sierra club x2

So the Sier­ra Club, if you don’t already know, was found­ed on May 28th, 1892 by this total­ly rad guy named John Muir.  Even then, America’s wild places were start­ing to be gob­bled up in the wake of rapid­ly expand­ing pop­u­la­tions and indus­tri­al­iza­tion.  John, as you might imag­ine, was not in favor of that.  So, with the help of oth­er nat­u­ral­ists, artists, and a bunch of oth­er peo­ple, Muir found­ed the Sier­ra Club with a mis­sion,

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.”

And the Sier­ra Club has been pro­tect­ing the envi­ron­ment ever since.  Now, I’m not here to tell you to become a mem­ber or even to try and con­vince you to help save the Earth.  Hope­ful­ly, you already do as much as you can of that on your own.  All I’m try­ing to do here is acknowl­edge the great con­tri­bu­tion John Muir made to the envi­ron­men­tal cause and cel­e­brate the Sier­ra Club’s awe­some­ness in pro­tect­ing and nur­tur­ing our world.  You go, guys!  Thanks!

So stately.  He's thinking deep, conservationy thoughts, I bet.

So state­ly. He’s think­ing deep, con­ser­va­tiony thoughts, I bet.


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