Earth Month Round-Up

  • Posted on 1 May 2023
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
Earth Month was a breath of fresh air for the members and friends of Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, who laced up their hiking boots and hit the trails for a month full of adventure, exploration, and appreciation for the great outdoors. Here are some highlights:
 
The Santa Clarita Valley Group Celebrated with an evening stroll through the Paseos in Santa Clarita
 

Sponge Cities - What Are They?

  • Posted on 6 March 2023
  • By Sydney M. Pitcher - Volunteer, Stop the Delta Conveyance (tunnel) Campaign.
Scientists predict that if the world does not drastically reduce carbon emissions and prevent global temperatures from rising above 1.5°C\ 2.7°F, we will experience irreversible and catastrophic consequences of climate change that could make the planet unlivable. Worsening climate change means more frequent and long lasting droughts, severe flooding, rampant wildfires, longer, hotter heat waves, and much more. However, there is one great solution every state and their cities within can adopt. It’s called Sponge Cities or Permeable Cities.
 

Lightening the Load: How SolarApp+ Can Help Climate Activists Push for Solar Roofs in Their Cities

  • Posted on 6 March 2023
  • By Ed Maurer, Sierra Sage Group Management Committee
Being a climate activist can be daunting, and SolarApp+ can lighten the effort.  Since a lot more electricity generated from renewable sources is needed fast, and since governments on all levels don’t move fast, here’s one proposal your city council may actually act on fast. With a little help from my friends at the Solar Rights Alliance, I got results in my city.
 
What is SolarApp+, what does it do, and what can YOU do about it?

    Glendale Voted to Build the Last Gas Plant in CA

    • Posted on 9 January 2023
    • By Angeles Chapter Updates

    Updated January 18, 2023 at 1:58pm

    On December 13, the Glendale City Council voted 4-1 to approve the $170 million purchase of new gas units at the Grayson Power Plant. Their decision moves Glendale in the opposite direction of the rest of the state and locks the region into fossil fuel use for decades to come.

    A Call For Nominations

    • Posted on 9 January 2023
    • By jhoward
     
    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!
     

    LA Green New Deal Update

    • Posted on 6 January 2023
    • By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director Angeles Chapter

    Question: What do Mayor Garcetti, oil drilling, gas appliances, and styrofoam containers all have in common?

    Answer: Los Angeles is saying goodbye to all of them

    That was the gist of December’s Green New Deal signing ceremony and Mayor Garcetti’s last official act in office.

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