The November 21 session included Dennis Adams, Audrey Alverson, Jim Binnings, Joe Copeland, Jeannine Dorroh, Richard Dyar, Andy Freeland, Lisa Harris, Maggie Haughton, Del Kelso, Cecelia Latham, John Latham, B.J. Morgan, Paul Perret
, Tom Powell, Margo Rebar, David Slobodin, Mallie Smith, John Walker, Joe Watts and Jianhua Zhang.
And I give myself another thumbs up for choosing to drive a car that goes further on a gallon of gas," said Alabama Sierra Club Chair and hybrid owner Paul Perret.
, upon accepting the chairmanship of the Cahaba Group
, Jan. 2002
This month, the Cahaba Group says goodbye to Paul Perret, our chairman for the past 3 years.
is not leaving Sierra or even the Cahaba Group
taking on more responsibilities on the ex-comm of the state chapter.
tenure in office, Paul
extended a hand to groups across the state: From the Shoals area to Gulf Shores, from Anniston to Tuscaloosa, Paul
support to efforts to save the TVA walking trail, prevent the incineration of chemical weapons, and raise awareness about CAFOs
(Concentrated Animal Farming Operations), among other issues.
And, yes, theses stories made the NEWS.
Economics and the Environment
As a financial planner, Paul also recognizes that most environmental threats are also economic insults to the average taxpayer (or ratepayer).
points to skyrocketing sewer rates as one example of "economic development" that John Q. Citizen cannot afford.
often meets with faith-based and civic groups to share his
message: "No public dollars should be used to promote private development that threatens a public resource.
In the Birmingham area, some of those public resources include the Cahaba River
and many other area streams that are being degraded from sprawling development.
We know that Paul
takes that philosophy with him to his
new post in the Alabama Chapter
of Sierra Club
and that he'll be doing his
level best to promote the state's natural treasures and opportunities for outdoors activities while bird-dogging those projects that would threaten Alabama's environment.
We'll be Watching
I have a feeling that, even if we don't see Paul
at every monthly meeting of the Cahaba Group
, we will be seeing him around.
So, it's not really "Goodbye," Paul
F. Paul Perret, Chairman of the Cahaba Group Sierra Club