Monthly Meetings

Central Piedmont Group Meetings

Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm (unless noted in announcement)

Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28203. 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!

To stay informed of local issues and events, you really should consider subcribing to the following free services:

Central Piedmont Sierra Club Group Website:

  • 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 “.
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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.



Wilderness Survival Presentation – June 25 Monthly Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday June 25 for a special presentation on outdoor survival. Whether you are going for a walk in the woods, paddling your kayak down a stream, or going on a multi-day backpack you will enjoy and learn something from our speaker.

Presented by Trevor Hudspeth, Outdoor Recreation Specialist for Mecklenburg County’s McDowell Nature Center, and a very experienced outdoorsman.
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.


May 28 – “Making Every Day a Sun Day: How We Can Solarize Charlotte”


Thomas Edison was right long before solar energy became an affordable option for homeowners. The availability of generous federal and state tax credits, low interest rates, and ease of installation make this the time to put solar energy panels on roof tops across North Carolina. Whether you’ve considered installing solar in the past or are just passionate about supporting clean and renewable energy, this is the time for us to learn the facts and finances about solar energy installation and encourage our friends and neighbors to become part of the solar energy revolution.

Make plans to join us Wednesday, May 28th, at 6:30 PM to learn how you can “Make Every Day a Sun Day and Solarize Charlotte”. The program will include a presentation by Steve Rundle, Solarize Charlotte Champion, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Joining Steve on the panel will be Hanna Mitchell, Solarize Charlotte Outreach, and Cynthia Redwine, Founder of RED Group. The meeting will be 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.

Our meeting starts off at 6:30 PM with free 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!

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!

April 23 – Monthly Meeting – Two Local Guys Kayak Around Florida

March 26 – “A Fierce Green Fire” – 50 years of grassroots and global activism

Sometimes what happens in Vegas needs to be Shared – 2/26/14

Moving NC Beyond Coal to Clean Energy – Jan 22 Monthly Meeting

Sierra Club Year in Review and Potluck Dinner – Dec 18

Give Thanks for the Earth, Dirt! that is – Nov 20

“Nuclear Power in the Carolinas – Wasting Away or a Glowing Threat?” – Oct 23 Meeting

Sept 25 Sierra Club Meeting – “For Earth’s Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower”

“Trash Talk – Garbage In, Garbage Out”: Sierra Club Meeting Aug 28

“Finding Refuge and Nourishment During Difficult Times” – July 24 Sierra Club Meeting

June 26 Monthly Meeting – Change of Location and Time for a Very Special Event

May 22 – “1 Tree, Two Trees, Old Trees, New Trees”

“Attack on NC Solar Energy – Can it Survive?”, Wed, Apr 24 Monthly Meeting

March Monthly Meeting: “A Burning Desire to be Outside, Hiking with Sharon McCarthy”, Mar 27

Monthly Meeting, Feb 27: “The Climate Crisis In NC, Our Energy Future, And What We Can Do About It!”

The Coal Hard Facts from The Queen of Coal – Dec 12th Sierra Club Meeting

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting, Oct 24: Celebrate Food Day 2012, Watch “Nourish”, Meet Candidates, and More!

Sierra Club Fall Kick-off and Cookout, Sept 26 at 6:30 PM

August 22 Sierra Club Meeting – “Bicycling, sustainability and culture change”

July 25th – “Mecklenburg County’s State of the Environment Report: Are we trending in the right direction?”