Miami Group

Vegetarian Indian Dinner Fundraiser

Join us October 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm for a wonderful dinner, cash bar, silent auction and more! $45 per person. To RSVP and Pay you can click here.

BYOBag Coalition visiting Kroger Headquarters

Here is our group who went to Kroger headquarters last week. They passed out reusable bags and brought a letter for Kroger to support them putting Cincinnati first for the use of reusable bags in their stores!

New way to donate 

connect your Kroger Plus card to Sierra Club and Kroger will donate funds to the Miami Groups account at the Sierra Club Foundation. It’s easy. Here is how.

Upcoming Innings Meetings:

All Innings locations are at 7:00 – 8:55 p.m. at the Scouting Achievement Center, 10078 Reading Road, Evendale, OH 45241  The public is welcome.

Member Vacation Slide Shows – Nov 5, 2018

Members of our Miami Group will be presenting photos and stories of their vacations. Each member will have approximately 12-15min to entertain us. More details and to RSVP, click here.

 “Alaska by Land and By Sea”– Dec 3, 2018

Presented by Jan and Randy who toured Alaska this year, beginning with the inland passage around Juneau and then to the Anchorage to Fairbanks corridor including Denali. They will present a show of the scenery, fauna and flora found along this trip. More details and to RSVP, click here.

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News!

Victory! ORSANCO abstained from voting for decreasing standards for pollutants

After several months, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commissioners are delaying a movement to decrease standards of pollutants in the Ohio River. Read more here.

Political actionWhat Sierra Club is doing in the 2018 election ! click here.

Upcoming Political Volunteering Events:

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 11:45am / Meet at Aftab Pureval’s campaign office, 1177 West 8th Street, downtown Cincinnati.  Plan to devote 3-4 hours to the activity.
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 11:45am / Meet at Jill Schiller’s campaign office, 3700 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati (Columbia-Tusculum).  Plan to devote 3-4 hours to the activity.

Sewers & Clean Water Update !

City and County would rather fight than switch to fixing sewers. The County asked the Court to help them and extend the agreement deadline for another year.  Read more.

County tells USEPA they disagree and that USEPA must accept the county plan (see posting), not the city plan. If USEPA does not, the County invokes dispute resolution.  Read more.

USEPA says city and county cannot submit separate Phase II plans.  Read more.

New study links childhood health impacts to Sewer Overflows

Checkout Dr. Brokamps’ study of Greater Cincinnati Sewer Overflows and childhood visits to  the Emergency Room for GI illnesses.

County and City are continuing their disagreement over the next phase of the sewer consent decree cleanup.  Read about the County’s June plans and Sierra Club’s comments.  

New draft MSD phase II plan from the County   –approved for submittal to USEPA (unless the city and county agree to changes at June 20, 2018 commission meeting. download plan here 2019-06-20 BOCC Resolution with Draft Phase 2A.

On June 28, 2018, Cincinnati filed its own MSD Phase II plan with the USEPA

Apparently the city and county don’t agree on the Plan. You can read the city’s plan here: Cover Letter, Plan, Affordability Analysis

Sierra Club addresses failure to enforce environmental law

Sierra Club sends Notice of Intent to File a Citizen Suit under the federal Clean Air Act against greater Cincinnati corporation.  We documented over 600 violations that gone unaddressed by Ohio EPA.

Click to get help if your basement has recently been flooded with sewage due to backups in MSD’s combined sewer system!

Upcoming Events:   MG Meetings Calendar

Conservation Committee Meeting- Follow this link for the next meeting details.

Next Past Plastic Meeting – Help us eliminate plastic pollution !Click here for our next meeting !

Ohio Chapter Event Calendar: You can list events, sign up for them, and get more details.

Every second Monday of the month at 7 PM  – “Dayton Connections” meeting at the Brixx Ice Company. 500 E. First Street Dayton OH 45402

 

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