Welcome to the Sierra Club Iroquois Group

The purpose of this site is to enhance communication and participation of Sierra Club members and concerned citizens in preserving our environment. 

 

Position Statement on Proposal to Import Trash

Rock Cut Road incinerator, WSYR 9
Rockcut Road Incinerator.
Photo from News Channel 9, WSYR

 On December 17, 2014, the Executive Committee of the Iroquois Group voted unanimously to oppose the proposed plan to import trash from Cortland County and burn it at the Rock Cut Road energy generating facility.

Read the full statement

Trash Petition

Events

Photo by Tom Boll, University United Methodist Church
University United Methodist Church, Photo by Tom Boll

Sierra events encourage us to Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. They are free and open to all. Some parks may charge an entry fee.

Outdoor Events

Outdoor events are walks or visits to places of environmental interest.

Celebrate Earth Day With Us, and Help Clean the Creekwalk

Onondaga Creek photo by Janet Allen, Stewardship Garden
Photo by Janet Allen, Stewardship Garden
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9:00 AM

Onondaga Creekwalk
219-223 Walton St. (next to Walt The Loch West Monster)
Syracuse, NY

We will meet at the parking at between Walton St and W Fayette St.

Our Sierra Club group is joining with the Downtown Committee of Syracuse on Saturday, April 25, to help give downtown Syracuse a much needed Spring Cleaning.

Officially Earth Day is April 22 this year, (and there is an indoor presentation that night that you won't want to miss!!) but communities everywhere will be doing their part to clean up on Saturday.

All volunteers with be provided with gloves, trash bags, a t-shirt, and lunch!

What more could you ask for?

Please RSVP by April 9, as the Downtown Committee needs to know how many will attend.

Hope to see you there!

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Indoor Programs

Indoor programs are held at 7:30 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at University United Methodist Church (UUMC), 1085 E. Genesee St. Syracuse. Park and enter on University Ave.

CAPILLARY REACTION: Hydrofracking and Irrevocable Loss

Frack Immaculata, artist: Ron Throop
Frack Imaculata
Artist: Ron Throop
Image provided by the artist
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Artrage Gallery
505 Hawley Place
Syracuse, NY

View the paintings of Ron Throop in this ArtRage Gallery exhibit April 11 thru May 23, 2015. Opening night reception Saturday, April 11 from 7 to 9pm. Everyone is welcome!

Hailing from Oswego, New York, Ron Throop is a prolific expressionist painter. This exhibition is selected from his on-going Fracking Series. Throop began painting on the subject in 2009, concerned that the process of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale for natural gas has the potential of poisoning the groundwater for hundreds of thousands of people for many generations. Since 2009, hydrofracking has become a worldwide health and environmental threat and activists across the globe are working for bans. After years of campaigning, activists in New York State achieved a statewide ban on December 17, 2014.

"Art and artists must take up the moral torch. We have the ability to create an imagined memory before it's too late to turn back. The 21st century artist has a mission to make sense common once again." ~ Ron Throop

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Stop Coal Bailouts Campaign Kickoff

Smog, Photo provided by Sierra Club
Photo provided by Sierra Club
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00 PM

Onondaga Free Library
4840 W Seneca Tpke
Syracuse, NY

Join with the Sierra Club to learn how we can push the Governor to stop coal bailouts, ramp up on renewable energy, and protect workers and communities put at risk from these closures. Together, we can push the Governor to create a new 21st-century clean energy economy for New York. Find us in room 222 of the Onondaga Hill Library.

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Prospects for the Environment Following the 2014 Elections

New York State Capitol, Photo by Matt Wade, Creative Commons, Wikipedia
New York State Capitol
Photo by Matt Wade, Creative Commons, Wikipedia
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY

Celebrate Earth Day with this informative presentation by Roger Downs, Atlantic Chapter Conservation Director. Downs will report on the activities of the new Legislature in Albany and discuss the status of the Atlantic Chapter’s efforts to date.

 

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Wed, 04/22/2015 Prospects for the Environment Following the 2015 Elections
7:00 PM

1085 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA

SUN,WATER,FUN - a service trip experience

Early Winter Hike at Conifer Park (James E. Heath Park)

Onondaga Creekwalk

Explore Old Fly Marsh

Fossil Fuel Divestment on Central New York Campuses

Baltimore Woods in the Winter

Time for an Update on Onondaga Lake

CAPILLARY REACTION: Hydrofracking and Irrevocable Loss

Stop Coal Bailouts Campaign Kickoff

Prospects for the Environment Following the 2015 Elections