Did you know that what you eat has a big impact on climate change? New research shows that farming practices that protect and conserve the soil, like no-till farming and raising grass-finished beef, can keep soils healthy and greatly reduce the amount of CO2 lost to the air. This win-win approach is one step beyond Organic - it’s called Regenerative Agriculture.
One grain of silt at a time, the problem has been approaching. Since its creation in 1892, the reservoir behind Searsville dam has been accumulating sediment; 2.7 million cubic yards later, the reservoir is nearly filled in. A number of solutions have been proposed, each weighing the risk of flooding in Silicon Valley, the agricultural demand for water, and the possibility of harm to threatened and endangered species. Whichever balance is struck, it will be precarious.
2015 Guardians of Nature Benefit is fast approaching. We still have a handful of tickets left but they will be gone before you know it. Reserve your spot today and join us for a fun event celebrating the power of our extraordinary community. Purchase your ticket here. We hope to see you at the Benefit!
The 2015-2016 Environmental Stewardship program kicks off Monday, October 5th! Sign up today!
If you would like to spend one evening a month learning about critical environmental issues through award-winning documentaries/presentations and taking action to combat climate change, preserve wild places, protect endangered wildlife, and advocate for safer and more sustainable ways of living, this is your opportunityto make a difference. If you have more time, you can also participate in an environmental project—one organized by the Sierra Club, another organization, or a project you have initiated yourself.
Peaks: Emerald Peak 12,546'
Trailhead: Florence Lake, California
Participants: Debbie Bulger, Richard Stover
Difficulty: class 2
From the bridge over the San Joaquin River at the junction of the John Muir Trail and the Piute Trail, one can see picturesque Emerald Peak rising above the hustle and bustle of the JMT, promising isolation, quiet, and alpine views.
It is not too late to go solar! When you go solar this winter, you get $1,000 from Sungevity! Sungevity also contributes $1,000 to the Loma Prieta Chapter for every member who gets solar installed It’s good for the planet, good for the Sierra Club, and good for you.
You can put solar on your roof through this innovative program with no money down.
“Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence” by Italian neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso and journalist Alessandra Viola says that plants are intelligent in how they work together and thrive (source: Earthweek.com). Before you scoff at this idea, consider that books, magazines and newspapers are made out of plants. Pretty sneaky, huh?