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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


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 Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers.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.

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Fight for Ohio’s State Forests – No Logging!


Shawnee State Forest trail next to logging site. Which is the trail? Where are the logging roads? Why can’t we tell?

Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. 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.


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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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Meet OSU fellow, Brandon Beck!

September 27th, 2013

Sierra Club Bio PicMy name is Brandon Beck. I am a 5th year Environmental Policy major, specializing in Water Conservation. I am currently serving as the Sustainability Intern for The Ohio State University’s Office of Student Life. This is my first year as a Sierra Club Clean Water Fellow, and I am looking forward to becoming acclimated and getting to work.

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The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter’s Clean Water Fellowship Program is seeking talented, motivated students who are passionate about water issues and environmental conservation.

If you want to take action, raise awareness, and advocate to restore, improve and protect our waterways, apply online for the clean water fellowship program!  The Fall deadline is Friday, September 13th so don’t delay apply today.

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