During our first NW IA Sierra Group hosted "4th Tuesdays" meeting, held in Spring of 2014, we developed a team of volunteers who are interested in sharing the love of nature and caring for our environment with families in the inner city area of Sioux City. We named ourselves the Urban Family Outreach team.
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Clyde Gillette, the co-founder of the Utah Chapter, passed away on June 9 at the age of 88. Clyde is held in the utmost regard by all of us here in the Military Outdoors family, and the Sierra Club as a whole. He is an inspiration to all of us who share his sense of sense of adventure and love for the outdoors.
In the lead up to the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris later this year, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is hosting intersessional meetings throughout the year. This blog is from the most recent meeting in Bonn, Germany.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Committee provides mapping and other GIS services to Chapter entities. Committee members are volunteers who use the Chapter's ESRI ArcGIS software to develop conservation-related maps. The committee matches volunteers with appropriate skills with project requests. We can provide training and software for interested volunteers with good computer skills and a general knowledge of mapping. Members who can volunteer a few hours of time per month should...
The Sierra Club works to educate the public about the impact of the factory farms on our health, the environment, local economy and animal welfare and to offer local, sustainable alternatives to the industrial food supply. Unfortunately, most of our meat, dairy and eggs are produced in very unsustainable animal factories.
On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released his Encyclical, which addressed the ever-increasing issue our world has to face -- climate change. And in Georgia last week, in front of a small church called St. Timothy’s, we embodied Pope Francis’ ideal.
Lay of the Land
The musicians in the grainy old photo wear suit jackets and somber expressions. They hold instruments; fiddle, bass, drum and more. The place is East Austin. The year is 1900. The day is Juneteenth.
2014 Farm Bill Conservation Subsidies: After years of political wrangling, the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 7 on the campus of Michigan State University. The five-year, $956 billion bill includes $56 billion in funding for conservation programs, with $8.9 billion going to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
The Lone Chapter has more than 20,000 members spread across the state. Click on a Regional Group to find out about outings and events in your area.
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Join Sierra Club members, staff, volunteers, and supporters for a terrific night of celebration at the Blue Mesa Grill in Addison to honor 2014 Chapter Award winners! Each year, we take a moment to look back at the previous year and recognize the great work of our volunteers, staff, and other individuals with special awards to show our appreciation.
by Victoria Brandon, Redwood Chapter Chair
New Slower Paced Tuesday Night Hike
As spring approaches, more peaks are snow-free which increases opportunities to work on the Great Basin Peaks list. Who will be out hiking in the great basin this season? The following members have provided their peak numbers to show their current progress:
By Judith Ferster, OCG Conservation ChairBackgroundIn 2014, President Obama directed the EPA to lead the states in a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below what they were in 2005 by 2030. Looking at energy production in each state, the EPA had suggestions about how to do this but each state will come up with its own plan, using these methods:
With the dog days of summer upon us, we find ourselves thinking of traveling to cooler destinations. Here are some ideas to get you started on an escape plan: Trailhead News Travel Assistant
Are you sustainably minded? On July 10th, volunteer with Live for Life to help them pick up cigarette butts littering campus, which will be used in an educational display on smoking cessation at the Duke Farmers’ Market later that day. All volunteers will receive a Sustainable Duke “Bleed Blue. Live Green.” organic t-shirt. Click on the event title for details.
Continuing our now annual tradition of adventure racing from Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay over Memorial Day Weekend, Seattle ICO again fielded two teams in the 2015 Ski to Sea Race on Sunday, May 24. For those unfamiliar, Ski to Sea (S2S) is a 7-leg adventure relay race that follows a 99-mile course from the slopes of Mt. Baker to the saltwater of Bellingham Bay.
The Orrin Bonney Award is the Chapter's highest award, given to the person who, over a number of years (at least six), has exemplified the spirit and commitment of the Sierra Club by contributing their time and effort in one or several positions of authority for the Chapter.Past recipientsDavid Griggs (Dallas) 2012Hal Suter (Corpus Christi) 2011
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Ben Montgomery on his book Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail; Henry Nichols, author of The Galapagos; Avital Andrews shares green tips for the 4th of July weekend.
Sierra Club Water Policy can be found at: https://www.sierraclub.org/policy/water-policy
Gay and Lesbian Sierrans section history
Sierra Club is focusing on clean energy. As you can imagine, changing an energy model that was established over 100 years ago involves a lot of work with government, business leadership, and folks like you.Learn how you can help.View Video (2-minutes)
An interactive online tool is available allowing you to view Bolin Creek Trail construction progess. Construction involves a tunnel under Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, two bridges over Bolin Creek, many retaining walls, about one half mile of concrete trail, sidewalks and a pedestrian crossing. This work will enable safer pedestrian/bicycle travel from the Community Center (near University Mall) to Umstead Park without having to leave the trail.
Nevada and eastern California have an abundance of open, public lands (in fact, about 81% in Nevada). These lands enable residents and visitors to recreate in many different ways, provide the states with important economic benefits, and provide many vital public goods such as wildlife habitat, clean air and clean water. Yet, public lands are increasingly under threat by those who unwisely believe the states can better manage these lands than the federal government. The Toiyabe Chapter...
NATURAL WONDERSLIVING OFF THE LANDRex Burress If you've ever watched “Bizarre Food” on the Travel Channel, with Andrew Zimmern touring the world and sampling exotic foods, you will know that food styles are different in other countries. “If it looks good, eat it” may not appeal to those adverse to eating snakes, scorpions, larvae, and lizards, but thus it is in protein-scarce Far East communities.
The Hike Rating system for Gay and Lesbian Sierrans
Press releases and statements from the Lone Star Chapter and Texas Beyond Coal Campaign.
The Special Service Award is given to the person or persons, members or non-members, who either on one or more occasions have performed a special service to the Sierra Club or to environmental protection.Past recipientsZac Trahan (2013)Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger (2012)Sharon Wilson (2012)Doyle Beneby (San Antonio) (2011)