Meetings and Events
Sierra Club-Miami Group general meetings
are the second Monday of each month. Join us at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 South Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove. FREE PARKING
is available at the sailing club.
Our Next Meeting is June 10
Doors open around 7:15pm, appetizers and drinks are served.
We start our meetings off with with Hot Topics at 7:30pm, our update on local environmental issues,
and the main program will begin at 8pm.
Topic: Eating for Environmentalists
Our meetings are open to the public and attending is a wonderful way to learn about pressing local
environmental issues and to meet like-minded people. If you care about issues like climate change,
clean water, preserving park space and protecting the Everglades, then our club is for YOU! Become
informed and engaged!
Special Event June 6
Why Buildings Matter
Sierra Club Loves Global Warming
This was the tongue-in-cheek message that the Sierra Club Miami Group, together with a group of our Broward friends, imparted to thousands of
spectators at the 31st annual King Mango Strut. The Strut is a zany parade held the last Sunday in December in which nothing is sacred.
Our 47 participants (the largest group in the parade) made everyone laugh, as we strutted down the streets of Coconut Grove with
canoeists, surfers, snorkelers, scuba divers, beach ball players and swimmers who were all enjoying the “advantages” of having our
city covered with water as a result of climate change.
Since Miami would be “The New Venice”, we sold tickets to “Metro-Gondola”.
We promoted real estate, (“waterfront living for all!), and we pointed out that “you can now snorkel from your lobby, fish out of your window,
attend games at the Marlins Marine Stadium, visit the Everglades Aquatic Park, and sail from the Miami International Aquaport.”
We even had a shark which interacted with the audience, to the delight of small children. Global warming, we all agreed, is good, and it’s a “job creator”.
The King Mango Strut gives the Miami group an opportunity to make the public aware of a serious environmental problem while entertaining
them and making them laugh. The Miami Herald covered us, as well as the two TV stations that featured this parade. We were a huge success,
which couldn’t have been possible without the hard work of so many Sierrans, including Don Howe, Amy Werba, my husband Paul Michel,
Debbie and Mike Mathews, Espy Rodriguez, Pat Hudson, Sharon Baron, Manuel Bello, and too many others to mention. Thanks to all!
We worked for weeks on our theme, our signs, banner, and our many props, but it was all worth it- we conveyed our environmental
message to a large audience, and we had a blast. - Coky Michel
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