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Grassroots environmental organization the Sierra Club is poised to celebrate its 125th anniversary at a special Trail Blazers Ball in San Francisco on May 18 by inviting Shailene Woodley and Michael R. Bloomberg to the party.
The event — designed to commemorate the org’s work at the federal, state, and local levels to protect millions of acres of America while accelerating a stable transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy — will be held at Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco with an A-list roster including event co-chairs Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and former Oakland A’s owners Guy and Jeanine Saperstein. The host committee includes Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and Facebook sustainability director Bill Weihl.
Woodley, who currently stars on HBO’s Big Little Lies, is being honored for her grassroots activism, including speaking out against the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Businessman, politician and philanthropist Bloomberg will be honored for his commitment to combat climate change. Through his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, he has partnered with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which has helped retire nearly 250 coal plants across the country.
“I’m proud to celebrate the Sierra Club’s 125 years of historic work to protect our air, water and climate in frontline communities across the country,” said Woodley. “We need their grassroots people power now, more than ever, as we fight at the state and local levels to keep our communities safe for all.”
Added Bloomberg: “The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign has saved thousands of lives by cleaning the air we breathe and has helped America lead the world in reducing carbon emissions. The Sierra Club’s work is more important today than ever, and I’m honored to join in celebrating the organization’s 125 years of protecting the planet and the public.”
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club has 2.7 million members and supporters with chapters in every state. Sponsors of the upcoming event include Do Good Events, Tompert Design, Immersive Environments, Blueprint Studios and Betty Zlatchin Catering.
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