“Brower invented modern American environmental activism.”
~ John Nielson, NPR
“David Brower is that rarest of individuals, a prophet whose prophecy is being listened to in his own time. His life instructs and inspires. Every person concerned about the future of this planet must see this program!”
~ Tom Regan, Department of Philosophy, North Carolina State University
“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
~ David Brower
First Executive Director of the Sierra Club. The man who saved the Grand Canyon and the Redwoods. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
We have a special treat for our August 25th monthly meeting! Join us for a viewing and discussion of “For Earth’s Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower, Portrait of David Brower, America’s leading environmentalist”. The video is a stirring portrait of America’s leading environmentalist, David Brower, who was instrumental in establishing some of America’s most spectacular national parks, while heading the Sierra Club, establishing and directing Friends of the Earth, and later Earth Island Institute.
Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, described as “a visionary ahead of his time,” David Brower successfully fought to keep dams out of the Grand Canyon, led victorious campaigns to save Washington’s North Cascades Wilderness and the California redwoods, and spearheaded fights against nuclear power and the Alaska pipeline.
This remarkable profile is filled with footage of some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the United States, and with excerpts from Brower’s home movies and the pioneering environmental documentaries which he made for the Sierra Club. David Brower is a prime example of the difference a dedicated individual can make in the American political landscape. David Brower’s energy, passion, and dedication to the environment were extraordinary. This movie will inspire you!
The meeting starts off at 6:30 PM for pizza, refreshments and a chance to meet and socialize with other Sierra Club members and friends. The business meeting and program will begin at 7:00 PM. Non-members and potential new members are very welcome!
Central Piedmont Sierra Club meetings are held in the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28203. Cumberland Avenue is off of the 1500 block of East 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…