Do you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches. Read More
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
December 14th, 2010
Making your voice heard is an important aspect to any environmental issue that impacts us. One way to speak out and make your voice heard is to testify at a public hearing. Public hearings are held for almost all important issues that may impact local communities or impact our environment. Practicing your speech or public comments is a good way to get rid of the stage fright most of us feel when we have to speak in front of a crowd. You can practice by writing out your comments beforehand, keep the comments short and to the point, and practice your testimony in front of friends or family.
Here are some examples of testimony the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter has given:
Jen Miller, Presented to the Ohio House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Apr 15, 2011
Jen Miller, Presented to the Public Utilities Committee and Ohio House of Representatives, Mar 23, 2011
CJ George, Presented to the Board of Building Standards, Dec 10, 2010
CJ George, Presented to the OEPA, Dec 13, 2010