Zero Waste during a pandemic

Zero Waste during a pandemic

The pandemic is having an effect on our efforts to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle. A proliferation of latex gloves and plastic masks are making their way into our waters. Due to the “temporary” relaxation of restrictions on single-use plastic, such bags and takeout food containers are cropping up in huge numbers.

Pandemic Outings

Pandemic Outings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Sierra Club outings and in-person events have been cancelled through February 2021. While we’re all disappointed, we understand that everyone’s health and safety are most important. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and go for a hike! Our do-it-yourself outings are designed with you in mind and offer a range of difficulties and outdoor experiences. We hope you’ll climb the mountains and receive their good tidings during this challenging time.

New Mexicans Criticize the Trump Administration’s Reversal of EPA Oil and Gas Pollution Protections 

New Mexicans Criticize the Trump Administration’s Reversal of EPA Oil and Gas Pollution Protections 

On August 14, the US EPA finalized its proposals to eliminate methane protections from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. This rollback undermines EPA’s own mission by threatening public health, and disproportionately hurts Black and Brown communities who are already exposed to air pollution from oil and gas development at much higher rates – the same communities that are already suffering the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Low-Income and Environmental Advocates Applaud New Mexico’s New Energy Conservation Building Code

Low-Income and Environmental Advocates Applaud New Mexico’s New Energy Conservation Building Code

The New Mexico Construction Industries Commission voted on 8/7 to adopt a statewide energy conservation code based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code. This new code will bring NM up to date with its energy code for new buildings, reducing energy use in new residential and commercial buildings by about 25 percent.