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What this bee can teach you about climate change

Dozens of bumblebee species in North America and Europe are at risk because the southern reach of their habitat is becoming too hot. How many species could be lost if climate change continues unchecked? Studies predict 35% could be "committed to extinction by 2050" if greenhouse gases are not reigned in. More

Want to learn more and make your voice heard about stopping global warming? Start with these Southern California events set for September and beyond.

National Drive Electric Week Sept. 12-20: (see below too)

Climate Change Forum on Sept. 19: Sierra Club sponsors this free forum in Long Beach with paleontologist Jere Lipps, theologian and environmentalist John Cobb and Elliot Gonzalez.

Los Angeles Green Expo on Sept. 25-27: Sierra Club members get in free to this festival at the L.A. Convention Center.

Know Tomorrow on Oct. 2: Sierra Club supports this student-led campaign at the Claremont Colleges in Pomona to demand action on climate change.

National Drive Electric Week this month!

Steve Jurvetson 1280px-EV_Parade_SFO.jpgTest drive a Tesla, meet Sierra Club director Michael Brune and find out about the electric revolution on Sept. 13 in L.A.'s Exposition Park.

There are other electric SoCal events too, including one in Long Beach and another in Torrance on Sept. 12. Get the facts in the Sierra Club's Electric Vehicle Guide and then come and learn more. More


Patagonia's magical charm

IMG_5899.jpgPatagonia is a magical place comprised of most of the southern part of Argentina and southeastern Chile. The grand landscape is stark, yet nestled into the peaks of the Torres del Paine and Fitzroy massifs are forests of beech and berry that soothe the eye and hiker.

Join the Angeles Chapter on a Patagonia Adventure from Jan. 10 to 23. Sign up by Sept. 15 to receive a discount. More


Why you should pay more for L.A.'s water and power


Want to sit down and talk with the L.A. Department of Water and Power about their proposed rate changes?

You should, because this plan will determine how green the city's water and power services will be. Sierra Club wants to make sure there's a strong water conservation and renewable energy component.

Speak up and tell the agency that's what you want too. Here are local opportunities this month to meet with the L.A. DWP and make your voice heard. More

Travel adventures

Sierra Club's opposition to San Onofre settlement is on the mark

What's to be done with the nuclear waste stored at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente? And who shoud pay for it? One proposed settlement opposed by the Sierra Club has lost its steam and its supporters under a cloud of suspicion. More

2015 Political Leadership Awards: A day with our green champions

PoliticalAwards1.jpgIt was an an afternoon of pure inspiration when the Angeles Chapter presented awards to an outstanding group of community and elected honorees: an executive director of a nonprofit organization, two members of city councils and two members of the California State Assembly. More



Leadership training coming in October

SoSn update 2015-09 Sep cover.jpgSierra Club leaders take people into the outdoors on thousands of outings every year -- and you can be one of those leaders.

Offered just twice a year, the next Leadership Training Seminar is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Pasadena. Register by Oct. 10 to guarantee a spot and learn all about the best leadership practices of our outings program. More

What kinds of outings can you lead? Check out the September 2015 Schedule of Activities for things to do and places to go.


Order your 2016 calendars now!

Calendars2Eblast.jpg Beat the rush and order your wall or desk calendars filled with gorgeous nature images.

Click here to fill out the Calendar Order Form and mail it to the Angeles Chapter.


Banning Ranch: Coastal Commission coming to Long Beach on Oct. 7-9

California Coastal Commissiion will be meeting at Long Beach City Hall next month and making decisions on the Newport Beach's Banning Ranch open space.

Come and speak on behalf of saving this important coastal site and sign the Sierra Club's online petition to present to the commission. 

Memorial planned for activist Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan, a Sierra Club volunteer who transformed the Club's national political and legislative program in the '70s and '80s, has died.

A memorial will be held in San Francisco on Sept. 12. Check details here.

Volunteer to help us help the planet

Here are some opportunities to volunteer with the Angeles Chapter. Join us! More


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