Twenty four environmental leaders turned out in the middle of a work day for the first “Things Sierra Club Loves” event at the state Capitol on 02/11/15. We delivered Sierra Club calendars to most of the 151 legislators (some won’t accept “gifts). Then we had an awesome media conference that shared the love (for Valentine’s Day) about issues that we support every day.Check out the 22 minute You Tube video at http://youtu.be/NW6wky2psPI with Executive Director/Emcee Johnson Bridgwater and four outstanding speakers: Former Attorney General Drew Edmondson, Beekeeper Stephanie Jordan, MAPS board member Jeff Bezdek and Steve Wilke from Delta Energy.Check out the photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jodyharlan/sets/72157648465812363/.
Tell EPA in person to protect our communities from smog!
Members of the Oklahoma Sierra Club are traveling to Arlington to make their voice heard! We will leave January 29th from OKC at 8:30 AM (meeting location TBD) in order to make it in time for the press conference.
Click here for more information and to sign up now if you want to attend and we'll be in touch with more information soon!
Meet our new Chapter Director
January 5th was the first day on the job for our new Director, Johnson Bridgwater. Johnson is a lifelong writer and environmentalist who has been involved in conservation and the sciences from a young age. Originally from Minnesota, Johnson has spent the last 30 years hiking, camping and canoeing all across Oklahoma’s diverse landscapes, and he now calls Oklahoma home. His work history includes owning a landscape design company, working for the Oklahoma City Zoo, working for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, and working for ODOT. He has volunteered for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Audubon of Central Oklahoma, and he helped cofound WildShare International, a non-governmental conservation organization dedicated to working with local communities to help them protect endangered locations in Mexico and Peru.
The EPA is hosting a public hearing on January 15th in Oklahoma City to get public comment from Oklahomans on their plan to clean up regional haze from Texas.
Give yourself and the people you care about an early Christmas gift! Stand with our friends for clean water at two important meetings - both on Thursday, December 18th. If you can't make both meetings, pick one and remember: "We can't drink money." Click on Read More link for meeting information!