Chapter's new Conservation Program Manager

I am pleased to announce that Angélica González has been hired as the new Conservation Program Manager for the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter with a start date of Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

L.A.'s Climate March: A diverse new mainstream goes green?

It was a comfortable Saturday afternoon, cool compared to the past week’s scalding heat. As I stepped off a Metro Rapid bus onto Wilshire Boulevard, the sounds of earnest protest rang through the street. Extending for nearly 2 miles, the Sep. 20 Building Blocks Against Climate Changedemonstration expressed L.A.'s solidarity with the hundreds of thousands who marched in New York City the next day demanding action from leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit.

People's Climate March Los Angeles

People's Climate March LA

AltCar Expo and Conference at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Visit the 9th annual AltCar Expo and Conference this Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20thth at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, East Wing, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Sierra Club members get free admission to LA Green Festival

Chapter's ICO volunteer Shirley Hickman to receive national Sierra Club Award

Angeles Chapter member Shirley Hickman of Los Angeles will be presented with the Madelyn Pyeatt Award from national Sierra Club for her 25 years of work with the Chapter’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) program for 25 years. That program will receive $500 in recognition of Hickman’s award and commitment to taking urban youth into the wilds..

San Onofre: Why should consumers foot the $3.1 billion bill for flawed plant?

Environmental and consumer groups got the best news about San Onofre in September since the troubled nuclear plant was shut permanently in June 2013.

Mike Florio, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) lead commissioner on San Onofre, announced that “big changes” were needed in a proposed settlement that would dump on utility customers the entire $3.1 billion economic loss from shutting the plant a decade earlier than planned. Florio said the settlement must be revised to make it significantly more favorable to consumers.

Sierra Club board resolution on situation in Ferguson, MO

The Sierra Club Board of Directors recently passed the following resolution about the tragedy in Ferguson, Mo.

Here is the text of the resolution the Board passed on Aug 21, 2014:

Across the nation, Sierra Club staff and volunteers exercise their first amendment right to peacefully assemble and speak out to protect our air, water, land, and climate. Our work is successful when our supporters, members and partners have full access to our nation’s democracy and all lawful means to protect our environment.

Chapter award nominations due Nov. 1

Everyone loves an award and now is the time to take a look around for that special person who volunteers tirelessly in service to the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club through conservation, outings, activism, advocacy and leadership. Let’s celebrate the good works of an outstanding outings leader, an inspiring conservationist, a member with irrepressible, contagious enthusiasm and someone who embodies the ideals of our Chapter and the Sierra Club.

Outings Assembly and Morning Hike set for Nov. 2


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