* Sierra Club Meeting Reminder – Dec 14, 6:30 pm

Reminder – There will be no meeting on Dec 28th due to the holidays.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the final Sierra Club meeting of 2011. We’ll celebrate 2011, announce our plans for 2012, and share in a special private viewing of Green Fire.

The Green Fire Story

“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes—something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”

-          Aldo Leopold, A SandCountyAlmanac, 1949

Aldo Leopold is considered the most important conservationist of the 20th century because his ideas are so relevant to the environmental issues of our time. He is the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management and the science of ecological restoration. His classic book A Sand County Almanac still inspires us to see the natural world as a community to which we belong.

Green Fire explores Leopold’s personal journey of observation and understanding, It reveals how his ideas resonate with people across the entire American landscape, from inner cities to the most remote wild lands. The film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land.

Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

6:30 p.m.

Mahlon Adams Pavilion atFreedomPark

2435 Cumberland   Avenue

Charlotte,NC,28203.

Cumberland   Avenueis off of the 1500 block ofEast Boulevard.

The program is free and open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend. Free parking is available.

Bring a friend or two; you’ll be glad you did! See you there…

P.S. To stay informed of local issues and events, you really should consider subscribing to the following free services:

Central Piedmont Sierra Club Group Website: http://charlottesierraclub.org/

  • Listserv Updates. On the right hand side of the home page look for “Email Signup for News and Events”. We use this for meeting announcements, hikes, events and other updates.
  • Website Updates. A nice feature to stay abreast of all the news is to get an email for website postings. In the right hand area of the website, look for “Email Signup for Website Updates “.
  • Facebook. Join us on Facebook at http://goo.gl/WaO5y

 

Let your friends and neighbors know about this free service of the Central Piedmont Sierra Club. You don’t have to be a member to participate but we would love to have you join the Sierra Club.

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