Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Future of Electric Vehicles - June 27

The Future of EVs (Electric Vehicles) 
Joint Meeting of the New Orleans Sierra Club and

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 pm, at Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125 (has parking lot).

Guest speaker: Guy Hall, Presenting: The Future of Electric Vehicles

Guy Hall, is a Global Technologist with 29 years of R&D and Leadership for Hewlett Packard in countries such as Germany, Canada, Slovenia, Russia, India, China, Costa Rica, Singapore, Hungary, England, and France. He became interested in Electric Vehicles (EVs) in 2010 as a solution to our environmental,  economic and security challenges.  His drive expanded the Sacramento Electric Auto Association membership 20 fold, and as its President, established SacEV as a 600 member regional organization with a talented board for EV knowledge, events and activities.  He is the Board Secretary of the national Electric Auto Association and a Director on the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition. Recently, Hall became the first driver to have navigated an EV from the lower 48 through Canada to Fairbanks in his Tesla Tijuana To Tundra Tour (T5), while promoting electric transportation with utilities, government agencies and news media in route. The Hall family currently owns two Nissan LEAFs, a Chevy Volt, and Tesla Model X.

Social time 6-6:30 PM, Presentation 6:30-7:30 PM.
For more information contact:
Jeff Cantin,
Dave Stets, Sierra Club

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Resisting the Trump Environmental Agenda - June 11

Orleans Sierra Club presents: "Making America Gross Again: Resisting the Trump Environmental Agenda"

Aaron Viles from will discuss tactics and strategies for blocking Trump's efforts to roll back our environmental and public health safeguards.

New location for this months’ meeting:
2903 Jefferson Avenue (corner of Jefferson & Claiborne) New Orleans, LA
All parking is on-street.  RTA Bus routes 15, 16, and 28 are nearest the church.
ADA compliant parking spots located on Soniat Street side parking of the church.
Bicycle parking available on a small rack on site.

Free and open to all
6:30 pm refreshments    7 to 8 pm program
Call 504-307-0187 with questions.

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Legislative Updates from the Delta Chapter

Delta Chapter Sierra Club Chair Woody Martin and our Legislative Action Team are in Baton Rouge throughout the regular State Legislative session contacting legislators and speaking on bills in committee. Their freshest update on June 4th is now available for your review. Regularly they send requests for Sierrans to contact their legislators on bills of concern to conserving our environment, the public health, and matters of our rights under law more broadly. To follow their updates, sign up for email alerts, and to get involved, visit the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club's political and legislative page for more:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Resistance to Bayou Bridge Pipeline

New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club presents: 

Resistance to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Freelance environmental writer Chris Staudinger will speak about the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which has garnered national resistance as a leg on the southern terminus of the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline network. He will present reasons why this new pipeline project (out of the thousands in Louisiana) has faced such strong opposition, and he will present the most recent developments in the ongoing story.

Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium
(Go through the gate behind the Audubon Statue at the front of the zoo)
Sunday, May 21, 2017
6:30 PM

7 to 8 PM program
Free and open to all, and you can even bring a friend!!
Call  504-307-0187 with questions.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

"Walking the walk: Lessons from 10 years in the world of Louisiana climate change policy"

SIERRA CLUB NEW ORLEANS GROUP, TULANE GREEN CLUB, and the League of Women Voters of New Orleans PRESENT: AN EVENING WITH WRITER AMY CLIPP (Louisiana Coastal Master Plan) 

Speaker for April 9th is Amy Clipp, who worked on the first draft of the Coastal Master Plan. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will present the next 50 year master plan to the Louisiana Legislature next month, and the Legislature must vote up or down on the plan. The plan projects that if the state takes no action, more than 4,000 square mile of coastal land could be lost over the next half century.  The researchers concluded that New Orleans’ infrastructure would be the hardest hit in the state, losing approximately $1.7 billion in public structures such as roads, ports, and buildings.

SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH, at 7:00 pm. Doors Open 6:30
Richardson Memorial Hall, Tulane Architecture School, RM 204.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (parking areas are Cowen Circle, St Charles Ave., and Engineer Road, running from Freret St to the side of the Architecture School building)

Visit the Delta Chapter-wide Meetup group for all events and outings invitations across Louisiana.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Poverty Point Adventure! - Delta Chapter Spring Retreat

Exciting news friends!  The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club will be making the trek up to the Poverty Point World Heritage Site for the Spring 2017 Retreat. This weekend long retreat opens runs April 7-9. Hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, camaraderie, and shared learning opportunities abound. Follow this link ---> to the Delta Chapter website to get all the details. Register today to let our Chapter Conservation Coordinator know you'll be attending. Explore, Enjoy, and Protect!

TAKE NOTE! We are transitioning Outings and Events Reminders on the web to our parent Delta Chapter's Meetup group. Please visit and join it today to get all the upcoming Sierra Club activities of interest to you from throughout Louisiana. These events will be easily added and sync-able to your common iCal, gCal, and Outlook formats.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bicycle Share is Coming to New Orleans!

On Feb 12th, The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club will host Dan Favre of Bike Easy, who will share all of the information about the Bike Share coming to New Orleans! Dan has been working with the City of New Orleans and Social Bicycles, the company chosen to bring Bike Share to New Orleans.

What is a Bike Share? Bike share is a network of bicycles that allows users to make short trips quickly, conveniently and affordably. Bike share is in over 60 American cities. A bicycle share system (e.g. 700 bicycles) would have a profound impact on improving New Orleans’ transportation network.

What impact will it have on New Orleans? As you know, the benefits of bicycling are many. The bike share extends those benefits to everyday people who don’t usually ride bicycles. More bicycles on the road have created safer streets in communities around the world. Bicycle share gets more people on bicycles and improves safety for everyday riders.

Come learn how you can get a bike station in your neighborhood!!

When: Sunday Feb 12, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm - Program starts at 7pm

Where: Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium (enter behind statue of Audubon)

For more info call: 504-416-8710 

PS: Bring a Friend

USACE Hearing on St. Claude Bridge Lock Replacement

Thanks to our friends at the Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development for notice of this upcoming US Army Corps of Engineers hearing in their newsletter.


What: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Or leans District is hosting a public meeting to provide the public with an update on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana, New Industrial Canal Lock and Connecting Channels Project.

The meeting will also provide a venue for community members to submit comments on the Draft Integrated General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), which is currently available for a 45-day public comment period. The comment period for the draft GRR/SEIS report ends on February 20, 2017.

When: Tuesday, February 07, 2017
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Open House
6:30 p.m. Brief introduction, presentation of the project, 20 minute question and answer period, and public comment period.

1616 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117. The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room located on the second floor.

The draft report is available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website:

Comments should be addressed to:  
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CEMVN-PDC-CEC)
c/o Mark Lahare
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118