Friday, May 15, 2015

Don't miss Hands Across the Sand Tomorrow!!

Hands Across the Sand is coming to a beach near you!  On Saturday, May 16, 2015, you can literally join HANDS and say NO to filthy fuels and YES to clean energy and renewables!
For those of us in Brevard County,  there will be a HANDS event at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 Atlantic Ave, (Rt A1A) in Cocoa Beach, 32931.  This event is organized by Bruce Moeller of Cocoa Beach Surfrider Foundation, so look for the Surfrider canopy when you arrive at the beach.  The event starts at 11:00 AM and at 12Noon everyone will join hands for 15 minutes. 
For those of us in Indian River County,  there will be a HANDS event in Vero Beach, at Humiston Beach Park, south of Beachland Blvd, on Ocean Dr, 32963.  This event is organized by Parris Westbrook.    
For more information about these events and about Hands Across the Sand, go to  http://www.handsacrossthesand.org/

Note:  Sierra Club is a Big Hands supporter and sponsor of Hands Across the Sands although Hands Across the Sands is not a Sierra Club only event,.  Please see the Sierra Club website about what Sierra Club is working on nationwide http://www.sierraclub.org/ and http://www.sierraclub.org/florida to see what Sierra Club is working on in Florida.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Final Spring Outing May 9



May 9th Outing! Check it out!
Become more aware of significant Educational and Environmental efforts in your community!

On Saturday, May 9th, Join Turtle Coast Sierra Club as we hike a 5 mile loop In the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area. The area consists of meandering creeks, lush cabbage palm hammocks, slash pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and freshwater marshes. We will learn about the abundance of birds, both resident and migratory, and wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bobcat, fox squirrel, alligators, and otters. Doug Sphar, long time Sierra Club member will lead this hike. Bring water and wear appropriate shoes. Call 321-432-4346 to reserve your spot and get the meeting location. There is a $3 entrance fee per vehicle.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hands Across the Sand Saturday May 16

Join Hands Across the Sand Tomorrow!!

Hands Across the Sand is coming to a beach near you!  On Saturday, May 16, 2015, you can literally join HANDS and say NO to filthy fuels and YES to clean energy and renewables!
  
For those of us in Brevard County,  there will be a HANDS event at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 Atlantic Ave, (Rt A1A) in Cocoa Beach, 32931.  This event is organized by Bruce Moeller of Cocoa Beach Surfrider Foundation, so look for the Surfrider canopy when you arrive at the beach.  The event starts at 11:00 AM and at 12Noon everyone will join hands for 15 minutes. 

For those of us in Indian River County,  there will be a HANDS event in Vero Beach, at Humiston Beach Park, south of Beachland Blvd, on Ocean Dr, 32963.  This event is organized by Parris Westbrook.    

For more information about these events and about Hands Across the Sand, go to  http://www.handsacrossthesand.org/

Note:  Hands Across the Sands is not a Sierra Club event, but Sierra Club supports Hands Across the Sands.  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

May Membership Meeting about Clean Power Plan for Florida

The Turtle Coast Sierra Club's May Membership Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2015 and will cover an issue that Rick Scott doesn't want us to be talking about.  What issue?  Clean energy and use of solar energy here in the Sunshine State!

Our guest speaker will be Tim Heberlein, the Campaign Organizer with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign.  The campaign is focused on expeditiously making the transition away from polluting fossil fuels in our power production and ushering in a new clean energy economy in Florida.  Join us to find out how to demand more clean energy and lower power bills in Florida though the Clean Power Plan.

And find out about the petition being circulated by Floridians for Solar Choice, a grass roots citizens’ effort to allow more homes and businesses to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sun.   With the passage of HB 57 in Georgia in March, Florida is soon to be one of only four states in the nation that prohibit citizens from buying electricity from companies that will put solar panels on your home or business. This prohibition limits customer choice and blocks the growth of this abundant, clean homegrown energy source. The choice to harness solar power should be available to everyone.  The petition is to ask for an amendment to the Florida Constitution to be put on the 2016 ballot, to allow local solar electricity suppliers.  And of course there will be petitions available to sign at the meeting.   For more information, see: http://www.flsolarchoice.org/. 

The meeting will take place at the Pineda Unitarian Universalist Friendship Center, 3115 Friendship Place, on US 1 south of Rockledge, 1/2 mile north of Suntree Blvd and next to Landscape Depot.

Social time starts at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  Our meetings are always open to the public.