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The 2015 2016 Banff Muountain Film Festival World Tour poster

Sierra Club Moshannon Group presents...

THE 2016 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Friday, April 8 + Sat, April 9, 2016

The State Theatre, downtown State College

Different films each night

More info about Banff...

:: Upcoming Events ::

Jan 28
Citizen Koch
Webster’s Bookstore and Café

Feb 3 + 4
This Changes Everything
The State Theatre

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Events to explore

All events and presentations are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members unless otherwise stated.

Wed, Jan 28 • 7 p.m.
** Free Screening **
Citizen Koch
Webster’s Bookstore and Café
133 E. Beaver Avenue, State College

Join us for a free screening of Citizen Koch at Websters Bookstore and Café! With the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling opening the floodgates for unlimited political spending, it is now easier than ever to buy an election. But what happens when the voters realize that the billionaires and corporations doing the buying do not have the people’s best interests at heart? This question is at the core of Citizen Koch, the new documentary from the Academy Award®-nominated directors of Trouble the Water, Carl Deal and Tia Lessin.

Of Interest...
Feb 3 and 4 • 7 p.m.
** Free Screening **
This Changes Everything
with discussion and Q&A each night
The State Theatre, downtown State College

Join the Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, Center for Global Studies, Sierra Club Moshannon Group, and Rock Ethics Institute for these free screenings of This Changes Everything. Filmed over 211 shooting days in nine countries and five continents, this film shows viewers how communities across the globe are tackling the challenge of climate change. Activists, scientists, and author Naomi Klein challenge us to reimagine and reinvent the economic system that has brought about disruptive climate change.

Following each screening, Penn State faculty from atmospheric sciences, communications, and more will participate in a panel discussion with questions taken from the audience. For more information, contact Peter Buckland or visit the Sustainability Institute website.


Outings to enjoy

All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.

No Outings scheduled at this time.

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Outings News

The Moshannon Group Outings Chair seeks additional outings leaders to expand and diversify outing locations.

Read about leading an outing...

Need ideas for a daytrip or a weekend outing?
Check out our “On The Trail” columns for articles about central Pennsylvania outings to help plan your next nature walk, hiking, backpacking, camping or paddling excursion.

Issues to protect

*** Go to Bat for PA Bats ***
Endangered Bats Need Official Listing by
from PA Game Commission

Three species of bats — northern long-eared, tri-colored, and little brown bats — have experienced a 95% decline in population due to white-nose syndrome (WNS) in the last 4 years warranting an Endangered status listing and protection. Read the Moshannon Group’s letter to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and feature articles to learn more about this issue.

Feature articles:

*** Ongoing Issue ***
Marcellus/Shale Gas Drilling

Groundwater, surface water, air quality, and wildlife habitat resources at risk. See our Marcellus Shale page for more information and resources.

Loyalsock SF/Clarence Moore Tracts in Peril:
Ecological Values of Loyalsock SF Testimony (Zeph, 2013)

On The Trail: Loyalsock State Forest ‘Moore Tracts’ Road Tour

Resources:
DCNR Natural Gas Impacts Mapping Analysis referenced in On The Trail — Quehanna Wild Area

Interactive Map of Deep Shale Gas Wells and Wind Turbines (existing and projected) from The Nature Conservancy

*** Take Action ***
Allegheny National Forest Wilderness

Send a Letter to Your U.S. Senators and Representative — Help permanently protect the remaining wilderness in ANF. Read about the ANF Wilderness proposal to learn more.

Wind Power Development

Inappropriate placement of wind farms planned for Central PA ridgetops.

Centre County Landfill — SUCCESS!

America’s “largest landfill East of the Mississippi” for other states’ garbage proposed for Centre County. See stoplandfill.com to learn more about this issue.

More details about Issues...

Swallowtail butterfly on echineachea
Swallowtail butterfly on Echinacea
Photo by Helena Kotala

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See you out there!

Bull elk from Pennsylvania Elk country
Bull elk in Moshannon country
Photo by Helena Kotala
Sierra Club Green Home Website

Thinking about installing a solar electric system for your home? Want to know how to keep your lawn healthy without all of the chemicals? Are you curious about how to reduce your home’s carbon footprint? For most people, the journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle begins at home.

That’s why, as part of our mission to help people explore, enjoy, and protect the planet, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our partner website, Sierra Club Green Home, which was created to help individuals, like you, take simple steps to green their homes.

By helping people make their homes more energy efficient, ecologically sustainably, and healthy, Sierra Club Green Home advances our efforts to improve the environment.

Sierra Club Green Home is an information-rich resource that provides a wealth of information regarding environmentally friendly products and practices relating to every aspect of home life.

FreeCycle™

We acknowledge that part of being ecologically responsible involves what happens within our own households. We participate in responsible use of resources when we are careful to recycle our wastes, but recycling takes on a broader meaning if we utilize the resources available locally in Freecycle.

Tired of that well-intentioned project item taking up space but feeling guilty about tossing it? Have outgrown clothes or toys that are usable but not yard sale-worthy? If you would like to pass items on to your neighbors for free, consider giving them away through Freecycle™.

Acquiring used items locally rather than buying new can help reduce your carbon footprint. To find the local group for where you live visit:

http://www.freecycle.org/group/US/Pennsylvania

The Sierra Club is a dedicated grassroots environmental organization, inspired by and pursuing John Muir’s goals: