Beyond The Fog Radio

The History and Mission of the Sierra Club w/ Chance Cutrano

Episode Summary

The Sierra Club began in 1882, founded by Californians who wanted to sponsor wilderness outings. Its first president, conservationist John Muir, rallied to preserve California forests, the Sierra Nevada, and the Pacific Coast. 140 years later, the Sierra Club has evolved into the prevention and now recently environmental activist that it is today. Chance Cutrano is on the all-volunteer executive committee of the Sierra Club. Originally from Chicago, Chance studied political science and philosophy at Saint Xavier University, where he analyzed wildlife policy and systems in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Chance has traveled to Morocco, Vietnam, and Bolivia to research food, water, and energy management, and has worked on policy analysis with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. He lives in Marin and has dedicated his adult life to the health of the planet and its people. Our guest host for this episode of Beyond The Fog Radio is John Ribeiro-Broomhead, a native to San Francisco and a recent Stanford graduate with a Master’s in Atmosphere & Energy Sciences. John’s interest is in the intersection of policy, science, people, and institutions. He is a deep thinker and a kind soul, and is ready to help others navigate the challenges to our climate that lie ahead. Meet Chance Cutrano and John Ribeiro-Broomhead!