SIERRA CLUB Michigan Chapter

Cause Area

  • Environment


109 E GRAND RIVERLANSING, MI 48906 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. Founded in 1892, the Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our mission is to: (1) Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; (2) Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; (3) Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and (4) Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.


Since 1967, the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club has organized the bold action of citizens working together to protect and restore our Great Lakes state’s health and heritage.

Our members care about clean water and air, wild biodiversity, and a safe energy future. They help us work towards these goals by supporting our efforts to:

  • Raise public awareness of human health and environmental threats.
  • Monitor water quality to help enforcement efforts.
  • Build coalitions for our issue campaigns to diversify support.
  • Find sensible policy solutions to our state’s problems.
  • Take legal action to stop corporate interests and government from harming public health and resources.
  • Fight for environmental democracy -- we lobby on critical environmental issues and report back on lawmakers’ actions -- we have a strong citizen lobbyist program, helping connect members to their lawmakers on important issues, and we also rally voters to elect pro-environment leaders.

We work to provide

  • communities free from poisonous waste;
  • clean energy from local renewable sources that grow our economy and reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels;
  • wild places that provide clean rivers, wildlife habitat, and opportunities to fish, hunt, hike, and learn about the natural world;
  • and active participation in a democracy that ensures our elected officials fairly represent their voters, not special interests.


Would you recommend SIERRA CLUB Michigan Chapter?
3 reviews Write a review
by Anna F. (May 6, 2021)
I can experience how dedicated the staff are (like the amazing Andrew Sarpolis.) Gail Philbin's emails are incredibly helpful and informative. I appreciate that they take BOLD stands on the need for a de-carbonization of the grid, and support other local individuals doing same. I appreciate that they are on-the-ball for current issues that intersect with ecology and the climate emergency, like racial justice and immigration reform. In all, what a great organization!!!! I'm active on many fronts, but respect and adore Sierra Club most of all!
by Anne W. (Administrator for this Organization) (December 4, 2016)
Sierra Club has been a wonderful organization to volunteer with because the volunteers and staff are informed and passionate about protecting public health, wild places and our waters and air quality, and help you as a volunteer learn how to be effective. I don't know of any other organization that does this anywhere near as well! You can get active at the local and/or state level here in Michigan - they don't try to fit you into a role you are not interested in. And now, with 2016 elections threatening our Great Lakes, our public lands and our communities more than ever, the importance of Sierra Club's work is greater than ever. Thanks for asking for input!
by Richard M. (December 4, 2016)
Sierra Club does not just expose threats to our environment, it acts to defeat them. If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.

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