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Happy anniversary, @saguaronationalpark! The park was established on October 14, 1994. Saguaro cactus are the largest in the US. They're found only in a small portion of the United States and are protected by Saguaro National Park.

#FindYourPark #Arizona #Cactus #Outdoors


Boo! And happy Friday the Thirteenth to you! This spooky, foggy photo comes from Mt. Washburn in @YellowstoneNPS. #friday #fridaythe13th #spooky #eerie #fog #trees #nature #outdoors #publiclands


Victory! Luminant Energy’s announcement today to close 2 of the nation’s largest and dirtiest coal plants in Central Texas means that more than half of the coal plants in America have retired or committed to retire since 2010!

Coal retirements secured by our those working with our Beyond Coal campaign and over a hundred allied organizations have prevented 7,029 premature deaths, 10,906 heart attacks and 116,043 asthma attacks EVERY YEAR, according to the Clean Air Task Force. In addition to the grassroots efforts of each and every supporter to quicken and guide this transition, we are also proactively advocating with partners for the development of programs and policies that help displaced fossil fuel workers find good, union wage jobs in clean energy.
It isn’t a question of when we replace America’s dirty, polluting coal fleet -- it’s a question of how soon. We want clean energy, not dirty coal! #cleanenergy #renewableenergy #renewables #keepitintheground #wind #solar #cleanair #cleanwater


"Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye." ~ Saadi

Your Ray of Hope taken by photographer Ronnie Goyette at San Luis Obispo, California.

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Thanks for taking these amazing pics, Nolan! The first half of the photos are from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; @USInterior Sec. Zinke wants to reduce protections for seven land monuments and three sea monuments including Grand Staircase-Escalante! Go to the link in our profile or to tell Congress to block this attack on public lands! #KeepItPublic #nature #tbt #throwbackthursday

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Throwback to my backpacking trip in Utah and Arizona. Missing this scenery. First three photos were taken in Lower Antelope Canyon. Last three were at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.


Our deepest appreciation and thanks to Indigenous Rising Media for sharing these important stories. Full article at #IndigenousPeoplesDay #IndigenousRising

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In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, Indigenous Rising Media talked with 7 Indigenous Educators, Entrepreneurs and Activists about what this day means to them. Here are their stories:

1/7 Eryn Wise (@_samakuu): "I LOVE that we as Indigenous folx are finally demanding the space to reclaim the strength and powers that our ancestors left behind for us. Indigenous Peoples Day to me is a way in which we can be seen, heard and recognized as combatting the white supremacy that has socialized our people to be dependent on the systems of oppression we are trying to dismantle. It's just one day buts it's our day. A day to honor the ancestors that came before, whose very existence laid the foundation for my continual resistance."

2/7 Tanaya Winder (@tanayawinder) is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and performance poet from the Southern Ute, Shoshone, and Paiute Nations. She graduated from Stanford University and her first book Words Like Love was published in 2015. Tanaya founded Dream Warriors, an Indigenous artist management company and co-created the Sing Our Rivers Red traveling earring exhibit to raise awareness about murdered and missing indigenous women. She is the Director of the CU Upward Bound program serving 100+ native youth from 5 different states and 12 reservations.

3/7 Lyla June (@lylajune): "Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day gives us a chance to educate ourselves about hidden histories and distortions of history. It also helps us see that what is now known at the United States, has a tradition of glorifying conquest in ways that do not ring true for much of the present generation. This is not who we want to be anymore as a collective of humans living on this sacred land. This goes for not only native Americans, but many non-natives as well."


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“The things that we love tell us what we are.” ~ Thomas Merton

Your Ray of Hope taken by photographer Tony Varela of two cedar waxwings at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington.

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We asked @astohner about backpacking in Washington's Tatoosh Range: "Looking back, this was one of the tougher hiking outings I’ve experienced. It wasn’t the most technical or longest trip -- I’ve accomplished it again in years since -- this was more about my ability at the time and the decisions we made (including climbing loose rock) that led to the physical breakdown of my muscles that day. But the pain and struggle isn't all I remember from that day; more importantly, for each challenge I encountered, I had found the internal will -- will that I didn’t know I had--- to continue on." (pic: @astohner)

This month, Outdoor Project and Team Sierra are teaming up to hike for a cause! Andrew shared with us: "I'm participating on behalf of Outdoor Project to support the Sierra Club, an organization I have a lot of respect for. I've committed to hiking a minimum of 30 miles in the month of October to raise awareness and funding for Sierra Club and their active campaigns." Learn more at and join Andrew's team!


Create your own Team Sierra fundraiser to join our Hurricane Recovery Day of Action on October 10. Rally your friends and family to keep the momentum going and raise funds to help the communities hit hardest by the recent storms. Go to


Last night, while members of Congress schmoozed corporate polluters at Trump Hotel, we projected messages onto the building demanding more #ScienceNotSilence, standing up for #PeopleNotPolluters, and calling for #aJustRecovery for hurricane devastated areas, especially Puerto Rico. Watch and then read more at #ActOnClimate


Katahdin Wood and Waters National Monument spans over 87,000 acres of mountains and wilderness in the North Maine Woods. But this magical place and 9 other national monuments are on the chopping block by the Trump administration! This National #PublicLands Day, we stand up and tell congress continue protecting these beautiful and culturally, ecologically, and economically important places. #KeepItPublic #NPLD


Show your support for these important lands, and tell the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that Bears Ears National Monument must remain protected. Go to to take action! #PublicLands #KeepItPublic

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❤️Happy National Public Lands Day❤️Made it to Utah with @SierraClub to #StandWithBearsEars just the beginning of our trip! It's also pride in this lil town which made me happy 🌈


Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico is a natural history book, boasting sites of some of the earliest Native American settlements. But Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and 9 other national monuments are on the chopping block by the Trump administration. This National #PublicLands Day, we stand up and tell congress continue protecting these beautiful and culturally, ecologically, and economically important places. (📷: Bob Wick of the Bureau of Land Management) #KeepItPublic #NPLD #nature