Inspiration on the agenda for September's Sierra Summit

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By Chapter Reports

There'll be something for everybody when Sierra Club holds its first national convention at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco for four days in September. All Sierra Club members are encouraged to attend-either as an official delegate or as an interested participant.

Why a Sierra Summit? The 3,000 members expected to flood San Francisco will send a strong message that the environmental movement is healthy and robust. Full Sierra Club grassroots representation is expected.

News and Notes

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By The Editor

Full-time position at Angeles Chapter

We have an immediate opening for Chapter Coordinator. This position handles the daily administrative functions of the Chapter office, with strong emphasis on financial record keeping. The successful candidate will have at least two years experience in general office administration; proficiency with computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Access; database management experience; working knowledge of Quick Books Pro is preferable.

Surplus of books on oil's decline

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By Danila Oder

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, by Richard Heinberg (Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2003). Available from www.musletter.com. Written for undergraduates as well as the general public, The Party's Over is the best single read on the coming oil crisis. World oil production will peak between 2006-2015, then slowly decline. However, world demand for oil will continue to grow as countries industrialize and automobile use increases.

Banquet promises cut-loose party for Chapter members

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By Chapter Reports


Pull out your environmentally friendly décolletage, your super-macho tight jeans, and a throw-caution-to-the-wind attitude and come party with the Sierra Club at the annual Chapter Awards Banquet.


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Passages

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By The Editor

Muir Dawson, 1922-2005

Muir Dawson, one of the Angeles Chapter's longest-term members and a staunch supporter of the Chapter History Committee, passed away in February.

Renewables impractical? Tell that to the rest of the world

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By Michael Milroy

Many energy companies, as well as the Bush administration, are very fond of telling us that renewable energy may be an option...20 or 40 years from now. Much of the rest of the world, however, is not adhering to this timetable. Wind power already supplies 5 percent of Europe's residential electricity demand, and wind and solar energy generating capacity worldwide are skyrocketing.

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Nuclear power: Industry's rabbit in the hat

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By Danila Oder

The Bush administration's refusal to deal with global warming seems inexplicable. Rising oceans and temperatures, after all, do not selectively spare Republicans, Texans, or oil executives.

But they are not baffled, puzzled, or stymied. They are simply keeping quiet about their plans. These originate in the 2001 President's Task Force on Energy (the one whose records Cheney still hasn't released to Congress).

Forest campaign intensifies as final management plans near

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By Bill Corcoran

Sierra Club Regional Representative

Our local national forests, so often taken for granted, are in trouble. As people build more and more houses, businesses, and roads around and even on the forests, wildlife and their habitat continue to decline. Increasing numbers of motorcycles in the back country and commercial demands to slice the forests with highways, power lines, and even hydroelectric dams complete the picture of forests in crisis.

Puerto Rico named newest Club Chapter

  • Posted on 31 March 2005
  • By Sierra Club Reports


The Sierra Club's national Board of Directors chartered the Club's newest chapter on Feb. 19.

Puerto Rican Sierra Club members formally petitioned the board to become the first newly chartered chapter in more than 10 years. Puerto Rico will be the Club's first Spanish-speaking chapter.

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