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Oregon Chapter - Sierra Club

Welcome to the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
July 2011 - Issue 28


Join us August 12-14th for a weekend of camping and hiking at Waldo Lake in Central Oregon! We've launched  a campaign to provide greater protection for the forested area east of Waldo Lake in the Deschutes National Forest near La Pine, Oregon. 
This area contains large stands of uncut old growth forest and roadless areas, hosts the Pacific Crest Trail, and provides incredible vistas from the tops of The Twins, Maiden Peak, and Mount Fuji. However, the area is still unprotected.

This weekend car campout is designed to introduce you to the area and treat you to its many attractions. We want you to get as excited about protecting the area east of Waldo Lake as we are! Click here to register and learn more!


Bill Sullivan

Hear from hiking book author, novelist, and historian Bill Sullivan at this year's "Sierra Club Shindig!"


Join us for our third annual "Sierra Club Shindig" on July 23rd from 4:30pm to 7:30pm! It's our annual neighborhood block party in Portland with great food, kids activities, and compelling speakers, where you can learn more about the work the Sierra Club is doing in Oregon!

This year you'll hear from hiking book author, novelist, and historian Bill Sullivan! And, we'll have a live marimba band too! The event is free, but we are asking for a small $10-$20 sliding scale donation to help us cover the cost of food if you plan to share dinner with us. 

Click here for complete event details and to RSVP. Please RSVP so that we can be sure to prepare enough food!




Is your home too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter?
If you could get help with zero-money-down financing for a home energy remodel that could lead to a more comfortable home and energy savings, would you do it? Well, now you can. Through an innovative program called Clean Energy Works Oregon, the Sierra Club is partnering with a coalition of labor unions, religious organizations, and certified weatherization contractors to remodel hundreds of homes this summer to be more energy efficient as part of our clean energy solutions campaign. Depending on where you live in Oregon, you may even be eligible for significant rebates. Click here to use the Sierra Club's 'Instant Rebate Code' and apply now to find out if you qualify!

Solar Panels

Are you interested in saving $10,000 or more on your energy bills? We're excited to announce that the Oregon Sierra Club has reached a groundbreaking agreement with Tualatin-based RS Energy to provide you and other Sierra Club supporters with rooftop solar installation rates that almost every Oregon homeowner can afford! Interested homeowners will receive a free solar evaluation of their home, and will be presented with a range of affordable solar options tailored to fit a particular homeowner's energy use and financial needs.

Now -- even in rainy Oregon -- you can affordably power your home with solar, save thousands of dollars on your energy bills, and be part of our state's clean energy solution! Click here to learn more!


Wolf Pup Howling


BLM concedes WOPR logging plan flawed! 
Originally proposed by the Bush administration to double logging across over 2 million acres of public land, the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) would have significantly increased clearcutting in old growth forests. But in early July, the BLM finally conceded that the WOPR (pronounced ‘whopper’) is fatally flawed in a court filing in response to timber industry litigation to put the plan back in effect. Though Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar originally voided the WOPR in 2009, calling it legally indefensible, the timber industry won recent court rulings to put it back in effect, and until this week, it was unclear how the Obama administration would react. The Sierra Club has campaigned for years to stop the WOPR, which was originally approved by the outgoing Bush administration amidst a cloud of political tampering from the White House. Click here to learn more about this important victory for Oregon forests!


It's easier than ever to give a monthly, sustaining gift to the Oregon Sierra Club! Your ongoing donations ensure a continuing source of funds throughout the year and make a huge difference in our ability to continue the work that we do. Click here to make a monthly, sustaining gift to the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!  (Don't want to give a monthly gift?  Don't worry, you can still give the old fashioned way too!)
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Summer has finally arrived! It's a great time to get outside and enjoy Oregon's environment (and maybe even learn more about how you can get involved with the Oregon Sierra Club!) Check out our outings calendar to see a list of activities in your area!

Register your special event "green!" Whether it's a wedding, birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, you can invite your friends and family to make a gift to the Sierra Club on your behalf.   Click here to learn more!

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The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization for a reason -- our volunteers are an integral part of everything we do! Whether you're interested in attending a meeting, tabling at an event, analyzing policy, helping us fundraise, or lending your handy skills around the office, there's a place for you! Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Sierra Club!

Do you want to be a part of one of the Oregon Chapter's priority campaigns?  Join one of our monthly meetings (call-in options are usually available)! Tillamook Campaign meets on July 14 at 6:30pm. Beyond Coal task force meets on July 26 at 7pmAnti Liquefied Natural Gas meetings on July 28 at 6:30pm. Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign meets on August 3 at 7pm.  Discover more opportunities by visiting our events calendar!

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