Major environmental bills still in play
May 24, 2015

A lot has happened in the past week. It appears that House Bill 2595, which would have abridged your right to petition City Hall, is dead after the League of Independent Voters of Texas along with tea party activists testified against it at the Senate committee hearing.

Then, the "Gridzilla" legislation to create an ill-advised state water grid for Texas is on life support. Representative Larson is looking for a bill to use as a vehicle to attach  his grid legislation to.

Please refer to the Lone Star Chapter's Lege Update - May 2015 - Them Dying Days... Senate and House Close in on Agreement on Tax Plan, Budget for more.

 

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Clean Air, Clean Water, Healthy City

WHAT:
Local air, water, and sustainability issues will be a growing area of focus for the next Mayor of San Antonio. The mayor will be the first to implement the City of San Antonio’s sustainability plan. San Antonio is not expected to meet new Environmental Protection Agency minimum air quality standards for ozone, and San Antonio’s next leader will be tasked with bringing the city back into compliance with EPA standards. Water quality, availability, infrastructure and management continue to be of great concern to San Antonio’s citizens and leaders. Environmental Defense Fund is joining several local environmental groups to host an intimate Q&A with San Antonio’s mayoral candidates that will focus on local air quality, water, and sustainability issues. These back-to-back sessions will be moderated by Peter Bella, a leading authority on local air quality and former natural resource director of the Alamo Area Council of Governments. The event also features a meet-and-greet where audience members will have the opportunity to talk directly to the candidates about these and other issues.

WHEN:
Monday, June 1, 2015 • 6 p.m. – Leticia Van de Putte • 7 p.m. – Ivy Taylor

WHERE:
Trinity University Fiesta Room in Coates University Center (Not Coates Library) | One Trinity Place | San Antonio, Texas 78212 | Free parking is available in the Alamo Stadium Visitor Parking on the east side of campus [map].

WHO:
The Clean Air, Clean Water, Healthy City forum is a joint collaboration between Environmental Defense Fund, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, Alamo Group of the Sierra Club, Texas League of Conservation Voters Educational Fund, Public Citizen, the SEED Coalition, Environment Texas, and Trinity University’s Political Science Department.

PROMOTE/RSVP

 

Sierrans gather for a group shot before the 2014 King William parade

Welcome to the Alamo Group of the Sierra Club

We invite you to join our 2,000 members as we explore, enjoy and protect San Antonio and its surrounding areas. Come to one our monthly general meetings featuring prominent speakers on a vast array of subjects. Enjoy one of our monthly Lion’s Field events which will entertain and edify you with films and speakers on a variety of issues. Come walk, hike, camp or backpack on one of our frequent outings. Get involved in advocacy on local, state or national conservation issues. Help introduce local youngsters to the wonders of the outdoors with the Sierra Club Youth Outdoors program.

 

Take Action!

The Sierra Club is all about citizen action on critical issues. Quick citizen input often spells the difference between victory and defeat for important measures at the local and state levels.

Sign up now to receive our local email Action Alerts and let your voice be heard. Send us a message and we'll add your name to our growing list of environmental activists.

Events Calendar

This events and activities calendar contains listings for our monthly general meetings and Lion’s Field events, committee meetings, special events and important opportunities for environmental activism.

Outings are not listed here but are found on the Alamo Sierra Club Outings page on Meetup.

Date Event More Information
Wed, 05/27/2015 FILM: AN AMERICAN NILE, the second in the Cadillac Desert series.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

2809 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
Tue, 06/16/2015 Alamo Sierra Club General Monthly Meeting---Teaming with Wildlife
6:30 PM

Our new location is EcoCentro, located at San Antonio College, 1802 North Main Avenue at the northeast corner with Locust Street
Wed, 06/24/2015 Lion's Field Events: Cadillac Desert
6:30 AM

Lion's Field Adult Center, 2809 Broadway @ Mulberry
Tue, 07/21/2015 Alamo Sierra Club General Monthly Meeting (Annual Potluck)
6:30 PM

Our new location is EcoCentro, located at San Antonio College, 1802 North Main Avenue at the northeast corner with Locust Street
Wed, 07/22/2015 Lion's Field Events: No Event in July
6:30 AM

Lion's Field Adult Center, 2809 Broadway @ Mulberry

General Meeting

Lion's Field Event----Images of the West

AT CAPACITY Big Bend National Park, camping and day hikes

The Human Scale

'Fresh Air Friday'

'Viva Botanica!'

A Sustainability Plan for San Antonio

General Meeting Presenatiion: A Sustainability Plan for San Antonio

Lion's Field Events: Cadillac Desert

NW Vista College Earth Day

Public Forum: San Antonio's Water Future: Better Alternatives (to the Vista Ridge deal) and better ways of engaging the whole community in deciding and realizing that Water Future

Alamo Sierra Club General Monthly Meeting

FILM: AN AMERICAN NILE, the second in the Cadillac Desert series.

Alamo Sierra Club General Monthly Meeting---Teaming with Wildlife

Lion's Field Events: Cadillac Desert

Alamo Sierra Club General Monthly Meeting (Annual Potluck)

Lion's Field Events: No Event in July