Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club
Earth Day is Coming and We Could Use Your Help
The Dallas Sierra Club will be participating in three major Earth Day events this year and we could use your help to staff our booths and tables. The job is fun and rewarding. You get to meet a bunch of great people, hand out some literature, and talk about the Sierra Club. Here is information about the events:
April 12 - Learn 2 Live Green
Plano's Learn 2 Live Green event will be at The Shops of Legacy (Legacy Dr, east of Dallas North Tollway in Plano) on Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This annual free event attracts thousands of people interested in learning about Renewable Energy, Organic Foods, Green Building/Remodeling, Water Conservation and much, much more. More information.
April 12 - Oak Cliff Earth Day - Celebrating the Planet
You are invited to the fabulous and informative Oak Cliff Earth Day Fair! It starts at noon and goes until 5:00 pm. It is located at Lake Cliff Park, near the corner of Zang and Colorado Blvds., by the Methodist Hospital. Visit OakCliffEarthDay.com for more details and directions. It will be a great chance to find out all you wanted to know about environmentalism, Art and culture, and of course, the Sierra Club. More information.
April 26-27 - Earth Day Texas
Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment. More information.
Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting - Tuesday, May 13
Urban Vegetable Gardening & Composting
As a community, we are healthier when we actively garden and engage directly with our food. For many, a foray into gardening begins with an interest in vegetable gardening. Just because you live in the city doesn't mean you can't grow fresh food. Learn some tips for growing great vegetables and how to recycle all the leftover organic matter with basic composting techniques.
Leslie Halleck is a degreed and certified professional horticulturist with more than 20 years of green industry experience and many more of hands on gardening. When she's not gardening or helping green industry businesses grow, she's writing about gardening for a number of media outlets and her blog, growLively. Leslie is also a regular gardening contributor on WFAA Channel 8's Good Morning Texas TV program. www.lesliehalleck.com
Using Social Media
Robin Sowton will discuss how the Dallas Sierra Club is using social media to promote outings and conservation efforts. Using examples (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Meetup) and our website, she will explain how you can help with this effort.
Everyone is welcome. 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.
Sacramento Mountains, Cloudcroft, New Mexico Bus Trip - May 23-27
We're now accepting registrations for the Memorial Day weekend sleeper bus trip to this new destination ten miles east of Alamogordo. Our trails are in Lincoln National Forest at elevations from 7,800 to 9,500 feet, forested with fir, pine and aspen. We've reserved a group shelter for breakfast on arrival. One trip option is day hikes from this appealing base camp with vault toilets and a fire pit amphitheater. All other trips will continue after breakfast to trailheads along the Rim Trail. Thirty-one miles in all, the Rim Trail generally follows the divide between the Rio Grande and Pecos watersheds, with occasional views to White Sands and the Tularosa Valley far below. The Rim Trail was the first National Recreational Trail in New Mexico. Area history is tied to logging and the “Cloud-Climbing Railroad” that hauled out timber and brought in vacationers. Railroad grade and trestle remnants are prominent features on the day hikes. Departure is Friday evening, with return before dawn Tuesday. Click here for complete trip details and registration application forms.
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