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At the one year mark of Trump’s presidency, he has put protections for public lands on a disturbing trajectory. See what you can do at MonumentsForAll.org #KeepItPublic (h/t @americanprogress)

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"Where the glacier meets the sky, the land ceases to be earthly, and the earth becomes one with the heavens; no sorrows live there anymore, and therefore joy is not necessary; beauty alone reigns there, beyond all demands." ~ Halldór Laxness

Your Ray of Hope taken of Cwm Idwal, in the Glyderau mountain range in northern Snowdonia, North Wales by photographer Mo Barton.

Did you know you can get our photo and quote every weekday by email? Sign up at sc.org/droh for your Daily Ray of Hope (#DROH) today!

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Last night, the city council of Encinitas, CA unanimously passed a comprehensive Climate Action Plan, with a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030! Congratulations leaders and residents of Encinitas!

Learn more at sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-climate-action-20180118-story.html

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Today, Dania Beach residents went to Tallahassee to tell Florida state regulators why they don't want a fracked gas plant expansion in their community. They also dropped off nearly 8,000 comments and signatures telling Gov. Scott and Florida Power and Light (@insidefpl) why they oppose the dirty, dangerous project. It's time to move beyond dirty fuels like coal, oil and gas and toward clean, renewable energy sources like #solar. #Power4AllFL #GasLitByFPL

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It’s not too late to call Congress and urge the protection of people and wildlife in the borderlands. Trump’s wall would destroy public lands, communities and habitat. Thankfully folks in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas are resisting the wall and organizing to protect this jewel. #SaveSantaAna #NoBorderWall
by: Ay Mariposa Film, @krista_schlyer, @jennygnichols, @moheim, and @allisonotto

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Looking to #explore #wild places with other young #adventurers? We have a great, new selection of trips. Check them out at sc.org/youngadventurers (And there are #scholarships are available!) #outdoors #outings

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Today @NationalParkService sites are free to enter! Learn more about several National Parks connected to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --> nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/mlk-day.htm

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Today is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, a day which empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." #Repost @nationalservice ・・・
The time is right. #MLKDay weekend is underway. Volunteer at MLKDay.gov

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Today, we pause to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s day of birth as well as the holiday in his memory. Dr. King forever changed our country with his tireless work to strive for equality and justice for all people -- an example that inspired so many new generations of leaders and teaches us to this very day and beyond.

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"Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Your Ray of Hope of a great egret taken in Morro Bay, California by photographer Ronnie Goyette.

Did you know you can get our photo and quote every weekday by email? Sign up at sc.org/droh for your Daily Ray of Hope (#DROH) today! #swan #morrobay #knowledge

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Congratulations Longmont!

#Repost @sierraclubco ・・・
VICTORY: Last night, the city of @longmontcolorado committed to a #Readyfor100 % clean, renewable energy future by 2030. This makes Longmont the #55 city in the nation make this move and demonstrates the local grassroots momentum to transition away from carbon polluting #fossilfuels to a healthy and sustainable future for all. What city do you think should be next? Tell us in the comments...

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Aldo Leopold, conservationist, environmentalist, author of A Sand County Almanac, and a founder of @wildernesssociety, was born on January 11, 1887.

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Grand Canyon National Park was first protected as a national monument on January 11, 1908. The Grand Canyon is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep. Happy anniversary, @grandcanyonnps!

Photos 1, 2, and 4 by Michael Quinn, @nationalparkservice. Photo 3 by Erin Whittaker, NPS.
#FindYourPark #GrandCanyon #Outdoors #canyons #hiking #Arizona

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Happy anniversary, Pinnacles National Park! Pinnacles National Monument was established in 1908 - and on January 10, 2013 it was re-designated as Pinnacles National Park.

Photo by Beth Hudick, @nationalparkservice. @pinnaclesnps

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Happy new year! Kick it off with your pick of over 300 fun and affordable Sierra Club adventures spanning the United States and across the globe. Learn more and sign up at the link in our profile (sc.org/newyearnewoutings)

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"I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony." ~ Gustave Flaubert

Your Ray of Hope taken in Morro Bay, CA by photographer Rich Miller.

Did you know you can get our photo and quote every weekday by email? Sign up at sc.org/droh for your Daily Ray of Hope (#DROH) today!

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Just days into 2018 and yet another city is #ReadyFor100% #cleanenergy! Congratulations #Fayetteville on becoming the first city in 2018 and first city in #Arkansas to commit to 100% #renewableenergy for all government operations by 2030, and the entire community by 2050!

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You can join too! Visit sierraclub.org/vacationraces for a list of the races near National Parks that you can run with #TeamSierra

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Fight climate change with a New Year's resolution to bank fossil free in 2018! Big banks like Wells Fargo continue to pump billions of dollars into the companies behind dirty fossil fuel projects like the Keystone XL pipeline (#KXL) and the Dakota Access pipeline (#DAPL), which threaten Indigenous rights, our climate, and communities.

Pledge to #divest at sc.org/divest and we'll send you tips to get started!

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As 2018 kicks off, pledge to keep fighting for a cleaner, safer, and more just and equitable future for all! Sign at sc.org/2018pledge

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This past year, we celebrated our 125th birthday. Since our 1892 founding to protect California's Sierra Nevada mountains from excessive mining and logging, our mission has expanded to protecting clean air, clean water, endangered species, and, in the 21st century, spearheading the effort to transition the United States off climate-disrupting fossil fuels and onto renewable sources of energy. Thanks to our more than 3 million members and supporters in 64 chapters across every state and Puerto Rico who continually explore, enjoy and protect the planet!

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Thank you!

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"Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." ~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Your Ray of Hope taken in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Barter Island, Alaska by photographer Cheryl Strahl.

Did you know you can get our photo and quote every weekday by email? Sign up at sc.org/droh for your Daily Ray of Hope (#DROH) today!

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Happy Kwanzaa to everyone who is celebrating!

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Merry Christmas to all those celebrating today!

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"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope." ~ Wendell Berry

Your Ray of Hope taken in Nome, Alaska by Donald Quintana, Nature and Wildlife Photography.

Did you know you can get our photo and quote every weekday by email? Sign up at sc.org/droh for your Daily Ray of Hope (#DROH) today!

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2017 has had many rough moments, but there have been some 100% clean and renewable energy wins!

Head to sc.org/50ways2017 for 50 ways (yes, 50!) that, despite every attempt by our federal government to return to the Dark Ages, clean and renewable energy just kept on #winning this year.

Ready to do even better next year? Let us know why you're #ReadyFor100% clean, renewable energy in your home town, city, or community in 2018!

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"Darkness dominates over daylight with the solstice on December 21, but not for long. Winter has just begun, but our days will ever so slowly get longer. The days around the winter solstice are the shortest of the year, but they are lengthening minute by minute, eventually restoring some sunlight to the evening sky. In the meantime, make the most of the darkness by keeping an eye on the stars." Read more about December astronomical highlights at sc.org/2017solstice

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Looking for a unique holiday present for the adventure-seeker who has everything? Consider a Sierra Club Outings gift certificate—good toward any of our trips! Learn more and purchase at sc.org/giftcert

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The GOP leadership have reconciled the two versions of the disastrous tax bill and will vote on it this week. We're in the final days to stop this tax scam and only need to peel off THREE votes in the Senate to defeat it!

Call your senators: 202-750-2411

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