Welcome to the Website of the Nebraska Chapter of the Sierra Club and Its Missouri Valley (MoValley) Group

You’re here because, like 1.4 million of your friends and neighbors, you want:

  • a safe and healthy community in which to live
  • an enduring legacy for America’s wild places
  • smart energy solutions to combat global warming

Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.

To Join us as we work together to preserve our planet for future generations.

Our next meeting is Monday, June 8 at 7:00 pm at Mike’s law offices, SE corner of 36th & Dewey.
There will be a Conservation Committee meeting at 6:00 pm same date, same location.

Urban Agriculture at an Omaha High School

Urban Agriculture at an Omaha Bryan High School
Thurs. Aug. 27, 7 p.m.
Bryan High School, 4700 Giles Road

With the current high interest in urban agriculture and knowing where your food comes
from, the Sierra Club wants to look at the new urban agriculture academy located at
Bryan High School, a part of Omaha Public Schools system. Bryan High’s Future
Farmers of America (FFA) group is currently the largest FFA group in the state of
Nebraska!

The Urban Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Academy was started at Bryan
 in 2012. Currently, the program has 135 students enrolled.  Academy students “farm”
in two raised beds in front of the school, as well as at a location a block away from
the school.  The focus of the academy is teaching students about the role of agriculture
in Nebraska’s economy, and exploring agricultural careers.

Join the Sierra Club for this visit to Bryan High School to see first-hand how
students are learning about agriculture.  Teacher Channing Reha, head of
agricultural instruction, will be our tour guide.  Wear comfortable walking shoes,
as we’ll walk to the program’s additional farming site located a block away from
the high school.

We’ll meet at the main school entrance on the east side of the building
(by the raised beds), and there is parking along the south side of the school. 

Sierra Club programs are free and open to the public.  Please join us!

Take Care of the Earth

The OTOC Environmental Action Team
and a collection of individuals from a number
of churches and organizations have come
together to address climate change in Omaha
and nearby.
First United Methodist Church
St. Pius X Parish,
Nebraska Sierra Club
Interfaith Power & Light

Upcoming Events

Aug. 23, 2015
WHAT: Education on climate care with a focus of Papal
encyclical, “Laudato Si’ and United Methodist Bishops'
statements on the climate.
WHERE: The Commons, First United Methodist Church,
7020 Cass St., Omaha
WHEN: 9:35 a.m. To 10:35 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23

Sept. 2015
Pope Francis scheduled to be in the United States: Sept. 24,
to address a Joint Meeting of Congress,; Sept. 25 to address
UN General Assembly, with expected focus on sustainable
living, eradicating poverty and calling upon world leaders to
address climate change. (The UN Summit for the adoption of
the post-2015 development agenda will open that day.)

Sept. 19, 2015
WHAT: Prayers for the Planet, front lawn (bring blankets or
lawn chairs, speakers and prayer service, in advance of the
UN Climate Change Conference in Paris*. Earth Moving
music by McArthy Trenching. Open to all.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., Omaha
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Education time 9 to 9:30, service
begins at 9:30. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en

Oct. 6, 2015
WHAT: E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues: “The Climate
Fight at Its Peak” with environment activist and author Bill
McKibben. Free event.
WHERE: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N 12th St.,
Lincoln, NE
WHEN: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6

Oct. 8, 2015
WHAT: “Care for Our Common Home,” presentation by Dr.
Roger Bergman, director of Creighton University’s Peace and
Justice Studies, on the Pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si.”
WHERE: St. Pius X Parish Center, 6905 Blondo St. Omaha
WHEN: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8
MORE INFORMATION: Catholic Social Teaching Committee,
stpiusxomaha.org

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