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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

Earth, Wind, and Fire Energy Summit

October 22-23 in Addison, Dallas Sierra Club will sponsor our second Earth, Wind, and Fire Energy Summit, an opportunity for businesses, activists, students, homeowners... everyone to learn how energy is produced and how it can be produced and managed sustainably in the future. Register now at EarthWindFireSummit.org

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, July 12, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Purcell Mountains of British ColumbiaMovie night!  We supply popcorn, snacks, and drinks.

See Jumbo Wild to learn about the controversy surrounding the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort that would span four glaciers and 15,000 acres in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia.  For 25 years, local residents, concerned citizens, and the Ktunaxa Nation have strongly opposed this development for environmental, economic, and spiritual reasons.  Development has continued to move forward despite overwhelming opposition.  The film highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places.   Set against a backdrop of incredible backcountry ski and snowboard footage, Jumbo Wild documents all sides of a divisive issue bringing the passionate local fight to protect the Jumbo Valley to life for the first time.  What more will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?  Click here to watch the movie's trailer.

ICO leader and kidsTrinity Environmental Academy
Learn about Trinity Environmental Academy (TriEA), Dallas' first environmentally focused public-charter/private college partnership on the Paul Quinn College campus.  The mission of TriEA is to provide an innovative, community-based environmental education to engage and empower scholars to become tomorrow's global change agents.  The school was built around the need for an environmentally focused charter school that takes advantage of our most underutilized resource: the Great Trinity Forest.  Our doors opened in August 2015 in the heart of one of the highest need neighborhoods in southern Dallas – Highland Hills – and will serve Pre-K to 2nd grades for primary and sixth and seventh grades in middle school.

Environmental and community-based education has a documented history of improving student learning, translating into increased college and career opportunities, and can be particularly successful for underserved populations, which require increased levels of engagement.  From a simple school garden to a wilderness area, outdoor education provides students and teachers opportunities beyond a basic appreciation for nature.  These programs have been proven to help students of all abilities and backgrounds become more effective, high-achieving learners.  The more environmental variables children are exposed to, the more inventiveness and creativity we observe.  These skills allow scholars to tackle real world challenges more effectively.  Learn about how to get involved in TriEA during this short presentation.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Fall GardenFall/Winter Vegetable Gardening in North Texas

The best time for gardening in North Texas is from September until June.  You can have fresh tomatoes from your garden for Christmas dinner!  Dr. Larry Legg will present a scientific and observational approach for gardening during fall and winter.  Larry is a Biology Professor, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Master Wellness Volunteer, and a Conflict Resolution Specialist.  He is a country boy from the boondocks where if you did not have a successful garden, you went hungry.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Bicycling in the woodsA bicycling and paddling adventure along the Elbe river
When Eli Baron flew to Germany, his bicycle arrived but his clothes and camping gear did not.  Undeterred, he pressed on.  The journey started with a bicycle ride reaching the Elbe's headwaters high in the mountains in the Czcheck Republic near the border with Poland, and pedaling across the Czcheck Republic through Prague and unto Dresden in Germany.  The second stage was kayaking across Germany from the border with the Czcheck Republic to Hamburg, near where the Elbe drains into the North Sea.  The third stage was a bicycle ride across Germany from Lübeck to Poland along the Baltic Sea coast.
Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Hilites from Iceland, Patagonia, and Storm Chasing

Dan Leffel, photographer extraordinaire, will cover 3 of his latest photography trips: to Iceland in winter, Patagonia in their fall, and storm chasing on the high plains this past spring.  From the Iceland trip Dan will share unique images of the northern lights, which he photographed on 6 different occasions during 11 days in the country.  His Patagonia images will include treks made in both Fitz Roy and Torres del Paine.  His storm chasing images will include stories of the 12 tornadoes he photographed over a span of just 4 days - a very active weather period this past May.  He was able to capture an image with 3 tornadoes on the ground at the same time, a rare occurrence.  There will be ample time to ask questions regarding any of the other places Dan has travelled, or about his presentation.
Dan has photographed all seven continents; rafted the Grand Canyon twice; spent a great deal of time in the four corners area of the US, as well as Alaska and New England; hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; safaried to Namibia and Zimbabwe; photographed Iceland, Cuba, India, Japan, Patagonia, Nepal, Bhutan, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Greece, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand; and traveled throughout North and South America.  His images have won a number of awards, including selection to multiple North America Nature Photographer Association (NANPA) Showcases and Sierra Club competitions.  He spends his summers in the Oregon Cascade mountains, and is committed to helping preserve and share the beauty of nature and indigenous cultures through his photographs.
Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

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What's Going On

Jul 6 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Jul 9 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Jul 12 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Jul 16 Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Jul 20 Outings Committee Meeting

Jul 25-28 Backpack in the Collegiate Peaks region, Colorado THIS TRIP IS FULL, with 24 participants. Call for wait list info.

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