The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Sally Peterson, Chair of Lake County Climate Action Network (Lake Co CAN), at their next community meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM. The presentation and discussion will be held via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend via Zoom.
Ms. Peterson, who is a newly elected Sierra Club Lake Group executive committee member, will introduce Lake Co CAN, one of over 1,500 civil society organizations in over 130 countries driving collective and sustainable action to fight the climate crisis and to achieve social and racial justice. “We are organizing local residents interested in the impacts and mitigation of human caused climate change,” stated Peterson, who recently completed the international Climate Leadership Corps training. She will share the latest and most up-to-date climate and mobilization information, including positive developments and ways individuals can make a difference.
According to the Climate Action Network website (https://climatenetwork.org), “The political will to change the world will come through local communities and grassroots movements fighting together in solidarity to bring about a climate just and equitable world. CAN aspires to strengthen our regional and national civil society networks to ensure that all global advocacy and strategies are informed from the bottom-up.”
Sierra Club Lake Group Conservation Chair, Victoria Brandon, noted, “Fending off climate catastrophe will require the efforts of the whole community, starting right here at the grassroots. We all need to pull together to figure out how best to protect the planet. We’re glad to be part of the local movement.”
To register for the event, visit the Lake Group’s online calendar at: www.sierraclub.org/redwood/lake. Registrants will receive access information upon registration and a confirmation reminder the morning of the event. Zoom space is limited, so the event will also be live-streamed via the Lake Group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sierraclublake.
The Sierra Club Lake Group represents more than 400 Sierra Club members living in Lake County and is part of the Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club that represents the northwest region of California. The group works to preserve Lake County’s wild heritage; protect and restore Clear Lake and its watershed; and promote smart growth, sustainable practices and environmentally friendly development. It also fosters a meaningful connection to the environment for the community to value and enjoy through guided hikes and community events. (Note: guided hikes and in person community events are on hold due to COVID-19 concerns.) For more information about the Sierra Club Lake Group, visit www.sierraclub.org/redwood/lake or call 707-994-1931.
Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. With more than three and a half million members and supporters, their charge is to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. Through activism, education and outdoor activities, the Sierra Club plays an important role in influencing conservation policy and environmental history. For more information on the Sierra Club, visit www.sierraclub.org.