John Barry

My Teams

Missouri Water Sentinels

Working to protect the waters of the State
Last activity on December 31, 1969
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Ohio Water Sentinels

Ohio Water Sentinels work to engage, educate, and empower Ohioans to restore, improve, and protect our waterways
Last activity on December 31, 1969
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Drupal User Community

Sierra Clubbers using Drupal or interested in using Drupal
Last activity on December 31, 1969
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Challenging Corporate Power

Use education and legislative action to change or, at a minimum, reduce the impact of Citizen United Supreme Court Decision
Last activity on April 2, 2014
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Energy Efficiency - Maine's Green Sneakers Project

The Green Sneakers Project (GS) is designed to mobilize effective grassroots efforts to help reduce the state’s dependence on fossil fuels, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and build a clean energy economy.
Last activity on April 8, 2014
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Grassroots Activist Support

Helping grassroots action teams grow and thrive
Last activity on April 18, 2014
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Water Sentinels Model

The first line of defense of America's waters.
Last activity on December 31, 1969
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Marine Action Team

Protect and restore marine wildlife and habitats
Last activity on December 31, 1969
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Borderlands Team

The Borderlands Team works to defend and to restore the natural values of America’s northern and southern borderlands.
Last activity on April 17, 2014
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My Posts & Documents

Q and A with Borderlands Team Co-Chair Scott Nicol

How did you come to be the chair of the Sierra Club Borderlands Team?

I had been working on the issue as part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Group. Once I heard about border walls going up my concern was about what they would do to South Texas wildlife refuges. Some of the best habitat is along the river.

Around this same time Sean Sullivan was working in a similar capacity with the Rincon Group in southern Arizona. He talked to Jill Workman, and that’s when we came together to create a national team in 2008.

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Grassroots Network Seeks Grant Proposals for 2014 Projects

Grassroots Network seeks grant proposals of to $12,000 to Club entities working to engage new people, build new leaders, and win conservation victories. (However, the more you ask for, the more scrutiny your budget will receive.) The expectation is that grant funds will be spent within 1 year of approval, though teams can ask for extensions.  Please also note expectations for all charged teams and funded projects. Failure to comply with these may impact future opportunities for funding.  

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Special Achievement Award for Kathy Lacey and Terrapin Nesting Project

One night two summers ago, Kathy Lacey, a teacher from Pennsylvania, was tracking a Diamondback terrapin on the beach in New Jersey when she was approached by a concerned neighbor, who inquired of her business.

“I must have looked like a trespasser,” Kathy says. “Actually, I was! I'd been following a female for about 45 minutes and lost track of time and place. I told the women I was with the Sierra Club Terrapin Nesting Project, Drexel University, Earthwatch (all true) and my permit was on the car.”

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Clean Air Team Awarded for Special Achievement

Sierra Club’s Clean Air Team has filed dozens of lawsuits to rein in air pollution emitted by major industrial sectors, including cement kilns and power plants.
Marti Sinclair receives award from Club Executive Director Michael Brune and Club President Dave Scott on behalf of Clean Air Team

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