With great pleasure, we invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act at our inaugural 2014 Loma Prietan "Guardians of Nature" Benefit for the Loma Prieta Chapter. The event will take place on Saturday Oct 4th from 4-6 PM at Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto. Join us and raise a glass with friends. Get inspired by Doug Scott, Wilderness Act historian and former Sierra Club Conservation Director, as he shares the history of extraordinary story of the conservation bedrock - the Wilderness Act.
If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of critical environmental issues and would like to begin engaging in hands-on environmental advocacy, then our Environmental Stewardship Program (E.S.P) is a good fit for you.
Lisa Barboza, surrounded by almost fifty friends and supporters, finished climbing every peak on The List, on June 28, 2014, at North Peak. It took her 10 years – faster than most, slower than a very, very, few. The List is a compendium of 248 mountains in the Sierra Nevada that are deemed to be worthy climbs. A committee of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Sierra Peak Section, led by Andy Smatko, created The List in 1960. Since the original publication of The List, 73 climbers had climbed every peak, and now Lisa has become the 74th to climb them all. She is the twelfth woman to do so.
Hi All! I’m the new Recycling and Zero Waste Intern. I wanted to update Sierra Club members with some fascinating information. We plan to have in person meetings throughout this year in order to acquaint committee members with each other and make sure that all members are on the same page. Our goals for the committee are as follows:
Sierra Club chapter outings– like our members – come in all shapes and types. We take the "Enjoy" in the Sierra Club Motto, "Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet" seriously. These activities are a great membership perk and a great way to get to know other members as well as local natural treasures. Whatever your interests or experience level, you can find something to tickle your fancy on our calendar.
Did you know that the Sierra Club is the largest and the only national, volunteer-driven environmental organization in the country? Because we are, we need volunteers to lead us locally on our executive committee.
The Loma Prieta chapter Executive Committee (ExCom) is a group of passionate, organizationally-minded environmental leaders who are responsible for the financial and organizational health of our Loma Prieta chapter, serving San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Benito counties.
GREEN YOUR HOLIDAYS Get ready for the onslaught of the four upcoming months that end in –er. This year, go green for the holidays. It is estimated that Americans waste at least 25 percent more of everything during the holidays, including some 50 million Christmas trees, more than half of which wind up in landfill; 4 million tons of gift wrap and shopping bags; 2.65 billion Christmas cards; 28 billion pounds of edible food; and 17 billion gift catalogs. This year, avoid excess packaging, reuse and recycle gift-wrap, donate leftovers to food banks and homeless shelters, mulch the Christmas tree for compost, buy eco-friendly gifts, and donate to environmental causes and eco-charities in someone else’s name.