Meetings are held at 7:15 pm on the second Monday of every month except for June, July, and August. All meetings are free and open both to Sierra Club members and to the public. **The meetings will take place via Zoom and in person at the Frankfort Library. An email will be sent the week before each meeting, asking you to RSVP. A second email will be sent to those who plan to attend online with the instructions and connection information for our Zoom conference. Please check on the Sauk Calumet Sierra Club website and Sauk Calumet Group Facebook page for the latest information on our meetings.
Note that the February meeting will only take place via Zoom and due to the length of the film being shown, the online meeting will begin at 7:00pm with a few announcements, followed by the film and discussion time.
|“Plastic Earth” Documentary:
"Plastic Earth," is a groundbreaking documentary that explores the urgent need to address the global plastic crisis. With plastic production from fossil-based sources on the rise, the world is facing an existential threat from climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. The film follows Janice Overbeck, a concerned mother, as she embarks on a journey to uncover the full extent of the problem and the innovative solutions being developed to tackle it. Through interviews with leading scientists, engineers, researchers, and environmental advocates, Janice gains unique insights into the efforts to control the plastic epidemic. "Plastic Earth" showcases the innovative technologies and visionary solutions that offer hope for a sustainable future.
There will be no in-person option this month. Because the film is 100 minutes long, the online meeting will begin at 7:00pm with a few announcements, followed by the film and discussion time.
|How to Electrify Your Home at (Partially) The Government's Expense:
Join staff from the Sierra Club and Citizen's Utility Board to learn why it's important to electrify your home as part of the fight against climate change. Then find out more about government incentives to help you modernize your home. Finally, we'll learn about important upcoming conservation bills in the spring legislative session and how you can help pass them.
|Midewin - The Wilderness Next Door:
The nation's first national tallgrass prairie is located just south of Joliet on Route 53. Learn more about this 19,000+ acre prairie restoration. Get tips about the best trails and sights and recommendations for hiking, biking, and more.
|Diet for a Healthy Planet:
Are you trying to make more vegetarian meals but don't know how to start? Did you know that eating one meatless dinner/week has the same environmental impact as driving a Prius? Volunteers from our local Pachamama environmental group will talk about ways to add tasty vegetarian meals and snacks to your meal rotation. Feel free to bring your favorite vegetarian recipe to share!
|June, July, August
There is no meeting.