19 April 2012
Posted in Earth Day
The Sierra Club works to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. It is the largest, most influential grassroots environmental organization with over 1.4 million members across America. The goals set forth by the club are to have safe and healthy communities to live in, implement smart energy systems to battle global warming, and to create a lasting legacy for the wild places that still remain in the United States.
The Mission of the Sierra Club is, “to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.”
The Central Florida chapter of the Sierra Club consists of 2,100 members in the four surrounding counties. Monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at Leu Gardens where a guest speaker is featured or an education session is presented. The topics discussed at the meetings are centered on Florida’s distinctive ecology. The Central Florida chapter also partakes in weekly outdoor adventures including hiking, bicycling, kayaking, camping, backpacking, and conservation oriented walks into natural areas that still remain around the area.
If you would like to join The Sierra Club, click here.