Cherokee Group
Our Mission Statement:
  • To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
  • To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
  • To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment;
  • and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Purposes and Goals

What follows are the most general statements of the goals of the Sierra Club, starting with the organization's purposes from its Articles of Incorporate and Bylaws, followed by a chronological list of the various statements adopted or accepted by the Board in the last few decades that state the Club's internal and external priorities in the broadest terms.

Click here for Sierra Club Purposes and Goals (50kb PDF, 10 pages)

Think Globally Act locally!

The city of Chattanooga had embarked on a mission to reduce its carbon emissions. The city has developed action teams to allow citizens to work in areas of expertise or interest. To learn more about it, follow this link. Chattanooga Green Committee If you want to get involved. Go to the Greener Chattanooga website Greener Chattanooga and join an Action Team!

Coal country the Movie

Coal Country is the stunning new documentary about mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. This powerful film reveals the shocking true cost of coal, as it takes us through the personal

Help get the word out about this important documentary:

For more information, visit

The Tennessee Legislature

See the latest legislative issues at Tennessee Conservation

Tennessee Government (find your state legislator)

Contact Your Elected Officials:

U.S. Legislative Information:

Congressman Zack Wamp

Tennessee Government:

The Governor

State Legislature

State Senators

Senate Environ. Comm.

State Representatives

House Environ. Comm.

Other Important Stuff

  • End Mountaintop Removal (MTR):
    Mountaintop removal is a terrible, destructive method of coal mining in which entire mountains are literally blown up, the resulting rubble is dumped into valleys and huge ponds of toxic sludge are created. Mountaintop removal is devastating hundreds of square miles of Appalachia, polluting the headwaters of rivers that provide drinking water to millions of Americans and destroying a distinctly American culture that has endured for generations.

  • Directions to our meeting place:
    We meet at GreenSpaces, at 63 E. Main Street, about a block off Market Street—it’s on the left after you turn from Market. If you get to the fire hall, you just passed it on the left. Parking on the street is fine—this is located in the developing south side arts district. If you’re lost, call Barbara Kelly at 423-718-5009 for directions. We want you to attend!

  • The Cherokee Group and Sunny 92.3 thank our Riverbend Green Giveaway Sponsors!
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