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- Mar 28 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Singles Hike - Apshawa Preserve, W.Milford
- Mar 30 (Mon), 7:00 pm
- Singles Dinner and Movie in New Brunswick
- Apr 8 (Wed), 7:30 pm
- Sierra Silver Singles Planning Meeting
- Apr 11 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Singles Hike - Pyramid Mountain
- Apr 11 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Singles Hike - Garret Mountain and Great Falls
- Apr 19 (Sun), 10:00 am
- Silver Singles Hike - Tourne County Park
- Apr 25 (Sat), 11:00 am
- Silver Singles - Earth Day Canoe Trips at Essex County Earth Day
- Apr 25 (Sat), 7:00 pm
- Documentary Screening: 'Rescuing the River, the Raritan'
- May 9 (Sat), 10:00 am
- Singles Hike - Van Campens Glen, Delaware Water Gap
- May 17 (Sun), 10:00 am
- Silver Singles Hike - Hedden County Park
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A statewide special interest section including hikes,
social gatherings, cleanups, picnics, cultural outings,
The Sierra Club NJ Singles Section's mission is
to encourage membership in the Sierra Club, work on
environmental issues, and hold social events where
environmentally-motivated people can meet.
We highly recommend that our participants join our
national parent organization, the Sierra Club, dedicated
to exploring and protecting the wild places of the
earth. Your donation helps your voice to be heard
through congressional lobbying on environmental issues.
The Sierra Club is a member-supported environmental
organization, which seeks to influence public policy
in both Washington and the state capitals through
public education and grass-roots political action.
JOIN! Applications are available at all Sierra
Club Singles Section events, as well as at local group
meetings, or online.
We get frequent questions about the age range of
those attending our events. The age range varies widely
(from 30s to 60s and beyond), depending on type of
event and difficulty (if it's a hike).
Outing or social event leaders may collect a $3 surcharge
per event to non-Sierra Club members to cover operational
All activities are open to all, regardless of membership
or marital status. However, we strongly recommend
that once you have participated in 3 of our events,
you join our national parent organization, the Sierra
Please join us as we enjoy our natural areas and
learn about how we can protect them.
- Table of Contents:
- Meeting Schedule
and Political Issues
the Singles Section (national, state, local Sierra
- Contact Directory
KEEPING INFORMED/EVENT DETAILS:
our FREE Listserver:
- Anyone may subscribe/unsubscribe/change their
settings to this list by going to: http://lists.sierraclub.org/archives/NJ-SINGLES-NEWS.html
and clicking on "Join or leave the list."
To contact the listowner, send a message to: NJ-SINGLES-NEWS-request
We will use this automated email service to announce
activities as they are planned. Once you subscribe,
you will receive email messages with the details of
future activities. You may subscribe and unsubscribe
at will. Directions on how to unsubscribe are included
at the bottom of each message. We recommend joining
this useful service as many different outings and
social events will be posted only on the listserver.
And remember, this is a free service!
View the Archive:
This is especially helpful if you either prefer
not to receive e-mail or if you are a new member
to the listserver, as announcements to those events
that will occur in the near future will have already
been sent out by the time you subscribe.
Please feel free to come out to help plan upcoming
events, as well as to socialize.
(Casual pizza gathering and introduction to
club issues and activities.)
Watch this space for updates. At this time no
monthly meetings are scheduled.
Where: Library of the Chathams
214 Main Street (Main St. is Route 124), Chatham,
If you need directions, see the directions
We will have guest speakers at most meetings. If you would like to be informed
of when we have guest speakers, please join our listserver (see above section
titled 'Keeping Informed').
If you want pizza, a $5 donation is required. Also, an R.S.V.P. is required
for pizza. Please R.S.V.P. if you are interested in the pizza social to
joyce00201 (at) yahoo.com
and specify plain or veggie pizza.
LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
- Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Apshawa Preserve, W.Milford
- Rescheduled from April 21, which was rescheduled from April 14.
The hike will cover 6 Miles in 4 hours in moderately hilly terrain around the former Butler Reservoir
Faciiities: There are no facilities in this preserve.
There is some snow remaining on north slopes but traction devices are not required.
No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required.
Register by clicking on the "Register" button. If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before,
include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration.
Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register.
Location shown on the map is approximate. More Information.
- Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm — Singles Dinner and Movie in New Brunswick
- The documentary "The Economics of Happiness" will be shown. Please arrive at 7:00 pm. For those of you who haven't joined us before, you order from the menu and are responsible for what you order and a tip.
The Economics of Happiness
2011 – 67 minutes
Directed by: by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page.
Description: This upbeat film offers not only a big-picture analysis of globalization, but a powerful message of hope for the future. The thinkers and activists we interviewed share a clear message: in order to respect and revitalize diversity, both cultural and biological, we need to localize economic activity. A systemic shift – away from globalizing economic activity and towards the local – is an almost magic formula that allows us to reduce our ecological footprint while increasing human well-being.
- Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 pm — Sierra Silver Singles Planning Meeting
- Come join us to plan the third quarter. Our discussion will cover warmer weather activities for July, August, and September. We'll request individual checks. Hope to see you there with your ideas for fun!
- Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Pyramid Mountain
- This will be a 4-5 mile loop hike past Tripod Rock using a variety of trails. Hiking boots are a MUST! There is quite a bit of elevation change and significant climbing. See the Morris County Parks website http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/pyrmtnmain.asp for directions and info. Bring lots of water and a light snack. Meet in the Pyramid Mountain Visitor’s Center parking lot. Inclement weather cancels. No pets please. Joint ADK-NJ and Sierra club hike. More Information.
- Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Garret Mountain and Great Falls
- The hike will cover 7 Miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain with great views of Paterson.
- Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 am — Silver Singles Hike - Tourne County Park
- 4.5 mile hike over both flat and hilly terrain. One moderately steep road; climb to a scenic lookout. Optional lunch at a local pub-restaurant. Meet and be ready to hike by 10 a.m. Steady rain cancels. Meet at the first parking lot on the right on McCaffrey Lane.
- Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 am — Silver Singles - Earth Day Canoe Trips at Essex County Earth Day
- Join us at the Essex County Environmental Centeto help celebrate Earth Day. We will provide short canoe trips to individuals and families, many whom have never been in a canoe. We start at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. We need about 15 volunteers. Please join in this community support activity!
- Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 pm — Documentary Screening: 'Rescuing the River, the Raritan'
- Please join us for a free screening of the documentary "Rescuing the River, the Raritan". Jeff Tittel, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, will help lead a discussion/question and answer session. Refreshments will be served.
This documentary tells the story of New Jersey's Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years, and the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. The film reveals how government agencies, corporations, environmentalists, developers, scientists, and lawyers have clashed for years in their attempts to deal with the aftermath of extensive pollution and environmental neglect.
The Raritan is still the 14th most polluted waterway in the nation, with 20 federal Superfund sites and 200 state-registered toxic sites along its banks and the banks of its tributaries.
- Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Van Campens Glen, Delaware Water Gap
- This hike will cover 7 miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain. More Information.
- Sunday, May 17 at 10:00 am — Silver Singles Hike - Hedden County Park
- Hike 4-5 miles at a moderate pace. Hiking boots recommended for the hilly, rocky terrain. Rain cancels. Optional lunch to follow at a local diner. Directions: I-287 to exit 39. Travel West on Route 10 for 9 miles. Turn right on the Dover-Chester Road just before the traffic light. At the T intersection, turn left and drive 3 short blocks to Concord Rd. Turn right and proceed .5 miles to the parking lot. (Note that this is NOT the main parking lot for the park.) More Information.
Outing helpers are needed to sweep (bring up the
rear), post (stand at intersections to direct "traffic"),
sign in people, coordinate optional plans (like
a visit to a viewpoint), pass messages between the
leader and sweep, pass out handouts, have post cards
and petitions signed, promote various issues, etc.
Contact any outing leaders to volunteer. If you
know any hiking areas very well, you may wish to
ask one the outings leaders about training to become
a hike/outings leader yourself. (Very low cost training,
including first aid/CPR, may be available soon.
If interested, you are encouraged to inquire with
the hike leader.)
First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Morristown
at the Famished Frog. An RSVP is required! Join
our list server for further details.
Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Montclair. Restaurant to
be announced. An RSVP is required to Joyce
Movie Night and Special Events:
On occasion, we have special events, such as movies,
which aren't classified as outings or conventional
socials. They can be found on the calendar.
Details of each event are announced via an email
listserver (see Keeping
Informed section above). Please do not contact
the leader with questions until you have received
the monthly hike email with details (sent out the
last week of the prior month).
These are a few of our upcoming events, but by no
means all. Please join our listserv
to be notified of all upcoming events:
CONSERVATION \ POLITICAL ISSUES:
It's E-Bay without the money! The Freecycle
Network lets you clean out your garage without
sending anything to the landfill. Groups are
organized geographically, with many in NJ.
You simply post the things you are giving
away, or look for things you need. Go to http://www.freecycle.org/,
find your closest group, click on it, and
follow the instructions to join.
FIGHT JUNK MAIL!!!
Now here's something we can all get behind.
Want less junk mail? Go to the Direct Marketing
Assn website (http://www.the-dma.org/),
move your mouse over "For Consumers," scroll
down and click on "Remove My Name From Marketing
Lists," click on the link "How to remove your
name from mailing lists," and then fill out
the online registration form. There is a $5
fee for this online service. Or, for the price
of a stamp, you can send a postcard with your
name and address to: Mail Preference Service,
P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.
Many computers end up in landfills,
leaking toxics. PC maker Dell has begun a
program. For $5 to $15, Dell owners can
send their old machines to the company, where
they are "demanufactured" and their materials
either reused or safely disposed of.
Also check out :
CONSUMER ELECRONICS RECYCLING FACILITIES in
BEYOND THE SINGLES SECTION:
JOIN THE SIERRA CLUB:
The singles section highly recommends that
our participants join our national parent organization,
the Sierra Club, which helps its members explore,
enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.
Your donation helps your voice to be heard through
congressional lobbying on environmental issues.
The Sierra Club is a national, member-supported
environmental organization, which seeks to influence
public policy in both Washington and the state
capitals through public education and grass-roots
If you join the Sierra Club, you will receive
a printed quarterly newsletter from the New
Jersey state chapter including New Jersey outings,
as well as the bimonthly, national Sierra Magazine,
which includes national and international outings/vacations
sponsored by the Sierra Club. Applications are
available at all Sierra Club Singles Section
events, as well as at local group meetings,
Get involved at the local level:
Your membership in the national Sierra Club
also provides membership in the state chapter
and a local group near you.
The local groups hold meetings around the state,
which focus on onservation issues at the local
level and beyond. To find the local Sierra Club
group near you, find your county at (http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/groups.asp).
All chapter and group outings and general
meetings are open to all regardless of membership
CONTACT DIRECTORY FOR NJ SIERRA CLUB'S SINGLES SECTION
Volunteers needed for the positions of outings
leaders, Programs, Publicity, fundraising chair/co-chairs,
and members of all committees, including social
event planners. Please attend a Planning/Executive
Committee meeting or email any of the officers if
you are interested.