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Houston Sierra Club (local branch of the Sierra Club) holds outings for outdoor activities: hiking, camping, bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, etc. These include local one-day events, weekend trips, and week long trips to National Parks and other destinations.

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WEBINAR: Info Session for New Solar Co-ops forming in East & West Houston

Interested in solar panels for your home or small business? Open to residents and small businesses in the Houston region. Register at the link below to attend this free Info Session to learn about solar energy and how Solar United Neighbors of Texas, a non-profit, will help you through the process. Solar United Neighbors is currently helping to establish new Solar Co-ops in east Houston and in west Houston. Houston Sierra Club is one of the local non-profits helping to publicize these projects. Solar United Neighbors makes it easy to go solar and save. At this info session you can learn about solar technology and installation, and how going solar can save you money. Their solar co-ops have helped thousands of people by leveraging the power of group purchasing, and their independent experts can teach you everything you need to know to decide whether solar is right for you. TO REGISTER for this Info Session and get updated details, GO TO: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nyn6lZ34R7e378CE3AMW7A Additional info & links available here: https://www.sierraclub.org/texas/houston/blog/2020/03/east-houston-solar-co-op-launched Photo courtesy of Wally Calaway

ONLINE: Deep Sky Tour from the McDonald Observatory

Online event

Join the next Deep Sky Tour, with live views of several deep-sky targets from the dark skies at McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of West Texas on Tuesday, July 14, at 10 pm Central time. Your host Stephen Hummel will show you views from a camera attached to a research-grade 16" telescope at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center. Mid-summer skies offer a fabulous variety of objects for us to see. The targets, weather permitting, will be: M4, a loosely concentrated globular cluster M80, a highly compact globular cluster M17, or the "Swan Nebula" NGC 6543, aka the "Cat's Eye Nebula" NGC 4490, or the "Cocoon Galaxy" Here is the link to join on Tuesday or view later: https://youtu.be/wifqDUH0jqs The programming can also be watched afterwards at the same URL. McDonald Observatory Live Streaming Programs: (includes links to prior recorded programs) https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors/livestream

ONLINE: Cave Diving in Channel Island National Marine Sanctuary

Join Jill Heinerth, one of the world’s premiere underwater explorers, as she recounts her experiences cave diving in national marine sanctuaries. During this live interaction, you will hear from Jill about her diving in caves in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, what it takes to become a cave diver, and what it is like to explore the “veins of Mother Earth.” Learn more about Jill before the live interaction by watching her featured in Stories from the Blue. Link to video at "Stories from the Blue": https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/earthisblue/wk283-stories-from-the-blue-jill-heinerth.html For more information and to register the Cave Diving event, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8300481966528412430?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery

Bay Area Sierra Club Zoom Meeting: Climate Change Geopolitics w/ Jim Blackburn

The July meeting and program will be conducted via Zoom. (no in-person meeting) Starts 6:30 pm for social time; 7:00 pm for program. Here is the link for the meeting on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4168201898?pwd=MzBpZ2hvUVFMckw4anlldTh6Tkh3dz09#success July Program: Jim Blackburn, Houston environmental attorney will be the guest speaker. Program Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE GEOPOLITICS: Physical, Economic and Spiritual Implications Climate change will affect geopolitics in profound and lasting ways, both in terms of physical changes and perhaps more importantly indirectly. Issues such as water supply, drought, food supply, flooding and sea level rise will have a direct impact leading to mass migrations and conflict. However, it may be that the indirect impacts such as the rethinking of our economic and spiritual systems that will be among the most important.

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