Your September SF Bay Chapter Bulletin

By Newsroom America Feeds at 8 Sep 2017 Donate

Dear Robert,

Below you'll find other news and events for the coming month. And as usual, get daily updates in the Yodeler and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Celebrate the 7th Annual David Brower Dinner The San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club will be holding our Annual David Brower Dinner Gala on Saturday, October 7th, 5-8pm featuring Sierra Club Executive Director, Michael Brune, and longtime San Francisco activist and politician, Tom Ammiano.

This year's event will be celebrating the 125th birthday of the Sierra Club as we highlight our Chapter's environmental justice movement. Our Gala's theme of RESIST! is a clear message against attacks on our environmental progress by the current administration.

To find out more, get a ticket or even sponsor, check out our website !

Chapterwide Elections Coming for Executive Committees Candidate applications due by Tuesday, September 5th.

The San Francisco Bay Chapter, Sierra Club, will hold elections for the Chapter and seven group Executive Committees (ExComms). Members are encouraged to consider candidacy for themselves, nominate another member, or volunteer for the Nomination/Elections Committee.

ExComm members must attend regular meetings, determine Sierra Club positions on many critical environmental issues, and take an active part in making the Chapter or group function well.

Candidates not nominated by the committee can run by petition. The deadline for receipt of petitions is 5pm Mon., Sep. 25.

Please visit our 2017 Chapter Elections page , e-mail the committee at: , or contact committee chairperson Matt Morrison at (925)413-6213.

Join us for Drive Electric Week Join us for Drive Electric Week, September 9th to 13th. Learn about Electric Vehicles and all the rebates, and test drive a car.

Three events happening in the East Bay: Saturday September 9th from 11AM to 3PM, Berkeley and Richmond will be hosting a Drive Electric event! Berkeley: Civic Center Parking Lot, 1980 Allston Way; Richmond: Hilltop Auto Row, 3280 Auto Plaza. And in Richmond again on Wednesday the 13th from 2PM to 7:30PM at Civic Center Parking Lot, 440 Civic Center Plaza.

For more info go to , Or to volunteer at one of these events, or other questions contact Cesar Zepeda, EJ Committee Chair, Sierra Club.

Visualizing Sea-level Rise

Join Citizens for East Shore Parks, the Sierra Club and others for the third Visualizing Sea-level Rise event in Richmond. We're inviting the public to make a statement along the shoreline by marking off where the "new" shoreline will be with 2-meters of sea-level rise. Volunteers will hold up blue banners along the 2-meter sea-level rise mark to raise awareness about sea-level rise and call on public leaders to look to resilient shoreline solutions to address sea-level rise. Contact to get involved.

Date: Saturday, October 7, time tbd

Location: Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline Park and the Dotson Family Marsh, 5551 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA Website:

Join us for Green Fridays

Green Friday meets on the second Friday of the month in the Sierra Club's Bay Chapter Office, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are served. A $3 donation is requested. See the Chapter's website for more details.

The Sept. 8th Green Friday presentation will be given by Tom Athanasiou, whose topic is entitled "Stabilizing the Climate System -- what would be fair enough to actually work?" Tom Athanasiou is a climate-equity specialist. In 1996, he wrote Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor. Since then, he has focused on the equity debate within the international climate talks. He co-directs the Climate Equity Reference Project and is writing a new book entitled Justice within Limits. In Tom's own words: "Climate justice is the future of the green movement. We all know this now, or should. But what do these two lovely words actually mean? In this discussion, we'll consider an answer that begins with the baseline reality: climate crisis is one side of a coin that has inequality crisis on its other."

Bicycle around the Bay!

The SF Bay Chapter is forming a bike section to offer our members an opportunity to ride in a social setting and to experience nature on two wheels. We plan to offer rides starting at the end of September. Everyone who has their own bicycle and can safely ride at a steady endurance pace is welcome. Please check the activities calendar online or in your newsletter for updates. If you are interested in becoming a ride leader, please contact us at .

Screening: The North Pole The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, California, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood faces both gentrification and global warming. Written and produced by Josh Healey, directed by Yvan Iturriaga, the series features an all-star cast and crew and is executive produced by the Bay Area's own Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project . Movement Generation inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. Their work is rooted in vibrant social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color committed to a Just Transition away from profit and pollution and towards healthy, resilient and life-affirming local economies.

Catch a free general screening at the Grand Lake Theater September 7th at 9:30pm ( tickets here ), a labor & union screening at U.C. Berkeley Labor Center September 19th at 6pm ( RSVP on Facebook ), or watch the series streaming online for free starting September 12.

Volunteer at the David Brower Dinner

Volunteers are needed for our 7th annual David Brower Dinner. Come support the chapter, and help us as we honor many great environmental leaders from around the Bay Area. We are looking for people who could help check-in attendees, assist vendors and guests, answer questions, and more. Experience not necessary, but a warm, positive and energetic attitude is great, and of course, must love parties.

Interested people should contact Jennifer Ong at or leave a message at 510-397-9006. Brower Dinner

Drive Electric and 100% Renewable with CleanPowerSF and National Drive Electric Week CleanPowerSF, San Francisco's Community Choice Energy program, invites you to join us on Saturday, September 23rd from 11am to 4pm for free, no hassle Electric Vehicle test drives at the Sunset Community Festival, 39th & Ortega in San Francisco.

Sponsored by the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association , the event is part of National Drive Electric Week celebrations across the US and many other countries. Learn how easy, affordable and enjoyable it is to drive electric.

CleanPowerSF gives San Francisco residents and businesses a choice in the source of their power service. It provides more renewable energy at competitive, stable rates using the existing PG&E power grid and your monthly bill. San Franciscans can enroll anytime in 100% renewable SuperGreen energy service for just a few dollars more each month or save a little money with our competitively priced 40% renewable Green service. Learn more and enroll today at .

Climate Action in The City San Francisco Tomorrow presents a panel discussion with Q&A featuring local environmentalists. How is San Francisco planning for climate change? What plans does the City itself have in place? What are local non-governmental organizations doing around climate change? How do these different approaches mesh with each other - or not? How can SF residents join the fight?

Participants: Debbie Raphael, Director, SF Department of the Environment David Shearn, volunteer, 350 SF Sue Vaughan, Vice Chair, Sierra Club SF Group Moderator: Claire Lau, Co-Chair, SF Berniecrats Wednesday, September 13th, 7 PM - 9 PM Richmond District Police Station - Community Room 461, 6th Avenue between Geary & Anza ( map )

Zeke's Ride Success!

Zeke completed their cross country bike trip last week!! We are so glad to have them back home and proud of them. Zeke biked 4,728 miles mostly over dirt roads and lots of mountains, across deserts, through 100+ degree heat and below 30 degree cold, spent the night in prison in Mississippi (as a guest), had their bike stolen and then replaced through a generous fundraiser in Kansas, had their bike helmet run over (without their head in it) and replaced through a generous parental credit card in Colorado, took lots of beautiful photos , and wrote lots of blog posts (Zeke is still posting the last few weeks of the ride slowly).

Zeke did it all for the adventure and to raise money for the Sierra Club to fight global warming. And that's where you all come in- if you haven't already donated, here's your chance. Help Zeke's fundraising get over the $4,000 mark. It would be nice if we could raise $1 for every mile Zeke biked. We definitely need the Sierra Club's voice more than ever right now. Here's the link to donate.

Get involved in your local group or committee

The San Francisco Bay Chapter has several groups throughout the Bay focusing on different areas, as well as committees covering topical issues here in the Bay. To find out more, check out our activities calendar , our issues , and our leadership roster .

Also, consider going on a hike with us! You can find out about the variety of hikes available here in the Bay on our activities calendar .

We hope to see you soon!

Thank you for all you do for the environment every day. Warm regards,

Minda Berbeco

Chapter Director Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter P.S.-Donate to the Bay Chapter! EV Parking by Noya Fields via Flickr.


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