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2015 Ohio Sierra Club Retreat

Mohican-winterWe 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.

Join us at Mohican State Park Lodge for the Annual Chapter Retreat on Jan 31st- Feb 1st!

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Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

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Click here to submit public comments to Ohio EPA by November 19.

1.) Insist algae toxin standards be created for Ohio drinking water supplies

2.) Request mandatory testing to occur at community water systems

 

 

Don’t Let Ohio Coal Get A Bailout

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Carbon pollution rolls from Sammis Coal-fired Power Plant. Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers. credit: Akron Beacon Journal

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.

Take Action ->

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Clean Water

Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.

 

Clean Water - Latest News

Amy FI’m back! Hi, I’m Amy Francis and returning this semester as a Clean Water fellow at the University of Cincinnati. Working with the Sierra Club is a perfect fit for me, as I can apply what I learn as an Environmental Studies student, and have a lot of fun doing it. Read More

Eric and mantisMy name is Eric Nestor and I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, with a concentration in Environmental Science, from Lake Erie College. I am currently attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks online, working on a Master degree within the Earth Science and Geology Department. Read More

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3Ever since Alexis was a child she always had a passion for the woods. In the small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio she would always run into the local woods and always find interest in tiny critters. From tadpoles to toads, salamanders, and crawfish Alexis would always bring these creepy crawlers home as her new friends. Her mother; who didn’t understand why she would bring them home disliked it, but always supported her.

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mr-lgflagMy name is Kadiatou Diarra, I’m seeking a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and I am from Mauritania.   I have a curiosity to know how humans and animals interact with and in their environment and the consequences of environmental quality. Read More

Natasha Ghica

Natasha was born and raised in Romania and is new to the state of Ohio. She is a Natural Resources student at Oregon State University, where she is focusing her studies on policy and conservation. Natasha is a dedicated environmental activist with a passion for protecting the planet and conserving nature. As an environmental advocate, she is extremely excited to be working with the Sierra Club for the Clean Water Fellowship in Columbus. She is ready to fight for clean water and eager to clean up Ohio’s waterways.

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