Celebrating Excellence in Environmental Leadership: 16th Annual Sierra Club Political Leadership Awards Fundraiser

  • Posted on 11 September 2023
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
The 2024 election cycle looms large on the horizon, with the California Primary just eight months away. In this pivotal time, the Sierra Club is gearing up to support environmental champions and combat polluter-backed candidates across the state of California. As part of this mission, we recently celebrated our 16th annual Sierra Club Political Leadership Awards fundraiser, an event that embodies our commitment to equity, democracy, and sustainability.

Visiting Vice President Kamala Harris in DC

  • Posted on 28 April 2023
  • By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director, Angeles Chapter
On behalf of the Angeles Chapter, I accepted an invite to the Earth Day celebration at the residence of the Vice President. 
It was no small thing to commit to travel across the country for a fancy social event. However, many of you encouraged me to accept, and I was proud to represent all the good work we are doing here. 

Sponge Cities - What Are They?

  • Posted on 6 March 2023
  • By Sydney M. Pitcher - Volunteer, Stop the Delta Conveyance (tunnel) Campaign.
Scientists predict that if the world does not drastically reduce carbon emissions and prevent global temperatures from rising above 1.5°C\ 2.7°F, we will experience irreversible and catastrophic consequences of climate change that could make the planet unlivable. Worsening climate change means more frequent and long lasting droughts, severe flooding, rampant wildfires, longer, hotter heat waves, and much more. However, there is one great solution every state and their cities within can adopt. It’s called Sponge Cities or Permeable Cities.

Glendale Voted to Build the Last Gas Plant in CA

  • Posted on 9 January 2023
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates

Updated January 18, 2023 at 1:58pm

On December 13, the Glendale City Council voted 4-1 to approve the $170 million purchase of new gas units at the Grayson Power Plant. Their decision moves Glendale in the opposite direction of the rest of the state and locks the region into fossil fuel use for decades to come.

LA Green New Deal Update

  • Posted on 6 January 2023
  • By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director Angeles Chapter

Question: What do Mayor Garcetti, oil drilling, gas appliances, and styrofoam containers all have in common?

Answer: Los Angeles is saying goodbye to all of them

That was the gist of December’s Green New Deal signing ceremony and Mayor Garcetti’s last official act in office.

Climate Was On the Ballot

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Jonathan Howard, Communications Coordinator
What the midterm election results mean for climate action in Southern California
Every election is a climate election, and the 2022 midterms were no exception. 
In a surprising twist, the anticipated 'red wave' turned out to be more like a ripple -- though one that still threatens to complicate President Biden's climate agenda. 

The Supreme Court Won't Stop Us From Achieving 100% Clean Energy

  • Posted on 8 July 2022
  • By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director Angeles Chapter
June’s SCOTUS decision in the crucial climate case West Virginia v. EPA is a deeply disappointing and dangerous decision that eliminates EPA’s most effective tool for reducing harmful climate pollution from existing power plants. This decision gives coal executives and far-right politicians exactly what they asked for by frustrating EPA’s efforts to set strong, effective carbon pollution standards from power plants that would help protect our communities and families.