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Our 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;

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1 Our 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.

2 NC Team Forward on Climate DC Let the Change Begin!

3 Let’s Move NC from First in Flight to First in Solar! Go to CharlotteSierraClub.org “Sierra Club NC Chapter: Footnotes Online – March 2013”

4 Protect the Dix State Park Deal Go to CharlotteSierraClub.org “Sierra Club NC Chapter: Footnotes Online – March 2013”

5 Stop the Assault on NC Renewable Energy! Go to CharlotteSierraClub.org “Sierra Club NC Chapter: Footnotes Online – March 2013”

6 Tell Your Legislature to Stop the Fracking Rush! Go to CharlotteSierraClub.org “Sierra Club NC Chapter: Footnotes Online – March 2013”

7 Speak out For Energy Efficient Homes and Businesses in NC! Go to CharlotteSierraClub.org “Sierra Club NC Chapter: Footnotes Online – March 2013”

8 Sign Up Tonight for The NC Sierra Club Lobby Corps A great way to create change at the state level and Preserve and Protect the Planet

9 Support the Sierra Club North Carolina Chapter Conservation and Legislative Work Go to We’ll also take your donation tonight! A donation to the NC Chapter directly supports state and local efforts Donations are not tax deductible but they make you feel really good!

10 The Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group is volunteer lead The number and quality of our programs and events is determined by our members Our ability to impact policy and change is driven by member passion I am the Sierra Club. You are the Sierra Club. We are the Sierra Club Become a new member – Sign up today! Become a more active member – Volunteer and share your passion and skills

11 Be sure to VOTE for the Sierra Club Board of Directors! Vote on line or by paper ballot

12 Congratulations Tar Heels! Contact your Alumni Office and tell them to “Divest from Coal” Spread the movement across North Carolina colleges and universities!

13 Duke Coal Ash Presentation to Gaston Board of Commissioners Thurs, April 11, 6:00 PM

14 Duke Shareholders Meeting Thursday, May 2, 10:00 AM O.J. Miller Auditorium located at 526 South Church Street, Charlotte Sign up tonight for the Duke Energy Shareholder Meeting Volunteers needed for organizing, turn out, and rally We need Proxy Votes for inside comments

15 Charlotte Duke Energy Rate Hearing Wed, June 26, 6:00 PM No Rate Hikes for Dirty Energy Sign Up Tonight As a Sierra Club Volunteer to organize for the Duke Rate Hike Hearing

16 Sierra Club Outings Enjoying the Special and Wild Places Recommend an outing to a Outings Leader Volunteer to assist on a hike Sign up for a hike and bring a friend Become a Certified Outings Leader

17 RibbonWalk - Our Adopted Nature Preserve! Second Saturday of the month, 9:00-12:00 Fun folks, Trail work, Laughs, Invasive removals, Beautiful setting, Hikes A great way to have fun and give back to our community!

18 Earth Day 2013 Monday, April 22 "The Face of Climate Change" Make a change in your life. Make a change in your community. Make a change in policy. Make a change in your world. Let the Change Begin!

19 April 21 and 22 Saturday, April 20 All day Workshops, Programs, Networking and more Sunday April 21 10:30 am- 11:45 pm: Wholehearted Leadership: A New Era of Climate Ethics Church of the Good Shepherd 1:30-2 pm: Rally Kick-Off at Halifax Mall: Music, Dance, and Interfaith Service 2-3 pm: Climate Crisis Speak-Out 3-4 pm: Encircling the Legislative Building

20 1500 East Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC Sign Up tonight Sierra Club Volunteer to Table at the Earth Day event April 27, 10-3

21 Matthews Earth Day April 20, am-2pm Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews, NC Join the Habitat and Wildlife Keepers with interactive displays, animals, food, music, prizes, and much more. Tree huggers encouraged to attend! Sign Up Tonight Sierra Club Volunteer to Table at the Earth Day event

22 Support Sustainability in Charlotte! Register for the Sustain Charlotte 2 nd Annual Community Sustainability Awards Gala

23 Put on your running and walking shoes for a great cause ! Register for the Clean Air Carolina “5K for Clean Air” event

24 Way to Go! Johnson C Smith University Celebrate the New JCSU Sustainability Village

25 About The Sierra Club The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation. For more information, visit


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