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Dates for your Diary - 2009
- Jan 26: Linda Z. Jordan
- Outreach Coordinator for NJDEP’s DESH-Radon Program, will tell
you everything you ever wanted to know about Radon: what it is, where it comes from,
how it is concentrated in some areas and not in others, its hazards, how you can test your
home and how to make your home safer. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-984-5434)
- Feb 23: Sandy Van Sant
- will explain how the local Health Department has been
involved in issues such as the Navesink River and Wreck Pond. Since these bodies of
water are in our area, she is eager to meet out members and get input from them.
- Mar 23:
- Since 2003, Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program has
conducted study tours to explore issues around sustainable development and the environment.
In March, 2008, Sandeep Bathala witnessed the challenges and opportunities
associated with community-based integrated development programs in the
Philippines. Come hear her discuss the connections among population, health and the
environment in this island nation.
- Apr 27:
- Michael Pollock, teacher and naturalist, from the NJ Audobon Society will
talk on Backyard Habitat for Wildlife: native plants for butterflies and hummingbirds.
- May 18 (not the Fourth Monday):
- Green Chemistry - presented by Stephan P. B.
Taylor, PhD, Director - Project & Process Optimization Systems, Bristol-Myers
Squibb. A general overview of green chemistry and engineering in the pharmaceutical
industry, and how the industry has integrated greenness into the manufacturing
of its products.
- June 22:
- Marie Springer will speak on Bees. Marie raises and studies bees. Learn about
native bees, honey bees and colony collapse. BEE-come informed!
- Sept 28:
- Grace Sica, a member of the State NJ Chapter of the Sierra Club, will discuss
advances and issues in state and federal energy policy. The topics will range from
implementing NJ’s Energy Master Plan and renewable projects around the state to the
Obama Administration’s efforts to mitigate global warming.
- Oct 16 (Fri):
- Special Event: Coffeehouse: The Jersey Shore Group will offer live entertainment
(Celtic/folk/rock music), 8-11:30 pm, at the Women’s Club, 164 Broad
Street, Red Bank. The suggested donation is $8.00.
- Oct 26:
- Our Chair, Dennis Anderson, will show slides on his trip to Australia, New
Zealand and Fiji. While in Fiji, Dennis learned about cannibals, the white man and his
invasive plants and animals, and wild-boar hunting with a machete in the jungle.
- Nov 23:
- Helping the Environment with Your Fork: How a Plant-based Diet Benefits
the Planet. Suzanne Dragan, Director of the Food for Life program, explains that if we
all switch to a vegetarian diet we’ll be healthier and slow down pollution, global
warming, energy depletion and world hunger. Rumor has it she might even let us sample
what she preaches.
- Dec 13 (3-6pm):
- The group’s annual pot luck holiday party will be held at Joellen
Lundy’s home at 25 Peters Place, Red Bank. Members should contact Joellen at
if they plan to come. Everyone is asked to bring hor d’ouvres,
cakes or other hot and cold dishes, as well as soda, wine or beer. If members of other
Sierra Groups are in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello.