27
SEP
2017

Sierra Club National Board Meeting September 13- 15, 2017 Washington, DC

As I reflect on each meeting of your National Board of Directors I try to see if there is a theme that threads its way through the agenda.  I find that in this recently concluded meeting one emerged for me.  Primarily, I call it, “the inside game”.  There was a clear...
30
APR
2017

100 Days of Destruction

  As you can see from the photo above, I marched in the Peoples Climate March yesterday in Chicago with 5000 others.  It was wet and cold but who cares when the fate of science and our planet are at stake.   I know that most of those that read my blog agree with me that...
16
APR
2017

What Does it Mean to RESIST?

The first 100 days of the new Administration are not even over and yet we have already seen success in efforts to RESIST efforts and actions taken by Trump.  The travel ban hasn’t happened and the ACA is still the law of the land.  While a new Supreme Court Justice is on...
15
APR
2017

Environmental Red Line – What Does That Mean to Wild Lands?

Surveys continually show that the American population is becoming increasingly convinced of and concerned about the changing climate and global warming.  The principal cause being the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere along with methane.  The two primary sources comprising about...
07
APR
2017

What Does It Mean to “RESIST”

Since the election on November 8, I have been asked countless times “what is the Sierra Club going to do to protect our environment?”  And this: “What can I do to prevent our natural resources and climate to be devastated by actions of the Trump...
11
MAR
2017

Sierra Club Board of Directors Meeting February 2017 Notes

Sierra Club Board of Directors Meeting February 24 – 25, 2017 Atlanta, GA Overview: This was a significant meeting.  My perspective is that there were two principle topics that required special attention beyond the normal and routine work of guiding and managing the...
05
FEB
2017

Like I Said…

We had dinner with some old friends last night.  The conversation inevitably turned to politics (ugh).  I brought up my recent blog about CRA and the overturning of the Stream Protection Rule.  I tried to explain why anyone (read Republicans and a couple of Democrats) would want...
01
FEB
2017

What the Hell is CRA and Why Should You Care????

If you have no idea what CRA is don’t feel bad.  Until very recently I’d never heard of it either.  Since the election I’ve been hearing many of my Sierra Club associates talking about how the Republicans are going to use the CRA to reverse much of what the...
29
JAN
2017

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

Maybe I should have entitled this piece after the Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime” with the famous lyrics of “You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” (https://youtu.be/I1wg1DNHbNU)  But we’re not going to ruminate on the insanity of...
04
DEC
2016

A Tale of Two Meetings

The end of the summer and fall were extremely busy for me.  Thus, I failed to publish a report of the September Annual Sierra Club meeting. Therefore, I am going to do a twofer now and provide an overview of both the September and November meetings. This is not the report that I...