Category Archives: Education

Resources for learning more about environmental issues

“What’s New at the Zoo?” – Boy Scouts Achievement Center on June 5, 2017 @ 7 pm

BOY SCOUTS ACHIEVEMENT CENTER
10078 READING RD., EVENDALE, OH

INNINGS: Jun 5, 2017; 7:00pm

“What’s New at the Zoo”;  by Jim O’Shea

Jim O’Shea will be presenting “What’s New at the Zoo”.
This is a “continuation” or “update” of “The History of the Zoo”, which focuses on the happenings at the Zoo since 2000.  This is a zoo outreach program, “ZOO TO YOU” in which volunteers go to various schools and organizations, and present zoo topics.

Cincinnati Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the United States, and has a remarkable history and is continually expanding, while offering numerous educational programs to its visitors.  In addition to the increase in animal exhibits and births, there is a lot going on in the plant division, and environmental greening
projects.

Jim has been volunteering at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden for about 4 years.  One of his responsibilities is to dive and clean the manatee tank, since he is a certified SCUBA diver.
His day job is with the city of Cincinnati, Engineering Division of the water works.  Jim has been with the city for over 28 years. Planning to officially retire on February 1, 2019 so he can spend more time traveling and volunteering.
Also, he is the current president of Serve|NCH, a volunteer service organization in the city of North College Hill.

For more information, Alvin Denenberg>/a>

Rain-Barrel Workshops in Cincinnati & Dayton

Spring showers bring summer flowers, but they also contribute to stormwater pollution which is the leading threat to the health of our waterways. There is a way you can collect the rain, reduce stormwater pollution, save on water bills, and provide healthy water for your plants and landscape. RAIN BARRELS!!!

The Sierra Club is leading a green infrastructure revolution and we have distributed over 400 rain barrels, while educating thousands of individuals in southwest Ohio. Join us this spring at a rain barrelworkshop near you by RSVPing below. Space is limited!

Cincinnati Area Workshops

March 25th 2-3 p.m. (Meiers Winery Silverton)

April 8th 2-3 p.m. (Meiers Winery Silverton)

May 13th 2-3 p.m. (Meiers Winery Silverton)

Dayton Area Workshops

April 9th 1-2 p.m. (Square One Salon, Centerville)

April 15th 2-3 p.m. (Tudor Day Spa, Dayton)

April 15th 12-1 p.m. (Square One Salon, Oak Creek)

April 30th 12-4 p.m. (5th St. Brew Pub, Dayton)

 

Hope to see you at a workshop this spring!  Here is a short informational video about the earthminded DIY Rain Barrel Kit.

 

 

Sierra Club on Instagram: “The Long Island Power Authority voted today to formally approve the development of New York’s first ever, and the nation’s largest…”

People’s Climate Movement 100 Hours of Trump Resistance

On Saturday January 21st through Tuesday January 24th, for the first 100 hours of Trump’s administration, join the Sierra Club and the People’s Climate Movement to oppose the Trump Administration’s aggressive attacks on our air and water, our economy, our health, our families, and our future. The goal of this action is to communicate to both public officials and corporate leaders that there is a large, powerful and national movement that will mobilize to hold them accountable to protect our planet, communities and people.  We will get local and national press attention that tells the story of communities across the United States standing up and resisting Trump’s radical agenda. Organizers are encouraged to think about the best location or target that can help tell the story of how their community is standing up together to fight for the people and places that they love and/or represents the issues, communities and or programs they care about.

more details to follow

Doomsday Pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac!

mackinac-line-5-worst-caseIf you thought the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota was bad, boy do we have a doozy of one for you here in Michigan. A 63-year old twin pipeline (Enbridge #5), that was built with a 50-year lifespan carries approximately 23 million gallons of oil a day under the Straits of Mackinac! Yes, the Straits of Mackinac, that cherished five (5) mile wide water body that links the crystal clear, clean waters of Lake Michigan with Lake Huron.

Click on the graphic for the full story.

A WILDERNESS ICON: UTAH’S RED ROCK CANYONLANDS

Clayton Daughenbaugh will host a program entitled

“A WildernessIcon: America’s Red Rock Canyonlands”

on Sunday, October 2nd @ 1:00PM
Unity of Garden Park
3581 W. Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45239
The connection between nature, wilderness, and spirituality goes back to the very origins of the humanity.

This program includes a multi-media slideshow documenting citizen efforts to designate public lands in southern Utah’s canyon country as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. The speaker will address the topic of faith and the land to promote the protection of America’s red rock wilderness.

Daughenbaugh is a conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Chairperson of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands and Wilderness Committee.

For more information contact;  Clayton Daughenbaugh, claytonhd@xmission.com

Midwest Outdoor Experience 2016 – Eastwood Lake – Five Rivers MetroParks – October 1st and 2nd 2016

Outdoor X, more often known as the Midwest Outdoor Experience is rolling into Dayton Ohio on October 1, 2016. This is the twelfth year for this huge outdoor event, hosted by Wagner Subaru and Five Rivers MetroParks of Dayton Ohio.

Attractions include camping, bonfires, mountain bike courses, kayaking, canoeing, zip line demonstrations and crowd participation, climbing, disk golf, live music, craft beers and gourmet food trucks. Many visitors enjoy discounted pricing on camping equipment and used G.I. gear including snowshoes, canteens, tents and backpacks.

The Sierra Club Miami Group will engage the public with up to date information on environmental actions locally and to share our love for paddlesports, and Outings events the Sierra Club is best known for such as hiking, bicycling, backpacking and travel opportunities across the USA. Stay late with a group of us who’ll camp both nights and talk bonfire news with those brave enough to stay all night with friends from all over the Midwest!

This is one of Ohio’s best outdoor gatherings and the live music, craft beer sponsors and food vendors alone bring out the best in all outdoor enthusiasts from Dayton Hikers.org to Red River Gorge and all over!  See more from the official link to the Wagner Subaru Midwest Outdoor Experience at http://outdoorx.metroparks.org/

Scott Bushbaum – Dayton Connections blogger

“Dayton Connections” September meeting at Brixx Ice Company on 9/26/16 @ 7:00 p.m.

Dayton Connections followers and Sierra Club members,

Look for us at the Brixx Ice Company on September 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. for a meeting of the “Dayton Connections”.

The Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. First St. Dayton Ohio 45402. This location is central to Dayton and is adjacent to Fifth Third Field where the Dayton Dragons play minor league baseball.

Just stop in and catch the latest in environmental news in Dayton. We talk about the Garden Station project, single use plastic bag bans locally and Gulf Oil / Lexus pipelines. of course as always this is forum for you to tell me what is most important in your neighborhood. I then work on your issues at the group and Ohio Chapter levels to get action and stop pollution. Don’t forget to get the first updates from me on where and when to backpack, camp, bike, and hike around Dayton and beyond. After all, we do more than talk and gawk! We hike and bike, camp and canoe, too!

Scott Bushbaum – Sierra Club Miami Group Executive Committee