A few years ago, San Jose Inner City Outings faced a dilemma—it could not cough up enough funds to cover raft trips. We decided to put together a fund-raising committee to figure out how we could do something we enjoyed, and raise money at the same time.
The Sierra Club California Nevada Regional Conservation Committee recently took a position opposing the California Department of Agriculture program of using aerial spraying as a first resort against the Light Brown Apple Moth.
My contact with the Sierra Club began in 1945 with a Sunday hike on Mt. Hamilton. Then followed excursions to the Club's campsite in Tuolumne Meadows and Sierra Club group summer vacations in the high mountains with our children.
The Home Builders Association of Northern California have recently asked all 101 Bay Area cities to establish mandatory green building standards. Will ithis be a meaningful standard or an effort to preempt stronger standards than many cities are implementing?
In 2005 the San Jose Water Company proposed to harvest timber in the Los Gatos Creek watershed. As a result of efforts led by Neighbors Against Irresponsible Logging and joined by the Forest Protection Committee of the Loma Prieta Chapter, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection denied approval of this proposal in 2007.
The Forest Protection Committee recently teamed up with ForestEthics to stop clear cut logging in the Sierra Nevada. The committee hosted its successful "Save the Sierra" campaign kickoff event on Thursday, January 10.
Stanford has put together an outstanding collection of films, speakers, and discussions on the ethical aspects of food and the environment in February, March, and April. They are free and open to the public.
Most of us grow up in urban environments so devoid of natural elements that we've come to think of them as the norm. What can you do, as a homeowner or apartment dweller, to bring nature back to your dwelling?