Southern Sierran September 2013 e-edition

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September 2013 issue
Solar panels

Feeling power hungry?

Going solar isn't hard, and it's important. Sierra Club member Lisa Ferguson explains just how great it feels. This month Sungevity will give $750 to every homeowner who buys a solar system -- and $1,000 to the club.


SaddleCrest1.jpgOpen space, not homes

A court ruled in favor of O.C. environmental groups that said the Saddle Crest housing proposal violated the general plan.

Let's stop loving our parks to death, OK?

Orange County's trails are imperiled by users who supposedly love them. Sierra Club has joined a coalition to protect the parks for all. Learn more at a Trails Workshop on Sept. 26.

Ballona Wetlands investigation underway

Why is there a drainage system in L.A.'s most fragile wetland? The Coastal Commission asks Playa Vista developers whether they have a permit for the devices.

The tipping point

The link between trade and population is all about growth -- growth of people, growth of goods and services, and growth of markets and capital. Come to a free screening of the film "Mother: Caring for 7 Billion" on Sept. 10.



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Livin' la vida verde


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

but what do you say? Here's how you can support the Chapter in its important mission.

Want to pair your office skills with helping the environment? The Chapter has immediate openings for volunteers to staff its front desk.
Become an outings leader by taking Outdoor Leadership Training on Oct. 5.


of the West
All are invited to a Sept. 19 opening reception of photos shot by film director Charlie Lieberman at L.A.'s Perfect Exposure Gallery.

Give us your
old car!

Donate an old car, RV or boat that makes a donation to the 
Chapter through
Cars 4 Causes.

New trips added to our 2013-14 Travel Adventures and Featured Outings.

Also, don't miss our Member/Newcomer event on Sept. 10 — and bring a friend.

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