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Charged up about the rooftop revolution

Editor's note: What's it like to go solar? Lisa Ferguson of San Pedro details her experience with the Sierra Club's Sungevity program -- and how much she likes making her own power. And she has some advice: Try it.

Not everyone loves the green life, but that doesn't mean they can't live lightly on the planet

Every summer I join my family for a week of fishing and relaxation along a lake shore in northern Michigan. It’s always a pleasant time, much of it spent sitting in the shade of a big pine tree talking and catching up after a year apart.  

Desalination plant is selling a bill of goods -- and O.C. water users would pay the price

Poseidon Resources recently made another move in their attempt to build the environmentally destructive Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Plant. If built, this plant will increase energy use and greenhouse gasses, degrade water quality and fish stocks and privatize part of our water supply.  

A surprise on Moses Mountain

Deep in the Golden Trout Wilderness is a rock scramble called Moses Mountain. Chapter leaders Virgil Shields and Ann Pedreschi summited the peak in the Western Sierra on July 24 -- and discovered more than gorgeous views and a great climb.

Learn about wilderness first aid Nov. 8-10

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you or someone in your group was injured while on a wilderness outing where calling 911 is not an option or access to professional medical care is more than one hour away?

Passages: Patti Laursen and Emaline Rich

Patti Laursen, 85, forest activist and classical music producer

What's in the plastic tub? It's a worm box -- and here's why every city dweller should have one

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Angeles Chapter wins key Public Record Acts court victory and access to computerized geographic information

The California Supreme Court ruled July 8 in a unanimous decision that geographic information systems (GIS) data must be provided to the public for a nominal fee under the Public Records Act.

Orange County toll road plan stopped again

For a decade and a half, the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club has been fighting a toll road plan in Orange County that would forever change the landscape of much used parklands and reserves.

Come to the Women in Green Forum

The 2013 Women in Green Forum seeks to create a venue for sustainability professionals to develpo the skills necessary for professional success, to promote women's leadership across the environmental inudstry, and to provide insightful approaches and innovative ideas to solving today's environmental challenges.

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