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.
Through the Stewardship program, we hope to directly improve water quality and connect individuals to their waterways.
In just the last year, Sierra Club Ohio Chapter has exceeded our goals and provided 3,600 hours of stewardship service to restoring Ohio’s waterways. Over the past 4 years, Sierra Club Ohio has engaged thousands of volunteers at hundreds of events, resulting in over 11,000 hours dedicated to restoring streams and rivers. Volunteers have become stewards by taking ownership of Ohio’s public waterways–transforming trashed, neglected and inaccessible spaces into clean, safe, and vibrant areas.
Over the next two years, we plan to double the amount of volunteer hours we coordinate, increase the number of locations where we hold service events, and better our tracking methods to showcase our volunteers’ successes.
We will work to empower volunteers to “adopt” waterway locations, encourage ownership of neglected public spaces, and provide individuals the opportunity to become long-term stewards of specific sites.
Want to get involved?
- Sign up to be notified of Stewardship events near you
- Nominate a neglected waterway for a cleanup event