Glen Dawson to mark a century!

Wilderness 50 Conference

Wilderness activists, leading wilderness academicians, federal wilderness agency personnel, and energetic youth were in abundance at the Wilderness 50 Conference, held October 15-19, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. The session was a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of enactment of the Wilderness Act in 1964.

4 fresh ideas for making L.A. (and all cities) sustainable

One of L.A.'s urban wild spots, Griffith Park. Credit: Mary Forgione

L.A. Mayor Garcetti sets goal of 20% reduction in water use by 2017

Amid a record drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Oct. 14 issued an executive directive to dramatically reduce the use of fresh water and the purchase of costly imported water.

California's San Gabriel Mountains to be preserved as national monument

Join us for a celebration: What: San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Community Celebration

When: Friday, October 10, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Madrid Middle School, 3300 Gilman Road, El Monte, CA 91732

New Southern Sierran/Schedule of Activities is here!

Get outta here! The latest Southern Sierran/Schedule of Activities provides hundreds of hikes, trips, activities for you to go on. Discover the Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains in a series of hikes that begin Nov. 1.

Angeles Chapter elections start Nov. 1

The 2014 election for at-large positions on the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee (Excom) and for each Regional Group begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 2.

All members are urged to vote for these important leadership roles.

Candidates for the Executive Committee are George Denny, Ray Hiemstra, John Jake, Sharon Koch, Joe Phillips and Jerard Wright. Two voting options were available for members:

Obama says 'we must answer the call' of climate change marchers

More than 400,000 citizen activists, including more than 25,000 Sierra Club members, joined in what is being called the largest climate march in history.

Thank you, Norma!

Norma Sporn was a talented and committed L.A. art teacher who traveled the world, collected folk art and was a lifelong member of the Sierra Club. She also was a political activist for progressive causes that were close to her heart.

Norma died at 86 in December, and left the Chapter a generous gift.

L.A.'s Climate March: A diverse new mainstream goes green?

It was a comfortable Saturday afternoon, cool compared to the past week’s scalding heat. As I stepped off a Metro Rapid bus onto Wilshire Boulevard, the sounds of earnest protest rang through the street. Extending for nearly 2 miles, the Sep. 20 Building Blocks Against Climate Changedemonstration expressed L.A.'s solidarity with the hundreds of thousands who marched in New York City the next day demanding action from leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit.


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