Sierra Club Mission
- To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the 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 those objectives.
The Sierra Club is a widely recognized environmental nonprofit organization. Its members work to empower citizens to protect their environment,
primarily through involvement in the democratic process afforded by our constitution. The Sierra Club, created in 1892, has over 100 years of history
and experience in conserving and protecting the natural environment.
During this history, individual states have formed chapters. The Georgia Chapter was formed in 1983 by a few forward thinking volunteers dedicated to Georgia and its environment.
The Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club's mission is to be the leading organization that empowers Georgians to take action to preserve, protect and
enjoy our environment.
Georgia Chapter Mission
To be the leading organization that empowers Georgians to preserve, protect and enjoy our environment.
We are a widely recognized and respected organization whose engaged and diverse members work actively to build relationships, influence leaders and lead our citizens to protect our
environment and to create a safer, more livable community throughout the state of Georgia.
Each year, the Georgia Chapter holds a Chapter Retreat to celebrate its successes as well as Georgia's rich cultural heritage. In 2008, the Chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary as well as decades of success helping Georgians protect the natural heritage of this beautiful state.
Here are just a few of the accomplishments that Georgia Chapter members have helped bring about:
- Instrumental in the addition of acreage to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Protection of Okefenokee Swamp and surrounding areas from titanium mining
- Instrumental in passage of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act and the Georgia Environmental Protection Act
Today, there are over 10,000 Georgia Chapter members working to support the Sierra Club mission to "explore, enjoy and protect the planet." Our chapter has become the largest grassroots statewide environmental organization in the state of Georgia.