Livable Communities

Perspectives on the 2016 Louisiana Flood

Flooded Baton Rouge 2016-08-15

WHAT's THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT FLOODING?

In the aftermath of the 2016 Flood, the Sierra Club Baton Rouge Group will host three programs on topics related to recovery.

Nov. 17th "Planning During a Time of Climate Change.” Born in Baton Rouge, Camille Manning-Broome, Senior Vice-President at CPEX (Center for Planning Excellence) holds a M.S. degree with an emphasis on Disaster Science, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences at LSU. She has spearheaded and directed cross-agency projects, publishing documents such as the Louisiana Land Use Toolkit, Coastal Best Practices Manual, View from the Coast, and has worked on Comprehensive Plans in more than 30 communities. Prior to working at CPEX, Camille gained both private-sector and government experience working on a host of issues from strategic planning to hazard mitigation.

Delta Chapter Holiday Bash

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Come and Make Merry with us for our annual end of year Holiday Bash!

We'll gather on the afternoon of Sunday, December 13, 2015 to celebrate the environmental victories of this year and reflect while enjoying good food and company as we look forward with eagerness to what the new year will offer us. Members of Sierra Club across the region are invited to join us as well as our friends from other environmental organizations. Let's break bread together!

Environmental Forum for Lafayette City-Parish Presidential Candidates

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Acadian Group of the Sierra Club will host an ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM for Candidates for Lafayette City-Parish President on Thursday, Oct 1st. You can go to this link for a list of questions which we have posed to the Candidates: http://acadiansierra.blogspot.com/2015/08/below-are-listed-acadian-group...

Time & Location: 6:30pm; Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress Street in Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana.

Optional RSVP for this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893278054231019/

The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans - NOLA Group Sept. Meeting - Sep 13

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Bike Easy - The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans

New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Dan Favre, Executive Director of Bike Easy, the Greater New Orleans bicycle advocacy organization, to give an overview of the state of bicycling in New Orleans today and the work his organization is doing to build a bright biking future. Along the way he'll cover safety tips for people who bike and people who drive, go over helpful recommendations for bike commuting, and get your feedback about how to make bicycling in the region fun, safe, and easy for everyone.

Can Coastal Communities Survive?

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The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club will host Dr. Shirley Laska from University of New Orleans on Sunday, January 11, 2015 for her presentation: "Gulf coastal communities: Can they survive until coastal restoration is a reality?"

Connect the Nine Bike Ride

Connect the 9 Bike Ride 2014

Get your bells and whistles out! The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club is going for a bike ride!

We are joining up with several community allies for our next recreational outing on April 5, 2014. "CONNECT the NINE" will be a bike ride to connect the Upper and Lower 9th Ward and advocate for safe transportation options for bikers and walkers on the St. Claude Bridge!

WHY CONNECT THE NINE? Read the summary and the report from UNO on BikeEasy.

"The New Atlantis? Climate Disruption and New Orleans"

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New data about climate change and subsidence in Southeast Louisiana doesn't bode well for the future of our city. Can New Orleans survive rising seas, sinking soils, and more intense storms over the course of this century? Join NOAA scientist Tim Osborn, Tulane ecologist Bruce Fleury, and Jordan Macha and Devin Martin from the Sierra Club as we discuss the state of the science and what can be done to prevent New Orleans from becoming the New Atlantis.

Thursday, April 18
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tulane Law Clinic Building, Rm. 110

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