Eastern Missouri Group E-Newsletter
December 15, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - Holiday Party and Potluck Dinner
Bring your beverage and a dish to share. If you have questions call: Barb Wall, (636) 529-0477, Marilyn Harlan, (314) 966-8797, or Ann Eggebrecht, (314) 725-1560. Sierra Club calendars will be available for purchase at the party.
Location is 1562 Centenary Ct in Valley Park. Please note: All streets in the subdivision are now parking on only one side of the street. There is no parking allowed in the cul-de-sacs. Watch for the no parking signs - they are spaced pretty far apart.
You can park near the On Target Sporting Goods in the lot on Vance (map) just east of Hanna . Entrance is on Summertree Spring Avenue just west of TJ Wings. Someone will be shuttling guests from there to the house between 6:15 and 7:15. Most likely it will be a van (white?) or a grey late model Honda Accord. If you arrive after 7:15 pm call 314 494-5216 for transportation. We will shuttle people back to the parking lot when they are ready to leave.
January 24, 2013, Sierra Club General Meeting
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Litzsinger School, 10094 Litzsinger Road at Lindbergh Blvd., Ladue, MO 63124 (map)
Jay Turner, D.Sc., associate professor at Washington University will speak on air quality issues in the St Louis area. Turner manages a multi-institutional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air pollution study.
The Great January Thaw Service Outing
Join us at Hawn State Park as we continue to remove old barbed wire fencing in the backcountry. There are many miles of barbed wire that the park managers are eager to see removed. When helping remove the fence you will be seeing areas of the park that very few people get to see. The work you do will help wildlife and improve the quality of the backcountry.
We hope to see you on the Great January Thaw Service Outing on Wednesday, January 16 or Wednesday, February 13. For more information contact: Paul Stupperich @ 314-429-4352 or Bob Gestel @ 636-296-8975.
Plan your next hike - start at your computer
Near the top of the EMG homepage is a link for EMG Events and Activities. This will take you to a new interactive listing of our hikes where they can be viewed on a calendar or on a map, and where you can print out the information or even sign up online (using e-mail). Check it out, bookmark the page and let us know what you think.
2013 Sierra Club Calendars
Brighten your year with a calendar filled with gorgeous nature photos. A great choice for holiday gifts that support the environment. The calendars are available at the Sierra Club office, The Alpine Shop in Kirkwood, and the EMG holiday party on December 15.
If you would like to order your calendars by mail, send $13.95 for each Wilderness Wall Calendar, $12.95 for each Engagement Calendar, plus shipping: $5 for the first three calendars and $1 for each additional. Mail your check and order to: Sierra Club EMG, 7164 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63143. Include your email address if you'd like to be notified when your order is taken to the post office.
Green Time TV: Environmental and Other Problems with Psychotropic Drugs
Green Time airs in four Missouri areas. It has a new prime air time on KNLC at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. See listing on Facebook and greentime.tv. In the St. Louis area it appears at noon on Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Channel 24-1 and at 8 p.m. on Mondays on Channel 24-2:
January 5, 7 & 9: Not a Drug Therapy Dr. Larry Kiel discusses successful non-drug approaches, including cognitive-behavior therapy, exposure therapy and perspective-taking therapy.
January 12, 14 & 16: Psychotropic Drugs & the Environment Don Fitz looks at effects of excessive drug production, such as factories that create effluent which contaminates rivers and streams.
January 19, 21 & 23: Are Too Many Psych Drugs Going to Kids & Teens? Anita Collins addresses the possibility of massive overmedication of young people.
January 26, 28 & 30: Emotional & Environmental Costs of Psychotropic Drugs Dr. Larry Kiel and Don Fitz look at environmental costs of the medical industry and ask if psychoactive drugs could be causing some of the problems that they are supposed to be curing.
January shows include portions of The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane? To volunteer to help produce Green Time call 314-727-8554 or email Don Fitz.
Sierra Club members and non-members are welcome to join Club members on our outings.
Visit the Eastern Missouri Group website for more information about outings, activities, and issues.
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