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.

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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

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

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

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
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Get Biking (to our Meeting) in September!

The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans


Bike Easy - The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans
New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Dan Favre, Executive Director of Bike Easy, the Greater New Orleans bicycle advocacy organization, to give an overview of the state of bicycling in New Orleans today and the work his organization is doing to build a bright biking future. Along the way he'll cover safety tips for people who bike and people who drive, go over helpful recommendations for bike commuting, and get your feedback about how to make bicycling in the region fun, safe, and easy for everyone.

Get bikin' on down to the Audubon Zoo - Dominion Auditorium located on Magazine Street.
(Enter by open gate to the right of the main entrance and adjoining meeting rooms.)
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Refreshments 6:30 PM, Program 7 to 8 PM
Visit for more info about this month's Guest Organization.

Be sure to check out the 2013 Bicycle Map of New Orleans for suggested routes. Many new lanes and paths have been added since publication just two short years ago.

For more information on the Sierra Club's past on Transportation, Moving Beyond Oil and related issues, visit:

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015 Meeting

Sunday January 11, 2015

The New Orleans Sierra Club will host Dr. Shirley Laska from UNO. Her presentation will be: "Gulf coastal communities: Can they survive 
until coastal restoration is a reality?" This program will be at the Dominion Auditorium at the Audubon Zoo and is free and open to everyone. Parking plentiful and secure. Enter behind the statue of Audubon.
6:30pm Refreshments 7pm talk Call 504-307-0187 with questions.