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Sierra Club Austin Mission Statement

To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

 

 

Events-Meetings

 

Online Sierra Club monthly meeting:

  • The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at
    7:00 pm. For the present, we meet on Zoom.

     

    FREE & open to the public

    Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 7 to 8:30 pm

    Monthly Meeting of the Austin Regional Sierra Club

     

    General Meeting:

    The Data Guy – He’s Got the Numbers:

    Jay Blazek Crossley

    Is Austin ready for an actual sustainable, equitable future?

    Land use, transportation, planning, and equity reforms that we can't afford to pass up.

    Jay Blazek Crossley, Executive Director of Farm&City.org, dedicated to high quality urban & rural human habitat in Texas, seeks to improve Texas public policy at the intersection of transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and equity. Farm&City’s two big projects are leading Vision Zero Texas – the movement to end traffic deaths in Texas – and 50 Million Texans, which includes work on land use reform, equitable, sustainable regional growth strategies, state transportation policy reform, carbon reduction, and transportation equity.

       Crossley grew up in Houston, has a Masters in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at UT-Austin, and has almost twenty years of experience changing Texas public policy to allow more Texans to live healthy, low-carbon lifestyles in walkable urban places connected by high quality transit.

       He currently serves as Chair of Safe Streets Austin and on the Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee. He has previously served on the board of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), the Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan Stakeholder group, Capital Metro's Project Connect Advisory Network, the TXDOT Council on System Safety - external stakeholder group, and as Chair of the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council, among other roles.

       Crossley contributed significantly to Austin CapMetro’s CapRemap and Project Connect, TxDOT’s Road to Zero goal and funding, the Texas Stop for Pedestrians law, Austin’s recent land development code reforms, and several related projects in Houston

     

    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 FREE & open to the publi

     

     

     

     

 ExCom: The Executive Committee of the Austin Group Sierra Club is a team of 7 people, elected by the membership to manage the local Sierra Club's priorities, activities, and budget. The ExCom meets the 4th Tueday of each month. The first meeting is on Zoom on Jan. 19 at 7-9 pm. All members all welcome. Members may email austinsierraclub@gmail.com to receive a link to join the meeting. We will settle on a monthly time for ExCom meetings at this meeting. All meetings this year will be accessible through Zoom although some members of the ExCom may meet in person later this year.

The ExCom may occasionally need to enter closed session, but all Sierra Club members are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact us at austinsierraclub@gmail.com

Climate Change Committee: Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6:30pm. Climate Change Committee Meetings are now on Zoom, the first Monday of the Month . Speakers to be announced. Click to view Climate Change Committee Information on Meetup. 

All the Austin Sierra Clubs Events, Outings, and Meetings are posted on our Austin Group Sierra Club Meetup website. Sign Up for our Meetup Calendar and you will receive email notices for our calendar postings, and you then be able to sign up to particpate in those events. 

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