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Issues That Concern / Interest Us


The mission of CoolCalifornia.org is to provide all Californians with the tools they need to take action to protect the climate and keep California cool. CoolCalifornia.org is THE new one-stop-shop for all Californians - packed with quick, easy-to-use and reliable tools that all Californians need to save money and reduce their impact on the climate.

The organization is challenging cities in the state to participate in a competition that motivates and rewards residents for reducing their carbon footprints and helping to build more vibrant communities. The only Orange County city to "pick up the gauntlet" so far is Mission Viejo, and members are encouraged to urge their city councils to join this race toward a better and cooler California. Other cities in the contest so far are Arcata, Burlingame, Claremont, Corona, Chula Vista, Long Beach, Lynwood, Rancho Cucamonga, and Riverside.


Contribute to the Sierra Club when Buying from amazon.com
The Angeles Chapter joined Amazon Affiliates in November. This is a passive fundraiser that allows our supporters to make their shopping dollars benefit the Angeles Chapter. Simply access Amazon through our special link http://angeles.sierraclub.org/amazon, a page you will want to bookmark, and login to your existing Amazon account as you normally would. 4-10% of the purchase price is given to the Angeles Chapter.

Fracking in Orange County
Somewhat under the radar, the Signal Hill Petroleum Company is obtaining permits to conduct geophysical surveys that could help identify new oil reserves in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton, Cypress and Buena Park and has also received a permit from the county. These surveys may be the first step in a process ultimately leading to fracking, an environmentally fraught technique. Since Signal Hill's permitting process is somewhat opaque, citizens need to keep a close eye on these developments and get involved. Read more about this issue in Voice of OC, an online publication NOT associated with the Sierra Club

Orange County Group Upcoming Events

Monday, September 9: Newcomer/Member Information Event - 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Come and discover the Sierra Club. Meet with representatives from these groups:

Learn all about the Sierra Club and the many activities and adventure opportunities. Table displays, exhibits, refreshments. Join Sierra Club $15 Special Offer, free gift.
REI Tustin Marketplace, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin. Contact info: Donna Specht.

Saturday, September 27, 2014: Our Grand Annual Fundraiser at Tucker

Mark your calendar for this unique event where we get together for good food, drink and fine dose of live music. Details will be added at a later date.







Saturday, October 25, 2014: Leadership Training and Hike

Even though the Sierra Club is the country's oldest environmental and hiking club, our outdoors activities keep growing and expanding, and more folks with the initiative to be in charge of an outing are needed. Anyone interested in becoming a leader for Sierra Club Outings will want to join this training and hike. Contact our outings chair for details.