Who Is Stand Up North Florida?

“The environmental advocate said that Stand Up’s efforts amounted to an attempt to draw the rest of the state into “a sugar industry fight in South Florida.” He compared it to efforts this season to pass a solar power-related ballot initiative that environmental organizations have roundly criticized as an energy-industry […]


EVENT CHANGES DUE TO HURRICANE

1) GENERAL MEETING tonight, October 6th, Memories of John Muir is CANCELED 2) OPEN HOUSE AT THE Ft WHITE location of new Sierra Office.      This is rescheduled for Saturday NOVEMBER 12, 2016.      PLEASE MAKE CHANGES ON MeetUp page and FB, twitter, whatever we use. 3)  SABAL […]


SSJ’S NEW SOLAR PRESENTATION TAKES OFF

By Kathryn Taubert Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State, SSJ’s latest entry into free educational programs is off to a rousing welcome by citizens interested in understanding the importance of renewal energy sources to the health of our economy, environment, and indeed, the entire planet. Presentations of this 30 […]


Conservation Report

By Whitey Markle AMENDMENT 1 “SMART” (DUMB) SOLAR………….VOTE NO ON NOVEMBER 8. See VoteNoOn1.org. Floridians for Solar Choice, Inc. has a wonderful website that explains clearly the circumstances and implications of the “smart” solar amendment (A-1) that will be the first ballot initiative voters will see on November 8th. The […]


News From the Chair

By Maryvonne Devensky Several issues are at hand this month and we invite you to participate  in these as much as possible. 1. Sabal trail  – Pipelines issue. First, Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against FERC. Please see the press release issued a few days ago. Action on Southeast […]


Stand with #NoDAPL and Stop Sabal Trail Pipeline

RE:  YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN LOCAL  EVENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK PEOPLE FOR #NoDAPL  SINCE WE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE IN FLORIDA WITH THE PROPOSED SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE GOING UNDER OUR SUWANNEE RIVER,SANTA FE RIVER AND PRECIOUS SPRINGS WATERSHED. WHAT:   1) KAYAK PADDLE ALONG THE SANTA FE […]


News from the Chair September 2016

By Maryvonne Devensky Hello to everyone, As we survive these hot and humid summer months, several serious issues are also boiling right in front of us.  So here is what we need to focus on and I am urging you to get informed and educate yourself even more on these […]


Conservation Report September 2016

By Whitey Markle STATE PARKS MANAGEMENT If you are concerned about the management of your state parks, especially after the last legislative session, you can scrutinize the plans online. Bear in mind: Each park has its own plan which is compiled by a relatively democratic process involving parks management personnel […]


Sierra Club Joins Lawsuit over Sabal Trail Pipeline 

As the opposition to this unneeded pipeline project in Florida was growing (70 people attended an Informational workshop in Gainesville on August 6 – organized by Gulf Restoration Network), permits to allow the construction of the pipeline were given last week to Sabal Trail LLC. In response, Gulf Restoration Network, […]


Tri-County Working Group Update September 2016

Tri-County Working Group By Jon Brainard August 16 on a rainy and hot Florida afternoon, our group set off from Dunnellon, Homosassa Springs and Ocala to visit Green Key Village in Lady Lake.  Green Key Village, near the huge and infamous The Villages “city”, this new green community (subdivision)  in […]