If you are interested in joining a committee, please let us know! Find contact information for each of our Committee leaders here!
Leader: Barry Randall
Communications includes Social Media, Newsletter, and Website.
If you would like an item posted please submit it in our posting request form here.
Chair: Marie Kocoshis
Conservation includes a variety of activism items such as clean water, green energy, sustainable food, air pollution standards, and much more. The Conservation Committee meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Join our Conservation Google Group, contact [email protected].
Join our Transportation Action Update list HERE.
Chair: Trish Brechlin
The Dayton committee works on conservation and outdoor activities in the greater Dayton area.
To join our Dayton Ready for 100 Google Group, contact [email protected].
Chair: Marilyn Wall
Dirty Steel works to clean up steel pollution that adversely affects the community, environment and workers.
Chair: Kaniz Siddiqui
The Energy Committee works on energy efficiency, encouraging communities to commit to Ready for 100% Renewable Energy, and works on state energy policies with the Public Utilities Commission.
To join our Energy Google Group, contact [email protected].
Our current project is getting renewable energy through Energy Aggregation in Blue Ash, OH.
How to volunteer
· We need volunteers to gather signatures in the Blue Ash community. We cannot bring renewable energy to Blue Ash unless we get aggregation on the ballot! Even if you are only available for an afternoon or two, we would appreciate your help. Contact Lauren Enda at 513.888.7505 or [email protected]. Training and support will be provided throughout the process.
· Once energy aggregation is on the ballot, we will then need people to support the campaign to get a “YES” vote from the constituents. Watch this space!
The Executive Committee sets local policy, budgets, and works to build organization through its committees.
Chair: Bob Park
Food works with the national Good Food Program.
Fundraising helps raise funds for local group activities. This includes planning our annual fundraiser and seeking out other opportunities. Please join us if you are interested in raising money for our group to carry out our conservation efforts in Southwest Ohio!
Chair: Kathy Kugler
Join us the first Monday of each month (except in the case of a holiday) for an educational meeting. Topics can include anything from political presentations to conservation and land protection.
Time and location: 7 p.m., 10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241 (Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America)
Chair: Lara Guttadauro
Since 1971 Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) has been connecting those with limited access to the outdoors, especially youth. Today, the Sierra Club has 45 ICO groups nationwide whose volunteer leaders conduct more than 900 outings for approximately 14,000 people each year. By helping these participants discover, enjoy and explore the beauty of natural places, ICO helps the Sierra Club build support for environmental protection in urban, suburban and rural communities across the country.
Through ICO, people who would not otherwise be able to spend time in nature learn how to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly. From simple day hikes, museum visits to weekend camping or longer backpacking trips, ICO offers a range of age-appropriate activities to help underrepresented communities explore, enjoy, and experience feeling connected with the natural places near their homes and far from their neighborhoods.
Locally: ICO is run entirely by volunteers who work with elementary students in the greater Cincinnati area. Current outings for ICO include a once a week after school programming at the Academy of World Languages (Cincinnati public) and Newport Primary (Northern Kentucky). There are also occasional weekend outings with these schools.
Do you love outdoors and kids? Can you share your time? Volunteer with Cincinnati ICO! Volunteer opportunities include assisting with weekend outings, after school programs, treasurer responsibilities, and training for new volunteers.
Contact Roberta Shawhan: 812-204-7921 or [email protected]
Chair: Rich Jordan
Our Legislative Action group is focused on spreading and researching information for local, state, and national legislative action that affects us here in Southwest Ohio. Join us if you have a passion for lobbying and education! Read more about what we do here!
To join our Legislative Action Google Group, contact [email protected].
Chair: Karen Nagel
Membership/Outreach puts together an annual membership potluck, a multitude of tabling events, and welcomes new members at Club events.
Chair: Karen Brown
The Grove at French Park was established in 2012. It was formed to honor and remember local members or members’ immediate family who have passed. The Grove is located on approximately an acre of land in French Park. Every few years new native trees are planted in memory and volunteers participate in cleanups to protect the area from encroaching invasives.
Chair: Barry Randall
Outings are a big part of the Sierra Club in exploring and enjoying the outdoors. Outings lead several subgroups and numerous outdoor activities in the following areas (for members and non-members): Backpacking, Bicycling, Day Hikes, Canoe/Kayaking, Base Camping, and Service Projects.
View local outings on our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/
Chair: Marie Kocoshis
Past Plastic works to reduce plastic pollution and promote alternatives to plastic. This group meets monthly to discuss tactics to make a plastic bag ban for the city of Cincinnati.
To join our Past Plastic Google Group, contact [email protected].
Chair: Gail Lewin
The Political Action committee researches candidate records, interviews candidates for endorsements and works on political campaigns to build pro-environment government leaders and give recommendations to our voters in Southwest Ohio.
Chairs: Randy Johnson and Karen Nagel
Retreat (Grassroots Effectiveness) plans each year’s retreat.
Volunteer Coordinator: Kathy Kugler
Want to get involved with the Ohio Miami Group Sierra Club? We have many opportunities to get involved with the environment and your community. Please visit our volunteer page to learn more about our current volunteering opportunities.
Chair: Marilyn Wall
Water quality works on stopping sewer overflows and basement sewer backups. The Committee also works on stormwater, green infrastructure and local rivers.
The Miami Group Sierra Club now has a group dedicated to Young Professionals who are interested in environmental action and education! The Young Professionals group aims to educate other young professionals on environmental protection through conservation campaigns and social events.
Fill out the form at the top of this page to let us know if you are interested in joining this group. Email [email protected] with any questions.