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PPG Sierra Club is a group of enthusiastic environmentalists, concerned conservationists, and active advocates of the earth's natural spaces. We echo the core values first spoken by John Muir when he founded the Sierra Club in 1892. If you are interested in environmental stewardship and education, sustainability, green living, conservation, alternate/renewable energy, protecting our natural preserves and social events such as hiking, nature walks, adopt-a-creek, trail sponsorship, meeting new friends, and educational presentations...you should join our club. We welcome nature lovers of all sizes and abilities. We encourage educators in primary, secondary and higher education to join our discussions as we advocate for clean water, solar energy and responsible recreation so that our children will inherit a healthy planet.

Let's 'Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet' together.

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All participants who attend our hiking and outdoor adventure activities are required to sign a standard liability waiver at the time and location of the event. If you would like to preview the waiver, you can review it at:

https://nc.sierraclub.org/sites/nc.sierraclub.org/files/documents/2015/11/SignInWaiver%20with%20photo%20release.pdf

Upcoming events (3)

Bear-ly There: Safe Encounters with Bears in the Wild and at Home

Details If you encountered a bear while walking in the woods (or elsewhere), would you know what to do? Do you want to learn more about our neighborhood friends and hiking trail partners? You'll learn everything you want to know and get answers from an expert! Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qoi4mbuVRLCQSHMXs6gF7Q Ashley Hobbs, NC wildlife resources commission, assistant Furbearer and Black Bear biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, is involved with the statewide management of bear, otter, bobcat, skunk, armadillo and several other species. She is also a registered Safari Guide in South Africa where she worked for a summer in college. This is the monthly program of the Sierra Club group in Asheville.

**CANCELLED**PPG Equity Values -Frederick Douglass Reading

Stagville State Historic Site

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BY THE ORGANIZERS ***Commemorate Independence Day with a community reading of Frederick Douglass' powerful Fourth of July address, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." This is a participatory event, open to people of all ages! We will provide copies of the speech to all attendees (English and Spanish available), and read it out loud together as a community at Horton Grove. Douglass' words reckon with the legacies of slavery and the promises of national freedom. Douglass delivered this powerful speech on July 5, 1852 at an Independence Day celebration: "The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn..." (not PPG sponsored) Hosted by Historic Stagville, NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and North Carolina Historic Sites https://www.ncdcr.gov/?fbclid=IwAR1dhUOFtlecZM5tKAIReeAMSGdAQgOA8XCi-Imf7wKFQh_F8cg8N9NlZfs https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-stagville?fbclid=IwAR18Y-aWSp7X1C7R-GwAkkn2x6uTFvU6_B98yylxeA9TUfE_6DqrvbzyF0I PPG Group Sierra Club join the national organization in stating; To change everything, we need everyone... We’re on a journey to become a more just, equitable organization—to be a community that brings together people from all walks of life to work together for a better world for everyone.

Official Event -Ready for 100 Film Screening: '13th'

Online event

https://addup.sierraclub.org/events/rf100-film-screening-13th Ready For 100 is hosting a virtual film screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary, 13TH. Join us at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT to watch the film together online and then join an optional discussion afterwards. Watch the trailer here. About the film: Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards. Rating: TV-MA For mature audiences. The film runs 1 hour 40 minutes and we expect about 30 minutes of discussion to follow. Please watch the trailer in advance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6IXQbXPO3I. This movie is rated TV-MA and includes many graphic scenes and images of violence. Thanks again for your interest building a clean and just energy future, Laura” Event Leader: Laura Comer | [masked] | (330)[masked] This is an Official National Sierra Club Event. Please go to the website link to access the registration page. https://addup.sierraclub.org/events/rf100-film-screening-13th

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