October 13th Alachua County Solar Tour

The local SunPlugged Alachua Solar Tour, is being organized by the Suwannee-St. Johns Group Sierra Club, League of Women Voters of Gainesville/Alachua County, and LAMP. There are eight unique solar open houses happening around Alachua County, including sites with EVs and ground-mounted systems! A family-friendly after party is taking place […]


New General Meeting Site – September 6th, 2018

Socialize 7:00pm, Presentation begins 7:30pm Please join us for a presentation by Leah Cohen, Agricultural Justice Project Fair From Farm to Retail, for All Who Labor in Agriculture and the Food System PLEASE NOTE NEW SITE FOR GENERAL MEETINGS LifeSouth Meeting Room 4039 Newberry Rd, Gainesville Free and Open to […]


Stop the Coastal Connector Update

June 29, 2018 Letter from Mike Dew, Secretary of the FDOT From FDOT Secretary, Mike Dew: “At this time, the Department will postpone the recommendations from the Coastal Connector planning study and increase our resolve to implement the I-75 task force recommendations aimed to provide relief to existing traffic on […]


Vote No on GRU Takeover – November 2018

Last year, the Florida Legislature passed a bill, pushed by special interests, which seeks to take governance of our publicly-owned utility away from the City of Gainesville and to create an unaccountable governing board. Under this new “Authority,” GRU would operate like a private corporation, completely insulated from city residents […]


2018 Fall Solar Tour

Save the Date – October 13, 2018 SunPlugged Sour Tour Tours 12noon – 3:30pm Reception/Speakers/Solar Art Display 4pm – 6pm Want to help us to create this awesome event? In addition to potential homes to showcase, we need help with event organization, community outreach, event publicity, and event day volunteers. […]


The Green Amendment: Our Right to a Healthy Environment

Monday, March 26th, 2018, 6-8pm, doors open at 5:30pm Suwannee St. John’s Sierra Club presents author Maya van Rossum speaking about an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will empower people, level the playing field, and provide real hope for communities everywhere. We all have the right to […]


Citizens Lobby in Tallahassee

Reclaiming Florida’s Future for All!   Clean Water, Clean Air, Clean Energy Save the Date-Wednesday, 1/31! Join us in The Capitol for Lobby training on the evening of 1/30, Citizen lobbying on the 31st. ReThink Energy Florida, Floridians Against Fracking, Progress For All, Organize Florida, Sierra Club Florida, Physicians for Social […]


The Stakes are High for Alachua County

January 23rd, 2018,  5pm,   Alachua County Administration Building Two Important New Water Quality Regulations If you have only enough time or motivation to attend one government meeting in 2018 in defense of our environment, make it this one.  The stakes are high, and turnout could make the difference, especially since […]


September General Meeting

I find snakes fascinating, don’t you.? As Sierra members, we are often an unusual lot. Tony Daly-Crews of the Eastern Diamondback Conservation Foundation will be at our September 7th General Meeting 4225 NW 34th St at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Doors open at 7pm. Tony will introduce us to the […]


September News From the Chair

By Whitey Markle Summer is almost over and the travelers are coming back home.  We can expect a lot of activity in the next months. The legislature will begin in January this year, rather than in March, so the incumbents can begin campaigning for their re-elections. Unfortunately this time change […]