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Serving the Inland area of Southern California, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Protect America's Environment
For Our Families.....For Our Future
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Presented by Brian Elliott
Sierra Club member Brian Elliott will present a program about his recent 14-day mobile tent camping safari in northern Botswana and an additional three days in the Victoria Falls area of Zambia. Northern Botswana has some of Africa's best wildlife viewing and is home to Afric's highest population of elephants.
Brian and his wife, Janice, experienced the magnificent scenery and wildlife through the unique perspective of a tent camping safari. They visited the great salt apn areas of Naix national Park and Nata Bird Sancturary, took a boat ride in the Okavango Delta area and spent four days each in the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.
The trip focused on birding and observing wildlife in each area. The wildlife experienced and enjoyed by them included hundreds of elephants, 21 lions and three leopards, some of each no more than 5 feet from them. Of course there were many giraffe, wildebeasts, warhogs, springboks and more seen as well.
They also enjoyed seeing and identifying more than 160 species of birds. Brian will show and discuss his impressions of Africa through digital images of the regions he and Janice visited including images of the birds and wildlife.
Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree LN, Redlands
(California St. exit off 10 Fwy)
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.
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