Reminder – Nov Monthly Meeting on 11/19

Sierra Club Nov 19th Meeting Announcement – Movie Night

Note: This month and Dec we are meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month instead of the 4th Wednesday due to the holidays.

Please join us on Wednesday Nov 19th for a special viewing of the movie Aerial America: Wilderness. Produced by the Smithsonian Channel, this show presents extraordinary views of wilderness in America. “Some are vital sanctuaries for endangered species. Some can only be reached by plane. All are magnificent. These are the untamed pockets of the U.S. protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Take a cross-country flight over icy landscapes in Alaska’s Denali, vast wetlands in Florida’s Everglades, and over 100 million acres of badlands, deserts, and mountains where nature rules. Then learn how the nation’s wildest places are tied to America’s native history, its pioneering spirit, its extraordinary leaders, and its untouched beauty.”

Don’t miss this inspiring show.

As usual, our meeting is at the Mahlon Center in Freedom Park and begins at 6:30pm for pizza and socializing. The formal meeting begins at 7pm.

Parking is free, as is the evening presentation.

We look forward to seeing you.

David Robinson, Chair Central Piedmont Group

Sierra Club Nov 19th Monthly Meeting Announcement – Movie Night

Note: This month and Dec we are meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month instead of the 4th Wednesday due to the holidays.

Please join us on Wednesday Nov 19th for a special viewing of the movie Aerial America: Wilderness.

Produced by the Smithsonian Channel, this show presents extraordinary views of wilderness in America. “Some are vital sanctuaries for endangered species. Some can only be reached by plane. All are magnificent. These are the untamed pockets of the U.S. protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Take a cross-country flight over icy landscapes in Alaska’s Denali, vast wetlands in Florida’s Everglades, and over 100 million acres of badlands, deserts, and mountains where nature rules. Then learn how the nation’s wildest places are tied to America’s native history, its pioneering spirit, its extraordinary leaders, and its untouched beauty.”

Don’t miss this inspiring show.

As usual, our meeting is at the Mahlon Center in Freedom Park and begins at 6:30pm for pizza and socializing. The formal meeting begins at 7pm.

Parking is free, as is the evening presentation.

We look forward to seeing you.

David Robinson,Chair Central Piedmont Group

Oppose Citizens United Forum Monday Oct 20 2014 7pm

Charlotte NC – The Charlotte Area Move to Amend will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign. Co-sponsors include the Charlotte Area Green Party and the American Constitution Society- Charlotte School of Law Chapter. Part history lesson and part heart-felt call to action, the event will be at the Charlotte School of Law, Room 1001, 201 S. College Street, at 7:00 pm on October 20, 2014.

The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections. Cobb, an attorney and organizer for the Move to Amend coalition, will help local residents understand the history behind the recent decision and how they can work to abolish “Corporate Personhood” and reestablish a government of, by, and for the people.

The Move To Amend movement is supported by the National Sierra Club:

January 27, 2012
“While our board passed a resolution about Citizens United last year, Move to Amend offers a framework for our volunteers to take action.”
~ Sarah Hodgdon, Sierra Club Conservation DirectorOct 20

David Robinson, Chair Central Piedmont Group Sierra Club

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting – 10/22/14 – Members Trip Highlights

Please join us Wednesday October 22nd for a special presentation by us.

For this monthly meeting we will be highlighting photos and stories by our members of their most memorable trips to our National Parks. The time allotted to each individual will depend on how many members actually want to participate and show their pictures. Could be 10 minutes – could be five. But it should be quite interesting. The pictures need to be in digital format and stored on a flash drive.

If you have photos and want to participate please contact Steve Copulsky

by email at scopulsky@mindspring.com

Or by phone at 704-458-6651.

As usual, our meeting is at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park and begins at 6:30pm for pizza and socializing. The formal meeting begins at 7pm.

Parking is free, as is the evening presentation.

We look forward to seeing you.

David Robinson – Chair, Central Piedmont Group – Sierra Club

Sept 24 Monthly Meeting Reminder

Sierra Club September 24 Meeting Announcement – Update on County Livability Plan

Please join us on Wednesday September 24 for a special update on Mecklenburg County’s multi-year livability planning activity.

Last year Mecklenburg County began meeting with stake holders around the county to plan how to deal with the enormous growth expected here in the next 25 or so years. Whether you live in a city or a small rural community, this growth will have an impact on you. Come and learn what you can do to influence policy and thinking on this important issue.

Presented by Heidi Pruess, Environmental Policy Administrator for Mecklenburg County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency.

As usual, our meeting is at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park and begins at6:30pm for pizza and socializing. The formal meeting begins at 7pm.

Parking is free, as is the evening presentation.

We look forward to seeing you.

David Robinson
Chair, Central Piedmont Group – Sierra Club

Sierra Club’s Cassie Gavin to be on WFAE on Monday 9/8 at 9am

Sierra Club’s Raleigh based legislative analyst Cassie Gavin will be a guest on the Charlotte Talks radio program on WFAE (90.7) this coming Monday, September 8 at 9:00 am.

Cassie will be one of three panelists discussing fracking in North Carolina. Cassie will be the program’s opponent to the rush to frack in North Carolina. A geology professor from UNC-Charlotte will be a neutral party, and another unknown guest (at least at this point, but possibly from DENR of the Mining and Energy Commission ) will be a pro-fracking advocate.

This will be Charlotte Talks’ second program in as many weeks to discuss fracking in North Carolina.

For those in the Charlotte area, be sure to tune in to 90.7 WFAE on Monday at 9:00 am. Those outside of the listening area can stream the program by visiting the WFAE webpage at http://wfae.org/.

David Robinson
Chair, Central Piedmont Group – Sierra Club

Sierra Club September 24 Meeting Announcement – Update on County Livability Plan

Livability Plan

Sierra Club September 24 – Update on County Livability Plan

Please join us on Wednesday September 24 for a special update on Mecklenburg County’s multi-year livability planning activity.

Last year Mecklenburg County began meeting with stake holders around the county to plan how to deal with the enormous growth expected here in the next 25 or so years. Whether you live in a city or a small rural community, this growth will have an impact on you. Come and learn what you can do to influence policy and thinking on this important issue.

Presented by Heidi Pruess, Environmental Policy Administrator for Mecklenburg County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency.

As usual, our meeting is at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park and begins at 6:30pm for pizza and socializing. The formal meeting begins at 7pm.

Parking is free, as is the evening presentation.

We look forward to seeing you.

David Robinson
Chair, Central Piedmont Group – Sierra Club