SIERRA CLUB to Host a Special EARTH DAY Presentation at WPB's Mandel Library

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - April 13, 2023 - PRLog -- (Palm Beach County, FL – April 12, 2023) The Loxahatchee Group of the Sierra Club Florida Chapter is inviting the public to a special Earth Day presentation TIPS & TRICKS TO HELP MOTHER EARTH on Saturday, April 22, 1 to 2 pm. The FREE event will be held in the Mandel Library Auditorium, 411 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach (33401).

The forward-thinking topics to be covered include:
  • The industrial and commercial use of Hemp as a sustainable and environmentally desirable alternative to petroleum-based products.
  • Initiatives to curtail single use plastics in the marketplace.
  • The integration, concerns, and tricks of integrating Solar Energy into the Power Grid.

The other Earth Day speakers will be:

+ Drew Martin, Conservation Chair of the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group who was elected countywide as a Supervisor of the Palm Beach County Soil and Water Conservation District (2008-2016) and has served on the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Advisory Board, Lake Worth Tree Board, and the Lake Worth Climate Change Task Force. In addition, he has served on the Palm Beach County Land Advisory Board and was Co-Chair of the Everglades Coalition, consisting of 60 environmental groups nationwide dedicated to restoring and preserving the Everglades.

+ Mike Fitzpatrick, an environmental activist since the 1970s, has served in various leadership capacities within the Sierra Club including on the Forests and Public Lands Committee. Among his many awards, he received the Florida Chapter Panther Award for conservation efforts in saving what is now the 97-acre Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area. In 2013 he was elected Boynton Beach City Commissioner, District 3. In 2020 he successfully organized activists to prevent the City of Boynton Beach from selling 14 acres of "surplus land" which contains threatened gopher tortoises, and an important forested area. In addition, he has served as president of a nonprofit Sustainable Cities Initiative PAC.

About the Sierra Club Florida Chapter Loxahatchee Group:

One of 17 local Sierra Club groups in Florida, it serves members in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties in Southeast Florida. Our group offers members and prospective members opportunities to explore, enjoy, and protect the environment by volunteering, going on outings and becoming environmental activists.

Sierra Club mission statement is "to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives."

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2.   Drew Martin

3.   Mike Fitzpatrick

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