Making a difference in El Paso

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Proposed El Paso Sierra Club Group Conservation Fund

By Rick LoBello

Earlier this year I proposed to our Executive Committee that our group engage more members and increase our conservation impact by establishing an El Paso Sierra Club Group Conservation Fund.   Here in El Paso and around the world the number one challenges we face in confronting the enormous threats to our ecosystem can be summed up in just a few words – finding money to support conservation and motivating people to take action.   All one has to do in El Paso is look out a car window to see the ongoing rapid destruction of our natural environment.  It is obvious that the old saying is as true today as it was when someone first coined the phrase – “he who has the gold makes the rules.”

We need to come together and gather up our resources as a local Sierra Club group to do a lot more to increase our collective conservation impact.  With over 300 local members we can collaboratively support a wide range of conservation challenges including wildlife habitat conservation, sustainable development and environmental education.   Will you join us and lend a hand with the talents you already have?   We need people from all walks of life to help us formulate a plan of action in making such a fund a reality.   Please contact me by text or email to learn more.    I would like to host an organizational meeting in early January.    Rick LoBello, Vice Chair, 915-474-1456 (text only) or ricklobello@gmail.com.

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