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OCTOBER 2013

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October 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)
Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing.  Daniel Conner, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, will explain how you can demand responsible business practices, not just with activism and product choices, but also with the investments you hold.  Learn how to divest out of climate-wrecking or otherwise irresponsible companies in order to elevate your commitment to sustainability.

November 21, 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)
It's time again for the Annual EMG Photo Show.

 

Trivia Night - Eastern Missouri Group Fundraiser - November 16
Register now for our second annual Trivia Night, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 16th, at The Heights community center in Richmond Heights!  It will be a fun evening, with opportunities to win prizes and participate in a 50/50 raffle.  A silent auction full of amazing items is also included.  Get your friends together and get ready to play!  Email or call the office (314-644-0890) if you have questions.

If you would like to sponsor Trivia Night, donate items for the Silent Auction, or volunteer at the event, please contact Sarah Merida via email  or call 660-988-1412.  Special thanks to the Alpine Shop and Schlafly for their support of this event.

Action Night at the Sierra Club Office on Thursday November 14

Eastern missouri Group 2013 Action Night
Action Night, Oct 12

Come to our office at 7164 Manchester on November 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., for the third volunteer night on our Beyond Coal campaign.  We will make phone calls, write letters to the editor, contact your legislator, and make posters – all in a fun environment with other members like yourself!  Bring your beverage; some snacks will be provided. For more info, call the office 314-644-1011, or email Sara.

 


Ozark Trail Maintenance Excursion
There is still time to be part of the action! Join us on the Ozark Trail any days between this Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 27. We will be doing maintenance work on the Blair Creek Section of the trail. Good fun, good food, good people and a good cause. Please write to Michael Berg or call the office at 314-644-1011 if you plan to be there.


Wilderness in Missouri – Citizen Campaign for a Lasting Public Legacy

John Karel will present a lecture at Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum (map), at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22.  During the 1970's, a vigorous grassroots citizen campaign was conducted to identify, protect, and legislatively designate several tracts of federal land in Missouri under the National Wilderness Preservation System.  John Karel's talk will summarize the story of that campaign, and of the resulting designations, with commentary on the meaning and importance of these areas for Missouri's natural and cultural heritage. 

 

 2014 Sierra Club Calendars


CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED! 

2014 Wilderness and Engagement calendars are in the EMG office and will be available at the General Meetings.  Beautiful pictures of our favorite places.  Support your Eastern Missouri Group's efforts by purchasing a calendar for yourself and holiday gifts for your friends, co-workers, and family.

 

University City Updates Building Codes
On Monday, October 14 nearly thirty Sierra Club members,
including State Representative Rory Ellinger, came to the
University City council meeting to support the adoption of
up-to-date energy efficiency building codes for new residential
and commercial structures
. Thank you to all who came - your
presence sent a strong message to the council.

The final vote was postponed until Monday, October 28 at
6:30 pm. If you are interested in being there to support these
common sense measures for energy efficiency, please write to
Michael Berg
or call the local Sierra Club office at 314-644-1011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eScrip
Did you know that Schnucks offers an easy way to raise money for EMG?  Their eScrip card is free and each time you use it they will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to support EMG's environmental work.  Signing up is easy! 


Goodsearch
Goodsearch donates money to your favorite cause when you search the Internet, shop online or dine out at local restaurants! Use Goodsearch.com to search the Internet and they donate a penny per search to your cause. Use Goodshop.com when you shop online and they donate a percentage of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons to help you save money too! Sign up for their Gooddining program and they'll donate a percentage of your restaurant bill when you eat at any one of thousands of participating restaurants. It's really easy; it's free and turns simple everyday actions into a way to make the world a better place. Please sign up today to support Sierra Club - Eastern Missouri Group.

Energy and Climate
Climate Change and Human Health”  - Friday, October 18, 4pm, Washington University, May Auditorium.  Free and open to the public.  Howard Frumkin, Dean of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Some upcoming weekend outings
   Sat-Sun, October 19-20    Trail work outing on the Ozark Trail. 
   Sat-Sun, October 26-27
    Trail work outing on the Ozark Trail. 
   Sunday, November 3         Day Float on the Meramec River
   Saturday, November 16    Canoe Camping on Missouri River
   Saturday, December 14    Water Quality Monitoring in Fox Creek
   Saturday, December 14    Holiday Party and Potluck Dinner

Learn more about these outings and sign-up here.

Local Member Participates in National Sierra Club Outing
Long-time member Jim Rhodes recently participated in a backpack trip up to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  This was a national Sierra Club outing from September 23-27.  There were ten participants from various areas and two leaders.   Jim was a bit worried about his ability to do the trip but he talked with one of the leaders who suggested he do some practice hikes with his new backpack fully loaded.   There were quite a few very experienced backpackers on the trip but Jim was able to keep up and it was a good experience for him.  Check out his trip photos on Flickr. 

Learn about National Outings and find the best trip for you.

 

 

     

Eastern Missouri Group Outings Calendar

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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