Those who already have a keen interest in the environment and alternative fuel supplies may well have come across the Sierra Club, which was founded back in 1892. This is an association which is dedicated to protecting the environment, reducing the U.S.’s dependence upon oil and coal, as well as looking at an array of alternative modes of transport. This is the reason why the Sierra Club's Go Electric Campaign was recently launched in a bid to educate the wider U.S. public on the more positive aspects of electric vehicles.
Goals of the Sierra Club's Go Electric Campaign
Over the years, we have seen a number of negative comments and negative campaigns with regards to electric vehicles, even though in the eyes of the Sierra Club this is a new technology which is here to stay. The group is focusing upon the ever-growing U.S. expenditure on oil, which accounts for $500 million in imports per year. It is not only the financial side of the country's dependence upon oil but also the fact that it is highly damaging to the environment and holding back the expansion of technologies such as electric vehicles.
The main goal is simply to encourage the takeup of electric vehicles as soon as possble!
Planning for the future
While many campaign groups and electric car clubs have one or other goal in mind the fact that the Sierra Club is both realistic from a financial point of view, an eco-friendly stand point and a new technology point of view is refreshing. As a consequence, the club website offers an array of interesting information with regards to environmental protection and the damage we are doing with fuels such as oil.
Were you aware that current U.S. consumption of gasoline is around 121,000,000,000 gallons a year? Were you aware that American cars and trucks expel around 3,000,000,000,000 tonnes of carbon pollution into the air per annum? Did you know that the U.S. government also sends more than $1 billion a day overseas to acquire oil resources for the future?
The website is a fountain of knowledge with regards to both the financial and environmental impact which fossil fuels have in various areas of our life. There is even a very interesting and very informative review on how electric vehicles, and other environmentally friendly modes of transport, can and do have an impact upon not only the environment but also the jobs market.
John Muir the founding father of the Sierra Club
The John Muir is the founding father of the Sierra Club, which has its roots back in the year 1892. He is one of America's best-known naturalists and conservationists and while he was born in 1838 and died in 1914, there is no doubt that his vision still lives on in members of the group. The movement has grown enormously in recent years and while heavily involved in spreading the word about electric vehicles, and other environmentally friendly technologies, it is also very active in the political arena.
This is perhaps one of the better websites we have seen with regards to a variety of issues associated with electric vehicles, the environment, the economy, and the way in which many countries are dependent upon overseas supplies of oil for example. We strongly recommend checking out the website which you will find to be very informative and very helpful.
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