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Earth Day - Thursday, April 22

Earth Day Dallas Sierra Club Celebrates Earth Day

Mark your calendar for April 22, 2021, for a celebration of Earth Day 2021.  Your Dallas Sierra Club will be joining other environmental groups in a "live" Zoom event beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This fun and informative evening will be presented by GreenSource On the Air with generous support from our newest founding sponsor Dallas College, EarthX, Dallas Sierra Club, John and Margie Haley, The Memnosyne Institute, and all the great people from Oak Cliff Earth Day.  Your host will be Dallas Sierra Club Vice-Chair Wendel Withrow who will be joined by featured guests including Marsha Jackson of "Shingle Mountain" fame, author Amy Martin on her latest book about local hiking spots, activist Rita Beving on legislative updates, and other special friends who may drop in.

The evening will be topped off by the musical tribute to Big Bend National Park performed by composer Justin Sherburn and the Texas Treehugger Band (aka Montopolis).

So, go online to GreenSourceDFW.org anytime the week of April 19th for the link.  Get your favorite food and drink for this Earth Day Celebration.  Email any questions to wendel@withrowlaw.com or call 214 287 1046.

Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting via Zoom - Tuesday, May 11

 Canada InsigniaCanada's Ocean Plastics Charter: A Move Toward Sustainability

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Rachel McCormick, Consul General of Canada to the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, as she highlights Canada’s focus on the Government of Canada’s work with all levels of government, industry, non-government organizations, academia, and Canadians to take action on plastic waste and pollution. 

Under Canada’s Group of 7 industrialized nations presidency in 2018, the Government of Canada championed the development of the Ocean Plastics Charter to move toward a more sustainable approach to producing, using, and managing plastics.  By signing onto the Charter, governments, businesses, and organizations join Canadians in committing to a more resource-efficient and lifecycle approach to plastics stewardship, on land and at sea.  Through these partnerships, we can grow the momentum for real action on plastic pollution around the world.  Canada’s strategy takes a circular economy approach to plastics and provides a framework for action in Canada in key areas.

Rachel McCormick, Ph.D. is currently the Consul General of Canada to the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  Previously, she was head of the Energy and Environment Section at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, from 2014 to 2019 and joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2004.  She represented the Government of Canada in a range of international forums, including the Arctic Council, the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and the United Nations, and held positions within the Canadian energy sector and at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

From 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. you can log in to the meeting, chat, and ask questions.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 with announcements, followed by our speaker's presentation.

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Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for Your Group

The Dallas Sierra Club provides outdoor/environmental education in the form of entertaining and informative presentations by Dallas Sierra Club members with expertise in the topics offered. These presentations range in length from 30 minutes to one hour and cover a variety of topics in the general categories of outdoor adventure, environmental education, and general ecology. These talks are appropriate for a wide range of audiences including youth groups, school classes, civic and social groups, nature and gardening clubs, church groups, etc. Any group interested in an available topic is welcome to contact us. To see available topics and to schedule your speaker, click here.

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Apr 22-24 Earth Day

Apr 24 Electronics Recycling & Document Shredding

Apr 24 New Science about Fracking

May 5 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

May 11 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Jun 2 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

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