Monday, November 17

Master Naturalist Open House at Giant City Nov. 23



The University of Illinois Extension will host a Master Naturalist  open house at Giant City Park, 235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958 on Sunday November 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Become a Master NATURALIST!  Twelve exiting sessions! Bonus field trips!  Emphasis on the unique plants, animals and ecosystems of southern Illinois. Enrollment is limited!

Come and see what the Master Naturalist program has to offer you and what you can offer to the program.

Thursday, November 13

Shawnee Group will be at Alternative Gift Fair




Gifts that make your community and your world a better place! December 7, from 2 until 5 pm at the Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale
 


The Sierra Club Shawnee Group will again participate in the Alternative Gift Fair in at the Civic Center in Carbondale.  Member support is needed: 

  • To work at the event which is Sunday, December 7 from 2 to 5 pm.  
  • Donate items for sale at the Group Table.  Art/Craft items and books are preferred.

 Please contact Dorcy Prosser at dorcyprosser2001@yahoo.com

Tuesday, November 4

November meeting



November 13 program:  Environmental Justice


Presenter Deidra D. Davis is a doctoral student in SIU's Environmental Resource &Policy program. Her research focuses on Environmental Justice and Public Policy. Deidra currently serves on the City of Carbondale Sustainability Commission.  She has been a member of the Women’s Civic Institute at SIU and on the advisory board to the university & region-wide initiative known as Imagining Geographies.  Her current research focuses on issues of Environmental Justice surrounding Carbondale’s Koppers site.

The program will be held at the REAR entrance of 217 East Main Street in Carbondale, Illinois on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm.  It is FREE and open to the public.  Parking and entrance are at the rear, through the green door, across from Rock Hill Baptist Church (Monroe and Marion Streets.)

ExCom Ballot in your mailbox

Don't forget to vote - for ExCom candidates. The Illinois Chapter has mailed out ExCom ballots for all groups. Look for a slick magazine with a green Vee on the cover.
Mail your Shawnee Group ballot to: 
Nominating Committee,
Shawnee Group Sierra Club
PO Box 117
Carbondale, Illinois 62903-0117

Deadline is November 30!

Thursday, October 2

Group dinner at Thai Taste

Join the Shawnee Group for dinner at Thai Taste on Thursday, October 9 at 5pm, just before our monthly program.  Thai Taste is at 100 South Illinois Avenue in Carbondale.

October 9: Home Energy Efficiency program



October 9 program

Illinois Home Performance:  Energy Efficiency at Home

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (IHP), a program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, aims to help Illinois home and property owners decrease their energy costs and increase the comfort, safety, durability, and value of their homes.

Presenter Richard Reilly is the Energy Programs Manager of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Earth Ways Center and a construction professional with 30 years of experience.


The program will be held at the REAR entrance of 217 East Main Street in Carbondale, Illinois on Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 pm.  It is FREE and open to the public.  Parking and entrance are at the rear, through the green door, across from Rock Hill Baptist Church (Monroe and Marion Streets.)

Wild Weekend at Cypress Creek!

Wild Weekend
Friday, October 10, All Day
Location: Lower Cache Access
In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge will provide guided canoe tours to Eagle Pond and highlight ancient cypress trees and wetland wildlife. Reservations are required for the canoe tour; reserve your spot beginning September 10th. For more information call Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at (618) 634-2231.