Give Back – Make a Difference!

You are needed!

Be part of a long and important Sierra Club legacy of citizen activism. The Rio Grande Chapter is volunteer-led, and a volunteer corps is at the heart of our effectiveness. Please join us. We look forward to meeting you.

Lend your passion, time, and skills. Help protect our climate, water, air, land, and wildlife right here in New Mexico and West Texas. Come help us with…

  • Event organization
  • Communications and engaging the public
  • Computer and database management
  • Business and finance
  • Fund development
  • Volunteer training and development
  • Graphic arts and photography
  • Expertise in environmental policy & law, water, energy, air, lands and wildlife
  • Outdoor adventure leadership
  • Mentoring for Global Warming Express

And, last but not least, our all-important everyday letter-writing,  data entry, and phone calling!

Things you can do

Looking ahead to the legislative session

Looking ahead to the legislative session
As we embark on the 30-day budget session at our State Legislature, we will again carry out grassroots lobby trainings throughout the state.  These trainings will provide you with an overview of key bills that our environmental community will be ... Read More

Speak Out – Oppose F-16 Training Airspace over the Gila!

Speak Out - Oppose F-16 Training Airspace over the Gila!
Submit your public comments by January 31, 2020 to Peaceful Gila Skies Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) in Alamogordo wants to expand its F-16 pilot training airspace across southwestern New Mexico. Although the Air Force acknowledges that current airspace is adequate ... Read More

Tell NM Environment Department: No use of fracking wastewater outside oil fields!

Tell NM Environment Department: No use of fracking wastewater outside oil fields!
You may know that drillers inject water underground to release oil and gas during fracking. The industrial waste that comes back up is called "produced water," and it is contaminated both by the chemicals that companies put into it and ... Read More

Fracking wastewater in our water, rivers and food?

Fracking wastewater in our water, rivers and food?
You may know that the oil & gas industry injects water underground to release oil and gas during fracking. Companies have to figure out what to do with this wastewater. Ideally, they reuse it on the oil fields instead of ... Read More