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Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
February 2023

Los Angeles County Phases Out Oil Drilling

Last month, on January 24th, 2023, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors codified an ordinance that will prohibit new oil and gas extraction activities and phase out existing oil drilling in unincorporated Los Angeles County. This historic action, which does not address drilling in the Inglewood Oil Field, marks the first step toward ridding the nation’s most populous county of oil extraction that harms the health and safety of communities and the environment. 


The local grassroots campaign, Pasadena 100, has achieved a major victory by convincing the City Council to aim for 100% clean energy by 2030. This marks a five-year acceleration from LADWP's goal and could lead to the retirement of Pasadena's Glenarm gas plant. The community-led effort gathered thousands of signatures, garnered support from local organizations, and mobilized local residents to give public comment,  making it clear that Pasadena is committed to a clean energy future.

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The Executive Committee of the Angeles Chapter has elected Dyana Peña as Chair and the rest of its officers for 2023.

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On behalf of the Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet Committee, you are cordially invited to join us for our annual celebration on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 300 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033!

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The Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, the Sierra Club's home in Yosemite National Park, is looking for volunteers to assist with interpretation during the months of August and September. Volunteers get free entrance to the Park and camping at the YCHC campsite.

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Discover the groundbreaking role the Sierra Club played in shaping the modern environmental movement and its lasting impact on our world, starting with its pivotal role in the fight against Disney's Sierra Nevada ski resort. (Boiling Point from the LA Times)

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Swell Energy and the Solar Rights Alliance co-presented at the Sierra Club Orange County Open House on January 24th to inform homeowners about the benefits of renewable energy and the changes to the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program coming in April 2023. The NEM 3.0 changes will reduce the value of solar credits by as much as 75%. Sierra Club and Swell are urging homeowners to ACT NOW by March 15th to lock in the NEM 2.0 program and enjoy a faster payback on their investment in solar and energy storage.

Swell Energy is offering a cashback of up to $500 on new or upsized installations of solar, storage or both, and contributing up to $750 to the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter on behalf of homeowners.

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Do you hear that? It's the great outdoors calling. It says it's time you paid it a visit. Check out our events calendar - your guide to Sierra Club events throughout the region. We'll see you out there!

Here are some featured outings this month.

Death Valley Presidents Day Weekend Car Camp
Fri, Feb 17, 2023; 7:00 PM - Mon, Feb 20, 2023  9:30 AM
Organized by: Angeles Chapter 20s & 30s Section
Join us for a weekend visiting Death Valley's most famous sites. Hikes to Zabriske Pt, sand dunes, Scotty's Castle, valley tour, and ghost towns, assuming the roads will have been repaired from the recent floods. Meals provided


Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Hike
Sun, Feb 19, 2023; 8:30 AM
Organized by: Orange County Group
Easy-paced, reasonably flat, 5 mile hike, approximately 3 hours. Newcomers Welcome! Enjoy the natural beauty of Bolsa Chica, land of the Acjachemen and Tongva, one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California. No matter how many times you visit the Bolsa Chica, there is always something different to see or learn.

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White Cane Hike - Placerita Canyon (Hearts for Sight)
Sat, Feb 25, 2023; 8:00 AM
Organized by: Central Group
A hike for and with blind, visually impaired people, volunteer sighted guides, and anyone who likes fresh air and exercise. This hike will include a trail with braille and tactile signage. Route may vary from one to four miles and 400 feet of gain. There are lovely spots to stop along the way so this hike is suitable for people of any fitness level. Conducted in part with the Hearts for Sight Foundation. No medical forms are required for this urban hike.

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Donate Your Car


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 Donating your unwanted car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat is as easy as can bee! We use the proceeds to help fund the charitable programs of the Angeles Chapter that advocate for clean air, water, and land, making a more sustainable planet for tomorrow.

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