Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra ClubLoma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club
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; ... Read more
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.
The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter organizes outdoor recreation for people of all ages, advocates for policies that protect our natural environment, supports environmental candidates for public office, and provides opportunities for people who want to develop leadership skills to give back to the community and help the environment.
Being involved with the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club as an intern has allowed me to connect my passion for environmental sustainability with my focus in school, giving me valuable experience that I can use in my future career path. I was able to talk and interact with key decision makers to help improve my community. I would recommend the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club to anyone interested in making a difference in their community and is interested in the environment!
Being the SLU intern for the last six months has been a great experience. I have been able to review many of the cutting edge developments in the Bay Area, network with local government officials and developers, influence the way Planning departments complete specific plans (Generally Station Area Plans along the Caltrain corridor), and learn many new interesting things about City Planning and Transit Oriented Development. Also working with the experts of the Sustainable Land Use Committee significantly increased my knowledge of climate change and how the way we develop cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, my boss Megan Fluke was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend any position that she is in charge of.
The club blends advocacy for trail building , hiking and open space with regional issues from resource consumption. We raise issues with our air and water that our cities and politicians must address at the local level and don't wait for the national level to deliver us.
The Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club provides people with great leadership opportunities. Since January 2009, I have had the pleasure of serving on their Executive Committee and Membership Committee. Since it's the oldest and most influential environmental organization in the country, it's really awesome to be a part of something so huge!