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Angeles Chapter rocks WorldFest -- and next year you can too

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Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Andrea Alba
Sierra Club for the first time staffed a booth at WorldFest, the 13th environmental event May 18 in Woodley Park in Van Nuys.
 
Thanks to our hard-working, enthusiastic and helpful volunteers, the first WorldFest tabling event was a great success!
 
Fifty percent of our 14 volunteers came from the vibrant 20s&30s Singles Section Meetup page; the rest were from various Sierra Club groups and sections.
 
Here's what we accomplished together in just one day at the WorldFest festival: We now have four brand-new Sierra Club members, 12 new signups for environmental alerts, and five new signups for the Chapter's "Get Involved!" form for people who would like to volunteer in the future.
 
Plus, there was a lot of interest in the Sierra Club and in protecting the environment!

Volunteers talked with children interested in the Water Committee's coloring book and the water wheel. As a matter of fact, we gave away all the committee's shower timers as gifts and prizes--along with flyers about water quality, water scarcity, and water consumption. The public left thinking about water issues that affect us all--and promised to take shorter showers and engage in other water-conservation measures, indoors and outdoors.

Fest-goers also were interested in the Chapter's spectacular Outings programs. And, one by one, we gave away all of the Sierra Club Schedule of Activists booklets (good till June). So leaders, get ready for bigger turnouts on your hikes and trips!

Volunteers also discussed the dangers of fracking and invited the public to a Chapter-sponsored presentation by Dr. Tom Williams titled "Let's Not Frack Our Valley!"

The Chapter will be tabling the event again next year, and we'd love more volunteers! If you're interested in volunteering at WorldFest 2015, leave your contact information with Andrea at aalba1234@aol.com to get on the email list.
 
Let's make a difference!

Top photo: Andrea Alba, Sierra Club volunteer and leader, and her team of volunteers at Worldfest. Middle and bottom: The booth and volunteers who answered questions and signed up new members.

Credit: Photos courtesy Andrea Alba

 

1 comments

It is no longer in Van Nuys, it is now known as Lake Balboa.
I am a Sierra Club member and Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Board Member.

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