Senior (Fifty-Plus) Section, NJ Chapter

The Senior Section is a chapter-wide special interest section for those members over 50 years of age. The mission of this section is to support the Sierra Club's goals through letter writing, phone calls, and other activities. We work through a listserve, by which members learn about current environmental issues and how these issues can be supported, and places of interest to visit in New Jersey and surrounding states. In the future we hope to appoint members who will be responsible for leading and carrying out efforts related to those issues.

Senior Section Open Positions

Vice-Chair. Seeking a volunteer to assist the section chair in the management of the Senior Section. Promote interactions with grassroots communities and individuals, as well as other environmental groups, using the latest science, data, and research, including cumulative impacts. Represent the Senior Section at meetings of the Conservation Committee of the New Jersey Chapter. Attend and speak at relevant seminars, webinars, and conferences. Advise and assist seniors on projects/problems related to the environment.

Conservation Coordinator. Seeking a volunteer to assist New Jersey seniors and others with projects and problems related to the environment. Interact with government officials and corporate executives to explain our position on various issues. Attend relevant seminars, webinars, and conferences and explain items of importance to New Jersey Chapter members. Sierra Club membership is required for this position

If you are interested in one of these positions, send an email to Paul Ehrlich at and include your resume. If you are interested in working on other goals, send an email with both a resume and justification for the proposed activity.


These essays, written by members of the NJ Sierra Club, are focused on environmental issues, including reports of environment-related news and opinions on how to deal with environmental problems. Members who would like to have an essay posted on this website should send it to me for editing and approval.
Paul Ehrlich, Chair Senior Section, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter

Essays by Members of the Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter

  • Tips on Coping with Air Pollution by Paul Ehrlich (Chair Senior Section and Clean Air Issues Coordinator, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter) April 2020
  • Small Dairy Farms: Reducing the Cost of Organic Milk Products by Paul Ehrlich (Chair Senior Section, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter) April 2020

  • Creating a Backyard Compost Pile by Phyllis Frederick (Master Gardener, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County)
  • The Continuing Threat to Bees and Our Food Supply by Gary Frederick (Chair of the Raritan Valley Group, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter)
  • Air Pollutant Exposure While on the Road by Paul Ehrlich (Clean Air Issues Coordinator, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter)
  • Indoor Air Pollution by Paul Ehrlich (Clean Air Issues Coordinator, Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter)