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.
Protect. Explore. Enjoy. One way we can live up to this motto in Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio is to work towards eliminating raw sewage overflows from entering our rivers and streams. And you can help make this happen!
Ohio Sierra Club recognizes that combined and sanitary sewer overflows can contribute some of the most negative impacts to the protection and everyday enjoyment of our favorite recreational waterways and natural habitats. In order to do our part to help stem the tide of raw sewage that rains from our drains during peak storm events and flash floods, we’re asking our membership to contribute to our basement flood survey. By making sure that our city officials, regional sewer & environmental agencies, and watershed groups have the best information about our infrastructure’s vulnerabilities, we can combat the problem of sewer overflows more effectively and efficiently. If you have experienced a basement flood event in the last 5 years, please follow the link below to our survey and /or share with others who have experienced flooding in their basements.
**NOTE: This is a pilot survey developed for Northeast Ohio communities. As we expand this program to reach more communities, more location choices will be added. For now, anyone wishing to report a basement flood outside of Northeast Ohio may do so by selecting “other” and writing in their information.
We can all do our part to protect our watersheds, one drop at a time! If you are interested in finding out how you can do more to help, learn more about our volunteer programs or join our Grassroots Networks Water Sentinels Team!