Mt. Everest mountaineer Kurt Wedberg to speak at Chapter Banquet
Mountaineer, guide and outdoor enthusiast Kurt Wedberg will speak at the Chapter’s Annual Banquet on May 4. Wedberg of Bishop, Calif., founded Sierra Mountaineering International in the fall of 1995 after returning from his first successful expedition to Mt. Everest which he has since successfully summited two more times.
Wallraff, Dorsey and Helm endorsed for Sierra Club national Board of Directors
The Angeles Chapter recommends a vote for Dean Wallraff, Michael Dorsey and Jessica Helm in the upcoming election for the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors. Only Chapters may endorse/recommend candidates.
Extreme oil extraction comes to Los Angeles
To feed our continuing addiction to gasoline, local Wilmington oil refineries have quietly been making plans to bring in large amounts of Canadian tar sands crude oil and North Dakota Bakken crude oil.
The flaws with new oil and gas proposals for Carson and Hermosa Beach
New oil and gas projects proposed for Carson and Hermost create the potential for spills, blow outs, and methane leaks, no to mention increased water demands and the effects of CO2, methane and other greenhouse gas emissions. These effects and others are detailed in the Draft Environmental Impact Reports recently released for each project. Here's a synopsis of each report.
Say no to fracking: March 15 rally in Sacramento
Environmental Legal Workshop: Let the law boost your green campaign
Anyone who has worked on an environmental campaign knows the value of knowing the law and how to apply it too boost your case. The Angeles Chapter Sierra Club Legal Committee and Loyola Law School Environmental Law Society on March 22 will hold an extraordinary day of teaching laymen the tools they need to be effective in their environmental battles.
The Environmental Legal Workshop is free and open to all, but reservations are required (see below).
Trash talk: Where does garbage go after you put out your bins?
Sierra Club member Coby Skye will talk Trash 101 on March 5 at the monthly meeting of the Chapter's Long Beach Group.
Dare to lead! Register now for Chapter's leadership training
Becoming a Sierra Club outings leader starts with curiosity and a love of the outdoors. What better way to step up and lead than by taking advantage of the training opportunities that the Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Committee provides each year?
The highest goodness is like water
The Tao Te Ching goes on to say: “Water benefits all things and does not compete. It stays in the lowly places which others despise. Therefore, it is near The Eternal.”
Charlie Cooke: The man who kept Chumash culture alive
"TIQ SLO’W: The Making of a Modern Day Chief, Charlie Cooke, Leadership in Restoring and Sharing Native Heritage"
By Mary Louise Contini Gordon (Tucson: Amethyst Moon Books, P.O. Box 87885, Tucson, Arizona 85754, 2013), 315 pages.
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.