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Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter
222 South Hamilton St, #1, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-0565
http://wisconsin.sierraclub.or...
The Sierra Club
Founded in 1892 by John Muir
Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and
most influential grassroots
environme...
Sierra Club Mission
To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of
the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible u...
Sierra Club Outings
Thousands of exciting
National, Chapter and
Group trips each year
From backpacking in the
Sierra Nevad...
64 Sierra Club Chapters in US and
Canada: 2010 Assessment to
Highlight Strengths and Needs
Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter
Formed in 1963, we are the statewide branch of the
Sierra Club in Wisconsin
We follow the ...
Sierra Club Staff in Wisconsin
Chapter Coordinator: Jacinda Tessmann
Coal & Rail Programs Apprentice: Elizabeth Ward
Chapt...
John Muir Chapter
Volunteer Leaders
2010 Officers
 Chair Eric Uram
 Vice Chair Jim Kerler
 Treasurer Harriet Iwamoto
 ...
Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter’s
Local Groups
Groups: Coulee Region, Chippewa Valley, St Croix Valley
Interstate, Four La...
John Muir Chapter
River Touring Section
 http://wisconsin.sierraclub.org/rts/
 Purpose: To coordinate paddling trips, to...
John Muir Chapter:
Inner City Outings (Madison)
 Ann Catlett, (608) 233-5840 http://www.madisonico.org/
 Purpose: ICO of...
Sierra Student Coalition
 http://www.ssc.org/
 Purpose: The student arm
of Sierra Club, Sierra
Student Coalition is a
br...
Chapter Priority Issue Teams:
Focused on Clean Energy & Water
- Coal and Activist Network Trainings Aug 29
and Sept 12
- 2...
2010 Clean Energy Activities
 Protested offshore drilling at Hands Across the Sand
 Supported regional transit authoriti...
2010 Water Protection Activities
 Worked for stronger CAFO regulation by weighing in on
Livestock Siting Rule and General...
Other Conservation Activities
Helped Chris Larson beat Jeff Plale in SD 7
Supported BPA – Free Kids Act, Mercury in
Househ...
John Muir Chapter’s Future Plans
Reducing oil dependence by expanding transit with statewide RTAs
and high-speed rail, Req...
John Muir Chapter’s
Organizational Plans
 Implementing our new strategic plan:
improving connections between Chapter,
Gro...
Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter:
The case for membership
 But I’m already a member of so many other
organizations!
- Sier...
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  1. 1. Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter 222 South Hamilton St, #1, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 256-0565 http://wisconsin.sierraclub.org shahla.werner@sierraclub.org Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter: 2010 Highlights & Future Plans
  2. 2. The Sierra Club Founded in 1892 by John Muir Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. 1.3 million members & supporters in North America We use grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation to protect natural resources.
  3. 3. Sierra Club Mission 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.
  4. 4. Sierra Club Outings Thousands of exciting National, Chapter and Group trips each year From backpacking in the Sierra Nevada to whale watching in Hawaii; from trekking in Nepal to bird watching in Brazil……… www.sierraclub.org/outings
  5. 5. 64 Sierra Club Chapters in US and Canada: 2010 Assessment to Highlight Strengths and Needs
  6. 6. Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter Formed in 1963, we are the statewide branch of the Sierra Club in Wisconsin We follow the footsteps of legendary Wisconsin conservationists: John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson and Gaylord Nelson. Executive Committee of Volunteer Leaders Priority Issues: Promoting clean energy and efficiency and protecting Wisconsin’s water and habitats 15,000+ members/supporters and seven local groups in Wisconsin
  7. 7. Sierra Club Staff in Wisconsin Chapter Coordinator: Jacinda Tessmann Coal & Rail Programs Apprentice: Elizabeth Ward Chapter Director: Shahla Werner Regional Staff: Jennifer Feyerherm, Emily Miota, Judy Hofrichter, Emily Green
  8. 8. John Muir Chapter Volunteer Leaders 2010 Officers  Chair Eric Uram  Vice Chair Jim Kerler  Treasurer Harriet Iwamoto  Secretary Liz Wessel Committee Chairs  Conservation Will Stahl  Political Dave Blouin  Legislative Caryl Terrell  Fundraising Sarah Streed
  9. 9. Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter’s Local Groups Groups: Coulee Region, Chippewa Valley, St Croix Valley Interstate, Four Lakes, Fox Valley, Great Waters, Southeast Gateway Groups: The finger on the pulse of local issues and a local outlet for environmental education, outings and outreach; Ideal for Cool Cities activities & direct community action (like local roadside clean-ups, invasives removal or recycling programs)
  10. 10. John Muir Chapter River Touring Section  http://wisconsin.sierraclub.org/rts/  Purpose: To coordinate paddling trips, to promote on-the-water safety and improve paddling skills, to support river conservation organizations
  11. 11. John Muir Chapter: Inner City Outings (Madison)  Ann Catlett, (608) 233-5840 http://www.madisonico.org/  Purpose: ICO offers hiking and camping trips, boating and skiing outings, and other outdoor adventures to underprivileged youth in the Madison area.
  12. 12. Sierra Student Coalition  http://www.ssc.org/  Purpose: The student arm of Sierra Club, Sierra Student Coalition is a broad network of high school and college youth (ages 17-30) from around the country working to protect the environment.
  13. 13. Chapter Priority Issue Teams: Focused on Clean Energy & Water - Coal and Activist Network Trainings Aug 29 and Sept 12 - 2010: GWS Team branches out to form Clean Transportation, Coal and Energy Efficiency - Water Team
  14. 14. 2010 Clean Energy Activities  Protested offshore drilling at Hands Across the Sand  Supported regional transit authorities, Clean Energy Jobs Act, Focus on Energy Quadrennial Review  Boosted attendance at EPA Coal Ash hearings  Coal Country screenings, Board of Regents comments delivery; UW-La Crosse rally, UW Oshkosh event for coal alternatives at state-owned plants  Supported High-Speed Rail (petition, LTEs, 10-10-10 Parade for the Planet, 10-16-10 Rail Rally)
  15. 15. 2010 Water Protection Activities  Worked for stronger CAFO regulation by weighing in on Livestock Siting Rule and General CAFO permit  Supported bills to protect groundwater and restrict waste spreading in karst  Supported Rules to limit Phosphorus Runoff and Point Pollution that are now the strongest in the country
  16. 16. Other Conservation Activities Helped Chris Larson beat Jeff Plale in SD 7 Supported BPA – Free Kids Act, Mercury in Household products ban, Elecronics Recycling law (PASSED)
  17. 17. John Muir Chapter’s Future Plans Reducing oil dependence by expanding transit with statewide RTAs and high-speed rail, Requiring WisDOT and Metro Planning Organizations to require greenhouse gas evaluations, low carbon fuel standards, electric vehicles Passing enhanced renewable standards: 25% renewables by 2025 Passing energy efficiency standards: Reduce energy use by 2% per year Transitioning coal plants to cleaner fuels or retiring them: Dairyland, Valley, Edgewater; Continuing to work for groundwater protection, increased factory farm regulation
  18. 18. John Muir Chapter’s Organizational Plans  Implementing our new strategic plan: improving connections between Chapter, Groups, Sections, Outings  Increased programmatic focus, planning  Membership recruitment and increased emphasis on age, ethnic diversity  Expanding Our Fundraising Capacity
  19. 19. Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter: The case for membership  But I’m already a member of so many other organizations! - Sierra Club has long history and proven track record - We educate through hands-on, statewide outings - We lobby for strong laws and rules - We sue polluters who break the law - We hold policymakers accountable w/our legislative scorecard - We endorse candidates and elect conservation champions - We engage our members in grassroots activism and provide them with conservation leadership opportunities
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