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Oregon Chapter - Sierra Club

Welcome to the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
June 2011 - Issue 27

tillamook.jpg LOGGING ROAD POLLUTION IN STATE FORESTS!

Logging roads are major sources of pollution in Oregon's forests -- dirtying rivers and streams and harming fish with dangerous sediment. Recently, the federal courts ruled that logging road pollution must be regulated under the Clean Water Act, but some in Congress want to overturn this ruling. This case stemmed from logging road pollution in the Tillamook State Forest, where an extensive road network already pollutes rivers and streams, and where current plans call for roughly 100,000 acres of new clearcutting in coming years and new logging roads. Click here to learn more!


Please email Senators Wyden and Merkley today and urge them to stand up for the Clean Water Act and for reigning in logging road pollution!

 

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SAVE MONEY! GO SOLAR WITH THE SIERRA CLUB!

Are you interested in saving $10,000 or more on your energy bills? 

It's no gimmick! We're excited to announce that the Oregon Sierra Club has reached a groundbreaking agreement with Tualitan-based RS Energy to provide you and other Sierra Club supporters 
with rooftop solar installation rates that almost every Oregon homeowner can afford! Click here to read our press release!

Moving Oregon beyond the use of coal as an energy source has been a key priority for the Sierra Club for years, and this new program is integral to the success of that campaign. We recognize that our own members and citizens across the state have a real opportunity to influence Oregon's future energy mix.

So, the program we've developed guarantees you one of the lowest rooftop solar installation rates in Oregon, packaged in a form that is financially affordable for almost every homeowner.

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 sign up and learn more!



Oregon Capitol OREGON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE!

As the Oregon Legislature's 2011 session enters its final days, legislation to promote energy efficiency in schools tops the list of key priorities to pass before the end of session. Click here for an update on all the bills the Sierra Club has been working on this session, and help push strong energy efficiency legislation over the top!


Bill Sullivan

Renowned hiking book author, novelist, and historian Bill Sullivan will present the key note address at our annual "Sierra Club Shindig!"

SAVE THE DATE!  SIERRA CLUB SHINDIG!

It's not too early to start making plans for our annual "Sierra Club Shindig" on July 23rd! That's right, we're throwing a party at our office so that you can learn about the work we're doing in Oregon, hear from compelling speakers, eat good food, and help us thank the volunteers that make our work possible.

We'll have a special guest -- renowned hiking book author, novelist, and historian Bill SullivanAnd, we'll have a live marimba band too! Learn about the Oregon Sierra Club's conservation campaigns and other efforts and how you can get involved! Help us recognize the people that make the Oregon Sierra Club's work possible!

 
Who?  
Sierra Club volunteers, members, and supporters! Everyone is welcome!

What?  The "Sierra Club Shindig" and BBQ

Where?  Sierra Club Office, 1821 SE Ankeny Street, Portland (map)

When?  July 23, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Stay tuned for reservation info and more details! Want to do more? We're looking for folks who want to help us plan this fun-packed party!  E-mail Joy Keen and let her know you want to get involved!


Donate Button MAKE AN INVESTMENT!

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!)
 
Check out our events, activities, and take actions.


GET OUTDOORS!

Summer is almost here and 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 EVENT GREEN!
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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GET INVOLVED!
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!

JOIN A CAMPAIGN!
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)! Anti Liquefied Natural Gas meetings on June 23 at 6:30pm. Beyond Coal task force meets on June 28 at 7pm.   Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign meets on July 6 at 7pm. Tillamook Campaign meets on July 14 at 6:30pm. Discover more opportunities by visiting our events calendar!


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