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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Club joins lawsuit to stop massive Ranch Plan in OC

  • Posted on 28 February 2005
  • By Gail Prothero

The Sierra Club has joined an environmental lawsuit challenging the Nov. 8, 2004, decision of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to approve the application of Rancho Mission Viejo for a massive development known as the Ranch Plan.

Chapter banquet will celebrate volunteers

  • Posted on 28 February 2005
  • By Robin Ives

The Angeles Chapter relies on the volunteer services of its members. They ring doorbells, prepare exhibits, sit at tables and talk to the public, lead hikes, come out for work parties, repair and supervise our lodges, and do everything else needed to keep the Chapter running smoothly.

Las Lomas development halted

  • Posted on 28 February 2005
  • By Delise Keim

The proposed Las Lomas 5,800-home housing development in northern Los Angeles County has been blocked by Los Angeles and Santa Clarita officials.

Mammoth unmasked

  • Posted on 28 February 2005
  • By Susan J. Mcdonough

Mammoth from the Inside: The Honest Guide to Mammoth & the Eastern Sierra, by Colleen Dunn Bates, Prospect Park Publishing, http://insidemammoth.com, $15.95

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