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Announcements from the Southern Nevada Group

EARTH DAY WEEKEND 2013: Coal to Clean Energy Walk

Join the Moapa Band of Paiutes, Sierra Club President Allison Chin, and members and friends of the Sierra Club from across the region as we celebrate Earth Day weekend with a "Coal to Clean Energy" walk. Get all the details about this great event here.

Find out more about Earth Day events happening southern Nevada by checking out the Sierra Club Southern Nevada Group's Earth Day Events in Las Vegas website: www.EarthDayLV.com

REPORT: The Economic Benefits of Retiring Reid Gardner Coal Plant

The Sierra Club has completed a study documenting the economic impacts that would result from the retiring of the Reid Gardner coal plant in Moapa, NV.

Click here to read the report.

PICTURES: Las Vegas Carbon Pollution Forum

Check out some great pictures from the Carbon Pollution Forum held in Las Vegas in June 2012.


Next General Meeting

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Join the Sierra Club Southern Nevada Group for our May monthly program!

This month we'll be talking with Tom Moulin, author of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Guide. Tom meticulously researched Red Rock Canyon to create an extensive chronicle of the region’s past and a thorough field guide to the plants and animals. His program includes information on the flora and fauna in that region as well as some of the more popular trails.

Who: Sierra Club Members and Friends

What: May Monthly Program: An Evening with Tom Moulin

When: Monday, May 13 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: 708 South 6th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Looking for New Monthly Meeting Volunteer

We are currently without a volunteer to head up the monthly general membership meetings. If you are interested in this position please contact Southern Nevada Group Chairman Taj Ainlay at tajainlay@aol.com

 



NEW SITE for HIKES and EVENTS

Our Southern Nevada Group is now using the software program called OARS provided by the national Sierra Club and it necessitated changing our website from an HTML page to an ASP page, so the URL has changed. If you have the old site bookmarked, your bookmark is now obsolete. You can continue to click "Outings and events" in the upper right-hand part of this page, or click directly on http://nevada.sierraclub.org/sngroup/text/snevent1.asp

You can download the latest issue of the Toiyabe Trails (pdf) at http://toiyabe.sierraclub.org/gbgroup/pdfs/trails/toiyabeTrails.htm which also has a listing of outings and events.


FRIENDS OF GOLD BUTTE

Over the last ten years, support for protecting Gold Butte has grown steadily.  And recently, we’ve experienced a real outpouring of support among diverse groups. The City of Mesquite, Clark County Commission and the Paiute tribes have all passed resolutions of support.  The ground work has been laid.  We must all work together to show our Delegation that National Conservation Area with Wilderness is right for Gold Butte.  Email or call Nancy or Terri to get more involved. friendsofgoldbutte@gmail.com Nancy @ 702-346-3723 or Terri @ 702-459-7613


FRIENDS OF NEVADA WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educating the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improving the management and restoration of wild lands. For more info, go to: http://www.nevadawilderness.org/


AFTER THE GULF OIL SPILL: AN UPDATE FROM SIERRA CLUB NATIONAL:

With a newly strengthened passion, we have combined all of our resources into one common goal: to move Beyond Oil in the next twenty years. The newly launched Beyond Oil campaign will focus all of our efforts as an organization to ensure that we break our addiction to oil and win this critical battle. Your support is urgently needed. http://letsmovebeyondoil.org    


Get Outdoors Nevada

GET OUTDOORS NEVADA SOUTHERN NEVADA INTERAGENCY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM  tammy.gerber@unlv.edu,702-895-5484. More info & registration at http://www.getoutdoorsnevada.org   You can participate in lots of outdoor projects including cleanups, restorations, and educational events. There are also plenty of volunteer and docent opportunities.


Other Opportunities to Get Involved

HAPPENINGS IN HENDERSON - Outdoor recreation opportunities!  Tuesdays on the Trail; River Mountains Trail Cleanup; Family Fun & Fido Walk.  Contact cohtrails@cityofhenderson.com

RED ROCK AUDUBON MEETINGS: (Wengert Rm at NV Energy, same location as Sierra Club!)

GREENPEACE TOXINS CAMPAIGN- Toxic chemical facilities have had a negative impact on the health of our community and upcoming legislation in the senate will give us an opportunity to force these chemical facilities to use safer alternatives, as well as a safer processes, to help protect our community.  Our goal is to create awareness & build public support for strong legislation. Adrian Kamada, akamada@greenpeace.org,415-255-9221 x 339.

JOIN NEVADA'S NETROOTS! ProgressNow Nevada is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting new media strategies. We work to engage citizens from across the state around progressive issues of immediate state or local concern. Find out more at www.progressnownevada.org

Check this Website for routes designation, and which routes are open or closed.   http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/field_offices/las_vegas_field_office/acec_route_designation/acec_route_designations.Par.91091.File.tmp/EA%20Maps.pdf

Nevada Desert Experience continues to advocate against nuclear testing in Nevada and other issues. See their website for more info: http://NevadaDesertExperience.org

GREEN LIVING MADE EASY! Sierra Club National has launched a new site, www.sierraclubgreenhome.com designed to help people just like you to green their homes. It makes green living more practical for ordinary consumers by providing a wealth of information regarding environmentally friendly products & practices for every aspect of home life. Features include a home carbon calculator, home health quiz, net solar costs calculator and more.

LOVE NATURE? LOVE SIERRA CLUB TRAILS
Whether you love to max-out your muscles or recharge your spiritual batteries, there's a community of outdoor enthusiasts like you in the new Sierra Club Trails online community. http://www.sierraclubtrails.com/ 

SIERRA CLUB SUPPORTS Green Works,™ the new line of natural household cleaning products from the makers of Clorox products. Green Works cleaning products are made from natural, renewable resources such as coconuts, lemon oils, etc., 100% biodegradable and 99% petrochemical free. They contain no phosphorus or bleach &  nor animal testing. These products are environmentally conscious, affordable, work well, and will be available to millions of people. This month you will start seeing our name, logo and the statement that “Green Works is a proud supporter of Sierra Club’s efforts to preserve and protect the planet” on the labels and packaging. These products offer a way for tens of millions of Americans to get involved in doing something good for the planet - as well as directly support Sierra Club - all through their everyday actions as consumers. The financial support from the Green Works product line will help Sierra Club continue our conservation efforts, including the protection of America’s clean air, clean water, wildlife and special places. 

STOP UNWANTED CATALOGS: The 19 billion catalogs mailed every year consume 3.6 million tons of paper and 53 million trees. Stop the deluge at your house by registering at www.catalogchoice.org to search and decline. You can also add an entry. The site is endorsed by the Ecology Center in Berkeley, CA, the National Wildlife Federation, and the National Resources Defense Council.

RECYCLE OLD TVs: Did you know one TV can leak eight lbs. of lead into the environment? Check www.mygreenelectronics.org or www.earth911.org where you can type in your zip code for a list of recycling centers near you. Some mfrs & retailers like Sony & Best Buy have their own plans. Check www.epa.gov/rcc/plugin for corporate sites that detail their TV recycling program.


Outside Las Vegas Foundation Protects and revitalizes park sites, creates trails, produces publications. www.outsidelasvegas.org


Take Pride in America Coordinates anti-litter initiative; includes cleanups & work on strengthening anti-litter and anti-dumping regulations and penalties. www.publiclands.unlv.edu/takepride.htm  

 
 Recycling Links to 15 companies that recycle aluminum, appliances, auto batteries, cardboard, electronics, ink cartridges, magazines, newspapers, paper, plastic, pallets, and scrap metal. www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/environmental_health/solid_waste/recycling_opportunities.htm


Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Recycles old cell phones and used portable, rechargeable batteries. www.rbrc.org/call2recycle/dropoff/index.php


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