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Serving the Inland area of Southern California, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Yosemite:  A Gathering of Spirit

A Film by Ken Burns

 

Join us for Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, a 27-minute documentary film produced to honor the 150th anniversary of the landmark federal act signed by Abraham Lincoln that preserved Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This act, the first time a government set aside land for public use and enjoyment, gave birth to the national park idea.

 

     The program will begin at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the regular monthly meeting of the Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter, at the San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Ln., Redlands.

 

     The San Gorgonio Chapter is excited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yosemite with this inspirational film that brings to life an amazing time in America’s conservation history. We hope that Yosemite lovers far and wide will join us for this unique experience. The film was produced by the Yosemite Conservancy, which is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to Yosemite National Park.

 

     The Yosemite film is directed and narrated by Ken Burns and written and produced by Dayton Duncan. Burns is well known for his landmark documentaries, including The Civil War and Baseball. Burns and Duncan previously collaborated to produce The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

     On the same program with the Burns film will be the 15-minute short subject One Day in Yosemite, one of the Yosemite Nature Notes series. On June 26, 2012, thirty filmmakers spread throughout Yosemite National Park to create this portrait of the park and the people who visit and work there.  

 

Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree LN, Redlands

(California St. exit off 10 Fwy) 

 

 


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Sierra Club Solar Homes Program

 

As the cost of rooftop solar decreases, more and more homeowners can economically benefit from “Going Solar”.  Getting a quote is free and without obligation.  When is the last time you looked to see if solar is right for you?

 

The Sierra Club is helping members accomplish this with a new program aimed at catalyzing widespreaddeployment of clean energy: the Solar HomesCampaign.

 

Through an innovative partnership with Sungevity, aleading national solar service provider, the Club is ableto offer its members and supporters an affordable wayto get solar on their rooftops. For every home that goessolar through this program, Sungevity will give $750 tothe chapter for clean energy work and other efforts.

 

Previously, in order to get solar panels on your homeyou would have to conduct extensive research, hunt forrebates, obtain a permit, and be prepared to fork out  perhaps $20,000. That was before the one-stop solar shop.

 

Residential solar companies like Sungevity are nowoffering a “solar service” for people who can’t affordto pay the up-front costs to put panels on their roofs.  Sungevity will install the panels for no up-front cost,and also handle all maintenance and service. Thehomeowner pays for clean energy with a small monthlybill—which may be less than the household’s currentenergy bill.

 

Of course you have the option of outright purchase of a rooftop solar system as well as a prepaid lease where you keep the leasing advantages and save on carrying costs.

 

“In order to end our dependence on dirty energy, weneed as many Americans as possible to switch to cleanenergy like rooftop solar. This is a high priority for theSierra Club. We are urging all of our members andsupporters in California to work with Sungevity tofind out if solar is right for them. Every home that goessolar gets us one step closer to our goal of a clean energyeconomy,” said Sierra Club Executive Director MichaelBrune about the program.

 

It’s a win-win-win. An average Sungevity customersaves 15% on their electricity costs by going solar. TheSan Gorgonio Chapter will raise money for importantcampaignsand more solar will replace coal as SierraClub members cut their carbon footprints and collectivelyhelp to scale this key clean energy solution.

 

To take the first step and get a quote for solar, click on the Solar Evaluation link at the top.   Once you do, Sungevity will contact you to discusswhether solar is right for you. In a short time, they cangive you a really good idea about how much it mightsave you.  As always, you are encouraged to do adequate comparison shopping for your solar solution.

 

San Gorgonio Outings Calendar APRIL 1 - JUNE 30, 2014

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