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Join us for Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, December 3, the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter will join other organizations across the country in celebrating a day dedicated to giving. Skip the buying frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to do something that makes a difference.

Puente Hills landfill closed for good

L.A. city officials and environmentalists say the closure of the L.A. County landfill in Puenta Hills, the nation's largest, marks a shift in future of waste management across the country.
 
You may have seen Puente Hills while driving the 60 freeway east of Los Angeles. It looks like a 700-acre, 450-foot high, tree-covered mountain. However, no mountain was there in 1957, when the facility opened. It’s made of seven decades of Southern California’s waste. 
 

Activists score key victory in Whittier drilling

More than 100 activists from the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter and other environmental groups turned out in force last week to oppose a plan to allow oil drilling in the Whittier Hills on land that was purchased by the city and supposed to be preserved as open-space parkland — and their voices didn't go unheard.

Tar sands coming through Southern California?

The Southern California Air Quality Management District is considering a permit application in Wilmington, California, to allow a rail terminal to import for processing 60,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day from Canada's tar sands. The Valero Energy Corp. is making the request, and Angeles Chapter Sierra Club has signed on to the following letter of protest. And there have been no public comment or disclosures from the SCAQMD on the issue.

Chapter, regional group elections are on!

The 2013 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.

Have you seen the Griffith Park mountain lion?

The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter leads hundreds of hikes in Griffith Park -- and many of our members are regular park denizens. Here's a Los Angeles Times story about P22, the lone mountain lion that has been tracked inside the park.

5 cool places to go this fall

Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors. Can't think of anything? We've got you covered -- from a walking tour of San Juan Capistrano in October to Thanksgiving at Harwood Lodge. Consider these hikes, trips and tours -- and then go to our online calendar for a hundreds of upcoming Chapter adventures.

San Juan Capistrano Mission and Historic City Tour
Oct. 26

$1,000 rebate for October signups for solar power

Rooftop solar power systems are on the rise in California -- and Sierra Club has a partnership to help homeowners get on board.

The Club joins with solar company Sungevity to make an offer that benefits homeowners and the Club. Every person who signs up in October will receive a $1,000 rebate -- and the Sierra Club receives $1,000 too. Click here to get started-- and spread the word.

Why should you go solar?

Club opposes drilling plan for land in Whittier set aside as parkland

The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter strongly opposes a plan to allow oil drilling in the Whittier Hills on land that was purchased by the city and supposed to be preserved as open-space parkland.

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