"To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment."
Sierra Club National Political Team 'Listening Session'
The National Political Team, a committee of Sierra Club volunteers and staff, will hold a “listening session” on Sunday, June 30th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Communications Workers of America Hall at 1408 N. Washington Ave., Dallas 75204. The national committee believes for the first time in recent memory that Texas could be a swing state next year in the federal elections. This meeting will provide a chance for Dallas Sierrans to impact the 2020 national political process by providing input to decision makers and planners. Your opinions are being solicited now to help mold the selection process for the National Board’s endorsement of the 2020 presidential and congressional candidates and to help the national team decide which states to send their staff organizers and financial resources.
The meeting will also provide a chance for Dallas Sierrans to learn more about the Sierra Club election program for next year at both the state and national levels. Plan to attend this important and informative meeting to get involved early and let our National Political Team know how interested and engaged our local members are about Texas. Next year could be a historic year politically for the environment, and you can be a part of the effort.
Your RSVP will be appreciated so that we can plan for room space and refreshments. Contact David Griggs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ozone Season Is Here
Listen to a cool history of the discovery of our hot season nemesis, smog caused by internal combustion engines, Fighting Smog in Los Angeles.
You can play the Ozone Game with the machine that first measured ozone in LA.
Legislature Rest in Peace
Lone Star Chapter gives a summary of WHAT HAPPENED.
Comment on Internal Combustion Test Standards before June 24
At our May general meeting, Jeremy Ayars urged us to comment on an EPA rule change and he believes would reduce emissions standards for all types of internal combustion engines. You can comment at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0753-0001
Conservation Issues Continue
- Ask the EPA to keep efficiency standards for light bulbs: https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/dont-let-the-trump-administration-roll-back-green-light-bulb-standard
- May 24, 7 pm, see videos and discuss ocean dead zones, at First UU Church, 4015 Normandy, in Hallman Edu Bldg room 303.
- May 29, 8:15-10 am, 350.0rg will lead its annual protest outside
the Exxon shareholders meeting: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-at-exxon-annual-shareholder-meeting
- Latest border wall status near the National Butterfly Center, Bentson State Park, Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge and others: https://www.cnet.com/news/border-wall-now-under-construction-could-kill-off-birds-ocelots-and-a-church/ and
- I have heard young people express variations of "We're all gonna die soon because of climate change." Read https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/science/climate-change-doom.html and assure doomsayers that we ARE turning this big ship around.
A Climate Change Walk Through Downtown Dallas
Take a narrated tour of downtown Dallas to hear about changes that have already happened, changes we expect, and changes we can make. Reserve a spot on an upcoming Climate Change Walk.
Walks are also listed on our calendar.
Saving Mother Earth: Lt. Gen. Russell Honore
Conservation News Email List
Sign up to get Dallas Sierra Club Conservation News Stay up-to-date on conservation issues affecting the Dallas area with this (usually) twice-per-month email.
Conservation starts at home! Think globally, act locally comes down to your own garbage can. The majority of Americans recycle, so join us. Click here for information about recycling in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding cities. If you have questions about recycling or recycling campaigns, contact Victoria Howard at 972-768-6067.
Share Your Ride
We are making car pooling and using public transportation a little easier for our regular events. See our new Share Your Ride page.
You can get FREE mulch delivered to your house from tree service companies, and-or you can pick up FREE mulch by yourself at various companies and city recycling centers. Click here for information about free mulch. If you have questions, contact Kirk or Coralie Miller at 972-699-1687.