Friday, May 23, 2014

The Palm Oil Crisis - Monthly Program for 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 Program - May 18 featuring 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

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