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Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
December 2020

Four Members Elected to the Chapter Executive Committee

Four newly elected members of the Executive Committee will take office in January at the first board meeting of the year. They will join at-large Bettie Pearson, Debbie Drezner, Dyana Peña, Juana Torres, and Liliana Griego, as well as delegates from each of the 14 regional groups, on the board.

Four newly elected members of the Executive Committee will take office in January at the first board meeting of the year.

Classic 'Wilshire Walk' goes virtual for 25th year

By Angeles Chapter Outings
Vintage postcard Westlake, Los Angeles, 1941


The organizers of this year's walk have decided to go virtual. That means you can do all 16 miles at your own pace!

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Agriculture & theClimate CrisisAgriculture and the Climate Crisis

By Felicity Crossland
Photo by Bioneers

The perspective that humanity needs to solve the climate crisis is rooted in indigenous traditions & communities.

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The Early Winter Birder

The Grassroots Efforts for Environmental Justice

By Carol Henning
Photo by Michael Friberg, Propublica

Environmental racism is killing Americans. These are the stories of communities who fought back.

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CadizCadiz Falters with Public Scrutiny, Election Setbacks

By John Monsen
Photo by John Monsen

LA County Water District efforts to support desert-damaging water mining project falter as Cadiz Inc. suffers major election setbacks.

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San Onofre Beach

Photo by Grant Ellis - Surfer.com


ADD YOUR VOICE- It's time to electrify LA County. Call on LA County supervisors to act on the building electrification recommendations in the LA County Climate Action Plan (CAP). CAP ensures public health protection, more affordable housing & climate solutions.

FOOD WASTE FOR THOUGHT- Fighting food waste means fighting climate change. Faced with the impact of our diet on global warming, the Angeles Chapter Zero Waste team suggest a few simple ways to reduce food waste.

THIS IS WHAT CHANGE LOOKS LIKE- How& investment in deep organizing networks that support bold, transformational candidates helped elect one of LA's (and Sierra Club's) strongest allies challenging the oil & gas industry, Holly J. Mitchell.

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH- An open letter to the Angeles Chapter community about health and safety this holiday season by longtime outings leader, Helen Maurer.

YOUNG REMBRANDTS-  Presented by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Youth Ocean Art exhibit calls for the care of our friends in the oceans.  

LIVING WITH WILDFIRE- The Sierra Club Forest Committee presents Living with Wildfire: What Can We Do?, its second in a series of three wildfire programs on Zoom at 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH- Thomas Cloutier captures rare, breathtaking fog settling in the Grand Canyon. See this photo and many more in Focal Points Magazine. To subscribe, contact the editor.

Honoring those that have passed

The Sierra Club is indebted to the contributions of its dedicated members. Our remembrance page is a space for members to remember and honor those who have passed on, for whatever reason. If you would like to share a few words about someone from the Sierra Club community that passed away, please use this form. We'll be sharing remembrances on our website and in monthly newsletters.

Bob Cates Autumn colors of buckwheat and bunchgrass on Pinyon Ridge