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Our Committees

  • Global Warming/Energy Committee: Work to promote solutions to global warming using current and cutting-edge technology that will reduce our use of fossil fuels.

  • Wetlands Committee: We work to educate and enlist the public in protecting and restoring the quality of our area’s waters and wetlands.  

  • Political Action Committee: Preserve the environment through nonpartisan grassroots political action. The principal goals of the program are: (1) to elect candidates who will support and promote environmental protection, (2) to raise public awareness about environmental issues and elevate the priority of these issues for decision-makers, (3) to encourage Club members and other environmentalists to participate in the political process, (4) to advance the Club's conservation agenda by building relationships with legislators and other elected officials, and (5) to strengthen the Sierra Club as an organization.  

  • Conservation Committee: Duties of the Conservation Committee: Provide leadership, direction and guidance on conservation issues for the group.  Oversee conservation committee activities to ensure that all needed tasks are accomplished, including delegation of responsibilities to committees and 1other chapter leaders.  Identify conservation issues needing attention, and assist chapter or group leaders to develop conservation priorities and campaign plans.  

  • Great Lakes Committee-  To research and catalogue regional information for Lake Ontario, for the following categories of information: Habitat/Species Great Lakes Monitoring & Information, Toxics Reduction, Invasive Species, Sustainable Development, Coastal Health, Non-Point Source Pollution, and Restoration AOC Areas of Concern  

  • Outings Committee: Sierra Club Outings welcomes diversity among its trip participants, and has made a strong effort to offer trips suited to individuals with a wide range of abilities and interests to join us in our exploration and enjoyment of the wilderness.   Membership Committee When you join or give to the Sierra Club you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to preserve irreplaceable wildlands, save endangered and threatened wildlife, and protect this fragile environment we call home. You can be sure that your voice will be heard through congressional lobbying and grassroots action on the environmental issues that matter to you most.

  • Transportation Committee For some time now, the Rochester, NY region has been engaged in an effort to increase bicycles as a realistic mode of transportation  What has become crystal clear to me as Transportation chair of the Rochester Group of the Sierra Club is this:  Active transportation (walking and bicycling) can be one of the most important Climate Change solutions for the Rochester, NY region.  As transportation accounts for 27% of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and even 40%, according to the Executive Summary New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report, how we get around each day matters a lot to our environment.  Riding a bicycle as transportation is mentioned in all Climate Change actions for the federal, state, and community plans as an important component in reducing greenhouse gases. 

  • Zero Waste Committee Our Zero Waste Committee is composed of many expert and non-expert folks on managing waste.  We host talks by experts in various aspects of Zero Waste and we go on tours to learn and help others to donate, recycle, and reuse.   Come on down and sit a spell at our next meeting.  We meet at Rochester Greenovation,1199 E. Main St, Rochester, NY 14609  on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 4:30-6pm.

 

Join up

The Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club hosts several important committees.  Each has responsibilities in our organization and we always need volunteers to help.  Check the description of the committees and contact that committee which best suits your abilities.