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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

Volunteers Needed - General Meeting Refreshments Coordinator

volunteerThe Dallas Sierra Club is an all-volunteer organization. We have no staff to keep everything on track, so we need your help. We have a key volunteer position open right now that we really need to fill.

The volunteer we need is for a new position we have created - General Meeting Refreshment Coordinator.  This person will drop by a grocery store before the General Meeting and purchase the meeting refreshments and brings them to the meeting.  Don't worry; the Club pays for them.

If you would like to volunteer for this position or would like more information, please contact the Dallas Group Chair, Dan Moulton at 972-754-2506 or via email.

Pecos Wilderness Adventure, Northern New Mexico Bus Trip, August 29 - September 3

Pecos WildernessSign up now for a backpacking adventure in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico! This is a favorite location for its cool mountain air, roaring streams, wildlife and spectacular panoramas. Four trail itinerary options fan out to different parts of this vast basin preserve in Santa Fe National Forest. We provide transportation from Dallas to trailhead via chartered bus with professional drivers and trained volunteer backpacking leaders to bring you home safe, happy and inspired from four memorable days of backpacking and camping. It's a great value, but you will need to sign up soon. This trip usually fills up fast. Part of the trip price benefits the conservation and outings programs of the Dallas Sierra Club. Click here for details and registration forms.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Charles KruvandThe Wild Neches River
Charles Kruvand will share scenic photographs and engaging stories from his latest book: Riverwoods: Exploring the Wild Neches.  One of the last wild rivers in Texas, the 416 mile long Neches in east Texas is one of the few remaining hardwood river systems in the U.S.  Encompassing bottomland forests, the Neches reminds us of what we may lose if we don't protect and preserve natural areas for future generations.

Charles Kruvand is an Austin-based photographer and writer.  His photographs are featured in The Living Waters of Texas by Ken Kramer, and he is the recipient of the 2010 Art in Service to the Environment Award by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. 

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.

North Texas Giving Day - Give to the Dallas Sierra Club on September 19

North Texas Giving Day logoMark your calendar to donate to the Dallas Sierra Club on September 19, 2018 as part of North Texas Giving Day.

Contributions will be matched at a rate of approximately 6% plus the Club will be eligible for special bonuses from North Texas Giving Day.   For more information, see https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/sierra-club-foundation-fiscal-sponsor-for-dallas-sierra-club. You can submit a donation prior to September 19 to be automatically charged on the 19th.

New Member Picnic - But Everyone is Invited!

New Member Picnic!  All Sierra Club Members welcome also.   
hotdogWhen: Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  From 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. 
Where: Churchill Park in Dallas; 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas TX 
What:  Lots of food, vegan and vegetarian and regular, lots of drinks, lots of prizes and free membership giveaways, and some fun and games. 

Join us for a fun gathering of people concerned about protecting the local and planetary environment.  There will be lots of random giveaways, rest assured, and some new Dallas Sierra Memberships to be distributed as well.  Please join us for a fun morning and lunchtime gathering. Bring your kids, dogs, ferrets, and whomever you consider your good friends, furry or feathered. 

Thanks and see you there.  Yes, we need volunteers, contact Ginger Bradley if you want to help - phone: 469-223-7902, or email: send email by clicking here.

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

The Earth on fireClimate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Humanity at the Crossroads
Climate Change is here and it is making us sick, but it's making some of us sicker than others. The World Health Organization states that "Climate Change is among the greatest health risks of the 21st Century."  But we can't talk about climate change, health and sustainability without addressing Social Justice.  Climate Change is undermining basic human rights, disproportionately affecting children, the elderly, poor, disabled, minority communities, as well as indigenous peoples.  The most affected are the least responsible for the causes of climate change and are adversely impacted based on their position in the power structure.  This presentation looks at climate change through the lens of the intersectionality of health and social justice.  The presenters:
Anthony J. Perri, MD, FACS has been a practicing urologist in Texas for more than 35 years.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical School, a Climate Reality Leader, member of the DFW Climate Reality Chapter and Sierra Club.  He has a special interest in the impact of diet, lifestyle, nutrition and the environment on the incidence and progression of cancer as well as the genomic basis of the disease.
Dorothy G. Perri, MS, RN, NCSN, CNE has practiced nursing for over four decades as a critical care nurse, school nurse and professor of nursing, witnessing many impacts of climate change on health.  She has a special interest in advocating for children's health, was trained as a Climate Reality Leader, and is a member of the DFW Climate Reality Chapter, Texas Nurses Association, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and Sierra Club.  As a nurse, she feels a duty to educate and protect the most vulnerable and our future generations from the threats of climate change.

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.

Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for Your Group

The Dallas Sierra Club provides outdoor/environmental education in the form of entertaining and informative presentations by Dallas Sierra Club members

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Videos of Our General Meetings

We have posted videos of our General Meetings on YouTube. Visit our General Meeting Page to find links the videos. 

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What's Going On

Aug 21 No August Outings Committee Meeting

Aug 29-Sep 3 Pecos Wilderness Bus Trip

Sep 4 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Sep 10 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Sep 14 Suburban Walk: Breckenridge Park, Richardson Texas

Sep 14 Climate Change Walk

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