Axel Ringe, conservation chair for the Sierra Club’s Tennessee Chapter, will discuss “The Environmental Impacts of Government Deregulation” as guest speaker at the Monday, September 25, meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Swifty’s Atomic Grill, which is at 119 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.
Ringe is a retired scientific analyst and program manager with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, or OSTI. A graduate of Cornell University, he has made a second career as a volunteer with the Sierra Club, a press release said. He has held numerous offices within the Tennessee Chapter and Harvey Broome Group since joining the club in 1996, and currently serves as conservation chair for both the state chapter and the local group.
As conservation chair, he oversees the work of 11 conservation committees. He personally works with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to end the extraction and burning of coal in Tennessee, the press release said. He serves on the boards of Trees Knoxville, a foundation dedicated to enhancing the urban tree canopy of Knoxville and Knox County, and WaysSouth, dedicated to responsible transportation planning for the southern Appalachians. He also serves on the Steering Council of the Little Tennessee Native Fish Conservation Partnership.
No reservations for the meeting are necessary. Those attending may order from the menu. For more information, please email Ann Mostoller at [email protected] or call Mary Matheny at (865) 483-8937.
This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.
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