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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2008

CONTACT at Convention:
Josh Dorner, 202.679.7570 (m)
Kristina Johnson, 541.914.9744 (m)
in DC: David Willett, 202.675.6698

Sierra Club Plans Action-Packed Schedule at Democratic National Convention
Energy Issues to be Major Focus of Convention

Denver, CO—With energy issues at the forefront of the political debate in America, the Sierra Club has put together a full schedule of events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.  The Sierra Club’s delegation to the convention will be lead by Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope and National Political Director Cathy Duvall.  They will be appearing at a wide variety of public events throughout the week.

"Energy has become the focus of this election and the political conversation in America," said Pope.  "Denver is going to be the greenest convention in history and we look forward to discussing the important role that clean energy solutions can play in solving our country’s energy and economic crises.  Once the nominating conventions are done, the Sierra Club will redouble its efforts to educate our members and the public about the importance of solving our energy crisis and end Big Oil’s chokehold on our economy and politics once and for all."

The Sierra Club’s participation in the convention will be made carbon-neutral using high-quality offsets purchased from NativeEnergy, the official offsets provider for the convention.

The Sierra Club team will also be blogging throughout the convention at: Huffington Post, Treehugger, Gristmill, Sierra Club Compass, and Carl Pope’s Taking the Initiative blog.

In addition to the events listed below, both Carl Pope and Cathy Duvall will be available to the media throughout the convention.  To schedule an interview media should contact Sierra Club media staffers Josh Dorner, 202.679.7570 or josh.dorner@sierraclub.org or Kristina Johnson, 541.914.9744 or Kristina.johnson@sierraclub.org

A daily live video blog looking at the day’s events, broadcast online at http://www.cleanskies.tv/:

Monday, August 25:
Cathy Duvall, 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 26:
Carl Pope, 10:00 a.m.
Cathy Duvall, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27:
Carl Pope, 10:00 a.m.
Cathy Duvall, live appearance on EnergyMatters, 1:00 p.m.

Partial Schedule of Events:

Sunday, August 24-

Apollo Alliance Clean Energy, Good Jobs reception
Featured speakers: Rep. Jay Inslee, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Rep. Ed Markey
Sponsor: Apollo Alliance
Time: 6:00 8:00 p.m.
Location: 555 17th Street, 32nd Floor

Monday, August 25-


Social Justice Heroes—Film Screening
Discussion featuring Tom Hayden and Carl Pope
Sponsor: Sea Change Ideas Forum
Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.
Location: Starz FilmCenter  900 Auraria Pkwy,

The Future of Environmentalism New Republic panel discussion I
Featured speakers: Carl Pope, Rep. Ed Markey, Rep. George Miller, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Sen. Ben Nelson, Matt Bennett, Brian Keane, Ted Nordhaus, Cass Sunstein, Franklin Foer
Sponsor: The New Republic
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Tattered Cover Bookstore, 1628 16th Street

Homes for Our Troops reception
Sponsor: 1770 Sherman Street
Time: 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Location 1770 Sherman Street

Tuesday, August 26-

Rocky Mountain Roundtable-The New Energy Economy panel discussion
Featured speakers: Carl Pope, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Sen. Ken Salazar, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Ed Markey, Gov. Bill Ritter, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Greg Nickels, Dan Arvizu, Sec. Federico Pena, Mark Falcone, John Ratner, Rhone Resch, Van Jones, Heather Stephenson
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Roundtable
Time: 1:30-3:00
Location: Space Theater, Denver Performing Arts Center

The Future of Environmentalism New Republic panel discussion II
Featured speakers: Carl Pope, Rep. Ed Markey, Rep. George Miller, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Sen. Ben Nelson, Matt Bennett, Brian Keane, Ted Nordhaus, Cass Sunstein, Franklin Foer
Sponsor: The New Republic
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Tattered Cover Bookstore, 1628 16th Street

Wednesday, August 27-

Big Tent Panel Discussion with T. Boone Pickens and John Podesta
Featured speakers: Carl Pope, T. Boone Pickens, John Podesta
Sponsor: Big Tent
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: The Big Tent

Sun Fest 2008
Featured speakers: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Gov. Bill Ritter, Sen. Ken Salazar, Rep. Earl Perlmutter, Rep. John Hall, Mayor John Hickenlooper, Rhone Resch
Sponsor: Solar Energy Industries Association
Time: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Coors Field

I Hunt, I Fish, I Vote Conservation
Featured speakers: Larry Schweiger, David Crockett, Tony Dean, Matt Vincent
Sponsor: National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street

Other events TBD

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