Sierra Club - Southern Nevada Group

Welcome to the Southern Nevada Group of the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club, a national conservation organization with 3 million members and supporters who cherish our natural resources.

Our mission is to "Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet." Welcome to the Southern Nevada Group of the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is a national conservation organization with three million members and supporters who cherish our natural resources. Our mission is to Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. Here in Southern Nevada, you are joining more than 2,700 other people w

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09/03/2021

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Urban sprawl wastes water, pollutes our air, contributes to climate change, and harms wildlife. Sign our petition to tell Nevada’s Congressional Delegation that we want climate action, not sprawl. https://addup.sierraclub.org/.../clark-county-needs...

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09/01/2021

You are invited!

You are invited!

09/01/2021

WONDERFUL Wednesdays!

September 4th is
National Wildlife Day

Wildlife isn't just about animals, but also about nature. Take this day to go for a hike or a camping trip and try to escape the busy city life and connect with the nature around you for a bit, exploring the great outdoors. While you're at it, keep the environment safe for animals by cleaning any trash that you find left behind from other people before you. Photo credit: Misty Haji-Sheikh

WONDERFUL Wednesdays!

September 4th is
National Wildlife Day

Wildlife isn't just about animals, but also about nature. Take this day to go for a hike or a camping trip and try to escape the busy city life and connect with the nature around you for a bit, exploring the great outdoors. While you're at it, keep the environment safe for animals by cleaning any trash that you find left behind from other people before you. Photo credit: Misty Haji-Sheikh

With virtually everyone against it, NDOT scraps option to run I-11 through Lake Mead Rec Area | Nevada Current 08/27/2021

With virtually everyone against it, NDOT scraps option to run I-11 through Lake Mead Rec Area | Nevada Current

NDOT Trashes I-11 Through Lake Mead Recreational Area
https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2021/08/26/__trashed-3__trashed/

With virtually everyone against it, NDOT scraps option to run I-11 through Lake Mead Rec Area | Nevada Current For years the Nevada Department of Transportation has proposed building a new highway system for the Interstate 11 Corridor that would run through the City of Henderson and protected public lands, including Rainbow Gardens and the Lake Mead Recreation Area. Those plans, known as the “eastern alter...

Clark County Needs Climate Action, Not More Sprawl! 08/26/2021

Clark County Needs Climate Action, Not More Sprawl!

Urban sprawl wastes water, pollutes our air, contributes to climate change, and harms wildlife. Sign our petition to tell Nevada’s Congressional Delegation that we want climate action, not sprawl. https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/clark-county-needs-climate-action-not-more-sprawl

Clark County Needs Climate Action, Not More Sprawl! Nevada's federal leaders introduced a bill to expand Las Vegas sprawl and intensify carbon emissions, traffic, air pollution, water scarcity and urban heat. Tell our leaders we need climate action, not sprawl.

The Antidote To Climate Dread 08/26/2021

The Antidote To Climate Dread

This article is worth reading
The Antidote To Climate Dread
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/climate-change-crisis-dread-fatigue-action_n_61268ecde4b0f562f3d9f07b

The Antidote To Climate Dread If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the constant, dire news of record-breaking heat, fires and floods, here’s what you can do, according to climate scientists.

Basil Lemonade 08/25/2021

Basil Lemonade

WONDERFUL Wednesdays! It's hot! How about a recipe for delicious Basil Lemonade? https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/266206/basil-lemonade/

Basil Lemonade Basil and lemon pair beautifully in this refreshing summer sipper, sweetened with a touch of honey. Make ahead and allow the mixture to infuse for 30 minutes to 1 hour before straining for a stronger basil flavor.

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice 08/23/2021

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice

In Nevada, we know investing in developing clean energy will bring good-paying union jobs to the state while fighting the climate crisis.

I am calling on Congress to pass bold climate legislation to meet the needs of our communities. #ClimateActionNow
https://bit.ly/CEJobsJustice

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice I just took action to support clean energy jobs and justice! Join me to help bring good paying, clean energy jobs to #BuildBackBetter in Nevada.

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice 08/23/2021

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice

Today is our Digital Day of Action! Please share!
Inaction on climate this year is simply not an option.
Join me in urging Congress to support strong, immediate climate policy that will bring federal funds to NV to invest in clean energy jobs & justice. #ClimateActionNow
https://bit.ly/CEJobsJustice

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice I just took action to support clean energy jobs and justice! Join me to help bring good paying, clean energy jobs to #BuildBackBetter in Nevada.

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice 08/23/2021

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice

Today is our Digital Day of Action! Please share!
The futures of all Nevadans are being decided NOW. Communities across the state are urging Congress to bring federal funds to NV to invest in clean energy jobs & justice.
https://bit.ly/CEJobsJustice

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice I just took action to support clean energy jobs and justice! Join me to help bring good paying, clean energy jobs to #BuildBackBetter in Nevada.

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice 08/23/2021

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice

Today is our Digital Day of action! You can help by sharing our posts and contacting our lawmakers.
Nevadans like us believe that urgent climate action is central to the state’s path to economic recovery from Covid-19.
Join us & #KeepUptheFight for bold investments in good-paying clean energy jobs and justice here in Nevada.
https://bit.ly/CEJobsJustice

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice I just took action to support clean energy jobs and justice! Join me to help bring good paying, clean energy jobs to #BuildBackBetter in Nevada.

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice 08/23/2021

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice

Today is our Digital Day of Action and we need your help.
There is no time to lose in addressing the scale of the climate crisis. Nevadans like me are calling for bold investments in good-paying clean energy jobs and justice 🌎👷🏽‍♀️ #ClimateActionNow
https://bit.ly/CEJobsJustice

Urge Congress to Support Clean Energy Jobs & Justice I just took action to support clean energy jobs and justice! Join me to help bring good paying, clean energy jobs to #BuildBackBetter in Nevada.

In Southern Nevada’s endless water crisis, we’re well past the time to be lawn gone - The Nevada Independent 08/22/2021

In Southern Nevada’s endless water crisis, we’re well past the time to be lawn gone - The Nevada Independent

Do you have a grass lawn?

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/in-southern-nevadas-endless-water-crisis-were-well-past-the-time-to-be-lawn-gone

In Southern Nevada’s endless water crisis, we’re well past the time to be lawn gone - The Nevada Independent The front lawn came with the house we moved into a couple years ago.

08/19/2021

Basin & Range National Monument - What, Where, and Why?

Join us for a special virtual Sierra Club SNG Monthly Speakers Program featuring Ecologist Jim Boone, speaking on the topic "Basin & Range National Monument."

EPA bans pesticide linked to health problems in children 08/18/2021

EPA bans pesticide linked to health problems in children

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/epa-bans-pesticide-linked-health-problems-children-79525442

EPA bans pesticide linked to health problems in children The Biden administration is banning use on food crops of chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that environmentalists say poses risks to children and farm workers

08/18/2021

It's not too late to sign up for tonight's Program
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002F1PjAAK

It's not too late to sign up for tonight's Program
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002F1PjAAK

08/18/2021

Nevada State Bird | Mountain Bluebird

WONDERFUL Wednesdays!
Today we feature our beautiful state bird - The Mountain Bluebird. Have you ever seen one? https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/nevada/state-bird/mountain-bluebird#:~:text=Official%20State%20Bird%20of%20Nevada.%20Nevada%20designated%20the,of%20Missouri%20and%20New%20York%29.%20All%20State%20Birds.

Nevada State Bird | Mountain Bluebird Nevada designated the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides) as the official state bird in 1967; lives in Nevada's high country; sings with a clear, short warble.

08/16/2021

Newsroom | Bureau of Reclamation

Today they announced that Lake Powell and Lake Mead are at Level 1 Shortage Condition
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/#/news-release/3950

Newsroom | Bureau of Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers 08/16/2021

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers

It's not too late to sign up for tonight's Bird-Dogging Training

What: "Bird-Dogging” is used to describe the pursuit of a candidate or elected official, usually with the intention of discussing a specific issue or concern.
Why: Congressional August recess is upon us - this is the time to contact our representatives

Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully. Long time activist and advocate, Janet Carter, will walk us through the basics of birddogging, including:
-what is it?
-how do you use it?
-writing your question
-tips to be successful

Please click on the link below to register for the meeting on August 16th! A zoom link will be sent to you once you RSVP.

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002FJveAAG

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully.

Nevada becomes more populous and diverse, but growth slows 08/14/2021

Nevada becomes more populous and diverse, but growth slows

Here is some of the latest Census data. Our state is changing. What does a more diverse Sierra Club look like?
https://www.ktnv.com/news/nevada-becomes-more-populous-and-diverse-but-growth-slows

Nevada becomes more populous and diverse, but growth slows Nevada has become more populous and more diverse over the past decade, adding 404,000 residents, with about 4 out of 10 identifying as Hispanic or Latino according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 08/13/2021

It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

https://www.noaa.gov/news/its-official-july-2021-was-earths-hottest-month-on-record

It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Secure .gov websites use HTTPS A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites..

I-Team: Top water users in the Las Vegas valley revealed 08/13/2021

I-Team: Top water users in the Las Vegas valley revealed

Kyle Roerink is quoted here:
https://www.8newsnow.com/i-team/i-team-top-water-users-in-the-las-vegas-valley-revealed/

I-Team: Top water users in the Las Vegas valley revealed LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The I-Team has learned a federal water shortage declaration on the Colorado River is expected on Monday. That would trigger some mandatory cutbacks.

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers 08/12/2021

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers

It's time for Bird-Dogging Training

What: "Bird-Dogging” is used to describe the pursuit of a candidate or elected official, usually with the intention of discussing a specific issue or concern.
Why: Congressional August recess is upon us - this is the time to contact our representatives

Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully. Long time activist and advocate, Janet Carter, will walk us through the basics of birddogging, including:
-what is it?
-how do you use it?
-writing your question
-tips to be successful

Please click on the link below to register for the meeting on August 16th! A zoom link will be sent to you once you RSVP.

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002FJveAAG

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully.

08/12/2021

Join us and don't forget to invite your friends!
Sign up here
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002F1PjAAK

Join us and don't forget to invite your friends!
Sign up here
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002F1PjAAK

Water shortage announcement expected Monday for Lake Mead 08/12/2021

Water shortage announcement expected Monday for Lake Mead

Water is a huge issue! This is the latest -

https://news3lv.com/news/local/water-shortage-announcement-expected-monday-for-lake-mead

Water shortage announcement expected Monday for Lake Mead Federal authorities are expected to declare a water shortage on Lake Mead Monday, which would trim Nevada’s allocation of water in 2022. A shortage gets triggered if the lake is expected to sit below 1,075 feet on January 1st, 2022. As of this morning, the lake sits at 1067. 93 feet. The short...

Our fate is in our hands 08/11/2021

Our fate is in our hands

Chris Giunchigliani wrote this op-ed
https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2021/aug/10/our-fate-is-in-our-hands/

Our fate is in our hands As Las Vegas bakes under an ever-warming sun and Lake Mead, our primary water supply, sinks lower and lower, many of us have thought about the future. Are the summers just going to get warmer? Is Lake Mead just going to get lower?

Solar power can and must be developed without sacrificing wildlife 08/11/2021

Solar power can and must be developed without sacrificing wildlife

What are your thoughts?

https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2021/aug/08/solar-power-can-and-must-be-developed-without-sacr/

Solar power can and must be developed without sacrificing wildlife When 139 desert tortoises were moved across a rural Nevada road to make way for the Yellow Pine Solar project in rural Nevada, it might not have seemed like a cause for concern ...

08/11/2021

Nevada State Insect | Vivid Dancer Damselfly

WONDERFUL Wednesdays!
Do you know what the state insect is?
It is the Vivid Dancer Damselfly
https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/nevada/state-insect/vivid-dancer-damselfly

Nevada State Insect | Vivid Dancer Damselfly Nevada designated the vivid dancer damselfly as the official state insect in 2009; living near water throughout Nevada; photos, video.

08/09/2021

We're excited about our next Speakers Program!
Sign up here
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002F1PjAAK

We're excited about our next Speakers Program!
Sign up here
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002F1PjAAK

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers 08/09/2021

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers

It's time for Bird-Dogging Training

What: "Bird-Dogging” is used to describe the pursuit of a candidate or elected official, usually with the intention of discussing a specific issue or concern.
Why: Congressional August recess is upon us - this is the time to contact our representatives

Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully. Long time activist and advocate, Janet Carter, will walk us through the basics of birddogging, including:
-what is it?
-how do you use it?
-writing your question
-tips to be successful

Please click on the link below to register for the meeting on August 16th! A zoom link will be sent to you once you RSVP.

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002FJveAAG

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully.

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers 08/07/2021

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers

It's time for Bird-Dogging Training

What: "Bird-Dogging” is used to describe the pursuit of a candidate or elected official, usually with the intention of discussing a specific issue or concern.
Why: Congressional August recess is upon us - this is the time to contact our representatives

Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully. Long time activist and advocate, Janet Carter, will walk us through the basics of birddogging, including:
-what is it?
-how do you use it?
-writing your question
-tips to be successful

Please click on the link below to register for the meeting on August 16th! A zoom link will be sent to you once you RSVP.

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002FJveAAG

Birddog Training: Asking Questions of Decision Makers Join the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter as we broaden our skills to hold our elected officials accountable, respectfully.

A lands bill is no substitute for a sustainable plan - The Nevada Independent 08/07/2021

A lands bill is no substitute for a sustainable plan - The Nevada Independent

Our own Janet Carter's Op-Ed
https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/a-lands-bill-is-no-substitute-for-a-sustainable-plan

A lands bill is no substitute for a sustainable plan - The Nevada Independent The truth is that the Las Vegas region can grow its population and economy without the damaging and costly consequences of SNEDCA.

[08/04/21]   WONDERFUL Wednesdays!
International Day of the World's Indigenous People is August 9th!

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Basin & Range National Monument - What, Where, and Why?
Monthly Sierra Club Speakers Program: Nevada Legislature Roundup
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Christian Gerlach's Personal Meeting Room
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MEET THE EARTH DAY 50 JUDGING TEAMTo select the winners of the "Earth Day 50 Art & Essay Contest," we've put together a ...
IT'S BEEN ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!Thank you for being with us throughout 2019. Let's pause before we flip the calendar and ta...
TIME TO GET YOUR REINDEER ON!At our Annual Holiday Potluck Mixer, Wednesday, December 4th at the Sierra Club Office from...
#Vegas #ClimateStrike come #strikewithus!!!

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