We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.
Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.
And they want you and me to pay for it.
The Ohio Chapter Water Committee includes members and supporters, from across the state, who work together to protect, restore, and improve Ohio’s waterways.
The Ohio Chapter Water Committee formed in 2009 with a primary focus on reducing pollution from agricultural and urban runoff, inorganic household products, sewer systems, and mineral extraction processes. Local Sierra Club groups also address these pollution issues through their conservation strategies and work together with the Water Committee to clean up our waterways, statewide.
Want to help defend Ohio’s water?
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The Ohio Chapter Water Committee:
- Activates Sierra Club members and local groups to educate the public about threats to our water quality and how to protect our freshwater resources.
- Provides informative resources to help the public choose environmentally friendly products and practices. The committee encourages the following sustainable water conservation methods: installing pervious pavement, stream buffers, rain gardens, rain barrels, planting native plants, removing invasives, reducing water use, and more.
- Generates public pressure on the Ohio EPA and other government agencies to enact higher standards on reducing water-related pollution.
- Engages members and volunteers to become trained Water Sentinels to monitor their waterways for signs of pollution, report water quality data, and help track areas that are in need of our attention.