The Air & Energy Team of the Chicago Group of Sierra Club works within the Chicago area and beyond for a healthy and green community. We organize, lobby, and educate for cleaner air and sustainable energy choices. Our monthly meetings help plan our active campaigns. We're currently hard at work on CO2 regulations, the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard, Keystone XL, Fracking and Home Energy Efficiency.
Earth Day 2013
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Meet with other Sierra Club members for an informal social hour to welcome the spring at Ceoltas in Harrisburg! Look for folks wearing green shirts. We'll be enjoying the food and drink specials from 5 to 7 pm.
This will be a winter backpack trip going north from Roby towards Slabtown Rd. This is a lesser used route with opportunities for off-trail hiking. The total round trip distance will be approximately 12 miles.
Millcreek Moonlight Bonfire and Potluck! Join Pete and Rebecca for an enchanting evening around a bonfire at one of the picnic grounds in Millcreek Canyon. The moon will be waxing and almost full--so moonlight will add sparkle to the white snow. Bring a dish to share that goes with hot chili and cornbread and your favorite beverage. Bring your own camp chairs. Optional hike/snowshoe (depending on snow depth) up Millcreek Canyon about 9:00 pm after the potluck for those interested in working off dinner! Organizers would appreciate an RSVP for food quantities.
6:30 pm - Salad, pizza and pop will be available
7:30 pm - Elaine Giessel will discuss composting with the addition of earthworms. A new bin with worms will be created and will be given to a member of the audience.
Spectacular view of Santa Monica Bay and LA Basin. Moderately strenuous conditioning hike for fit hikers. 2 hr, 5 mile round trip, 1100' total gain on fire road. Meet and sign in at 6:45 pm every Friday, Los Liones Drive at Sunset Blvd (0.3 mi from PCH). Carpool 1.5 miles to trail head. Lug soles. Bring flashlight. Optional dinner at restaurant after. Beach walk when there is a Red Flag Warning. Palisades Highlands sidewalk when it rains.
Meet by 6:45 p.m. in the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot (see map below). We will be 'snacking' at the top, so bring whatever goodies you want for sharing at the potluck at the vista during the hike. Hike starts at 7pm. The hikes are approximately 2 and a half hours long. Come early to complete waiver form. (Participants must sign the waiver and must have waiver card with them on hikes.) Sturdy hiking shoes or boots strongly encouraged. Flashlights are optional; a colored filter is recommended to avoid blinding other participants.
Come see how the city of Porterdale is cleaning up and developing this water trail. We will rent sit-on-top kayaks from a local outfitter (Porterdale Yak Club) the cost is 25 dollars per kayak. We have an early rising full moon so once the sunsets we still should have good light. This section of river is slow moving flat water. We will launch at the new park in Porterdale and slowly paddle up stream for 1.5 hours. Then return back to where we launched. This is a child friendly outing, adults can rent a double kayak for 35 dollars if bringing a child. We will take our time and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river at night. Limit of 10. Please contact Sammy Padgett with questions and to register firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Fridays, sponsored by the Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group, is a series of public presentations by expert speakers on the most important environmental issues of our times. Meetings are held at the Bay Chapter Office, 2530 San Pablo Avenue (one block south of Dwight Way) in Berkeley on the second Friday of each month. Note new format: no potlucks. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; beverages and snacks will be served. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $3.00. For more information, contact Ken Peterson at: email@example.com or Joanne Drabek at (510)318-4614.
The March 14th presentation is entitled "Fracking in California: Can We Still Be a Climate Leader!". The presenters will be members of the Sierra Club Bay Chapter's "Don't Frack California" team. The team will explain what “fracking and acidizing” is and why the oil industry's attempt to greatly expand its efforts in California poses major risks to the water we drink, the air we breathe, our climate, and our future, driving California backwards instead of forwards as the country's climate leader. They will discuss efforts to stop fracking including state legislation, local initiatives, rallies, demonstrations, and bird-dogging Gov. Brown.
Meet at Friendship Park/Bogdonovich Recreation Center. (1920 Cumbre at Anchovy, San Pedro) Hike the bluffs overlooking the Catalina Channel. Wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels. Go for pizza afterwards.
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