The Sierra Club is a national, member-supported environmental organization, which seeks to influence public policy in both Washington and the state capitals through public education and grass-roots political action.
The Tehipite Chapter 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 environments.
Read more about us here.
Upcoming Tehipite Chapter General Meetings
Monthly meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM except in July and August.
MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
University of California Center, 550 E. Shaw Avenue, Fresno (between First and Fresno Street)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM — Movie Night: “Wrenched: How Edward Abbey lit the flame of environmental activism and gave the movement its soul.”
See the poster below.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM — Twyla Smith on the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is dedicated to creating the political will for a stable and sustainable climate. Volunteers are trained to use their personal and political power to advocate for legislation that will put a price on carbon, meeting with members of Congress, writing letters to the editor and op/ed pieces, and launching letter-writing campaigns. CCL’s proposed legislation would assess a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels at their source. Revenues collected would be distributed evenly to US households, regardless of their fossil fuel usage, thus benefiting those who conserve. In addition, putting a price on carbon would shift investor dollars towards renewable energy sources. For more information go to www.citizensclimatelobby.org.
There will be no general meeting in July or August.
Earth Day in Fresno
Earth Day Fresno will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10 AM – 4 PM at Radio Park (First & Clinton).
Save the Date! This community Earth Day celebration will feature a bike show, exhibits, live music, kids’ activities, local foods, green vendors, an alternative car show, and lots more. Ride your bike to the event and use I Bike Fresno’s valet bike parking. More information at www.earthdayfresno.org.