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Calendar Events

Sep 9 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Fossil Fuels and Their Impacts... And, What Else To Do
Sep 10 (Wed), 7:30 pm
West Jersey Group General Meeting
Sep 10 (Wed), 7:30 pm
The Dangers of the Pilgrim Pipleline
Sep 12 (Fri), 7:00 pm
Assateague Island Camp and Beach Weekend
Sep 13 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Hamburg Mountain WMA Hike, Hardyston Township
Sep 13 (Sat), 1:00 pm
Chapter Executive Committee meeting
Sep 14 (Sun), 10:00 am
Sierra Silver Singles Trip to Grounds for Sculpture
Sep 15 (Mon), 7:00 pm
PennEast Pipeline Education and Empowerment Forum
Sep 21 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles Walk at Palisades Interstate Park
Sep 23 (Tue), 7:00 pm
The Endangered Species Act

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. (linda.jordan@dep.state.nj.us, 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 jfutey@comcast.net 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.

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