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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Houston Sierra Club is to foster the quality of the environment within its territorial limits and to work for the purposes of the Sierra Club, including:   "To protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Texas, the United States, and the world; to undertake an publish scientific and educational studies concerning all aspects of man's environment and the natural ecosystems of the world; and to educate the people of the United States and the world to the need to preserve and restore the quality of that environment and the integrity of those ecosystems." 

Upcoming Meetings

Please join us at one of our upcoming monthly programs:

August 13: General Meeting at 7 P.M.

Program Title: "Bob Honig: on Dragonflies And Damselflies"

On August 13, the Houston Sierra Club will host Bob Honig, environmental consultant and board member of the Katy Prairie Conservancy, to talk about how dragonflies and damselflies live, grow, and reproduce. 
Dragonflies and damselflies comprise the insect order Odonata and are important components of both terrestrial and aquatic food webs. The adults' beautiful colors and easily observable habits have spawned an increasing interest among naturalists, including Bob who got hooked on them over 20 years ago.  He'll describe intimate details of odonate sex, including how an individual male best ensures that he is the father of the progeny of the female with which he mates.  And you'll find out answers to such questions as:  Is it possible to breathe and poop via the same orifice?  And what is the killer lip?

Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).

(Social period begins at 7:00 PM. Main program begins at 7:30 PM.)

September 10: General Meeting at 7 P.M.

Program Title: "Two Guests From The National Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign"

Please join us at our September 10th general meeting and welcome two guests from the national Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.  They will focus on air quality issues in the Houston region resulting from the use of coal to provide electricity.  Dave Cortez and Chrissy Mann are based in Austin and head up the Club’s campaign to move from coal-based energy in Texas and the surrounding region.

Chrissy is the Senior Campaign Representative of Beyond Coal and was formerly an attorney with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. She is a graduate of UT at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law.  Dave Cortez is the Central Texas Beyond Coal Organizer.  Previously, he worked for the Chapter’s Texas Blue-Green Alliance, which brought business, labor, and the environmental movement together to work towards job-creating clean energy solutions.

Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).

(Social period begins at 7:00 PM. Main program begins at 7:30 PM.)

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This is the complete calendar of activities for the Houston Group. For the outings calendar, see the Outings tab.

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