Hi everyone! My name is Alex Chang, and I worked as a volunteer for the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter this summer. I recently graduated from Claremont High School in Claremont, California, and I am starting at UCLA this fall as a Climate Science major. In my free time, I like hiking, playing basketball with my friends, and learning as much as I can about the world.
The 2024 election cycle looms large on the horizon, with the California Primary just eight months away. In this pivotal time, the Sierra Club is gearing up to support environmental champions and combat polluter-backed candidates across the state of California. As part of this mission, we recently celebrated our 16th annual Sierra Club Political Leadership Awards fundraiser, an event that embodies our commitment to equity, democracy, and sustainability.
Plans are already underway for the 2024 Angeles Chapter Banquet and Awards Presentation! The event will be held in May of 2024 - exact date and location are TBD.
Join our planning committee! We have several volunteer opportunities, including sponsor solicitations, auction planning, awards logistics, decor, marketing, and many other ways to help make this occasion very special for our awardees and a successful fundraiser.
Phil Gaimon, who refers to himself as a retired pro-cyclist (he calls it the “worst retirement ever”), is passionate about many things including cycling, his lovely wife, his adorable dogs, cookies, and the environment.
(and how a few Angeles Chapter members will match your contributions!)
We’ve heard it said: “We are stronger together.” The Angeles Chapter boasts nearly 90,000 people in our database who have shown interest in exploring, enjoying, and protecting our local environment. That’s a lot of strength for one Chapter!
To: The Honorable Mayor Karen Bass and Members of the Los Angeles City Council,
The Sierra Club has recently learned about the pending evictions of 558 households in the Barrington Plaza apartment complex. We are very concerned that allowing this eviction would be an unjust contribution to the homelessness crisis, and move us backwards on our efforts to address climate emissions.
The Orange County Conservation Committee of the Sierra Club has been actively involved in a most important project to stop the rezoning of a 29-acre site that sits less than a mile from Huntington State Beach near the Huntington Beach Wetlands - the Magnolia Tank Farm. Unfortunately, the City of Huntington Beach Local Coastal Program (LCP) is currently seeking certification from the California Coastal Commission for an amendment to their LCP that is specific to this site. The controversial project-specific amendment would allow the rezoning of this land from public to resident
The United Nations launched its Cool Cities Challenge at the Sharm El-Sheikh meeting in 2022 to encourage cities to enhance the number of nature-based cooling solutions within their boundaries because cities are warming twice as fast as the global average. In California, the Empowerment Institute issued a challenge, and the City of Irvine was chosen as one of three cities, along with Los Angeles and Petaluma, to participate in this ground-breaking program to reach community-wide sustainability.
The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club welcomes your participation in its century of involvement in the enjoyment and protection of our planet's environment. The Angeles Chapter spans Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California, with an extensive program of hikes/hiking, national and international travel, local conservation campaigns, political action, and programs for people of all ages.