Category Archives: non-Club Events/News

Sierra Club and ECO host Townhall Meeting to discuss Sewage Overflows

 

Combine Sewer Overflowing into Mill Creek
Combine Sewer Overflowing into Mill Creek

Join Sierra Club and ECO at a townhall meeting Thursday June 27th from 7-9, at Northside Tavern.

Sewage Overflows continue to plague Cincinnati.  When it rains storm water enters the sewers, mixes with sewage, overflowing into our waterways and backing up into basements.  An estimated 14 billion gallons overflow each year, threatening public and environmental health.  After decades of in action by the Metropolitan Sewer District, isn’t time to say No Sewage in Streams!  

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Celebrate Clean Water this Weekend!!!

Clean Water Changes Lives

Enjoy the nice spring weather this weekend at Sierra Club’s 3rd annual Cocktail for a Cause.  Join Aveda and Sierra Club members as we raise support for Ohio Water Sentinels Saturday April 13th at Mt. Adam’s Pavilion, from 7-10 p.m.  The evening will be a collision of nature and fashion with water themed fashion show, rain barrel art, silent auction, food, fun, and more!!!

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Paddlefest & Pedalfest is June 20-22; Volunteers Needed!

Paddlefest this year will be June 22nd; here is the main site URL

Pedalfest (a family-type biking event) will again be a major sub-event; here’s the link directly to the Pedalfest portion of the site

You can register for either (or both!) event(s) here   If you need to rent a boat, sign up now!

You can volunteer to help-out here

We’re hoping that dozens of Sierra Club people will volunteer to help out with various events on June 20-22.

If you are willing to help with advanced planning, lining-up sponsors or publicity for Pedalfest, please contact Danny Cooper at charliefunny@hotmail.com. Danny is the Project Manager for Miami Group’s participation in planning Pedalfest.

Do the Math on Climate Change

This November, Bill McKibben and 350.org are hitting the road to build the movement that will change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Joe Bowman and Andy Betts are planning to attend this event and report back. If you are interested in attending, call Joe at 513-720-8744 or email him at kirkbow@gmail.com.

Columbus, OH – 11/27/2012

Capitol Theater
77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Doors open 6PM, event starts at 7 PM

Featuring Bill McKibben.

http://math.350.org/?akid=2394.296735.ZnOiuA&rd=1&t=1

It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them. Continue reading Do the Math on Climate Change

Environmental Forum (Zero Waste) Oct.10th, 6-8 p.m. Northside Tavern

Come join Sierra Club members and friends at the annual environmental forum, Wednesday October 10th to see what progress has been made by the City of Cincinnati in becoming greener and cleaner!  Ask questions of city council members and the Office of Environmental Quality.  The discussion this year will focus on Zero Waste, with special guests Neil Seldman (Institute for Local Self Reliance) and Mark Fisher (Cincinnati Zoo). The event is free and will be moderated by WVXU’s Ann Thompson.

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Fracking by the Numbers (Park+Vine, July 28th @ 11:00)

Would you Drink this water?

Have you heard about Fracking?  Perhaps on the radio, in the paper, or from a friend.  Fracking is a new type of natural gas drilling that has exploded in growth across the country, and is now here in Ohio.  Fracking promises economic relief in depressed eastern Ohio counties, but new studies have linked fracking to water and air contamination.  At the center of the controversy are the hundreds of different chemicals and millions of gallons of water used to frack each well.  If you would like to learn more join us for an information session Fracking by the Numbers, July 28th @ 11:00 @ Park + Vine (1202 main st.)Continue reading Fracking by the Numbers (Park+Vine, July 28th @ 11:00)

Main Library Hosts Series on Living in Harmony with the Environment

PRESS RELEASE – June 25, 2012

Main Library Hosts Series on Living in Harmony with the Environment

The Main Library’s Information & Reference Department is hosting a series of programs in partnership with area organizations that emphasize education, preservation, and community building to help our environment.

Partners include: the Central Ohio River Valley Local Foods Initiative, a grassroots effort to educate our community about the value of locally and sustainable grown food while connecting them with local growers/farmers and markets; Imago Earth Center, an ecological organization that works to create ways people can live in harmony with the environment; and Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, a community of people fostering a sustainable urban neighborhood that promotes social and economic well-being while contributing to preserving our planet

Recycling and You – Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m., Main Library

The process of taking care of our planet begins with you. Learn the benefits of recycling to help protect our environment and conserve natural resources for many generations to come.

Eat Local – Saturday, July 21, 1:00 p.m., Main Library

Why eat processed foods when you can enjoy fresh, locally grown food that helps the economy in your own area? Indulge in the value of eating locally and sustainable grown food in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

What is an Ecovillage? – Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m., Main Library

Find out how one lives in a sustainable urban neighborhood, which promotes preserving the planet through social, economic, and healthy lifestyles and demonstrates urban revitalization using these principles.

For more information call 513.369.6900. The Main Library is located at 800 Vine Street (at the corner of 8th & Vine streets in downtown Cincinnati).

CONTACT: phyllis.hegner@cincinnatilibrary.org

Visit our press room athttp://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/press/