Fireside Meeting

The Hillside Club Fireside meetings, held on the first Monday of most months* are a good way to see the club and get to know the members.
The meetings begin with Club business at 7:00pm, followed by a speaker at 7:30pm.
Club members, our neighbors, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
We hope to see you there.

*(January, February, March, April, June, October, November)

F I R E S I D E   M E E T I N G

Admission is free and open to the public.

April Fireside Meeting
April 4, 7:30PM
Members Reception 6:30 pm, Business Meeting: 7:00 pm. 
Talk: 7:30–9:00 pm
Admission is free and open to the public.

The Hillside Club Fireside Program for April

Presenter: Arlene Blum

"Reducing Toxics in Your Home:

What You Should Know. What You Can Do."

From leading expeditions to some of the worlds highest and most challenging mountains to spearheading scientific research to protect human health and the global environment, Arlene Blum has led a remarkable life.  In this illustrated lecture she will shares her favorite photos and stories of how she realized improbable dreams both in mountain climbing and in protecting public health. Rather than addressing the tens of thousands of chemicals on the market one at a time, Arlene and the Green Science Policy Institute educate large purchasers, manufacturers, retailers, designers, government decision makers and consumers about classes or chemical families containing many of the harmful substances commonly found in consumer products.  This can help prevent the current cycle of regrettable substitutions, whereby one toxic chemical can be replaced by another with similar harmful properties. Purchasers and policy makers can reduce the use harmful chemicals so that public health and ecosystems can be protected.


Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together worldwide to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment.  Their research and policy work has contributed to stopping the use harmful chemicals in children's sleepwear, furniture, electronics and other products globally.

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