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Dallas Sierra Club Holiday Party - Sunday December 11

HollyhollyOur annual Holiday Party will be held at El Fenix Restaurant at 255 Casa Linda Plaza (SE corner of Garland Rd and N Buckner Blvd).  We'll party on Sunday, December 11 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Here is a Google map.

Club members and guests are invited come and share the holiday spirit, some great Mexican food, and the company of others at our annual holiday get-together. Join us for some camaraderie, a fantastic raffle, and perhaps some surprise speakers. We'll celebrate some of our outstanding volunteers and have plenty of time to mingle. Invite your family and friends. The entire menu will be available so you can order whatever you want to eat or drink, including liquid spirits. So come on out for a great party, low price, no clean up, and lots of like minded people. You can relax and share a laugh or get serious and talk about issues of the day -- air, water, climate change, politics, outings, fracking, coal, nuclear, whatever strikes your green fancy. What could be better? Nothing. See you there, and bring your appetite. Mark your calendar now so you won't miss it. Happy Holidays!!

 

Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting via Zoom - Tuesday, December 13

The Climate Reality Project LogoThe Climate Reality Project
Please join us in welcoming Alex Holland, Vice Chair of Dallas / Fort Worth’s Climate Reality Chapter, as she addresses the danger of climate change locally and beyond.
Texas is facing many threats from climate change.  Hurricanes, drought, wildfires, extreme temperatures, and other problems are all associated with a warming planet.  Alex will dive into how we're all seeing the effects of climate change and environmental pollution in Texas, as well as what Texans can do to mitigate climate change and work towards a healthier environment for everyone.
Alex Holland (LMSW) is a trained Climate Reality Leader (2020) and Vice Chair of the Dallas / Fort Worth chapter of The Climate Reality Project.  Coming from Texas, Alex is all-too aware of the problems presented by climate change and environmental pollution.  As a social worker interested in public health, Alex studies how exposure to environmental harms, such as pollution and extreme heat, negatively affect community health outcomes, especially in low-income communities and communities of color.  During her free time, Alex can be found gardening, resuscitating her sourdough starter, and enjoying copious amounts of Food Network.

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.

How to join the meeting via Zoom: 

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Meeting ID: 995 3586 0396

 

February 8-12 Big Bend National Park Outing - Now Accepting Registrations

Big Bend National Park, Casa Grande PeakA detailed description of Dallas Sierra Club’s outing to camp and hike at Big Bend National Park is ready for viewing by clicking here. Big Bend has been an annual destination for the Dallas Group for decades. This year’s outing offers a choice of three itineraries, including one suitable for beginner backpackers with good fitness. There’s another option with just day hikes, returning to the same camp with tables and toilets each night.

All trippers will arrive by car or carpool at group campsites we have reserved in the Chisos Basin Campground by late afternoon on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to explore Big Bend for three days, then depart for home on Sunday morning or late Saturday. Each itinerary option has limits for participation, so early registration is advised. 
 

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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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Feb 8-12 Big Bend National Park Hiking, Camping and Exploring Trip

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