NEWS & UPDATES
WE GOT SETBACKS
Earlier this month, the California Geologic Energy Management Agency (CalGEM) issued a momentous draft rule banning the permitting of oil and gas wells within 3,200 ft of homes, schools, hospitals and detention centers. The draft rule promises to set into motion a directive made by Governor Newsom almost two years ago to take action on the issue of neighborhood oil and gas extraction. Read the Sierra Club Press Release Here.
SIERRA CLUB CALIFORNIA AWARDS
You are all invited to join us as we celebrate the achievements of the recipients of the 2021 Sierra Club California Leadership Awards. Join us for a zoom meeting on Sunday, November 21 at 7:00 pm to announce the awardees, honor their service to the Sierra Club and to protecting the environment here in California, and celebrate with them!
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
The Cities of Los Angeles and Irvine have each won a $1 million grant to participate in the Cool City Challenge to create a climate moonshot strategy — an ambitious, exploratory, and ground-breaking approach to reach community-wide, inclusive sustainability. Both Cities partnered with over 25 community organizations and registered more than 200 volunteers each, including many Sierra Club folks, who are interested and committed to local climate action.
WEST HOLLYWOOD TAKES A STAND AGAINST PLASTICWARE
WeHo made waves in 1990 when it banned polystyrene (styrofoam) packaging and was also one of the first cities to ban single-use plastic bags. Now, the city's poised to take the war on plastics to a whole new level.
INTRO TO THE COASTAL ACT
Often Sierra Club members become concerned about conservation issues along the coastline of LA and Orange Counties. Usually, this means having some knowledge about the California Coastal Act and California Coastal Commission is useful. This article is part of a planned series of articles and videos/podcasts to help those new to coastal activism quickly come up to speed on how to be effective in protecting our coastal environment.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
by Sandra Kirwin
Sony 7RM3, Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G, f/8@1200, ISO 800
OUTINGS & ACTIVITIES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRIFFITH PARK!
On Saturday, November 13, Griffith Park celebrates its 125th birthday. There will be a party, and all of us are invited. Explore the park with a guided map or join the Griffith Park Section for a hike. We've got the low-down on all the fun you're not going to want to miss out on.
Are you looking for an outdoor adventure, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, or something to do on a Saturday afternoon? Our schedule of activities is your guide to Sierra Club events throughout the region.
HERE ARE A FEW ACTIVITIES TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THIS MONTH.
Join the 'Trailies' Santa Monica Mountains Taskforce for some trail work Saturday, Nov 6 at 8:30 AM PT.
Does trimming back overgrown vegetation; repairing erosion; removing invasive (non-native) plants; installing bridges, signage, and other structures sound like great time? Get more info here!
Visit the film site of M*A*S*H with the Orange County Sierrans Saturday, Nov 13 at 9 AM PT.
This moderate effort 6 mile roundtrip hike stops for lunch at the site of the American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983 and then turns back. Sign up here.