Celebrate!  Happy Birthday to our National Parks!
One hundred years ago, the US Congress established the National Park Service.  What idea could be more American than setting aside lands, not just for kings, noblemen, and the very rich, but for everyone and for all time?  As Ken Burns says, "National Parks are the Declaration of Independence applied to the landscape."

The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club is saluting the National Park Service centennial with a #Hikethe100 campaign.  We'll be your guide to 100 adventures (or more!) on national parklands from the Santa Monica Mountains, to the Channel Islands, to Yosemite, to Joshua Tree, and beyond!  

Get out there and join the celebration!


David Haake
Chair, West Los Angeles Group 
Coming to IMAX theatres February, 2016
Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America's majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all. 
Don't Let Developers Control the Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Act is a key reason our coastline hasn't been entirely dominated by large-scale development.  Over the Act's 40-year existence, developers have worked hard to weaken it. Every so often, they aim their fire at the Commission's executive director, the staff member charged with making sure developments are properly reviewed and that the Coastal Act is enforced.  Governor Brown has the power to call off the drive to dump the executive director. But he needs to hear from you before he'll consider exercising that power. 
7:30pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday, February 10th at Pitfire Pizza
The next Sierra Club 'n' Beer event will be held at Pitfire Pizza on Westwood Blvd. Feel free to bring a friend; our events are open to members and non-members of the Sierra Club. Sit back, sip beer (but please don't drink & drive!), enjoy the company of other conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, share your ideas and learn what the Sierra Club is doing locally! 
Friday, March 4, 2016 to Sunday, March 6, 2016
This trip has it all! Learn to cross-country ski in the backcountry  with experienced instructors, enjoy backcountry ski touring and snowshoe touring with leaders, cross-country ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center, downhill ski or snowboard at Mammoth Mountain.  Newcomers and non-skiers welcome!  So much to do in Mammoth!
Help us make a difference in 2016!
The West Los Angeles Group of the Sierra Club is seeking volunteer conservation activists interested in local environmental issues, defending wild places, and creating more livable communities. We invite you to work with us whether you're interested in Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Clean Air, Stopping Fracking and Fossil Fuels, Water Conservation, Sustainability, or preservation of the Santa Monica Mountains.  You can make a difference!
Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains monuments
Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced bills earlier this session of Congress and in past sessions to designate three new National Monuments in our desert: The Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains monuments. These monuments, as described on page 2 of Words of the Wild, would help wildlife by providing protected corridors and increasing buffer areas around existing national areas.  Please send a message to Senator Feinstein to help her establish support for the proposed new monuments.
Coming in 2016 to Santa Monica, Culver City, and Beverly Hills
With support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, South Bay Clean Power is a nonprofit Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that is being established to purchase green energy for residents at lower prices than the current structure of for-profit investor-owned utilities now allow. 
To date the Sierra Club has helped 1,224 homes go solar.
Become part of the Sierra Club's national movement toward clean energy solutions and away from dirty fuels.  Go solar with a company that is a trusted Sierra Club partner.  When you go solar with the Sierra Club and Sungevity, you will save $750 upfront and Sungevity will send $1,000 to the Angeles Chapter.