PO Box 941692, Maitland, FL 32794-1692

September Meeting – Toxic Puzzle Movie Night

Join us September 19th at 6:45 for our monthly meeting. This month we are showing a new documentary that is very relevant to what is going on in Florida now. Can’t wait to see you at Leu Gardens this Wednesday!

Toxic Puzzle is a medical and environmental detective story where a documentary filmmaker Bo Landin follows Dr. Paul Cox and his scientific team around the world hunting for the hidden killer cyano-bacteria which can produce algae blooms. These blooms, which we also have in Florida waters, can cause Red Tide. They are fed by human pollution and climate change supporting natures revenge by claiming human lives. Dr. Cox has discovered a link between this bacteria and ALS, Alzeimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

All programs are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Doors opens at 6:45 pm, with light snacks and socializing. Programs are held from 7-8:45 pm. A brief discussion of environmental issues precedes the program along with info on upcoming outings and events.

Admission is always free, and everyone is invited — So come on down, and bring some friends! Join Sierra Club for as little as just $15 right now, as this money helps fund our meeting spaces, our outings, sponsor speakers, and much, much more. Everyone with Central Florida Sierra Club Group is an unpaid volunteer. We’re doing what we can to better the local community. It takes a village. And we thank you for being part of that village. Hope to see you at the meeting this, and every month.

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EXPLORE, ENJOY, AND PROTECT THE PLANET.

August Member Meeting: Tales of an Ecotourist by Mike Gunter

Our August 15, 2018 speaker is Dr. Mike Gunter, Jr. Dr. Gunter is returning by popular demand to continue his previous talk on Climate Change – What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us About Climate Change. We look forward to more of his tales as an ecotourist.

Dr. Gunter, Jr. is a veteran traveler with ecotourism experience on all seven continents. He is a Cornell Distinguished Faculty member and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, where he serves as Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of International Affairs in the Holt School.

Dr. Gunter, Jr. will tell us more about his factual and entertaining experiences detailed in his book: “Tales of An Ecotourist, What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us About Climate Change.” He bases his research primarily on visits to the Galápagos Islands, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, South Africa’s oldest park, the hot and humid Peruvian Amazon and the frozen but dry Antarctic. He reveals that there are economic, cultural, social and political obstacles to understanding climate change. Dr. Gunter suggests that a more holistic approach is needed to address climate change, recognizing that the environment is not separate but, in fact, is literally part of us. He concludes that we must build a better awareness of the dangers of climate change, embrace political power while simultaneously avoiding narrow, overly technical policy battles. For instance, we need to present policies in terms of gains from action instead of losses from inaction. He also urges us to go out and discover for ourselves the power of travel – and learn what travel to wild places can teach us about climate change.

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All programs are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Doors opens at 6:45 pm, with light snacks and socializing. Programs are held from 7-8:45 pm. A brief discussion of environmental issues precedes the program along with info on upcoming outings and events.

Admission is always free, and everyone is invited — So come on down, and bring some friends! Join Sierra Club for as little as just $15 right now, as this money helps fund our meeting spaces, our outings, sponsor speakers, and much, much more. Everyone with Central Florida Sierra Club Group is an unpaid volunteer. We’re doing what we can to better the local community. It takes a village. And we thank you for being part of that village. Hope to see you at the meeting this, and every month.

Become a new member for just $15: http://centralfloridasierra.org/

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CentralFLSierraClub/

EXPLORE, ENJOY, AND PROTECT THE PLANET.

Orlando Job Opening

Sierra Club Florida is looking for a new Organizing Representative in Orlando to coordinate our Clean Energy campaign in Central Florida.  In this role you will build a grassroots network for public support for the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy and zero emission transportation. If you’ve got the passion to build volunteer teams and partnerships, rally volunteers and stakeholders around solar energy, clean air, electric cars and buses, and combating climate change, and have at least three years of experience in grassroots organizing, motivating volunteers, and coalition building, we want to talk to you!  For more details and to apply, please click here:

July General Meeting – Waste Minimization

Come join us  July 18th as our own Political Chair, Cecilia Height, speaks about how you can reduce your waste output. Cecilia is a member of the Sierra Club of Florida Waste Minimization Committee. Learn how to reduce your consumption and waste.

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

Cecilia with Eugene & Mike at one of our meetings.

All programs are held the 3rd Wed of the month at 6:30/45 pm, at Harry P. Leu Gardens.: 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Door opens at 6:30/45 pm, with light snacks and socializing.Programs are held from 7 – 8:45 pm. A brief discussion of environmental issues precedes the program with info on upcoming, fun, outings — A great way to meet more environmental folk and network for certain.

*Admission is always free, and the public is invited — So come on down, and bring some friends! Join Sierra Club for as little as just $15 right now, as this money helps fund our meeting spaces, as well as, our outings, sponsor speakers, and much, much more. Everyone with Central Florida Sierra Club Group is an unpaid volunteer. We’re doing what we can to better the local community. It takes a village. And we thank you for being part of that village.

And like us on Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/CentralFloridaSierraClub/

Hope to see you at the meeting this, and every month.

EXPLORE, ENJOY, AND PROTECT THE PLANET.

May Monthly Meeting!

Susannah Randolph will be speaking about avoiding asthma-inducing, earthquake-causing fossil fuels and embracing sustainable energy sources. Susannah is the Senior Campaign Representative for Florida on the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, which promotes renewable energy..

She plays a vital role in reinforcing the city of Orlando’s commitment. to transitioning from fossil fuels. Her speech will include why renewable energy is a powerful force in combating climate change.

** All programs are held the 3rd Wed of the month at 6:30/45 pm, at Harry P. Leu Gardens.: 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Free parking. Free program.

Door opens at 6:30/45 pm, with light snacks and socializing.Programs are held from 7 – 8:45 pm.A brief discussion of environmental issues precedes the program with info on upcoming, fun, outings — A great way to meet more environmental folk and network for certain.

*Admission is always free, and the public is invited — So come on down, and bring some friends! Join Sierra Club for as little as just $15 right now, as this money helps fund our meeting spaces, as well as, our outings, sponsor speakers, and much, much more. Everyone with Central Florida Sierra Club Group is an unpaid volunteer. We’re doing what we can to better the local community. It takes a village. And we thank you for being part of that village.

And like us on Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/CentralFloridaSierraClub/

Hope to see you at the meeting this, and every month.

EXPLORE, ENJOY, AND PROTECT THE PLANET.