The Engaged Sierran
Win a 2014 Sierra Club Engagement Calendar!
We're looking for the cleverist caption for this photo. The only requirement is that it has an environmental perspective. If enough entries are received, we'll ask you to vote from a selection of our favorites -- if not, the editors will decide amongst themselves. Make submissions directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1. Winner and caption will be posted in a future issue of The Engaged Sierran.
Community Hearing on Climate Thursday, Oct. 24
The Community Room at Antioch University, 40 Avon Street, Keene (map)
Thursday, October 24, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New Hampshire Sierra Club and our friends at the I Will #ActOnClimate campaign will host a public Community Hearing for people who want action on climate. The hearing comes after President Obama took action in June on climate change by announcing the nation's first-ever limits on carbon pollution from future power plants.
Experts from around the region will be speaking about impacts and how carbon limits will help improve our public health, local economy and create job opportunities. At the hearing you'll have a chance to speak in favor of strong climate protections and we'll help you deliver your statements to the EPA.
Climate change is impacting New Hampshire and now is the time to tell your story and speak out in support of climate action -- RSVP today!
- Christa Daniels, Adjunct Professor, Antioch University of New England
- Mike Simpson, Chair of Dept of Environmental Studies, Antioch University of New England
- Representative John Mann of Alstead
- Representative Marjorie Shepardson of Marlborough
- State Senator Molly Kelly, invited
RSVP today: http://action.sierraclub.org/NHClimateHearing
This climate hearing will bring home the realities of the climate crisis in a way that no presidential press conference ever could. Right here in New Hampshire, we're facing some of the most devastating effects of climate disruption. Sharing your story about solutions to climate is important to you will help move us all forward on climate! Questions? Contact Chapter Director Cathy Corkery, email@example.com.
NH Chapter Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
NH Club Office, Concord
Get to the heart of what's happening at your local state chapter. Meetings are open for all members. Looking for a way to get more involved? Run for a spot on the executive committee later this fall. Stop by the meeting or contact Chapter Director Cathy Corkery for more information.
New Hampshire Plug In Days
Everything from electric motorcycles to high-end all-electric vehicles! All forms of reduced-carbon emission conveyances were on display at these two well-attended events in Manchester and Concord, held September 28 and October 5, respectively. It was a great way to learn about the current technologies involved, and the wide array of vehicle applications available. Check out our Facebook page for more photos from this fun event.
Plug In with Member Randy Bryan
A few years ago, Sierra Club member Randy Bryan was introduced to Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth. He was deeply impressed, decided the environmental concerns and science being presented made sense, and demanded his investigation and support. He put his various career skills to use by becoming a key member of our NHSC Chapter Transportation Committee and has been actively organizing innovative transportation events, such as the recent Plug In Days, over past years. Randy also contributes to NHSC efforts to promote rail initiatives and legislation in the state.
In conjunction with these activities, Randy recognized a way to integrate his concerns for the environment with his past professional work in electrical engineering by improving on existing green technologies and creating new products. Today, Randy is the force behind ConVerdant, a business joining automobiles and homes in an innovative way. Randy designs plug-in and -out systems, which allow hybrid Prius vehicles to be charged efficiently at home, let the cars be used as emergency generators for the home, and also offer add-on battery systems to increase driving range and efficiency of plug-in Priuses (up to 100 mpg equivalent!).
If you are interested in the future of green transportation, join the Transportation Committee! Call (603) 224-8222 to sign up. Check out more electric car buzz at http://content.sierraclub.org/evguide/myths-vs-reality.
Button Up NH: A Home Energy Saving Workshop
Monday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Baker Free Library, Bow, NH
Learn how to keep your home warm this winter, for less -- and take comfort in being more energy efficient. Door prizes and lots of energy-saving education will be given away for free at this workshop, organized by NH Energy Exchange. For more information and to register, visit https://buttonup1021bow.eventbrite.com, or call Bob Eldredge for more information, (603) 344-4540.
Join an Action Team!
NH Chapter Action Teams are active in seven different areas: Climate Change, Fundraising, Outings/Events, Tar Sands, Transportation, Renewable Energy and Volunteering.
Each team is tasked with holding meetings and taking steps towards self-specified goals – which means lots of opportunities to get involved! Call 224-8222 to become one of 10 members allotted for each team.
Stay Cool In Style - Use Sierra Club Merchandise
We now offer 100% Organic Cotton hats, BPA-free Camelbak water bottles, and stainless steel water bottles and tumblers – all complete with the Sierra Club logo! Call 224-8222 to get yours today!