Hello everyone, the annual Miami Group appreciation dinner is upon us once again!
Join us for this celebratory night as we recognize and celebrate all of the past years’ achievements and accomplishments, and congratulate our leaders and volunteers who made them a reality.
The appreciation dinner is a potluck – bring an appetizer, salad, vegetable, entree, or desert & a drink (including wine & beer).
The Miami Group will also be receiving a special Metzenblum Award from Ohio Citizen Action!
Mark you calendar for Saturday, Nov. 19th, 5:30-9:00pm @ Garden Park Unity Church (3581 W. Galbraith Rd. 45239)
Be sure to RSVP here:
See you there!!
Joshua Clyde – Sierra Club Miami Group Clean Water Fellow
I am currently a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in environmental studies. This is my third semester as a Sierra Club Clean Water Fellow with the Miami-group. I focus much of my work on plastic pollution issues and sewer rate issues in Cincinnati. Throughout my time with the Sierra Club I have had the chance to learn more about protecting the Earth and I have enjoyed the opportunity to pass what I have learned onto others through educational community events.
Kelsey Harrison – Outreach Intern
My name is Kelsey Harrison and I am a fourth year at the University of Cincinnati. I am working towards a dual-degree in marketing and environmental studies. I have the position as the Outreach Intern for the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter. I will be helping to plan events and activities to engage students in conservation issues and I will also be working closely with the Past Plastic Campaign. I plan to create and utilize Instagram as a new social media channel for the Ohio Chapter and work with other social media sites. I am also excited to learn about local environmental issues and to attend all the events I am able to in order to educate myself on local issues.
Monroe Trombly – Communications Intern
Monroe Trombly is a senior of Environmental Studies and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati. Born and raised in Cincinnati, he has a deep love and admiration for the culturally rich city; during high school summers he would travel to Anchorage, AK for 3-4 weeks at a time, hiking, camping, and fishing with his grandparents. Very much a news and media junkie, Monroe is an avid NPR listener, and loves to go see films as often as he can.
As the Communications Intern for the Miami Group, Monroe manages and publishes social media content, and works to expand the scope and outreach of the chapter’s campaigns, events, innings and outings.
Future career goals include the National Park Service, non-profit work, or a job that fuses journalism and environmental science together in some fashion.
“An incalculable amount of animal waste was carried toward the ocean. Along the way, it could be contaminating the groundwater for the many people who rely on wells in this part of the state, as well as threatening the delicate ecosystems of tidal estuaries and bays.”
Very interesting article on the contamination of local groundwater from industrial fecal pools spilling over from the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Read more from the Washington Post here: “Factory farmings practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods.”
Tell Commissioners to Stop the Waste!!
Miami Group members, we need your support in standing up for fair sewer rates in Hamilton County. Together we have been successful at freezing rate hikes and recommending structural changes that would make the billing system fair. While the County Commissioners have resolved to act on our recommendations the Metropolitan Sewer District is seeking a 5.25% rate increase for 2017. Join your fellow Sierra Club members in letting the Hamilton County Commissioners know that there is still plenty of work to be done on our outdated sewer rate structure.
Take action today, send a letter to the Hamilton County Commissioners!
The County Commissioners have recently passed resolutions that were recommended by the Rate Affordability task force, but there are still many recommendations that must still be passed. We need to see a rate structure that reflects equity amongst all customers before rates are further increased. Together we can create a fair structure for our sewer bills.
Thank you for taking action and for all you do for Ohio’s environment!
Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Cincinnati’s first ever WordCamp, an annual conference and development meet-up for WordPress users of all skill levels.
As a Communications Intern for the Miami Group, this conference was an invaluable resource to learn more about the inner workings of WordPress. I have a website run by Weebly.com, but I soon learned that WordPress is a far superior (and free) host of websites.
The conference, held October 15th-16th at The University of Cincinnati’s Tangeman University Center, had four “tracks” of WordPress talks, such as Basic 101, How-To, Developer, and Marketing.
At no point during the conference did I feel overly intimidated or out of place as the event staff and organizers did an exceptional job making everyone feel valued and welcome.
If you live in the immediate Cincinnati area, WordPress Cincinnati hosts monthly gatherings through MeetUp.com.
If you are interested at all in learning WordPress from scratch, or further developing your website, the next meeting is Tuesday Nov. 15th in Blue Ash. The link can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Cincinnati-WordPress-Meetup/events/234912968/?gj=co2&rv=co2