RELEASE: Interior Secretary Jewell Ramps Up Efforts to Connect Youth with the Outdoors

Contacts: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-821-8877, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org Paul Sanford, 202-429-2615, paul_sanford@tws.org Interior Secretary Jewell Ramps Up Efforts to Connect Youth with the Outdoors WASHINGTON, DC –Today, at the National Press Club, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out her conservation agenda for the next four years. As part of that agenda, Secretary Jewell stressed the importance…

Environmental Education Bridges the Partisan Divide in Congress

guest blog by Jackie Ostfeld of the Sierra Club; originally published in the Huffington Post In a welcome break from partisan gridlock, congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle have come together to advance environmental education and outdoor learning opportunities for students across America. Earlier this week, Congressmen John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and…

Great Outdoors America Week in Pictures

Guest blog by Jackie Ostfeld. Originally appeared on Sierra Club’s Outdoors blog. The story of Great Outdoors America Week 2013 is best told through photographs. Sierra Club Outdoors hosted 15 volunteers for a week filled with lobby visits, briefings, receptions and events. We participated in 20 meetings with elected officials where we advocated for increasing opportunities for…

RELEASE: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Helps Connect Kids with the Great Outdoors at Fun-Filled Event on the National Mall

For Immediate Release                                                                                                Contacts: Rebecca Silver, 201-981-1221, rebecca.silver@sierraclub.org Aislinn Maestas, 202-797-6624, maestas@nwf.org   Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Helps Connect Kids with the Great Outdoors at Fun-Filled Event on the National Mall WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2013) – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spent Wednesday afternoon walking, talking and having fun with 100 local youth…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Jewell to Celebrate Great Outdoors America Week with Kids and Conservation Leaders

06/24/2013 Contact us Original Advisory Published on US Department of the Interior Website WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join kids and conservation leaders and organizations this week to celebrate Great Outdoors America Week (GO Week). On Tuesday, June 25, Jewell will participate in a conversation about conservation and youth with Richard Louv, award-winning author of eight…

MEDIA ALERT: INTERIOR SECRETARY SALLY JEWELL JOINS OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS AT KIDS, YOUTH AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS FESTIVAL AND PRESS CONFERENCE

MEDIA ALERT INTERIOR SECRETARY SALLY JEWELL JOINS OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS AT KIDS, YOUTH AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS FESTIVAL AND PRESS CONFERENCE **Attention Photo/TV Desks – Great Visuals** Monday, June 24, 2013 Contact: Rebecca Silver, Sierra Club, Rebecca.Silver@SierraClub.org Jessica Kershaw, Department of Interior, 202-208-6416   WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, Secretary of the Interior…

Getting Outdoors During GO Week

Great Outdoors America Week (GO Week) starts today. The Outdoors Alliance for Kids is proud to participate in GO Week 2013 where we will join our partners to ensure kids, youth and families across the nation have opportunities to get outdoors. GO Week is the preeminent event celebrating our collective connection to the great outdoors while…

Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors

by Dr. Jill Biden Originally published on the White House Joining Forces Blog As we mark the second anniversary of Joining Forces and celebrate the Month of the Military Child, April gives us the opportunity to celebrate our nation’s youngest heroes—the children whose parents serve in our Armed Forces. Military children face many unique challenges – on average,…

RELEASE: OAK Welcomes the Nomination of Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 4, 2013 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584, jackie.ostfeld@sierraclub.org   The Outdoors Alliance for Kids Welcomes the Nomination of Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, to be…