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The Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. This mission of the Sierra Club is to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. The Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club serves members of Durham, Vance, Person, and Granville Counties. You do not need to live in one of these counties to join our Meetup, and unless specifically noted, you do not need to be a Sierra Club member to attend attend one of our Meetups, events, and/or outings. We welcome anyone and everyone and would love to see you at one of our events!

Upcoming events (4)

The Farms of Wake County - The Looming Threats from Land Exploitation

The farms in Wake County share a long history that predates even the signing of the Declaration of Independence. However, between the climate crisis and rapid urbanization of Wake County, many of the farmers in Wake County are at risk of losing their livelihoods.

Zoom registration link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOuqrj0vE9VvA9H7kK4KNhvug_C47dDm

Join the Capital Group of the Sierra Club, the Wake County Farm Bureau and the staff members from Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District to learn about the new issue they are facing with the 401 Bypass and how we can help advocate on behalf of the farmers in Wake County, as this is about taking good care of the land which provide many of us with the food we need, and ensuring that the farmers can maintain their livelihoods even amidst the changes.

Monthly Planning Meeting

Online event

If you want to help plan upcoming events and activities, please come.

Tentative agenda
1. Approve minutes
2. Events (upcoming, past)
3. Conservation issues
-- New Hope Creek / corridor plan
-- Ready for 100
-- Planning and Zoning
-- Transportation
-- Other
4. Political
5. Membership / communications
6. Next meeting

We will get a link out to those who register.

Comment on a revision to the area transportation plan

Online event

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) is a multimodal transportation plan that covers transportation needs for the next 30 years and beyond. The public is being asked to comment on proposed revisions, which include adjustments due to the cancellation of light rail, inclusion of the complete street guidance from the state, addition of four Transit Emphasis Corridors, and changes in the details in the planned Hopson Road Extension. The full report is at https://www.dchcmpo.org/home/showpublisheddocument/3823/637775935447963810

Your comments might include thanks for the Transit Emphasis Corridors and for keeping the Hopson Road Extension out of the wetland and continued concern about ensuring there are wildlife crossings where possible.

Please direct comments or requests to address the Board at the public hearing to Kayla Peloquin at [masked] or Andy Henry at (919)[masked], extension 36419. All comments will be compiled and forwarded to the DCHC MPO Board.

This is not a get-together-and-do-something event but something to do on your own when you have a couple minutes. Thank you!

Hope from the 2021 UN Climate Summit: An Interactive Simulation

Climate Interactive Co-Founder and Co-Director Andrew (Drew) Jones Jones, fresh from the Glasgow Climate conference, will share the highly interactive “En-ROADS Climate Workshop," from which Drew gets what he characterizes as “founded hope.”

Climate Interactive (CI) created the user-friendly simulator along with MIT’s Sloan Business School, to help participants explore, in real time, the system-wide global solutions to climate change and inequity, including renewable energy, oil policy, carbon removal, energy efficiency, electric cars and other policies. Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed the climate simulations used by John Kerry and others to secure the 2014 bi-lateral U.S.-China deal that set up the Paris Agreement, as well as those currently in the White House and Congress. Jones co-accepted the System Dynamics Society’s award for the best real-world application of modeling. He won Dartmouth College’s Ray W. Smith award for the most significant contribution to the status of the College.

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This is the monthly program of the Sierra Club group in Asheville.

Past events (804)

Learn about the Better Bus Project (unsponsored)

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