Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For October 2020
    Friday October 30, 2020 12:45 AM
 
Title: S - Management Committee Virtual Meeting
Start Date/Time: 10/19/2020 07:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/19/2020 08:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: General Meeting Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Zoom
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
 
Description:

The Management Committee will be meeting to discuss important section business. Please sign up if you would like the link to attend.

 The Sierra Club does not endorse Zoom

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Crafting Night: Egg Carton Fire Starters
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/21/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/21/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Zoom
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
Meeting Point:
Zoom information will be sent to participants the night before the event. (The Sierra Club does not endorse Zoom.)
 
Description:

Join us for a fun crafting night where we'll be reusing some common household items to make some classic and surprisingly useful egg carton fire starters. We'll also be discussing how to build a campfire, fire safety and fire regulations in local parks and forests.

 If you want to participate in the craft project at home, you'll need the following items: dryer lint, a paper egg carton (the bottom half with the egg wells) and wax (a few candles will do--if you've got old, stubby candles lying around, this is a perfect way to reuse them). Also suggested: a tin can, a trivet and a pot of boiling water to melt the wax.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Lets Talk Water Fitlers
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/22/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/22/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US, CA
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
Please RSVP here and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
 
Description:
Now that backpacking season is coming to an end.  We begin to reflect on our adventures in the backcountry. We also start finding new ways to improve not only ourselves but our gear. Did you pick the correct sleeping bag or tent? There is also another item that people overlook when going to the backcountry. This item is a water filter. 

So, if you have the time, let us talk about water filters. The pros - cons, what to look for, prices, and what makes one more preferred to that the other. 
 
This virtual workshop will place on Thrusday, October 22th at 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT. 
 
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Workshop: Leave No Trace & Other Minimum Impact Practices
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/28/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 10/28/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 10/28/2020
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Please RSVP here and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
 
Description:
Perhaps you've heard the phrase "Take only pictures, Leave only footprints."

This virtual workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 28thd at 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT and will focus on the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace. Or, in other words, participants will learn about minimum impact practices for visiting the outdoors. 

We'll discuss a variety of topics including:
  • Planning ahead and preparing accordingly
  • How to properly use the restroom when there is no restroom (seriously!) or, how to properly dispose of waste
  • Traveling and camping on durable surfaces
  • How to be considerate of other visitors
  • And more!
The session will conclude with a question and answer period.

Please Note: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and The Leave No Trace Seven Principles are copyrighted. The Seven Principles will not be altered without prior written notice. Additionally, the 20s & 30s Section does not endorse Zoom.
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Book Club + Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/29/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/29/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Please sign up at www.kristamuscarella.com/book-club to receive the Zoom link in advance of the discussion.
 
Description:
"It's Always an Adventure" and while we can't get out to adventure right now due to COVID-19, what we can do is read about the outdoors! Pick up our fifth book club pick, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, and join us for a virtual gathering on Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time to discuss our thoughts about the book in addition to our continued longings for our next great adventure!
 
PLEASE NOTE: You must register at www.kristamuscarella.com/book-club to receive the Zoom link in advance of the discussion.  

A copy of the book club selection, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, can be purchased via Amazon. Or rather, please consider supporting your local independent bookstore.

Enjoy the book! Hope to see you on Thursday, October 29th at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time on Zoom!
 
Newcomers are always welcome! Please direct questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or recommendations to krista.muscarella@gmail.com.

Description from Amazon:
A New York Times bestseller
With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinating—and surprisingly moving—hidden life of trees.
“At once romantic and scientific, [Wohlleben's] view of the forest calls on us all to reevaluate our relationships with the plant world.”―Daniel Chamovitz, PhD, author of What a Plant Knows
Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
 
Note: The Sierra Club and 20s & 30s Section does not endorse The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, nor Zoom.  
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Announcement: Nominating Committee for Section Elections
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/31/2020 12:05 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/31/2020 11:55 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Section Management Committee
Greater Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
 
Description:

Volunteers are needed to form a Nominating Committee for this year's 20s & 30s Section Management Committee elections. Full details can be found in the section's bylaws under the "About Us" menu.

Any member who's not a current member of the MC running for re-election can volunteer to be one of the three required members of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then seek at least two new candidates for the MC election, to be held by the end of the year. Candidates may also be nominated by submitting a petition to the Secretary signed by 10 members of the section.

The Nominating Committee must be appointed at least two months before the election, so volunteers are needed by October 31st at the latest, and would be appreciated as soon as possible.

Please contact MC chair Wade Stuckwisch to express your interest in joining the Nominating Committee. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: M - General Election Day, Support the club endorsed candiates & issues
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/03/2020 07:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/03/2020 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/03/2020
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
So Ca
Los Angeles area, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
 
Description:
Check out the link to see where the Sierra Club stands on some of the upcoming candidates and ballot propositions. Support the candidates and issues that reflect SierraClub values.
Specific candidate endorsements for the November 3rd election are found at:
https://angeles.sierraclub.org/political_action/endorsements
Vote by mail ballots will be mailed to all voters in October and there will be limited vote centers open on election day.
 
 
 
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A