Your November Chapter Newsletter

By Newsroom America Feeds at 7 Nov 2017

November News, Activities and EventsFind our full Event Activities Calendar here Find our full Outdoor Activities Calendar here FREE Movie Night - From the Ashes

Friday, November 10th 6:30pm Chapter office, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101, San Diego, CA 92111

This powerful documentary explores the experiences of Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be. From Appalachia and the horrors of mountain-top removal to strip mines and polluted lands in the Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, our climate, and the health of our people.

View the theatrical trailer here .

$70 to Enter a National Park? Say NO!

Instead of keeping our parks accessible to all, the Trump administration wants to increase park fees by more than double, while making it easier and cheaper for the fossil fuel industry to drill. Say no way! Read More

Volunteer Interest Meeting

Seal Society of Sierra Club San Diego

Saturday, November 11th, 1:00 to 2:30pm Chapter office, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101, San Diego, CA 92111 WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A DOCENT?

Join us for a presentation on Seal Biology & Behavior including the role of Docents in protecting this local unique natural treasure. RSVP here.

Experience the Remote Beauty of the Wilderness with Intelligence and Confidence WILDERNESS BASICS COURSE!

The Wilderness Basics Course is a comprehensive hiking and backpacking course offered once a year by the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter. Starting in January, students attend lecture classes every Tuesday night for ten weeks and put their skills to the test on a Day Hike and four Weekend Outings - a Car Camp, a Mountain/Desert Backpack, a Land Navigation Backpack and a Snow Backpack. Space is limited! This class fills up fast. RSVP or learn more here.

Think Globally, Act Locally by Jody Stell

While I was visiting family in early May, a favorite aunt (she's as environmentally passionate as I am) and I saw the trailer for " An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"and we clapped and hooted in the movie theater. We were so excited for this movie to come out. At the time, I thought in my head, "I would love to put together a group of friends to go see this then have a discussion afterwards about it". Well, my dream came true...without me even having to plan it. In mid-July, our San Diego Sierra Club chapter invited its Chapter Outing Leaders to a pre-screening of Al Gore's documentary at the Mission Valley AMC theater, two weeks before general release. It was to be accompanied by a panel discussion afterwards. I signed up immediately. Read more here

Call for Nominations- North County Coastal Group Executive Committee

Here's an election we all need to pay attention to ...The North County Coastal Group (NCCG) will be holding elections this January to fill four seats on its Executive Committee. Sierra Club activities are driven by volunteers at the local level and we are one of the only environmental groups where volunteers set the agenda. Our new Executive Committee was elected last year and four of the seats are again up for election. To be eligible for election you need to be a member of the Group and the Sierra Club.If you would like to be considered for one of these seats or to nominate another person submit a name for consideration by the ExCom Nomination Nominating Committee HERE. The deadline for responding is November 16, 2016. Order Your 2018 Sierra Club Calendars and Holiday Cards NOW!

Club Members Receive 10% Discount. The 2018 Sierra Club calendars are available in 2 styles. The beautiful wall calendar has thirteen full-color images by outstanding nature photographers. Twelve monthly grids with space for notes. 11 1/4" x 13 1/2" opens to 11 1/4" x 27". One of the most popular desk calendars ever published, featuring fifty-seven full-color photographs. Fifty four one-week at-a-glance pages with grids for notes and appointments; plus additional pages for notes, addresses, phone numbers, etc., and 2017 & 2019 calendars. 9 1/4" x 6" opens to 9 1/4" x 12".

Our Holiday cards come assorted or single photo . Express yourself with the majestic scenes of Yosemite or Winter Wildlife. Visit our store for gift ideas, backpacks, caps, cups and more.

Celebrate the Holidays with our 2018 Annual Whale Watch Trip

Sunday, January 14, 2018

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A Benefit Event for Sierra Club San Diego Conservation Programs

Join with fellow Sierra Club members and friends as we venture out to locate gray whales. It is the height of the gray whale migration along our coast and your opportunity to see whales from afar and up close. Past trips have seen as many as 15 whales. You will also get to see other sea life such as sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins and some seabirds. More information here.


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