Announcing our 2021 Annual Report

  • Posted on 24 March 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter is pleased to announce the digital publication of our 2021 Annual Report.
2021 was an incredibly challenging year that underscored the urgency of transforming our world into one where both people and nature thrive. At the Angeles Chapter, we saw exciting new momentum in this effort.

A Letter from the New Conservation Co-Chairs

  • Posted on 15 March 2022
  • By Wendy-Sue Rosen & Robin Smith - Conservation Committee Co-Chairs
Wendy-Sue Rosen and Cynthia “Robin” Smith are excited to be the new co-chairs of the Angeles Chapter Conservation Committee.
Wendy-Sue Rosen

Pictured: Wendy-Sue Rosen

Interview with Angeles Chapter Activist & Artist, Myla Collier

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By Juliet Fang, Communications Volunteer

Myla Collier is the winner of a Sierra Club Angeles Chapter grant to create a traveling mixed media art show called “Climate: A New Look”. Her exhibit will premiere around April. 

Tell us about your background before working at the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter.

The Constant Threat Against California’s Human Right to Water

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By Guest Commentary by Andrea León-Grossmann
In 2012, California took the bold step of enacting AB 685, which declared that every person in the state has a right to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water. Seven years later, in 2019, Gov.

National Sierra Club Elections are Underway - VOTE!

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
A democratic Sierra Club demands grassroots participation
The annual election for Sierra Club’s Board of Directors is now underway.
Those eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot in early March. This will include information on the candidates and where you can find additional information on Sierra Club’s web site.

The REAL Truth Behind Carlsbad “Bud” Lewis Poseidon Desalination Plant. A Costly Mistake.

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By George Courser
The Carlsbad ocean desalination (desal) plant, the largest in the western hemisphere, was conceived as a futile scheme to beat the 1987-92' drought. The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) was clashing with their supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), over a temporary 31% drought supply reduction. That dispute was the seed of a two decades battle to have Poseidon Resources construct this energy intensive industrial water plant.

No Delta (Tunnel) Conveyance Without Building Sites Reservoir

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By Caty Wagner
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is considering letting California’s largest water users build a 1.5 million acre foot, or 20 sq mi, reservoir that would divert much more water from the Sacramento River. At 13,200 acres, Sites Reservoir (formally called the Sites Offstream Storage Reservoir Project) would be one of the largest reservoirs in California and would include new water diversions from the Sacramento River that could also adversely impact the Trinity River.

Should We Legislate or Ban Water Futures? A Closer Look.

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By Bill Martin - Co-Chair, Sierra Club California Water Committee
About a year ago, I reported on a new water futures market on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The market is based on an index, which is based on the sales  transactions of actual water in CA, including statewide and in 5 sub-basins in the  Southern CA area. The index price is reset weekly, and that reset influences the prices of the water futures. No actual water changes hands; these futures contracts are settled only in dollars.  

What is Sierra Club California and How Does it Protect the Environment?

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By Brandon Dawson - Director, Sierra Club California
As a newbie to Sierra Club, you hear all kinds of Sierra Club entities being thrown around. National, Sierra Club California, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club Bay Chapter and the list goes on. We’re here to shed a little light today on Sierra Club California.

Water Conservation Tips

  • Posted on 7 March 2022
  • By Sidney M Pitcher
As you may know, it’s becoming more important for everyone to try hard to conserve water due to the increased frequency of dangerous droughts brought on by climate change. Here are some important water conservation tips individuals, including cities can implement on a daily basis.
Rainwater and greywater harvesting