Angeles Chapter elections start Nov. 1

The 2014 election for at-large positions on the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee (Excom) and for each Regional Group begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 2.

All members are urged to vote for these important leadership roles.

Candidates for the Executive Committee are George Denny, Ray Hiemstra, John Jake, Sharon Koch, Joe Phillips and Jerard Wright. Two voting options were available for members:

Obama says 'we must answer the call' of climate change marchers

More than 400,000 citizen activists, including more than 25,000 Sierra Club members, joined in what is being called the largest climate march in history.

Thank you, Norma!

Norma Sporn was a talented and committed L.A. art teacher who traveled the world, collected folk art and was a lifelong member of the Sierra Club. She also was a political activist for progressive causes that were close to her heart.

Norma died at 86 in December, and left the Chapter a generous gift.

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.


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