pool in La Jolla by winning approval for a San Diego Coastal and Marine Sanctuary. Efforts currently are focused in publicity, education, outreach, research and fundraising.

Sunrise Powerlink
We are organized to fight the San Diego Gas and Electric proposal to upgrade it's electrical power tranbsmission lines originating in Mexico through San Diego County and beyond the Orange County border. Placing the lines through parts of Anza -Borrego State Park and Cleveland National Forest would violate the integrity of public lands and set a terrible precedent for using public lands for commercial exploits.