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SPG Volunteers

Join SPG volunteers as we make a difference in the greater Philadelphia region. Our volunteers act as: environmental watchdogs, lobbyists, political candidate interviewers and supporters, environmental educaters, and social animals. Find a committee or activity that matches your interests and time.

You are invited to join the Sierra-Philly-Volunteers discussion forum. We have a conference call (most) Tuesday evenings where we discuss current events, projects, calls to action, clean energy news and more. Agenda is sent out before the call. Click Apply to join group button to join.

Read through the Conservation Committee descriptions on the Front Page. If you don't see contact info there, send a mail to Jim Wylie, the SPG Conservation Cmte Chair.

Contact Jim Wylie to help with the Political Committee - jim.wylie@verizon.net

Contact Karen Melton to help with the Education Programs - karen.melton59@gmail.com

Contact Amy Kwasnicki to find out about becoming a Sierra Club Outings Leader - kwaszilla@gmail.com

Tuesday Volunteer Calls - Mini Program Schedule

    Subject to change. Programs start at 7:30 (30 minutes after the start of the weekly volunteers call). All are welcome to listen in. Call 866-501-6174, Code 3700-852-1892#

  • Jan 24 - Bernie Greenberg - Mariner East 2 Pipeline
  • Jan 31 - Ken Hemphill - Open Space Preservation - Crebilly Farm
  • Feb 7 - Cinzia Sevignani - Urban Air Quality
  • Feb 21 - Tom Schuster - Shutting down coal plants, energy related legislation
  • Mar 14 - Eva Wylie - Zero Waste
  • Mar 21 - Nathaniel Smith - Don't Spray Me - avoiding indiscriminate pesticide use
  • Apr 4 - Prasad Ramnath - Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
  • Apr 18 - TBD - Supporting The EPA
  • May 2 - Patti McCarrin - ELCON hazardous liquids recycling plant
  • May 16 - Jim Wylie - Ready For 100
  • May 30 - John Butler - Energy Efficiency
  • Jun 13 - Open
  • Jun 27 - Dennis Winters - Smart Transportation
  • Jul 11 - Mike Hoppus - Endangered Species
  • Jul 25 - Dave Moscatello - Future Energy
  • TBD - Peggy Hartzell - Oil Trains
  • In general, each speaker will talk for 10 to 15 minutes about what the issue is, any current actions going on, how others can help. Then 5 or 10 minutes of Q&A. The leaders listed above may also invite a guest speaker - an expert on the topic - to talk instead of themselves. Handouts are not expected, but any reference files or links could be distributed beforehand.

Volunteer call host schedule

Philly Climate Works Volunteers

The Philly Climate Works project is a coalition of labor, government and environmental advocates working together to make clean energy jobs and a low carbon future a reality in Philadelphia. Modeled after the Climate Works for All campaign in New York City, Philly Climate Works is just getting started - and it needs your help.

Contact Charlie Isaacs with questions and to find out how you can contribute - charles.isaacs@sierraclub.org

E-Mail Lists

As much as we all need more email like we need poison ivy, it is still the best way to stay connected with teams of people working on the things that you want to work on. Here are the organized email lists in the SPG area:

Volunteers - this is our most active forum for our most active volunteers - Sierra Philly Volunteers

County Organizing:

Issue Groups: