Meetings

Executive Committee Organizational, Conservation Action, and General Issues Meeting

***NEW DATE CHANGE*** We've returned to our old schedule of meeting on most 1st Mondays of each month. 7:00 p.m. at La Madeleine on Jefferson Highway. Meetings subject to postponement when 1st Mondays of the month are near a federal holiday, extended weekend, or when other conflicts arise. All Club Members welcome to join and take part in the direction of the organization. Dinner at your option before the meeting begins.

 
Lecture Series

3rd or 4th Thursday of mostly odd-numbered months. 7:00 p.m. Most presentations will be hosted at The Backpacker on Jefferson Hwy. Select meetings may be held at the EBR Public Library Goodwood Location, Meeting Room B, upstairs. Please check this space for meeting announcements.
A Holiday Party Social and Potluck Dinner takes the place of Lecture Series Meetings during the month of December.

Lecture Series Meeting Topics


December 2015 - Treehugger Holiday Potluck Social

October-November 2015 "Summer Touring by Bicycle with Kevin Nee" 
Kevin Zee, local educator and cycling enthusiast will return to for a low-key gathering of bicycling enthusiasts and enviroheads to tell us about his summer adventures. When he last spoke with us, Kevin and his brother were planning for their return journey along the Natchez Trace. 
October 28, and November 18th. 7:00 p.m. at The Backpacker. 
Light refreshments will be provided.

September 2015 - No meeting. Hiking at Clark Creek.

August 2015 - BREC's Hiking Trails & Conservation Plans
Come hear Amanda Takacs, a naturalist in BREC's Conservation Department discuss BREC's Conservation plans & show slides of discoveries on some of BREC's hiking trails. She will also discuss their Geaux Green program.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:00 to 8:30pm

The Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Hwy.


July 2015 - No meeting. Summer break.

June 2015 "Seeking the Future of Louisiana's Coast in its Past" 
Dr Richard Condrey, retired professor of Oceanography, will share his research into historical and geological records to understand how Louisiana's coast has changed over the past several thousand years, so that we can better understand how it will change in the future.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:00 to 8:30pm
The Backpacker
May 2015 "Legislation & the Environment" 
David Brown, local attorney & lobbyist for the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club will come discuss important legislation still pending.  He will also share with you his insight on the workings of the Legislature & tips on connecting with your legislator. 
7:00 p.m. at The Backpacker

April 2015 - No Meeting. Informational Tabling at the Louisiana Earth Day Festival
North Boulevard in Downtown Baton Rouge.
March 2015 "Cycling the Natchez Trace from Start to Finish"
Kevin Zee, local educator and cycling enthusiast will speak about the preparation and follow-through on cross-country travel cycling.
7:00 p.m. at The Backpacker

February 2015 "NATIVE PLANTS IN THE BATON ROUGE LANDSCAPE"
Matthew Herron of Capital Area Native Plant Society will speak about native plants, some of which are endangered, in the Baton Rouge/Capital Area Region. Refreshments provided.
Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m. at The Backpacker

January 2015 "WOOD PELLETS and THREATS TO OUR SOUTHERN FORESTS"
Dan Favre with Dogwood Alliance will speak on Save Our Southern Forests. Refreshments provided.
Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m. at The Backpacker

9/25/2014 "THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE 2014 ELECTION"  
A presentation and discussion by the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club highlighting campaign contests from across the state and our region for the implications these decisions will have on the ease or difficulty in protecting our environment.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 7pm
WHERE: Goodwood Library, Meeting Room B, upstairs

7/24/2014 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WILDERNESS ACT
Charles Fryling will deliver a talk on the importance of the Wilderness Act for conservation of special places here in the United States. This topic will remind us of all the important social and environmental acts passed from the middle 1960's into the 1970's which helped to create the country we know today.

6/26/2014 GOING "SLOW" in BATON ROUGE: CREATING CHANGE IN THE FOOD SYSTEM
Bryan Alexander describes Slow Food USA’s mission to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. Through its Baton Rouge chapter, S.F. USA seeks to reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. It also works to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that those ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat. Bryan will put forth S.F.B.R.'s pursuit of these goals through educational outreach and in the local schools and in the wider community. Some of their projects include Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge model Farm To School program, The Crop Circle Learning Farm, Cooking Matters for Families is a national nutrition and cooking skills curriculum, and the Urban Agriculture Workshop Series held at the Burden Center.

4/22/2014 WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE? 
Jeff Cobb will speak about climate change and what we can do about it. He was trained by the Al Gore organization, The Climate Reality Project and has been active with Citizens Climate Lobby.

3/20/2014  COASTAL SHRINKAGE AND LOUISIANA'S GEOLOGICAL FAULTS
Kathy Hagar, geologist and biologist explains how she discovered Louisiana's coastal shrinkage is influenced by geological faults.

1/23/2014  OUR VANISHING COAST
John Barry, Author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood and How It Changed America  speaks about the lawsuit brought by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East and the direction of our environmental movement in Louisiana.

9/19/2013  BAYOU MANCHAC'S HISTORY AND FUTURE
Jonathan Scott, Environmental Engineer and President of the Bayou Manchac Group, will give a presentation on the current and future role of Bayou Manchac and its tributaries for recreation, wildlife habitat, and drainage in the Baton Rouge Metro area.