Sunday, February 21, 2016

Using Your Voice for our Environment in Louisiana

Louisiana Legislature Early Update, Sign up for Legislative Action List

The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club works at a statewide level on issues of concerns to Sierra Club members in Louisiana.  Chapter Chair Woody Martin coordinates our mother chapter's Legislative Action Team to bring some environmental progress-minded citizen advocacy to Baton Rouge.  The Chapter's L.A.T. also is attentive to regulatory issues held in public hearing by the executive agencies of government, as well as the Public Service Commission which regulates utilities here in the State (excepting utilities in City of New Orleans boundaries.) 

To get involved in the very important work of this volunteer team during what will be the most important legislative sessions in decades, visit the following link to read the Early Update and to get signed up today.  http://lasierraclub.org/node/359

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level


The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Max Ciolino from No Waste NOLA for our February 21, 2015 meeting. Max will speak about much needed waste reduction initiatives that would provide needed sustainability improvements for New Orleans. http://www.nowastenola.org/


No Waste describes their work, saying that "Starting off 2016, we are really excited about everything this year will bring. No Waste NOLA is not just a small collection of advocates, but a community of New Orleanians that are eager to see common-sense waste reduction programs implemented in this city. We hope you will work with us in the fight for a sustainable New Orleans!"

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bob Marshall to address Joint Meeting of Tulane Green Club and Sierra Club


New Orleans Sierra Club & Tulane Green Club Joint Meeting


Bob Marshall, well known environmental reporter from "The Lens" will be the guest speaker for a joint meeting of the the Tulane Green Club and the New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club on November 8th.

Marshall last addressed the Sierra Club in late 2013 to speak chiefly about the coastal damages lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East. He returns to examine the ongoing palette of issues troubling our coastal region with a lens also upon what is going on in Baton Rouge. Marshall will speak on the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. We look forward to his reporting expertise on these environmental concerns in Southeast Louisiana.

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Time: 6:30pm doors open. Presentation, Questions, and Discussion begins at 7:00pm
Location: Tulane University Campus. Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway St. New Orleans, LA

Event is Free and open to the general public.
6:30 PM refreshments
7 to 8 PM program

Call 504-307-0187 with questions.

Please visit: http://neworleanssierran.blogspot.com/ for updates and like the Sierra Club - Delta Chapter (Louisiana) here on Facebook.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Woodlands Conservancy Guest Presentation for October


Orleans Sierra Club presents the Woodlands Conservancy


The Woodlands Conservancy will show a video about their organization and discuss the current controversy of baseball field development on the Woodlands Trail grounds in Plaquemines Parish that threatens to destroy the trail, an important public natural area.

WHERE: Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium 

DATE: Sunday, October 11, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM refreshments
7 to 8 PM program
QUESTIONS: Call 504-307-0187

Friday, September 11, 2015

COASTS, NOT COAL - RAM Terminal Hearing

COASTS, NOT COAL
The past year and a half has been an amazing experiment in real democracy. Together, the people of southeast Louisiana spoke up and local government listened: we don't want the RAM Coal Export terminal or its dirty coal trains. City and Parish resolutions were passed, Plaquemines Parish denied a construction permit, and a Belle Chasse judge ordered the state permit revoked.

But the RAM Terminal is still at it. It has reapplied for a state permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and a public hearing has been scheduled for next week.

Now, more than ever, we need your voice. We can't afford to let the West Bank transform into an industrial corridor and threaten one of our most important coastal restoration projects. 

Will you commit to coming to the hearing next week and bring 5 friends and neighbors? The louder our voice of opposition, the more difficult it will be for the DNR to conclude that this project is in the public interest.

Here are the details:
What: Press Event and DNR Hearing on RAM’s Coastal Use Permit

When:
 September 17th (Thursday), press event at 5:30 pm, Hearing at 6 pm. 
Where: Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 LA-23, Belle Chasse, LA

Why: 
Stand up for community and coastal restoration by holding a sign at the press event and sharing a public comment at the hearing! Refreshments will be available. 
Join us Thursday, September 17th in Belle Chasse to stand up for coast not coal. 
For any questions or to RSVP, click the "Join Us" link above or send an email to Grace Morris at grace.morris@sierraclub.org.
For More info on this issue, visit: http://content.sierraclub.org/Coal/louisiana