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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Wildflowers of North Texas

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So many of our beautiful and once-common native wildflowers have been removed from our local landscapes that relatively few people today can recognize and name more than a handful. This colorful slideshow program will take you on a virtual tour through the seasons of some of our last undisturbed natural areas, and introduce some of the amazing plants that once dominated the region. We'll talk about unusual plant features that make them tough prairie survivors, and give you a sense of what the Tallgrass Prairie and its surrounding woodlands once looked like.

Carol Clark is an amateur botany enthusiast, a Texas Master Naturalist, and longtime member of the Native Plant Society of Texas. She and her husband own and operate Clark Haven, a wildlife preserve and custom wildflower seed business in Cooke County. Carol grew up with a nature photographer father and wildlife artist brother, and has spent much of her life looking around in the great outdoors. Her favorite things to do are leading discovery walks in local natural areas, and finding and photographing interesting plants.

Cacti and Succulents: Owners Manual Part One

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When you hear "waterwise," "low maintenance," "interesting geometries," you almost have to think of cacti and succulents.  As water becomes a more scarce resource, these plants should play an increasingly prominent role in landscaping our exteriors as well as our interiors.  Learn about perpetual blue roses, the perfect indoor plant for the traveler, and some of the interesting adaptations in these unusual and interesting plants.

Irwin Lightstone lives in Dallas with his wife, cat, and thousands of plants, mostly cacti and succulents.  He is President of the North Texas Cactus and Succulent Society, and is an award winning professional photographer who has specialized in plant photography.  View his website at http://irwinlightstone.com/

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.

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

Zero Waste

Logo for Zero Waste

Corey Troiani, local program director for Texas Campaign for the Environment, will present on Organizing for Zero Waste in DFW.  The presentation will cover the importance of recycling, composting, and waste reduction as a means to reduce our environmental impact, as well as stimulate local jobs and economic growth.  Corey will talk about the importance of grassroots organizing, civic-engagement, and strategy when campaigning to expand successful recycling programs.  He will highlight his coalition's recent victory in helping pass Fort Worth's latest solid waste plan, and cases in which trash and illegal dumping create environmental justice concerns.  Texas Campaign for the Environment has active campaigns in several North Texas cities that aim to pass local ordinances to expand recycling and composting programs to residents and businesses.
In addition to his full-time job with Texas Campaign for the Environment, Corey plays a leadership role in the all-volunteer Dallas Green Alliance, and volunteers for a number of other local campaigns and causes.  And he was nominated for a 2017 GreenSourceDFW.org Sustainable Leadership Award.

Population

Logo for Population Connection

The global population of 7.5 billion and growing is unsustainable.  We are seeing the dominance of the Human system within the Earth system is causing many problems such as Global Climate Change and Refugee Immigration.  Growing global consumption is adding to this problem.  Please join Paul Rodgers of Population Connection for a discussion about possible solutions.

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.

Dallas Sierra Club Holiday Party - Sunday, December 17

HollyhollyOur annual Holiday Party will be held at El Fenix Restaurant at 255 Casa Linda Plaza.  We'll party on Sunday, December 17 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Here is a Google map.

Club members and guests will share the holiday spirit, some great Mexican food, and the company of others at this annual event. Join us for some camaraderie, raffle prizes, and perhaps some surprise speakers, you never know. We'll celebrate some of our outstanding volunteers and have plenty of time to mingle. There's bound to be talk about issues of the day -- air, water, fracking, coal, the election, whatever strikes your green fancy. The entire menu will be available so you can order whatever you want to eat or drink, including liquid spirits. We'll provide a free round of margaritas. Support the Club by getting a 2018 Sierra Club Calendar or Planner!. Invite your family and friends.  So come on out for a great party, low price, no clean up, and lots of like minded people. What could be better? See you there, and bring your appetite. Happy Holidays!!

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Bryce Canyon HoodoosMovie - National Parks Adventure

Discover the wild places that belong to us all.  National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks, and into other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor playgrounds.  Click here to view a movie trailer.

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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Sierra Club HikersFor a complete list of scheduled outings and outdoor service events, click here.

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What's Going On

Oct 26 Clean Eco Meetup

Oct 26 An Inconvenient Sequel, live-streamed Q&A with Al Gore

Oct 28 Dayhike White Rock Creek Trail from Moss Park

Oct 28 Electronics Recycling - FREE - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct 28 Drug Take-Back Day - FREE - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Nov 1 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

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