Benefits of Joining the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and largest grass roots environmental organizations in the United States. The Sierra Club is America's most effective advocate for the environment and the many living things that coexist and share it. Join us while we explore, enjoy and protect. The decision is yours.
Sierra Club's Mission
"To Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the wild places on 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."
Sierra Club members are given many different opportunities to participate in fun filled outings and events that are coordinated by volunteers from the seven Wisconsin member groups and the state Chapter by Club Staff. Sierra Club also provides programs to learn that cover many different focus areas. Some programs will enhance personal outdoor experiences while others help to share that enjoyment or learn what decisions will help the environment. In addition to Sierra Club events, we collaborate with many other local organizations that have similar conservation goals which adds to the list of things to do.
Sierra Magazine: Sierra Magazine features spectacular nature photography and in-depth reporting on the hottest environmental issues. Members receive a one-year subscription to this award-winning magazine.
Discounts: Members also receive discounts on all Sierra Club logo items including our distinguished books and celebrated calendars. Visit the Sierra Club store for more details.
Group and Chapter Newsletters: Great Waters Group Newsletters contain articles and information about experiences, local happenings and issues, along with notices about upcoming outings, programs and events. Our group newsletter includes up-to-date news on local conservation issues, Great Waters Group's activities, programs and outings. The John Muir Chapter newsletter, the Muir View, provides Sierra Club members with additional informative sources and announcements of activities, issues and outings throughout Wisconsin.
Worldwide Outings Program: Sierra Club Outings were awarded 2008 Best Travel Companies on Earth by the editors of National Geographic ADVENTURE Magazine. Whether you want to hike and bike in your own back yard or travel to the far corners of the earth--paddling or pedaling, ski touring or trekking, the Sierra Club has something for almost everyone to enjoy. At the national level, the club offers hundreds of exciting outings, from the tundra to the tropics. If you are an adventurer and distance isn't an issue, visit the Worldwide Outings Program for more information.
Local Outings: Looking to have enjoy and explore the outdoors but what something closer to home? Then check into our local Group outings and the John Muir Chapter outings that are available throughout Wisconsin.
Leading, Volunteering and Making a Difference -
Volunteer Opportunities: The Sierra Club's dedicated member volunteers and grassroots activists make our dollars go further and help produce more effective results. Volunteers receive personal satisfaction through efforts such as preserving irreplaceable wildlands, wildlife, and the promotion of conservation with others who have similar interests. Member volunteers can also lead, or be involved in, local, state and national conservation campaigns and participate in discussions about conservation issues with political leaders. Please consider doing more than just paying your membership dues and Volunteer!
Protect the Planet: The Sierra Club is America's most effective advocate for the environment and provides you with the an organized means to protect the environment locally and globally. From community issues and action to lobbying on a state or national level, membership in the Sierra Club will offer you the ability to be kept informed and take action on issues where it will do the most good. See our Learning Programs for more information.