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New Member Picnic - But Everyone is Invited!

New Member Picnic!  All Sierra Club Members welcome also.   
hotdogWhen: Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  From 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. 
Where: Churchill Park in Dallas; 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas TX 
What:  Lots of food, vegan and vegetarian and regular, lots of drinks, lots of prizes and free membership giveaways, and some fun and games. 

Join us for a fun gathering of people concerned about protecting the local and planetary environment.  There will be lots of random giveaways, rest assured, and some new Dallas Sierra Memberships to be distributed as well.  Please join us for a fun morning and lunchtime gathering. Bring your kids, dogs, ferrets, and whomever you consider your good friends, furry or feathered. 

Thanks and see you there.  Yes, we need volunteers, contact Ginger Bradley if you want to help - phone: 469-223-7902, or email: send email by clicking here.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

The Earth on fireClimate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Humanity at the Crossroads
Climate Change is here and it is making us sick, but it's making some of us sicker than others. The World Health Organization states that "Climate Change is among the greatest health risks of the 21st Century."  But we can't talk about climate change, health and sustainability without addressing Social Justice.  Climate Change is undermining basic human rights, disproportionately affecting children, the elderly, poor, disabled, minority communities, as well as indigenous peoples.  The most affected are the least responsible for the causes of climate change and are adversely impacted based on their position in the power structure.  This presentation looks at climate change through the lens of the intersectionality of health and social justice.  The presenters:
Anthony J. Perri, MD, FACS has been a practicing urologist in Texas for more than 35 years.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical School, a Climate Reality Leader, member of the DFW Climate Reality Chapter and Sierra Club.  He has a special interest in the impact of diet, lifestyle, nutrition and the environment on the incidence and progression of cancer as well as the genomic basis of the disease.
Dorothy G. Perri, MS, RN, NCSN, CNE has practiced nursing for over four decades as a critical care nurse, school nurse and professor of nursing, witnessing many impacts of climate change on health.  She has a special interest in advocating for children's health, was trained as a Climate Reality Leader, and is a member of the DFW Climate Reality Chapter, Texas Nurses Association, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and Sierra Club.  As a nurse, she feels a duty to educate and protect the most vulnerable and our future generations from the threats of climate change.

Everyone is welcome. FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

Fall Outing at Beavers Bend State Park - October 18-20 (Reservation Deadline October 15)

Beavers Bend State ParkCelebrate fall and join us for this relaxing event in the beautiful mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma. The weekend is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stages. Families, couples, singles, all are welcome. We have the group compound all to ourselves, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, dining hall with kitchen, optional catered dinner and (drum roll please)... yes, even a bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets! On Saturday we'll offer various levels of hikes or you can be on your own to enjoy many fun activities offered by the park. Plan an active weekend or hang out on the porch, whichever you would enjoy. Cabin requests are on a first come basis so make your plans now! Click here for more information and required registration forms. Don't wait to sign up. This camp out sells out fast.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

China SunriseMount Assiniboine, China, and Svalbard

Dan Leffel, photographer extraordinaire, will cover three diverse areas of the world, all suitable for adventure and hiking!  First, he will present his trip to Mount Assiniboine in the Canadian Rockies in 2018 to photograph fall colors.  There are many hiking trails in this area, with beautiful landscapes.  Second, will be a short presentation on his three-week trip to China in December 2018, covering many areas of the country, from the Great Wall to the Yellow Mountains to the rice terraces of southern Yuanyang Province.  Finally, he will present some images from his trip this past June to Svalbard Island in Norway.  Svalbard, at 78 degrees north latitude, is only 500 miles from the North Pole and more polar bears live there than people!  As Dan presents images from his travels, he will also share helpful hints on how to improve your photographic skills.  There will be ample time to ask questions regarding any of the other places Dan has travelled, or about his presentation.

Dan has photographed all seven continents; rafted the Grand Canyon three times; spent a great deal of time in the four corners area of the US, as well as Alaska and New England; hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; safaried to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe in Africa; photographed Iceland, Cuba, India, Japan, Patagonia, Nepal, Bhutan, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Greece, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Norway, Holland, Australia and New Zealand; and traveled throughout North and South America.  His images have won a number of awards, including selection to multiple North America Nature Photographer Association (NANPA) Showcases and Sierra Club competitions.  He spends his summers in the Oregon Cascade mountains and is committed to helping preserve and share the beauty of nature and indigenous cultures through his photographs.

Everyone is welcome. FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

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Sep 20 Global Climate Strike Dallas Kickoff

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