Dayton Update January 2020

The Sierra Club’s Dayton Connection is ramping up for two big milestones in early 2020: Ready for 100 in Dayton and Montgomery County and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We’re hoping you can join us at the Adventure Summit at Wright State University on Feb. 14 and 15.

We’re anticipating that Dayton soon will join the growing list of U.S. cities to pledge 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, if not sooner. Montgomery County is expected to join a smaller list of counties that have made the pledge. Our elected officials don’t need to be persuaded of the climate benefits of renewable energy. They know the risk of doing nothing to reduce fossil fuels use.

On another front, City of Dayton Sustainability Manager Mark Charles is organizing a celebration of a half-century of Earth Day observances on April 22. Mark is shooting for the largest Earth Day celebration in Ohio and the Sierra Club is committed to taking part.

We’re planning to spread the word at the upcoming Adventure Summit at the Wright State Student Union. The Adventure Summit, sponsored every two years by Wright State and Five Rivers Metroparks, attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts as well as non-profit organizations and recreation vendors. For event details see http://adventuresummit.com/.

We’d like for you to join us at the Sierra Club table between 5-9 pm Friday (Feb. 14) or 9 am to 5 pm Saturday (Feb. 15) to help spread the word about Ready for 100 and Earth Day. The Wright State Student Union address is 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn. If you can spend an hour or two with us, contact Brian Williams at [email protected]. And mark your calendar for April 22!

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