New Orleans Group

Coastal Issues Update Meeting with Bob Marshall

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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.

The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans - NOLA Group Sept. Meeting - Sep 13

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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.

Full Moon Paddle Outing at Honey Island Swamp

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FULL MOON PADDLE OUTING at HONEY ISLAND SWAMP with Harvey Stern​ of the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Friday evening, August 28th.

This weekend will be a rare weekend night with the full moon rising about an hour before sunset -- just right for moonlight paddling.

Contact Harvey Stern at hstern(at)bellsouth(dot)net or at (Five-Oh-Four)-891-7116 for more info, times, and to RSVP. Some paddling/kayaking experience required.

La. Green Army Legislative Wrap Up with Russel Honore - New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club June Meeting

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Orleans Sierra Club presents: Lt. General Russel Honore will speak about the Louisiana state legislative session, what it means for the environment and how we can continue to build a stronger, more interconnected movement here in Louisiana.

Lt. Gen. Honore is famous for his service to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and now for spearheading the Green ARMY that is working to fight for the environment in Louisiana.

This month we are in a new location, the First Unitarian Universalist Church on 4903 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans. (corner of Claiborne and Jefferson.)

Can Coastal Communities Survive?

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The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club will host Dr. Shirley Laska from University of New Orleans on Sunday, January 11, 2015 for her presentation: "Gulf coastal communities: Can they survive until coastal restoration is a reality?"

John Bel Edwards at the New Orleans Group Meeting

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The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club hosts Gubernatorial Candidate John Bel Edwards

John Bel Edwards is a State Representative (D-Amite) from the Tangipahoa Parish area of the North Shore region, and is running for Governor of Louisiana in 2015. At the New Orleans Group monthly meeting, Sunday, September 14th, John Bel will address the SLFPA-East Levee Authority lawsuit and the related legislation from the 2014 legislative session, as well as the fracking ingredient disclosure legislation he passed several years ago. He will also entertain questions at the end of his talk.

Sunday September 14th
6:30 Refreshments

7pm talk

The Sierra Club meets in the Dominion Auditorium at the Audubon Zoo located at 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.

For more information, visit the Sierra Club Delta Chapter event on Facebook. The program is free and open to everyone.

Tunica Hills / Clark Creek Hiking Outing

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Got a summertime hiking itch that needs scratching? Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club can help with that. We're leading a hike at the Clark Creek area on June 14. Members and Friends throughout Louisiana are invited to participate. Clark Creek Natural Area in the Tunica Hills is a member favorite hiking destination despite being forgiveably located just across the state line in Mississippi which was a part of the Delta Chapter in our founding years.

Oliver Houck on the Lake Pontchartrain Shell Dredging Affair

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In Memorian for Michael Osborne, the Lake Pontchartrain Shell Dredging Affair

Sierra Club New Orleans Group member meeting. Sunday, April 13, featuring Oliver Houck as our guest speaker.

Oliver Houck will discuss the rise of a remarkable set of lawsuits and related actions that would, after many twists and turns, terminate shell dredging in the Lake and along the coast, giving nature a chance to come back from a practice that had outrun its day.

Connect the Nine Bike Ride

Connect the 9 Bike Ride 2014

Get your bells and whistles out! The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club is going for a bike ride!

We are joining up with several community allies for our next recreational outing on April 5, 2014. "CONNECT the NINE" will be a bike ride to connect the Upper and Lower 9th Ward and advocate for safe transportation options for bikers and walkers on the St. Claude Bridge!

WHY CONNECT THE NINE? Read the summary and the report from UNO on BikeEasy.

"The New Atlantis? Climate Disruption and New Orleans"

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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.

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

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