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Call for Nominations!

In the fall of each year, Sierra Club members have the opportunity to vote for candidates to our Allegheny Group Executive Committee.  YOU, our members, have the opportunity to submit names for consideration by our Nominating Committee.  You can nominate yourself.  The ExCom is a wonderful opportunity for you to make a difference here in southwestern Pennsylvania.   You can help prioritize our campaigns, how we organize our work, and have a good time joining others who care about the world in which we live and its future. Monthly meetings occur the second Monday of each month at our office in Oakland from 7-9pm.  

The nine member Executive Committee assures that the activities and services provided by the Group are consistent with our Group Bylaws as well as the policies and directives of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club and the National Sierra Club. These responsibilities include financial management, membership services, publication of The Sierran (our newsletter), conservation issues, outings and political programs.   Each elected Executive Committee member serves a two year term and can run for re-election as often as he/she wishes.   ballot-box

Candidates for the ExCom provide a brief statement about their interest in environmental issues and why they wish to serve on the Executive Committee. These statements are included with the ballot.  Voting by the membership for 4 or 5 of the 9 seats occurs in the fall via email or US Postal service.  Results of the election will be announced in January 2018.  

Please complete the form below no later than September 11, 2017 and email to Eva Westheimer at eva.westheimer@gmail.com or mail c/o the Sierra Club, 7708 Brashear St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.  Please let us hear from you.  Your voice needs to be heard! (You can also download the form here: Ex Comm Nomination form 2017)

Nominee for the Executive Committee of the

Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club  (2018-2020 term)

DEADLINE September 10, 2017



Name of Nominee: ____________________________________

Phone number: _________________ email address: __________________________

Postal Address: ________________________________________________________



Name of person submitting Nominee’s name: _______________________________

Phone _______________________ email address: _________________________


If this is not a self-nomination, please sign your assent to the statement below:

I have spoken to the nominee and he/she has agreed to be considered as a candidate for the Executive Committee of the Allegheny Group of The Sierra Club.

Signed: ________________________________________

Call for Action: Green Storm Water Project in Oakland, July 12

Plans are afoot to prove to federal regulators that our region is committed to a green-first approach to fixing our sewer overflow problem. By investing $30 million in the Four Mile Run storm water abatement project starting in Schenley Park, we will gain $320 million in storm water abatement benefits including a drastic reduction in dangerous flooding in parts of Greenfield.

Next Wednesday Heather Sage from the Parks Conservancy will outline the plan for the Four Mile Run Project, followed by a call to action to make this project a reality:

Wednesday, July 12
6:00 Doors open and refreshments
6:30 Presentation and call to action
Sixth Presbyterian Church
1688 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217

Please RSVP and learn how you can help get the Four Mile Run project!

Sponsored by Clean Rivers Campaign, Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network and Sierra Club.

Film and Panel Discussion: Managing Climate Risk, July 13

Showing of “Managing Risk in a Changing Climate, narrated by Peter Coyote, followed by a panel with experts from the US Corps of Engineers, Penn State, and Mayor Peduto’s office.

Film … http://wpsu.psu.edu/changingclimate/

Thursday, July 13
5:30 to 6:00 – Sign-in and light refreshments
6:00 to 6:30 – Film Screening
6:30 to 7:30 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
Energy Innovation Center, Covestro BrightSpace
1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Free registration HERE.

“Stop the Madness” – March against the Toxic Gas and Plastic Infrastructure, June 20

Shell’s building an ethane cracker plant in Beaver County and the prospect of at least four more such plants in our region will no doubt spur much hopeful discussion at the upcoming DUG and Northeastern Petrochemical Construction conferences in Pittsburgh later this month.

Dismayed at the prospect of our region being turned into another Houston, with an increased demand for fracking and new pipelines, protesters will be rallying here in Pittsburgh during the conferences.

Concerned citizens are encouraged to join the march from Station Square across the Smithfield Bridge and along Smithfield Street to the rally outside the Convention Center.

5 pm to 8pm, Tuesday, June 20
125 Station Square Drive, Pgh., 15219

If you need a ride click HERE.


ORGANIZING WORKSHOP: Learn How to React to the Emergence of Fracking in the Mon Valley

Oil and gas infrastructure is expanding into suburban communities including the Mon Valley region. Join us for an Education Workshop to learn what this means for us and how we can work together to protect families and school children from the health risks of shale gas drilling and infrastructure.

6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 30
City of Clairton Municipal Building,
551 Ravensburg Boulevard,
Clairton, PA 15025

Please RSVP here! Light Refreshments will be served.

REACH Mon Valley now has a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter feed so please make sure to Like and Follow them for real time updates, event invitations, or just to connect with other Mon Valley people who care about environmental justice!

For more information contact Adam Tuznik at atuznik@cleanwater.org
Or call (412) 765-3053 x. 202

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