January 20th 6 p.m. Public Hearing on Entire Riverfront Park Project and Proposed Land Conversion Swap
| Day of Dirt|
The Heart of Illinois Group Sierra Club participated in the “Day of Dirt” November 19, 2015 at the Chillicothe Public Library.
| HOI Congratulates Tracy Fox on her Respiratory Health Association Honor|
Long-time HOI group member Tracy Fox was given a special honor by the Respiratory Health Association at their December Chicago gathering.
| Sierra Club National Board President Aaron Mair in Peoria |
Sierra Club National Board President Aaron Mair was a guest speaker at the NAACP state convention in Peoria on October 30th, and met with HOI Group and Illinois Chapter Sierra Club members during his visit.
January 20, 7pm
Escape from winter to sunny beaches and rolling ocean at the "Movie and Popcorn" night, where we will see the award winning documentary Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This film runs 57 minutes and goes to the Midway Atoll, one of the most remote places on earth, which is ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, mixing plastics from three distant continents. Learn why plastics pollution is a huge problem throughout much of the oceans and what you can do to help. Independent journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun gives stunning insight into what our single use plastic consumption is really doing.
February 17, 7pm
Enjoy this beautiful multi-media slide show presented by Clayton Daughenbaugh, representative with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. After the short slide program, Clayton will discuss efforts underway to protect our wilderness heritage and how you can help. Western lands are at risk from threats of fracking, mining, and off-road vehicle use. Your participation can make a real difference and you may learn about new and wonderful places for your next vacation!
March 16, 7pm
Erin Crilly, with the Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance, will give you the latest update on our state Clean Power Plan and how Illinois can help reduce air pollution and cut back on carbon dioxide. Her PowerPoint briefing will give you the understanding you can use to be proud of the work your state is doing to meet federal guidelines. Information on how you can be part of this essential and important part of history will be at the meeting.