“What is the Sierra Club? What do we do? How to get involved.”

Dennis Lynch, dmlynch@alum.mit.edu, 901-213-6088

Sierra Club Open Meeting- Presentation and fun activities to inform and engage the public in the variety of environmental activities the Sierra Club is active in. The meeting will include brief presentations, and fun  Speed Dating the Environment” activity to encourage participant involvement and feedback. Healthy organic snacks will be provided.

SPEAKER: Various Sierra Club Committee Chairs

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2015, Program at 5:55 pm (Meet & Greet at 5:30 pm)

WHERE: Benjamin Hooks Main Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN

Dennis Lynch, Sierra Club Chickasaw Group Chair, says “The brief presentations, at 6:00pm, will give Sierra Club background and history, and highlight a few successful Sierra Club campaigns, as well as current campaigns and how participants can get involved. Some speakers will reveal their story of how they became involved with Sierra Club. It will be a warm-up to get energized and involved in the environment and our community.

Scott Banbury, Sierra Club Conservation Projects Coordinator, says “The highlight of the program will be “Speed Dating the Environment.”  This activity will give everyone a chance to learn some of the specific things going on in clean air, clean water, transportation, and other areas the Sierra Club is involved in. Activists will sit at various tables by subject area. Small groups of participants will go to each table to listen, discuss and brainstorm about the subject of each table. Every 5 minutes they will go to the next table, and begin a new, brief but exciting discussion of ideas they have on that table’s subject area. It should make for some lively and fun conversations.”

Dennis Lynch said “Anyone concerned about the environment should come to this Sierra Club program at the Main Library on Poplar next Thursday, May 28. It’ll be fun and interesting!”

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The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with over 1.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. There is a diverse group of over 1,500 activists in Memphis and West Tennessee- progressively working for solutions to a wide range of environmental objectives in our communities. www.Sierra Club.org

Dennis Lynch, BS MechEng MIT, MS CivEng MIT
Sierra Club Tennessee Chapter Transportation Chair
Sierra Club Chickasaw Group Chair