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Welcome to the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club

The Rochester Regional Group


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 


Bus tickets sold out | Consider R.E.S.E.T.: A ROCHESTER WALK & EVENT FOR THE CLIMATE  on Saturday, September 20th at 9AM.  

Calling all Rochester-area people concerned about climate change!  

Dear Sierra Club members & friends, 

The biggest ever climate march is being planned by Sierra Club,, and over 650 (yes!) other organizations.  It will coincide with a UN Climate Change Summit in NYC, which is a prelude to UN attempts to reach a binding Global Treaty in Paris in 2015 on carbon emissions reductions.  

We envision tens of thousands of people in NYC for this March, to let our leaders and people all over the world know that there IS mass popular support for strong climate change action.  

Sierra Club, along with several other local organizations, is coordinating two buses which will leave the Rochester area late on 9/20 and return about 24 hours later.  

Here is info on the Climate March:

Learn about and sign up here for the Rochester buses:

If you'd rather train it, Amtrak is offering a 10% discount for those who travel to NYC Sept. 15-24.  Call 1 (800) 872-7245 and reference Convention Fare Code X22T-908 when making your reservation.  Discount not available with online reservations.  (Note also that the Senior discount is 15% and you can only get one or the other discount.)  

If you can't go but want to support this effort, we are hungrily seeking donations so that students and those on fixed incomes can participate.  We need to raise $1020 in order to offer 20 Reduced Rate tickets (about $20)and 8-10 free tickets (not yet being offered since our Fundraising is just starting).  Our Hub website has a DONATE button-- please use it generously.  Or contact/reply to me if you'd rather send a check somewhere.   Please spread the word!  Send the links around.   

Please help come to the march and help us get the message out. Lots of volunteer opportunities' and goings on

Consider printing out our flyer and distributing it when you go to an event.

September Scenic Bike-Hike and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Lunch! Sunday, September 28, 11:15am

Click here to find out more.

Rochester Regional Group Brings 18 Year Old Greening Forward CEO to Rochester Schools Find our more here:

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.


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  • Privacy Statement: This is an Unofficial Sierra Club e-mail list for members and nonmembers. We will not use your e-mail for any other purpose than informing you of our meetings, events, programs, or actions we need taken to preserve our environment in the Rochester, New York area.


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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