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"The strongest and most mysterious weeds often have things to teach us." ~ F.T. McKinstry

Your Ray of Hope taken by photographer Janet E Tarbox in Lexington, South Carolina.

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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From protests to panels, here’s just a snapshot of what we’ve been up to at #COP23 in Bonn, Germany over the past two weeks! #StillIn

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Next Friday, we're trading crowded parking lots for the outdoors. Will you choose to #OptOutside? Learn more from @REI: rei.com/opt-outside (📷: Emma Kulkarni [@travelsinpacks] courtesy of REI)

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Today, we helped deliver more than 1.1 million signatures to the UNFCCC Secretariat at #COP23 to let them know that we are #StillIn the #ParisAgreement, even if Trump is not.

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Happy birthday Shailene! Thanks for your constant work in the fight for #environmentaljustice and the planet.
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had to fly to LA for three long days of jury duty. my heart and prayers were with the people up here in North Dakota the whole time. sure feels good to be back on the ground with these brothers and sisters. #dakotaaccesspipeline #dakotaaccess #UpToUs #RezpectOurWater

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Just moments ago: Breckenridge, Colorado became the 49th city in America to come out and say they're #ReadyFor100% clean energy! The city has committed to powering municipal operations with 100% clean and renewable electricity by 2025, and 100% clean and renewable electricity community-wide by 2035. Breckenridge joins the Coloradans of Nederland, Pueblo, Boulder, and Aspen that have already adopted 100% clean and renewable energy goals. Congrats Breckenridge!

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#TeamSierra turns one today! In the last year, nearly 10,100 people have raised $325,000 by hiking n Earth Day, racing in Yosemite, celebrating birthdays, challenging ourselves to reduce our carbon footprint, and so many other creative endeavors.
We're excited to do more in year 2! And when you raise $30 by #GivingTuesday, we'll send you one of our Team Sierra T-shirts. Sign up now at sc.org/teamsierraturns1

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Forty seven U.S. cities have now committed to transition to 100% clean energy, of which at least 5 have already achieved 100% clean energy and are powered today with entirely renewable sources. The commitments include big cities like Atlanta, GA and small towns such as Abita Springs, LA.

While each city is pursuing this goal distinctly, the benefits of the transition are widespread. Developing clean energy sources like wind power and solar — especially when combined with measures to reduce energy waste — translates directly to job creation, a reliable energy supply, lower energy costs, improved public health, and a better environment.

Today we're releasing a report showcasing 10 of these incredible cities which you can read and download at sc.org/10-case-studies

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On April 12, 1929, President Herbert Hoover signed presidential proclamation No. 1875 reserving 1,920 acres in the Windows and 2,600 acres in the Devils Garden for the purpose of establishing Arches National Monument. It was redesignated as a National Park on November 12, 1971. Happy anniversary @ArchesNPS!

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As the world gathers in Bonn, Germany for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP23, cities and mayors across the United States are reaffirming their commitment to bold climate solutions like 100% clean and renewable energy.

Remind the world and your mayor that leadership starts locally -- tag your friends, family and mayor to show the world at #COP23 that #WeAreStillIn and we’re #ReadyFor100 percent clean, renewable energy! #StillIn #cleanenergy #renewableenergy #renewables #mayors4cleanenergy #bonn #germany #climatechange #parisagreement

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Happy #PolarBearWeek! Did you know Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has more polar bear dens than anywhere else in Alaska? We want to keep it that way -- send a message telling Congress to keep Arctic drilling out of the budget: go to the link in our profile or sc.org/savethearctic (Photo courtesy @florianschulzvisuals) #polarbear #polarbears #arctic #arcticrefuge #savethearctic #protectthearctic #protectthearcticrefuge #alaska

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Happy birthday Leonardo DiCaprio! Thanks for all your great work for the planet and for being a #climate champion and ardent #environmentalist!

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Today’s #ClimateMarch leaves me inspired and hopeful for our future on this planet. We must continue to work together and fight for #climatejustice. The time is now.
#100by50 #NoDAPL #ClimateJustice #KeepItInTheGround #100isNow #NoKXL

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We had a great time meeting Sierra Club member and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto today at #COP23! #WeAreStillIn

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Today's the anniversary of not one, not two, but THREE national parks! Also, don't forget that this weekend, November 11-12, is Veterans Day Weekend so all @NationalParkService sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone! Get outdoors if you can! #FindYourPark #explore #nationalparks #outdoors #nationalpark #nature

Pic 1: @TheodoreRooseveltNPS was established on this day in 1978.
Pic 2: @CongareeNPS went from national monument to national park on this day in 2003.
Pic 3: @BadlandNPS was re-designated as a national park on this day in 1978.

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"Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in." ~ Wallace Stegner

Your Ray of Hope taken by photographer Michael Renfrow in Wiseman, Alaska.

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 today! #DROH

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#ThrowbackThursday to this photo of Devils Crag from the spurs east of Mount Woodworth in Kings Canyon National Park, taken in 1906 by Joseph N. LeConte #tbt #nature #outdoors #devilscrag #sierra #sierras #sierranevada #sierranevadas

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Happy #PolarBearWeek! This surprisingly curious and trusting mother polar bear allowed Florian Schulz and filmmakers to follow her and her two young cubs for five days—perhaps thinking they would be a buffer against hungry male bears.

Alaska's Arctic Refuge has more polar bear dens than anywhere else in Alaska -- and we want to keep it that way. Send a message telling Congress to keep Arctic drilling out of the budget: go to the link in our profile or sc.org/savethearctic (Photo courtesy @florianschulzvisuals) #polarbear #polarbears #arctic #arcticrefuge #savethearctic #protectthearctic #protectthearcticrefuge #alaska

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What does playing in Lake Michigan for the first time look like? As it turns out, it's a whole lot of fun!

@detroit_ico, a Sierra Club program, offers young people of Detroit opportunities to shape their outdoor experiences, near and far, making sure we really have #Outdoors4All. Read more at sc.org/campdetroit about the recent student-led camping trip to Muskegon State Park! #outdoors #lakemichigan #detroit #lake #lakes #camping

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Happy #PolarBearWeek! It's cold and snowy up near the Arctic Circle, and polar bears are waiting for the sea ice to form so they can head out to hunt for seals.

Alaska's Arctic Refuge has more polar bear dens than anywhere else in Alaska -- and we want to keep it that way. Send a message telling Congress to keep Arctic drilling out of the budget: go to the link in our profile or sc.org/savethearctic (Photo courtesy @florianschulzvisuals) #polarbear #polarbears #arctic #arcticrefuge #savethearctic #protectthearctic #protectthearcticrefuge #alaska

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We stopped the #KeystoneXL pipeline once & we can again. 2 yrs ago, Obama rejected it now call 1-866-943-8027 to tell Big Oil we'll keep fighting! #NoKXL

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On Saturday, we joined the largest-ever #klimademo Climate March in Germany to demand climate justice and call for an end to #coal. Our own Bruce Nilles rallied the crowd of thousands, and the leaders of the US #BeyondCoal campaign marched side-by-side with leaders from the newly-announced Europe Beyond Coal campaign! #COP23

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"I want more of this feeling - fire and wings." ~ Jean Rhys

Your Ray of Hope taken by photographer Beth Sargent in San Luis Obispo County, California of a white-tailed kite.

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 today! #DROH

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It's the last night of #BatWeek & it's #Halloween! The very peculiar #bat is a Philippine horseshoe bat (Rhinolophis philippinensis) portrait from Borneo. Its spectacular nose-leaf and ears are part of an exceptionally sophisticated echolocation system.

#Bats may be called spooky by some, but this stigmatized species impacts our daily lives in ways we might not even realize -- from pollinating our favorite fruits to inspiring medical marvels.

Veteran bat biologist & photographer Merlin Tuttle captured this amazing photo as well as an entire slideshow of the critters at sc.org/batweek2017 #animals #wildlife #nature #borneo #wild

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Happy Halloween! Here's a spooky yet majestic snap of @joshuatreenps (whose 23rd birthday is today!). In the foreground is a formation known as Skull Rock.

The background captures the changing position of the Milky Way throughout the night (or perhaps our changing position? it's all relative!). This shot was taken at approximately 11:30 PM to observe the rise of the Milky Way compared to Skull Rock and the Milky Way shot 1. #halloween #happyhalloween #spooky #eerie #beauty #beautiful #nature #astronomy #stars #earth #skullrock #night #nightsky

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Let's give our kids a Halloween treat that is good for them, and keeps on giving: 100% renewable energy

Go to sc.org/CleanEnergyTreat and ask your mayor to pledge their support for 100% clean and renewable energy for all! #cleanenergy #renewableenergy #renewables #halloween #readyfor100 #mayors4cleanenergy

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It's #BatWeek! Here's a young minor epauletted bat (Epomophorus labiatus minor) from Kenya.

Bats may be called spooky by some, but this stigmatized species impacts our daily lives in ways we might not even realize -- from pollinating our favorite fruits to inspiring medical marvels.

Veteran bat biologist & photographer Merlin Tuttle captured this amazing photo as well as an entire slideshow of the critters at sc.org/batweek2017 #animals #wildlife #nature #kenya #bat #bats

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A hauntingly beautiful shot of Castle Geyser and the Milky Way in @yellowstonenps #halloween #nature #wilderness #nofilter #geyser #yellowstone #milkyway #beautiful #nationalpark

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Happy birthday to our friend and fellow environmentalist Nolan Gould!

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Peoples Climate March was a success! More than 150,000 people showed up to protect the rights of indigenous people and at-risk communities, conserve our air and water, and fight to end our reliance on dirty fossil fuels. There's a long road ahead of us under the Trump administration but I was inspired to see so many people today marching! Thanks @sierraclub for letting me part of your wonderful mission! #peoplesclimate #climatemarch #whyimarch

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@EPAgov Administrator Scott Pruitt and @USInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke have spent close to a million taxpayer dollars on superfluous travel and other expenditures -- ALL at the expense of hardworking Americans. When travelling, the vast majority of government representatives choose to fly commercial class on airlines because they value the hard-earned taxpayer dollar.

Don’t let this one fly over your head: it’s plane to see that Pruitt and Zinke's luxury travel habits, when taxpayers foot the bill, are putting them on the hot seat; so far five investigations have been opened up on the entire Trump cabinet’s travel habits. Watch this video to recap and share to spread the word.

Read more about this irresponsible and unacceptable misconduct at sc.org/planetosee

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