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L.A. Zoo Vision Plan Expansion Threatens Wildlife in Griffith Park

L.A. Zoo Vision Plan Expansion Threatens Wildlife in Griffith Park

By Aida Ashouri A hundred years ago, a sign was erected in Hollywood to advertise a new housing development. “Hollywoodland” lay before then-empty hills that had just begun to be graded for housing development in what we now know as the Hollywood Hills. Since then,...

Bear Divide is for the Birds

Bear Divide is for the Birds

By Barbara Hensleigh At 5 am one day in April, I head out with my friend Jen to a place I have never been before, though I have lived and hiked in and around L.A. for over 30 years: Bear Divide in the San Gabriel Mountains. After spending the night in L.A., migratory...

Turning Your Food Waste into Compost

Turning Your Food Waste into Compost

Anything that grows, will also decompose! That means that much of the food waste that we produce is actually compostable. Up to 21% of US landfill content is food waste –it’s the #1 landfill contributor by weight.1 When food rots in landfills, it releases methane....

How to Reduce Your Fast Fashion Consumption

How to Reduce Your Fast Fashion Consumption

If you’re active online, you might have noticed “fast fashion” as a popular buzzword lately––but what, actually, is it? According to Merriam-Webster, fast fashion is defined as “an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing fashions that emphasizes...

What Are “Forever Chemicals”?

What Are “Forever Chemicals”?

You may have heard the term “forever chemicals” in the news lately. Maybe you heard it from the $5 million class action lawsuit with Thinx menstrual underwear,1 or the multibillion dollar lawsuit with 3M.2 But what are “forever chemicals”, and how did they get that...

2023 Central Group Banquet Awardees

2023 Central Group Banquet Awardees

This past May, we were excited to celebrate three of our amazing Central Group activists and volunteers at the 2023 Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet! Innovation in Outings Award: White Cane Hike Team  (Will McWhinney accepting) Will McWhinney, our indefatigable Outings...

Profiles in Activism

Profiles in Activism

PROFILES IN ACTIVISM Our newsletter this quarter is designed to introduce you to our volunteer Executive Committee and to perhaps get you excited about volunteering with us. We asked the seven members on the committee  to tell us why they became activists with the...

What We Can Learn From Parks?

What We Can Learn From Parks?

What is a park? Why are we building them? What social needs does it meet and, especially, for whom are we building them? A park is a social and political production that responds to social and political needs

Who gets access to nature?

Who gets access to nature?

The Sierra Club was founded with a mission to “render accessible” the mountain regions of the Pacific west. Locally, club entities such as Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) and the Central Group recruit volunteers and raise money to take people who could not otherwise go on hikes. We can advocate for more agencies to prioritize access to nature.

Green Space Benefits

Green Space Benefits

Time spent in nature, in any form, makes us feel
happier, more peaceful, rejuvenated, and connected to something greater than ourselves. Nature reduces stress and anxiety, decreases depression, improves overall mood. But, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to access these benefits. We need to take what actions we can to preserve and create
equitable green space access for all.

Trash Talk Saturday # 5 – Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Trash Talk Saturday # 5 – Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Trash Talk Saturday # 5  Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve  If Socrates said “the unexamined life is not worth living” couldn't we say “ It’s not worthy to live in an unexamined City” ?        Trash talk Saturday went in May to Sepulveda Basin Wildlife...

Solving the Puzzle of Transportation

Solving the Puzzle of Transportation

If solving environmental issues on Earth Day was a 10,000 piece puzzle, you’d likely find sustainable transportation and the future of mobility along its edges. These two key elements are the backbone and solution to a myriad of challenges we face as a planet.

Keep Griffith Park Wild: Stop the Hollywood Sign Aerial Tram

Keep Griffith Park Wild: Stop the Hollywood Sign Aerial Tram

Griffith Park in Los Angeles is one of the largest urban parks in North America, and arguably one of the wildest. Here's how you can help keep it that way.   A haven for both hikers and wildlife alike, including the famous P-22 mountain lion, Griffith Park is a...

Corralitas Public Stairway

Corralitas Public Stairway

The Verdugo Hills group in conjunction with the central group are working to beautify the Corralitas stairway. Saturday October 27th at 9:30 am we had Glendale College students working in the garden. This stairway is right next to the red car property and our eventual...

2019 East L.A. Murals Hike

2019 East L.A. Murals Hike

Join us for an 1 mile urban hike as we explore the murals that truly express the natural and cultural history of East LA. All as a fundraiser for Sierra Club Central Group! Lunch by La Terraza in City Terrace is included. This event sold out last time it was hosted at...

Central Group receives Certificate of Merit

Central Group receives Certificate of Merit

The Central Group was recently honored to receive a Certificate Of Merit from the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, a Certificate Of Special Congressional Recognition from Representative Brad Sherman, and a Certificate Of Merit from the City of Los Angeles and...

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday

We held our first Motivation Monday on January 14 to inspire members to set powerful eco-friendly resolutions for 2019. We had a number of booths with different themes, including calculating your carbon footprint, tips for a zero waste lifestyle, upcoming hikes and...

November 2018 Newsletter

Vote Green in 2018With the November 6th election around the corner, here are the Sierra Club Central Group's recommendations in the races that fall within our region. Read More >>

August 2018 Newsletter

For thousands of years, the Los Angeles River was a main focal point of our region’s ecosystem – for flora, fauna, and the original native people. Read more >>

May 2018 Newsletter

Vote YES on Prop 68 On Tuesday June 5, 2018, you have a chance to make a huge difference for the parks, wild spaces, and the natural resources of California by voting YES on Proposition 68. Sierra Club California endorsed this bond initiative because it has a minimal...

March Zero Waste Newsletter

Celebrate EARTH DAY with the Sierra Club Join us for a picnic and guided tour of Echo Park Lake, while we celebrate Earth Day and help raise funds for the Sierra Club. Read more >>

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Want to get more involved with your Sierra Club? Whether it's a hike up a mountain, a picnic in the park, or some good old fashioned political activism, we have an event for you! Read more >>