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Message from the Chair
Are you feeling hopeful?   I am! Maybe that's because I attended the Women's March LA last Saturday.  The feeling of marching with 750,000 beautiful, positive people was very powerful and very hopeful!  To feel the energy, click HERE to watch a video I posted on YouTube.  Across the country, this was the largest protest in U.S. history.  

To maintain a hopeful attitude going forward, here are 3 suggestions from my friend Josh Sonnenfeld that I also recommend:
1. LOOK OUT FOR YOURSELF. As Black feminist Audre Lorde famously wrote, "caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation." Build a network of friends, and stick with it. Remember you are part a beautiful community of folks, and we are in it for the long haul.  

2.  LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER. Join your religious congregations, friends, family and neighbors in sending a strong signal that an attack against any community will be met with an outpouring of love. Get the ACLU's Mobile Justice App for your phone so you'll be ready to report injustice.

3.  TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT. We haven't held our government accountable. We haven't ensured our representatives actually represent us.  Its time to stand up and make sure your voice is being heard.  Join the Sierra Club, or get involved with an issue advocacy group like the Courage Campaign.

Together, we can make a difference!

Best wishes,

A Declaration of Energy Independence

While it's impossible to know exactly what the Founding Fathers would say about a lot of modern problems, we think John Duggan's take on their reaction to energy policy would make Franklin, Madison, and Jefferson proud.

Read why Culver City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Malibu should declare energy independence from SoCal Edison and join South Bay Clean Power.  You'll see why we should all be calling for an energy revolution!

On the Bright Side

Things have been feeling gloomy lately, so in an effort to fight the winter/political blues we will be featuring a piece of positive environmental news each month.

This month we're feeling grateful that in the final days of his term, President Obama made a $500 million payment to the United Nations Climate Fund, a payment that can not be undone by the current administration.  This means that the U.S. has contributed 1/3 of its $3 billion pledge, money that will go towards developing nations so they can increase clean energy production and mitigate the effects of climate change.

You can read more about why that made us smile this right  here.

"More Ocean Less Plastic"  is presented by the
5 Gyres Institute, w
hose mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.  Their vision is a planet free of plastic pollution!  

When: 7pm, Thursday, March 9, 2017
Where: Garden Room, Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA

This free educational event  is sponsored by the West Los Angeles Group  of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club.  Feel free to bring a friend; all meetings are open to both members and non-members of the Sierra Club.

For more information about the event and to RSVP click here.
Join us for a Group Trip!

The Sierra Club has great trips all over the state, country, and world.  Join us to enjoy some time spent outside and meet others in your community.

Pinnacles Rock

Santa Cruz Island Boatpack (5/26/17-5/29/17)
Make a Difference Now

More than ever it's important that each individual take action to make the country and our planet a better place.  One small thing you can do is encourage your bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

You can sign  this petition to ask banks like Wells Fargo and Citibank to stop funding this dangerous project.

After you do, encourage those in your community to do so as well by sharing the link on your Facebook, and be sure to tag us if you do!  Together we can make a big difference.

Get Rid of Your Old Car and Give Back

Do you have an old, polluting car that you don't need?  Let us take it off of your hand for you!  We do all of the work, including towing, fixing it up, and selling it.  You even get to deduct it from your taxes as a charitable donation, and we will take any kind of vehicle, even if it doesn't run.

To learn more, and fill out the donation form, visit the Sierra Club Foundation.
Become a Leader with the Sierra Club 

Are you interested in learning to lead outings on your own in a safe, responsible way?  The best place to start is the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Seminar.  Through this training you will learn topics that range from group management to rules of conduct so you can be an effective leader.

This opportunity only comes around twice a year, so don't miss it!   Sign up today.
Go Solar with Sungevity and the Sierra Club 

Send a message to the world: the clean energy future is now! With just one click you can begin to power your life with sunshine -  request your free iQuote and join the 1,300 fellow Sierra Club supporters who have joined the rooftop revolution .  When you go solar with the Sierra Club and Sungevity, you will receive a $750 discount on the cost of your solar system and Sungevity will give $1,000 to the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club.  This is a win for you, the Sierra Club, and the Planet!

To learn more and request your quote, click here.