Canyon Echoes - Clean Energy and No Wall!

By Newsroom America Feeds at 21 Mar 2018

"Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy, and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come." ~ Wangari Muta Maathai

In this issue: TONIGHT: Special Screening of Before the Flood Act Now: Help Oppose Trump's Border Wall Budget Lens on the Border Photo Exhibit Join Us at the We the People Summit Stop APS Attack on Clean Energy Please Support Our Work!


Tonight: Special Screening of Before the Flood

Wednesday, March 21 6:30 P.M., discussion to follow Franciscan Renewal Center Auditorium 5802 E Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale


Sierra Club and the Care for Creation Ministry Team at the Franciscan Renewal Center present a no-cost screening of Before the Flood at Franciscan Renewal Center Auditorium. Before the Flood is a National Geographic film featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels to five different continents to witness and discuss climate change with local activists, scientists, and more.

For more information contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or


Act Now: Help Oppose Trump's Border Wall Budget

You can stop Trump from getting his border wall! For more than a year, we've kept Donald Trump from building his pet border wall by convincing Democratic leadership in Congress to vote NO on the funding required to build it. Now there is a key government funding bill with a Friday deadline in which $1.6 billion is given to Trump for dozens of miles of new wall, disguised as a 'flood levee' for Texas.

Please call Senators Chuck Schumer at (202) 224-6542 and Dick Durbin at (202) 224-2152 ASAP to say NO to the wall and to refute the bogus claim that border walls would work as levees. Border walls actually make floods worse!

Then, send a tweet to them at: @SenSchumer and @SenatorDurbin.

Don't be fooled, @SenSchumer and @Senator Durbin, what @RealDonaldTrump calls a 'levee' is his wall in disguise! #NoBorderWall

The majority of Americans and border residents oppose a #BorderWall. @Senator Durbin and @SenSchumer must stay strong in opposing all of the @RealDonaldTrump border wall boondoggles!

#NoBorderWall - Don't waste billions on racist walls! @SenSchumer @SenatorDurbin

For more information contact Dan Millis at (520) 620-6401 or


Lens on the Border Photo Exhibit

Join us in Patagonia this Thursday for the opening of the Lens on the Border photo exhibit!

Event page here:

Lens on the Border Opening Reception Thursday, March 22 4:30-6:30 P.M. Cady Hall 346 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia

Map here:

Lens on the Border is a compilation of vibrant images seeking to capture the essence of the Mexico-U.S. border region. The exhibit is an act of resistance against the stereotypes, sensationalism, paranoia and xenophobia that plague mainstream representations of the verdant landscapes, vibrant communities and plentiful wildlife along the border. View photos of the setup and recent exhibit in Ajo by clicking here:

(click on 'info' for captions).

Photographers included in the exhibit are Raechel Running, Jasmine Stevens, Bill Hatcher, Khaled Jarrar, Alejandra Platt, and Deni Seymour, as well as Krista Schlyer and some of her fellow members of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Exhibit hours are 10am to 4pm, March 23-25 and 30-31. Border author Todd Miller will close the event on March 31 at 1pm with a reading from his new book, Storming the Wall, in the Patagonia Library. Event page here:

For more information contact Dan Millis at (520) 620-6401 or


Join Us at the We the People Summit

We are excited to announce that Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter is one of the sponsors for the We the People Summit on 3/31 in Phoenix. We hope to see you there!

The We the People Summit is a series of three summits designed to bring together individuals, grassroots organizations, and established nonprofits to empower, educate, and connect citizens of Arizona who seek progressive change in local and state government.

Saturday, March 31 8: 30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Phoenix Convention Center 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

map here:

To learn more and purchase your tickets, go to

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or


Stop APS Attack on Clean Energy Contact Your Legislators Today!

APS lobbyists drafted a strike-everything amendment (an amendment that totally replaces a bill with a new one) and got it added to HB2005. The amendment seeks to undermine and effectively preempt enforcement of the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative (50% renewable energy by 2030). Please contact both your senator and representatives and ask them to oppose HB2005 with this striker.

Ask your legislators to oppose attack on clean energy:

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or


Please Support Our Work!

Our work depends on the support of people like you. Watch for our March Appeal in your inbox or your mailbox. Please consider making a donation to further our efforts to protect Arizona's wild lands, wildlife, people, and places. Thank you so much!


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