Friday, May 23, 2014

Sierra Club meeting June 8th!!

Sierra Club meeting. Sunday, June 8
Courtney Eparvier, Curator at the Audubon Zoo, will discuss the Palm Oil crisis. it's production, it's global impact, efforts being made to slow down deforestation, and what consumers can do to help.
Countless acres of tropical forests are being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations. The existence of tropical forests, orangutans and other wildlife is threatened. Palm oil is an ingredient in many candies and other food products.
Social and refreshments at 6:30 in the Audubon Zoo Nims Center, near the statue of Audubon. 
7 PM - Speaker

Free and open to all. Parking free, safe, and plentiful
Call 504-307-0187 with any questions

Friday, May 9, 2014

monthly meeting on May 18 featuring a talk by Dr. Thomas Sherry

Hi All,

The New Orleans Sierra Club group is hosting our monthly meeting on May 18 featuring a talk by Dr. Thomas Sherry from the Tulane Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology.

"Tropical forest loss and fragmentation threaten tropical birds: a case study from Central America"

Dr Sherry's research shows how man made tropical forest loss, fragmentation, loss of large predators like jaguars, and potentially climate change is harming bird populations in Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.


The Sierra Club meets at Audubon Zoo in Dominion Auditorium. For more i information, visit the Sierra Club Delta Chapter event on Facebook. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments start at 6:30, talk from 7 to 8 pm

Cheers!
Natasha Noordhoff
Publicity Chair of the Sierra Club/New Orleans Group

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Natasha Noordhoff

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sunday, January 12th, Orleans Sierra Club program


Daniel Samuels, Architect and president of Friends of Lafitte Corridor is speaking about the ongoing work to transform the Lafitte Greenway, a 3-mile former shipping canal and railway corridor, into a public green space that connects the historic French Quarter to Bayou St. John.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind the statue of Audubon.Parking plentiful and safe.

Call Natasha Noordhoff (469) 323-2518 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30 P.M. Program 7:00 to 8:00 p.m

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, November 3, Orleans Sierra Club program

Bob Marshall, environmental reporter for The Lens and two time Pulitzer award winner will speak about the lawsuit by the local Flood Protection Authority against the oil and gas industry. The lawsuit seeks to require the Petroleum industry to take financial responsibility for the damage they have caused to Louisiana wetlands.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind the statue of Audubon.Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments,social at 6:30 P.M. Program 7:00 to 8:00 p.m

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sunday, September 8, Orleans Sierra Club Program

Sunday, September 8, Orleans Sierra Club Program
Connie Uddo, Executive Director of the organization "Hike for Katreena", will speak. Her topics will be the current plans for Hike for Katreena including tree planting in New Orleans, the Lafitte Greenway project, and the importance of trees to water management.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind the statue of Audubon.Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone.

Refreshments, social at 6:30 PM Program 7 to 8 PM

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013 Orleans SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM

Sunday, May 19, 2013 Orleans SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM,

"Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation: Where we have been, where we are going".  Dr. John Lopez, Executive Director of the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation will present a 24 year recap of the activities and accomplishments of the LPBF. Long term environmental goals for the Lake Ponchartrain Basin will be discussed.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind the statue of Audubon.  Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30 P.M.  Program 7:00 to 8:00 p.m

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"The New Atlantis? Climate Disruption and New Orleans"

Thursday, April 18
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tulane Law Clinic Building, Rm. 110

New data about climate change and subsidence in Southeast Louisiana doesn't bode well for the future of our city. Can New Orleans survive rising seas, sinking soils, and more intense storms over the course of this century? Join NOAA scientist Tim Osborn, Tulane ecologist Bruce Fleury, and Jordan Macha and Devin Martin from the Sierra Club as we discuss the state of the science and what can be done to prevent New Orleans from becoming the New Atlantis.
Presented by the Tulane Green Club and the New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club

Call Devin Martin for questions or details: 985.209.5454 or devin.martin@sierraclub.org

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sierra Club New Orleans Sunday, March 10. Orleans Sierra Club Program

John Lopez, Executive Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will speak about "Its successes and goals for the future".

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation was established in response to environmental concerns voiced throughout the Basin.

As the public's independent voice, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Pontchartrain Basin. Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, applied scientific research, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind the statue of Audubon. Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30 PM. Program 7 to 8 PM.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013 Orleans SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM

Katie Brasted, Executive Director for Woodlands Conservancy will present a program about the Woodlands Conservancy area near English Turn on the West bank.

Woodlands Conservancy is a 501-C-3, nonprofit organization created with the mission to preserve and develop an ecosystem dedicated to creating daily public opportunities for recreation, ecotourism and education in a natural and historic setting. The vision of Woodlands Conservancy is to be the regional model for the conservation of hardwood forests, and a leader in the advocacy and preservation of Louisiana's coastal forest ecosystems.

Woodlands Conservancy announced the purchase of 190 acres of important bottomland hardwood wetlands in Orleans Parish. The acquisition of the 190 acres will expand the habitat for over 100 species of migratory birds and provide additional hiking, wildlife viewing, and outdoor education opportunities to local citizens.

Due to the continued loss of our coastline and increased rate of relative sea level rise, USFWS estimates that this Woodlands area (now just 6 miles from open waters connected to the Gulf of Mexico) will be one of the largest forested land masses between open water and the city of New Orleans within the next 50 to 100 years.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind the statue of Audubon. Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30pm. Program 7 to 8pm.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 13 Orleans SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM

Sunday, January 13 Orleans SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM

Madeline Fong Goddard, Deputy General Superintendent, Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans will present a program about the Environmental issues and projects that SWBNO is involved with. The program will include the wetlands assimilation project in Bayou Bienvenue and the Eastbank Wastewater Treatment Plant, Corps funded drainage projects, and more.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind statue of Audubon. Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions. The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30 P.M. Program 7:00 to 8:00 p.m

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday, November 11. Orleans SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM, Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges

Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges: What are the current challenges, projects, and issues? The management staff of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife refuges will present a program about the current status of the refuges, public lands of vital concern for wildlife conservation.

Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind statue of Audubon.  Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions.  The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30 P.M.  Program 7:00 to 8:00 p.m

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunday, October 14. SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM, "Existing Opportunities Local Government has to Make New Orleans Safer from Flooding and Coastal Loss."

"Existing Opportunities Local Government has to Make New Orleans Safer from Flooding and Coastal Loss." Jeff Thomas from Thomas Strategies will speak. Measures will be presented that can be implemented now to improve storm flood protection, save taxpayer costs ,reduce our carbon footprint, improve recreational and market value of our land, and reduce the annual sinking rate of New Orleans, A Dutch-like solution can happen now, one project at a time.

Enter gate to far right of main public entrance and behind statue of Audubon.  Parking plentiful and safe. Call (504) 307-0187 with any questions.  The program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30 P.M.  Program 7:00 to 8:00 p.m