Sierra Club


Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, and its members and supporters are more than 2.4 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet.

Our mission is to:

  • Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.
  • Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.
  • Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
  • Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.


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For the environmentally-conscious gift-giver it can be hard to shop for special occasions. How do you reconcile your concern for the environment with your desire to show the people you love how much you care for them?

A Sierra Club adoption gift is a unique way to show your appreciation for someone special, while also doing something positive for the environment. By giving a Sierra Club adoption gift, you are able to affirm your environmental values, and also share those values with a family member or friend in a way they are sure to enjoy. Your symbolic adoption supports all Sierra Club’s efforts to protect America’s wildlands and wildlife, keep our air and water clean and promote a clean energy future.

Not only are adoption gifts ideal for the committed tree-hugger in your family, but they will delight fledgling environmentalists too. Our plushes and puppets appeal to any age group and our colorful and easy-to-read booklets are full of fun details about your chosen wild animal and other American wildlife.

Sierra Club is the nation's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, and you can be assured that over 83% of your donation will go to the Club’s conservation programs including those that preserve and protect wild animals and wild places.

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