Your Share of the Brand

  • Posted on 7 June 2021
  • By Hoiyin Ip

“Sweat or pay” was my fair ask of fellow volunteers.

But for the severe financial impacts that COVID has brought to nonprofits, I’m asking proud Sierra Club members to pay a little extra. Here’s why.   

Call for Angeles Chapter Executive Committee Candidates

  • Posted on 18 May 2021
  • By Angeles Nominating Committee
The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter nominating committee is looking for members from sections and groups across the Chapter to run for the chapter Executive Committee (ExCom).  We are striving for the Angeles Chapter leadership to reflect the diverse membership and population of the Los Angeles and Orange Counties. We believe that environmental injustice/climate change disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people.

Trash Talk Saturday: L.A.’s historic South Park is a little cleaner now

  • Posted on 5 April 2021
  • By Will McWhinney
“There’s too much trash in the parks! Let’s do something about it." That’s what Mathieu Bonin, local Sierra Club activist, said recently. Starting in January, he’s organized three monthly litter collections in 2021 already. The latest was at South Park in South Los Angeles. Six of us grabbed our grabbers on a bright day in March and cleaned up lawns, flower beds, and bushes, or just called in. It was a meeting in the field using phone headsets and a conference call line.

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Club Recap and What's Next!

  • Posted on 5 April 2021
  • By Kim Orbe - Conservation Program Manager
The Angeles Chapter staff has committed to organizing a book club that focuses on themes centered on Environmental Social Justice. Our intention is to create a space where individuals from all ages and backgrounds can come together to read and discuss the intersectionality of issues related to race, conservation, and the environment. 

Featured Entity: Leadership Training Committee (LTC)

  • Posted on 29 March 2021
  • By Jane Simpson
In the early 1970’s, Angeles Chapter outings folks saw a need to standardize training and safety management for its hugely popular - and growing - outings program. The result was a first in the Sierra Club: a Leadership Training Committee (LTC), to train candidates, and a Safety Committee to develop policies, grant ratings to leaders and investigate incidents. 

Get involved with the Angeles Chapter this Earth Day

  • Posted on 29 March 2021
  • By Kim Orbe - Conservation Program Manager
This year's Earth Day is unlike many others. We can't gather together to celebrate and honor Earth as we like to each year on April 22nd. Our sacred lands are a gift, and it is our responsibility to protect them and ensure their enjoyment by all. I also want to remind readers to treat each day as indigenous people's day. Advocating for conservation means uplifting their voices, knowledge, and wisdom. All flourishing is mutual, and iIt's human perception that makes the world a gift. To mend our bond with Earth, we must rectify our oppressive and destructive colonial past.

"Killing Us Slowly": Environmental Justice and Grass-Roots Efforts to Achieve It

  • Posted on 2 December 2020
  • By Carol Henning
Kilynn Johnson got very sick one night and was rushed to hospital almost five years ago. Surgery to remove a tumor from her gallbladder revealed cancer that had spread from her gallbladder to some lymph nodes and to her liver. She needed six weeks of both radiation and chemotherapy. Gallbladder cancer is diagnosed in only about 3,700 Americans every year, and it mostly strikes people in their '70s and older. Johnson was only 46.

Director's Desk: Emergent Strategy

  • Posted on 29 October 2020
  • By Morgan Goodwin
When my partner and I started dating, she was in Austin, TX and I was in Truckee, CA. Given the distance, neither of us believed it would actually turn into anything more than a summer fling. It was tenuous, wild, exciting. Yet we fought for it, and I constantly look back to remind myself how wise I was to continually let go of my predetermined notions of how this relationship might evolve.