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Southern Sierran

Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
February 2021

Educate, Agitate, Organize - Transit Equity Day 2021

In honor of Rosa Parks' historic act of resistance—refusing to give up her seat on a bus—sparking the Civil Rights Movement, Transit Equity Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the rights of all people to accessible, affordable public transit that runs on clean/renewable energy. 

Black History Month

Black History Month Double Feature

February is Black History Month and we take this moment to celebrate the contributions of Black leaders to the Sierra Club's Angeles Chapter. Check out our blog double feature: Discrimination and Integration at the Angeles Chapter and Notable Black Leaders in the Angeles Chapter.

Organic wase, CalRecycleZero Waste

By Dr. Jim Stewart & Hoiyin Ip

Sierra Club California has launched the Organic Waste Reduction Campaign to feed the hungry, conserve natural resources, and slow down climate change. Now is the time for you to be a local environmental cheerleader, supporting your elected officials to take these actions as part of their compliance effort for Senate Bill 1383.

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Your Vote Counts

By Angeles Chapter

The Angeles Chapter recommends a vote for Chad Hanson, Mehgan Sahli-Wells, and Igor Tregub in the upcoming election for Sierra Club’s Board of Directors. The 2021 election for the Sierra Club’s National Board of Directors begins in March. You may vote by paper ballot or electronically.

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The End of Oil is in Sight

The End of Oil is in Sight

By Barbara Hensleigh & David Haake
Photo by Nacho Corbella

In 2020, we raised our voices for 2,500 health & safety buffers, now we turn our focus to phasing out oil drilling all together in the next five years. What a difference a year makes!

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2021 ExComm Officers

By Angeles Chapter

The Executive Committee of the Angeles Chapter has elected Dennis Loya as Chair and the rest of its officers for 2021.

Learn who they are!

Protest outside Los Angeles City Hall, June '20Three Principals of Organizing

By Everette Phillips, Grassroots Team Lead, Chapter Communications Committee
Photo by John Nilsson, all rights reserved.


Sometimes an issue drives a member to take action. A campaign is what we call a collection of members acting together on an issue. Here we outline the three principles of a campaign and tell you how to get started in being involved with one, forming your own, or learning to help others with theirs.

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Mountain Lions as Neighbors

Mountain Lions as Neighbors

By Angeles Chapter
Photo by GoGodPhoto from Getty Images

Watch Beth Pratt, California Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation, give a talk about coexisting with mountain lions in the second largest city in the country.

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SC Official Event

The 2021 hearing on Transit Equity: A National Conversation. The Community Hearing will feature testimonies from workers and riders who depend on transit. Community and labor organizers will act as hearing facilitators.

Click here to RSVP

Fantastic Mr. FoxPhoto of the Month: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Basil Katsaros captures February's Photo of the Month. A red fox moving through the West Yellowstone snow. See this shot and more amazing photography in Focal Points Magazine, courtesy of the Angeles Chapter Camera Committee.

In Memoriam

Tim Luzzi (1948-2020)
Bob Dean (1964-2020)
Gerard Lewis (1955-2021)

The Sierra Club is indebted to the contributions of members who are no longer with us. This page is one way we remember their lives and their impact. If you have recently lost a loved one and would like them to be remembered here, please let us know here.

Bob Cates Autumn colors of buckwheat and bunchgrass on Pinyon Ridge


Sierra Club Outings remain on hold through July 4, 2021. Our Angeles Chapter program is working on ways to support and encourage leaders while developing future outings during this time. Look for a few Travel Adventures ready to go, and more wonderful adventures to be added soon, even if their status is “Tentative."

Leadership Training Committee sets its first 2021 (Virtual) Seminar for Sunday, March 7, 2021.