New Jersey Chapter
Students Saving Energy
The Loantaka Group covers Morris and Union Counties
(except for Elizabeth and Hillside),
plus Livingston, Millburn, Roseland, Bernardsville, and Basking Ridge
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Come to a general meeting, learn something new and make some new friends. We'd welcome the chance to meet you and to introduce ourselves at a general meeting. Please see the meeting schedule which follows and join us! For Information, call 908-233-2414
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (Sept.-June) at 7:30 PM at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham NJ 07928, (click for directions). This is your club and there is always an open invitation to attend an Executive Committee meeting. Right now, we have open positions on our Executive Committee. If you are interested in a position and would like to find out more, please contact Paul Sanderson .
Wednesday, June 12
Speaker: James Andreano, The Climate Reality Project
Topic: Climate Reality
The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. The Climate Reality Project supports a group of diverse and dedicated volunteers who have been personally trained by former Vice President Gore. These Climate Presenters work to educate the public about the reality of climate change and promote both local and global solutions. The Climate Reality Project supports the work of more than 3,000 in 57 countries around the world.
Wednesday, September 11
Speaker: Erick Hausker
Wednesday, October 9
Speaker: Maria Grace, Conserve Wildlife Foundation NJ
Topic: Wildlife in NJ
Speaker: Dr. Daniella Shebtiz, Kean University Ecology Professor
Topic: Costa Rica
Dr. Daniela Shebitz, an ecology professor at Kean University will describe her ongoing research in Costa Rica where she works with colleagues and students to study the effects of land management on the distribution of medicinal plants. She works with local people to document the medicinal plants in the tropical wet lowland forests, learning how to harvest, prepare, and use the plants as medicine for ailments ranging from insect bites to cancer. She then studies how land management such as clearing land for pasture is affecting the ecology and distribution of these important plant species.
Past Meeting Topics
January - cancelled due to snow
February 9, 2011, Laura Szwak, New Jersey Conservation Foundation
March 9, 2011, Jon Jeans, Organic Gardening
April 13, 2011, Barbara McCloskey, Land Conservancy of New Jersey
May 11, 2011, Martin McHugh, The Public Trust Doctrine
June 8, 2011, Former Mayor Jim Kennedy, Water Issues
September 14, 2011, Mira Franke/Eric Hausker, Climate Change Debate
October 12, 2011, Eric Hausker, Critical NJ Environmental Issues
November 9, 2011, Dr. Daniella Shebtiz, Wetlands Restoration
December 14, 2011, Meet and Greet Holiday Party
January 11, 2012, Christine Guhl, "Coal Country" and "Unlimited"
February 8, 2012, Terry Stimpfel, "Fracking"
March 14, John Olivo, "Every Drop Counts"
April 11, Eric Hausker, "Earth Days"
May 9, John Wilmot, The Great Swamp
June 13, Bill Martin, Genetically Modified Organisms
September 12, Matt Smith, Keystone Pipeline
October 10, Jim Walsh, Update on Major Environmental Issues
November 14, Helen Kaar and Chris Kellogg, Geothermal Heated House in Madison, NJ
December 12, 2012, Meet and Greet Holiday Party
January 9, 2013, Eric Hausker, "Earth 2100"
February 13, 2013, Randy Solomon, Sustainable Jersey
March 13, 2013, Erica Van Auken, NJ Highlands Coalition, Update Part I
April 10, 2013 Margaret Nordstrom, NJ Highlands Council Update - Part II
May 8, 2013, Jeff Jotz, Rahway River Flood Control
The NJ Sierra Club High School Coordinator, Sophie Kapica, email@example.com, is organizing a clean-up activity as part of the Chatham Earth Day Open Space clean-up Day. You are invited to participate. When Sophie identifies her activity, we will post it here. For more information on the day, click on http://www.chathamtownship.org/CTEC/Workday_20130420.pdf
Environmental Programs available from the Sierra Club Loantaka Group.
We need a volunteer who could present these programs. If interested,
contact Paul or Eric, info at top of this page.
1. Threatened and Endangered Species of New Jersey
Why are they threatened and endangered? How important is habitat?
2. Sustainable Energy
Fifty years away, if we start now!
3. Mercury in Your Life
Impacts on human health and environmental origins of mercury.
4. Is the Environmental Sky Really Falling?
A look at the myriad of environmental problems facing the world.
5. Oil On Ice
A documentary film on the fate of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and the interactions of energy policy, migratory wildlife, and the native Gwich’in Indians of Alaska.
A documentary film on the history, nature and impact of corporations on America and the world.
7. The High Cost of Low Price
A documentary film on the operation of Wal-Mart Corporation and its social and economic impact on American families and communities.
8. Environmental Politics
A historical look at the impact of politics on environmental issues and human health from Teddy Roosevelt to George W. Bush. The power of the Presidency and of majority rule in the House and Senate are examined as well as the influence of corporations and mass media.
9. Conserve Our Ocean Legacy
A slideshow presentation on the ocean’s living natural resources and what steps the world community must take to make them sustainable for future generations.
10. Or, a program on an environmental topic of your choice!!!
Elementary Level School Programs
11. Earth Day presentation
A slide show on conservation of resources in and around the home. Emphasis is on the three R’s and on energy and water conservation. Includes some demonstration materials.
12. Bats to bears: Mammals of New Jersey
A look at our fellow warm-blooded members of the Order Mammalia.
13. Environmental Primer
A slide show on the basics of environmental science with references to the environment of New Jersey.
Driving Directions to Library of the Chathams:
1. Traveling south on I-287, get on Route 24 East Exit 37 (the sign says Springfield), which is the first exit after the Route 10 Exits. Proceed on Route 24 East for about 8 miles to Exit 7 (the sign says JFK Parkway). Follow the signs for JFK Parkway. . The road makes a series of loops to the right (use caution at merge points). Just after the underpass (before Short Hills Mall), follow signs to Route 24 West, then take exit for Route 124 West to Chatham, which puts you on Main Street in Chatham. See # 3.
2. Traveling west on Route 24, take Exit 7C for JFK Parkway which puts you on a service road. Go past Short Hills Mall. Follow signs for Route 124 West to Chatham. See # 3.
3. Continue on Main Street through two traffic lights. The library will be on your right, about 1/2 block
after the second light. To reach the parking lot: continue to the next light. Turn right. Go a short distance and turn right at the swimming pool. Then follow signs to the basement
From the Chatham Railroad Station:
Head north on Fairmount Ave toward
Railroad Plaza N. Turn right at Main St/
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