Waypoints February 2023

In this Black History Month, we honor the groundbreaking achievements of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black Presidential candidate to seek the nomination from a major political party. And we salute Dr. Mae Jemison, engineer, physician, and the first African American woman to fly in space in 1992.


Kanza Group

February 7, 7:00-8:30 pm

UCC Colonial Church: 7039 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 

Legislative Update with Zack Pistora

Join us virtually or in person to hear what environmental issues are being considered in the Kansas Legislature this year. Management of water resources is on the table again, as well as the fate of the lesser prairie chicken. The Zombie “ban the ban” bill on plastics is back. What else is going on under the dome in Topeka? Learn how you can help our lobbyist Zack Pistora stop the bad bills and support the good ones.

Details on in-person meeting available at Kanza: Legislative Update with Zack Pistora (sierraclub.org)

RSVP at this link by 5:00 pm on Feb. 7 to obtain the Zoom information that evening.

 Southwind Group

February 9, 2023 Legislative Update with Zack Pistora

Southwind will host an in-person and online meeting with Kansas Chapter Lobbyist Zack Pistora on February 9th at 6:30 pm at the First UU Church at 7202 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS. Zack will fill us in on the 2023 legislative session and how we can help him accomplish some of our goals. The meeting will start with a potluck supper. RSVP required. Details here What's Up with this Legislature?? - Southwind Program (sierraclub.org)

Southwind Event

February 25, 2023 Road Trip: Meet us at the Sternberg Museum in Hays

Kansas Sierra Club leaders in Wichita are traveling around the large geographic region served by Southwind Group to meet as many members as they can this year. The purpose of the trips is to give members an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and voice local environmental concerns.

The first road trip will be to Hays for a meeting at the Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays, KS on Saturday, February 25th. Southwind will cover the admission fee for everyone attending our event. 

More details and directions will be provided at the admissions desk in the Sternberg lobby. Look for us in the Engle Education Room between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. You'll have a chance to see the Sternberg exhibits. 

Sierra Club members and supporters within driving distance of Hays are encouraged to come. If you are not a member yet, please sign up. The volunteers of the Southwind Executive Committee really want to meet you! 

Be sure to RSVP at the link below. February weather is unpredictable and we'll let  you know if we have to cancel the event. Southwind Group is Going on the Road - Hays (sierraclub.org)

Kansas Chapter

SAVE THE DATE! March 14, 2023, 7:00-8:30 pm

KDOT: Planning for Electric Transportation

Tami Alexander, Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), will explain state planning for EV charging and electric transportation, including an introduction to the various levels of EV charging, a snapshot of the available DC fast chargers around Kansas, and a look at the state’s plans for future EV charging through the NEVI Formula Funding and other federal funding opportunities.

Virtual Meeting: RSVP at this link by 5:00 pm on March 14 to obtain the Zoom information that evening. Kansas Chapter: KDOT's EV charging and carbon reduction programs (sierraclub.org)

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