The Grayson Power Plant in Glendale, California. Jack Walworth

Southern Sierran

Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
January 2022

Glendale's Misguided Gas Power Plan

While the rest of California advances towards clean energy, the City of Glendale is threatening to move in the opposite direction considering an outdated and irresponsible approach focused on investment in fossil fuel combustion.

Mt. Baldy, Alison Wotton via Instagram

SUSTAINABLE OFFICE POLICY: Validate My Bus or Bike Ticket?

What would an office policy be like that encourages transit, biking and walking at least as equally as driving, if not doing more to promote one over the other? There are some programs in place for staff, but we’ve yet to see something that works for visitors.

What should it look like?


We’re excited to welcome, Steve Dunwoody, of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s newest elected board members. He will be officially taking office in January 2022. Learn what environmental issues he's most passionate about and& what he personally hopes to bring to the chapter as a new member on the board.

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The Angeles Chapter invites you to be a part of this movement that advocates for a clean and resilient economy, without creating burden or harm to our most vulnerable communities. If you are interested in learning more about energy justice issues, there are many opportunities to get involved. One way is by joining one of the upcoming Climate Action committee meetings or attending one of the committee’s upcoming webinars.

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Dyana Peña selected by peers to serve an additional year on the Angeles Executive Committee.

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Mt. Baldy, Alison Wotton via Instagram



Let’s stop plastics polluting our oceans – and harming people and nature. Call on West Hollywood City Council to pass an ordinance banning non-degradable disposable food service wares, including single-use plastics, at food and beverage provider establishments.

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Investing in new fossil-fuel infrastructure is a bad play for Glendale. There are cleaner and more efficient ways to meet the city's energy needs. Right now, we need Glendale residents to advocate for more clean energy and less gas in the Grayson Repowering proposal. Tell Glendale City Council they can do better. Our health and environment are what's at stake!

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Still Waters - Montana Morning
by John Clement

Olympus E-5
Olympus 12-40 F2.8 @30mm
f2.8 @ 1/60
ISO 160
3 Bracket Exposure

See this photo and many more in Focal Points Magazine, courtesy of the Angeles Chapter Camera Committee. Instructions to subscribe are in Focal Points or contact the editor.


"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
—John Muir

OUTINGS BLOG - Local Long Beach student shares his experience enjoying the natural beauty of Bolsa Chica, one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California.

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.

Winter Getaway Bus Trip to Mammoth Lakes
Fri, Jan 28, 2022 1:00 PM - Sun, Jan 30, 2022  10:00 PM
Join OCSS for an awesome weekend adventure! Enjoy backcountry ski touring with leaders; cross country ski or snowshoe on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center; Downhill ski or snowboard on Mammoth Mountain. Newcomers and non-skiers welcome, tons of stuff to do in Mammoth! Includes bus, lodging, happy hour drinks, Sunday dinner, bus refreshments and driver gratuity. Don't wait! Spots are filling quickly.

RSVP here.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Newcomer Hike
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 8:30 AM
Easy paced, reasonably flat, 5 mile hike, approximately 3 hrs. Newcomers Welcome. Enjoy the natural beauty of Bolsa Chica, one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California. Meet 8:30 am. From Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach turn south on Bolsa Chica Street to the end of the street and trailhead (Brightwater Drive). Park on the street. Bring camera, water, sun protection, hat, light hiking boots, rain does not cancel.

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Webinar: Regenerative Landscapes and Climate Adaptation
Mon, Jan 24, 2022 7:00 PM
Regenerative Landscapes and Climate Adaptation draws upon Nature’s processes to highlight the growing climate crisis, bringing solutions to the surface, and empowering communities to protect natural, living systems. Embracing real-life solutions, accessible to homeowners, garden enthusiasts, communities, municipalities, and landscape professionals, this timely and informative presentation immediately engages the audience to provide a blueprint for inspired actions. Presented by Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams of Studio Petrichor.

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Volunteer with Us!

Donate a Vehicle

When you donate a vehicle that you no longer need or use, you reduce your impact, support the charitable programs of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter sponsored by the Sierra Club Foundation, and receive a tax deduction.