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Thurs, Sept. 4: Nighttime Hike-Ice Age Trail University Ridge Golf Course

Wed, Sept. 10: Crusin' on the Capitol Pedaler

Sept. 16-21: Build New Ice Age Trail in Chippewa Co.

Sun, Sept 21: People's Climate March

 

 

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2014 Sierra Club Events Calendar

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August 12 Partisan Fall Primary: VOTE! 

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Sunday, September 21: People’s Climate March – New York City – Take the Bus from Madison!

people's climate rallyTHE RALLY

In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history.

In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilization – in size, beauty, and impact. Organized by Sierra Club, 350.org and many other global organizations, our demand is a world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. In short, a world safe from the ravages of climate change. Learn more.

THE BUS TRIP

Sierra Club and 350.or are organizing chartered coach buses from Madison to New York and back. Buses will leave Madison on Saturday September 20 late afternoon (~4pm) and will arrive in NYC Sunday morning September 21, in plenty of time for the March. We will depart NYC at 8 pm and arrive back in Madison around noon on Monday September 22. Since we will not be staying overnight in NYC, no housing costs are incurred.

BUS COST + REGISTRATION

Bus tickets are $155 for non-members and $135 for members. For those who are not yet members, membership starts at $15.   Register Here for the bus Questions, please contact Lacinda.



September 26 Mining House Party at Northland College
We will be hosting our final Mining House Party of the summer at Northland College for students and local residents to see Wisconsin's Mining Standoff and learn more about what we can all do to stop the Penokee Mine proposal.  Click here to RSVP.


September 27, Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Act Celebration
Bayfield, Wisconsin, 1:00 - 3:00 PM. 

Join the Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter on Saturday, September 27, 2014, National Public Lands Day, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and raise awareness about natural & cultural resources jeopardized by the proposed iron ore mine threatening the Bad River Watershed, the Penokee Hills, and Lake Superior.  Attendees will embark on a two hour boat tour aboard the Ashland Bay Express with Apostle Islands Cruises to explore a portion of the 35,000 acre Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area, which includes 80% of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior. Event speakers include: Tia Nelson, daughter of former Senator and pioneering conservationist Gaylord Nelson; Mike Wiggins Jr., Chair, Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe; Neil Howk, Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service; and Dave Blouin, Mining Committee Chair, Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter.  Please join us for this chance to appreciate the fall colors and the irreplaceable beauty of our cleanest, most precious Great Lake! Click here to buy tickets today (regular tickets cost $25)!  Prior registration is required for this event due to limited capacity. Please join us for this chance to appreciate the fall colors and the irreplaceable beauty of our cleanest, most precious Great Lake!

John Muir: University of the Wilderness,
Get your tickets today for a special production of song and verse to celebrate Sierra Club's founding father, presented by Chance Urban Chamber Music, to be held at the following times/dates:
Sat. September 27, 7:00 PM, Vaughn Hall, 55 Montello St. Montello, WI 53949, 608-837-7457

Sun. September 28, 2:00 PM, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI, 54742, (715) 877-2212 (Tickets $15 Adults/$7 Children)

Sat. November 15, 2015, 7:30 PM Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012, (262) 375-3676 (Tickets $15 Adults/ $12 CCC members/ $6 chidren)

Public Hearings on Utility Requests to Raise Flat Fees
Please read more about this issue at our Take Action Page, Then make plans to speak out to the Public Service Commission to stop your utility from raising monthly flat fees and penalizing low-income and clean energy customers.

We Energies
- October 8th (Milwaukee)
2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Wilson Senior Center, 2601 West Howard Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Madison Gas & Electric Public Hearing - October 9th (Madison) (Tentative - check back here)
9:30 am, Amnicon Falls Hearing Room, 1st Floor,
Public Service Commission, 610 North Whitney Way, Madison, WI


October 10-12 Autumn Assembly, Phantom Lake YMCA, Mukwonago
Our annual retreat features award-winning Center for Investigative Journalism editor and reporter Ron Seely, as well as field trips, including a tour of Johnson Controls International's Glendale Facility, a hike at Engel Conservation Area, a sunset canoe ride on Phantom Lake, and a Sunday afternoon tour of Lulu Lake. The event also features awards, a campfire jam session, a silent auction, a communications workshop with Ernie Franzen & Eric Hansen, and presentations on Waukesha's proposed Great Lakes water diversion with Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn, white nose syndrome and Wisconsin bats with Heather Kaarakka, tar sands threats to the Great Lakes with Beth Wallace, renewable energy with Carl Siegrist, expanding transit with WISPIRG director Bruce Speight, Penokee Hills geology with Lawrence University professor Marcia Bjornerud, frac-sand mining in the Chippewa Valley with Barbara Flom, and photo displays of the Penokees and the Hull Rust taconite mine in Minnesota. Register by September 15 to avoid late fees!  Click here for more information about this exciting fall retreat. Click here to register online for the Autumn Assembly today.   

November 4 General Election, VOTE!
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