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Registration is now open for the Earth, Wind & Fire Energy Summit in Dallas, October 4-5. This educational conference will provide balanced perspectives into several current and future energy resources in Texas, and a discussion of their potential as well as environmental and human impacts.
As summer ozone season approaches, Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Team is looking ahead to ways we can raise community awareness not only of the hazards of ground-level ozone, but also of how coal-burning power plants are a prime driver of this hazardous pollution. One way to make that link is by offering our users a service to alert them to the local risks of smog pollution -- and always presenting them with information and ways to to take action.
Each year the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club recognizes its hardworking volunteers and other individuals with special awards to show its appreciation for their contribution of time, effort and resources. The Awards Committee is seeking your assistance in selecting those individuals who, on the Group or Chapter Level, have excelled in some administrative, conservation, outings, or media capacity and deserve this special recognition.
How far would you go to save your community? On Tuesday, April 29th at 8/7c, join WORLD Channel for the broadcast premiere and live chat of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek. Afterwards, engage in the conversation with the panelists: filmmaker Leah Mahan, Turkey Creek native Derrick Evans, journalist Brentin Mock and Sierra Club director of Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Leslie Fields.
The Lone Star Chapter is co-hosting a three-part series of webinars discussing strategies to protect the flow of rivers, bays, and estuaries. The first webinar, Keeping Rivers Flowing: Innovative Strategies to Protect and Restore Rivers, will be held Wednesday April 30th from 2-3pm. Speakers from The Nature Conservancy, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and National Wildlife Federation will consider what is being done to protect and restore rivers internationally and how these approaches may be tailored to encourage river flow in Texas. To reserve a seat, RSVP at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/832319351.
The Texas Chapter of the Population Media Center is hosting a statewide call tomorrow for activists to discuss population growth and the environment. Anyone is welcome to join. Tomorrow's guest speaker will be Sierra Club's own Kim Lovell.
Two important documentaries premiered at the SXSW film conference this month in Austin, highlighting two headline-grabbing, environmental stories that have impacted Texas in the last several years.
Over the weekend, up to 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay after a barge and a ship collided Saturdayafternoon. The spill closed the Houston ship channel for three days, backing-up shipping in and out of the port city.
If you live in Austin (or if you don’t live in Austin!), you may know that it’s time for the I Live Here, I Give Here annual Amplify Austin give-a-thon, supporting Austin-area non-profits. This year the Lone Star Chapter is joining in on the fun, and we can use your help (whether you live in Austin, Dallas, or Alaska for that mat