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Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
December 2019

The Future is Not Granted - An Update on the Renewable Energy Resolution for LAUSD

By Sybil M. Azur

Stand behind L.A.’s kids as they urge their Board Members to VOTE YES on transitioning the Los Angeles Unified School District to 100% clean, renewable energy
Summit Recap

2019 Summit RecapSierra Club California Summit Recap

By Krystal Ruiz

Overall, the Summit was a great success. It allowed panelists to speak and educate with their vast knowledge on heavy topics and gave attendees the opportunity to participate and engage in critical thinking activities, such as ideas for future bills.

More on Chaparral and Wildfire

Fire Recovery

Clean Power Alliance Makes Progress on Local Programs and New Clean Energy Resources

By Luis Amezcua

Earlier this year, more than thirty cities and two counties began receiving power from the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California: a Community Choice program that positioned itself as an alternative power provider that can deliver cleaner power at a cheaper price than Southern California Edison.

Keep Learning About the CPA

Greta ThunbergGreta Thunberg Call to Fight Global Warming Cheers LA Rally

By John Rogers

Greta Thunberg, Sweden’s 16-year-old climate-change activist, joined fellow teenagers from throughout California Friday in telling a cheering crowd of hundreds at a Los Angeles rally that they can and will fight to save their planet from global warming.


Rachel Glegg

Volunteer Spotlight - Rachel Glegg

By Krystal Ruiz

Rachel Glegg is a team member of the Sierra Club’s Leaders and Volunteers and a true breath of fresh air in our Los Angeles smog. Rachel moved to California from England in 2013 where she quickly fell in love with the Santa Monica Mountains.

Rachel's Story

George WatlandDear Sierra Club Members and Supporters,

At the end of December, I will retire from the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter.  I am very grateful for my experience working with Chapter staff and leadership, and its many groups, activity sections, committees, and task forces. Never in my life have I come to know so many people as friends and colleagues as I have with Sierra Club. Our passion to enjoy, explore and protect the planet is what we have in common as we struggle to address the most difficult climate problems that face the world today and for future generations. Thank you for the support you showed me as Chapter Director in this fight.  


More About George

Bob Cates Autumn colors of buckwheat and bunchgrass on Pinyon Ridge

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Travel Adventures

MAY. 15 - 22, 2020
Travel with your Sierra Club friends to see the "wilder" side of Alaska! Come cruise aboard the Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, B.C. to Seward, AK. Sailing through the Inside Passage.
More info and RSVP Here

MAY. 22 - 30, 2020
You can extend your Voyage Alaska Cruise (May 15-22, 2020) or meet us in Anchorage. Experience the Call of the Wild on a seven night/eight day fully escorted charter coach trip from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali National Park and back to Anchorage for a fun slice of urban life, Alaska style.
More info and RSVP Here

AUGUST. 22 - 30, 2020
Join us for a grand tour of four National Parks in the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho on our expanded trip with eight nights in Canada. On the last night, you will see the Fireworks Finale of the Calgary Globalfest 2020 International Fireworks.
More info and RSVP Here

NOV. 4 - 18, 2020
Join us for a ten-day, nine-night tour to see the wonders of ancient Egypt. Our tour will be led by an English speaking Egyptologist. In Cairo, you will see the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali one of the grand mosques of Cairo, the Temple of Philae and visit to the worlds oldest marketplace.
More info and RSVP Here

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Celebrating 30 Years


Meet and Greet: Get Outdoors | December 4, 2019
Come and check out our wide range of activities from beach walks, local hikes, multi-day getaways, camping, fitness, social events, events for 20s30s, natural science, peak bagging, leadership training and a whole lot more. 
RSVP & Details

Puente Hills Conditioning Hike | December 11, 2019
This weekly Wednesday evening conditioning hike has been going on for over 20 years. Come out and be part of the continuing tradition. Moderately paced 5-6-mile hike in the lush canyons of the Puente/Whittier Hills. 
RSVP & Details

Mission inn, Festival of Lights | December 12, 2019
Enjoy a docent led tour of the Historic Mission Inn in Riverside as it is decked out in all its holiday splendor.
RSVP & Details

Oso Creek Family Walk | December 15, 2019
Join us for an urban walk on the Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo. The hike will be approximately 3-4 miles with some mild up and down to the trails.
RSVP & Details

Newport Beach Boat Parade Walk | December 21, 2019
Join us for an evening of fun as we walk to Balboa Island, watch the Boat Parade, and view the decorated houses on Balboa Island, followed by dinner (optional) at Fashion Island.
RSVP & Details

20s30s40s Movie and Dinner Night: Star Wars | Decmber 22, 2019
We will be watching Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It doesn't matter if you have seen it before, or if this is your first time, come and enjoy the awesomeness.
RSVP & Details

Forty Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Eco-Adventure Trip to the Big Island | June 20 - 27, 2020
In 8 days experience the unique and outstanding natural beauty of The Big Island- the active volcanoes, beaches, reefs, amazing sea life and cultural sites.

For more trips view our Featured Outings

Looking for more adventures, outings and events? Check out our Schedule of Activities  or the full list.

Donate Your Vehicle: Angeles Chapter Sierra Club

Donate Your Vehicle Online or call us at 844-6-SIERRA or 844-674-3772. Specify that you support the Angeles Chapter. We will tow your vehicle at no cost to you. Get a tax-deductible receipt and help our cause. We accept all types of vehicles.

[Header photo: Autumn colors of buckwheat and bunchgrass on Pinyon Ridge, © Bob Cates, all rights reserved]