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Tuesday, November 18th: Solar Update
Lanny Sinkin, Executive Director of Solar San Antonio, will give an update on progress made in solar energy, particularly distributed energy.
Tuesday, December 9th: Holiday Party Features Special Venue, Music, and Silent Auction
Come celebrate the Alamo Group's very successful year at our annual Holiday Party and Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, December 9th from 7 to 9 p.m.. This special event will be held at Dorćol Distilling Company, 1902 S Flores St (south of Cevallos, at the railroad crossing). Dorćol‘s unique elixirs will be available—made with traditional apricot brandy or non-alcoholic.
There will be a tour of the distillery at 7 p.m. Our party will feature a variety of music and great food (potluck dishes welcome) our members are known for. As in years past, there will be a silent auction of unique gifts and certificates donated by members, local businesses and craftspeople. Auction items will be posted on our website's Events page shortly before the event so you can bid on them via email in case you can't make it to the party.
There will be a $10 cover fee at the door. All proceeds go to promote our worthwhile cause. There is free parking on the streets and the public is welcome. Please contact Margaret Day if you have any questions, would like to help, or wish to donate to our auction.
Please check the website soon for updates about this event, particularly for the auction items! This is an important fundraiser for Alamo Group. Net proceeds from the 2013 party and auction were nearly $2,300.
Times, maps and speaker bios are on our Events page.
SAWS' Vista Ridge Pipeline Deal
At the October 8th City Council meeting, a number of Sierrans voiced concerns about the Vista Ridge Pipeline proposal. We urge you to continue contacting Councilmembers and speaking at "Citizens to be Heard" sessions each Wednesday at 6 p.m..
Citizens to be Heard allows citizens and other interested parties the opportunity to provide comments to the City Council on the proposed Vista Ridge Water Supply Agreement. For information on signing up to speak on line, click here.
If you are a SAWS ratepayer, we urge you to come down and express your concerns. If you can't make it, please contact your Council Representative and let them know what you think.
This project is estimated to boost your water rates by at least 16% over the next three years. You are essentially being asked to subsidize an explosion of growth over the Edwards and Trinity aquifer watersheds via a financially risky project.
We welcome citizens from throughout the Hill Country to write to Mayor Taylor and the San Antonio City Council to express your concerns.
What you need to know about Vista Ridge
Please visit our Clearinghouse for Vista Ridge Information webpage, where you can find news articles about the deal, comments and analyses about the proposal, and technical studies.
Next Lion's Field Event
Wednesday, October 22nd: Introduction to Native Plants of Bexar County
John Nikolatos and Joan Miller, from the Native Plant Society of Texas, will discuss growing native plants to conserve water. John will give an introduction and Joan will present ten native plants recommended for San Antonio.
Visit our Lion's Field Events page for a map, times and more events.
Upcoming Community Events
For more information about these events, click the event title or go to our Community Events page.
Environmental Highlights - State & Local
No more study; just ban plastic bags
Next Social Event
Friday, October 24th: Candlelight Coffeehouse
One of our favorite places, it features good food and a nice quiet atmosphere. This will be our last social of 2014. Contact Loyd Cortez (phone 454-2052 or email) if planning to attend.
Visit our Social Events page for maps, times and information about future gatherings.
Support Sierra Club Youth Outdoors (formerly ICO) by purchasing a beautiful 2015 Sierra Club calendar. Wall Calendars are $13.95 and Engagement Books are $14.95 plus sales tax.
On sale at General Meetings Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 - just in time for holiday gift giving. Sierra Club Youth Outdoors introduces local youngsters to wild and beautiful places and experiences that we take for granted.
Take Action Today!
The Sierra Club needs your action on important issues affecting our environment. Just click on the link(s) below to read the action alerts and fill out a brief form that is automatically sent to your Senators, Representatives and other elected officials.
For more urgent Sierra Club alerts, visit our Action Alerts page.