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Tell the Ohio Legislature: Don’t Raise My Bill for Dirty Energy!

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The Ohio legislature continues to aggressively move forward with legislation that will gut our clean energy and efficiency standards.  Now comes breaking news that they want YOU to pay for their plan to kill the future.
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Save Ohio’s Butterflies!

Flower and ButterflyDo you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches.  Read More

Years of Living Dangerously

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Years of Living Dangerously

New Showtime documentary showing the human impacts of climate change. Learn more and what you can do as an individual to #actonclimate

See the first episode here

 

 

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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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Thanks to the Clean Water Campaign Committee, staff, volunteers and the Freshwater Future Foundation for helping develop this Strategic Plan for 2014-2015!!

Let’s work together to clean up Ohio’s waterways. 

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By Ben Wickizer — Conservation Program Coordinatorphoto

Two weeks ago, I had one of the more off-putting experiences that I have had in recent memory.  After receiving a notice that a sewer overflow had occurred along Columbus’s Olentangy Greenways Multi-Use Trail near the Ohio State Wetlands Research Park, which is the location of Sierra Club’s Adopt-an-Area clean up spot, I went out to investigate.  Although I missed watching the event transpire, I was not spared its aftermath.

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Say No to Sewage in Streams

June 20th, 2013

Sewage overflows continued to plague Ohio this spring, and Cincinnati led the way.Did you know that Ohio leads the nation in Combined Sewer Overflows, and that Cincinnati is the third worst city in the country?

When it rains, storm water often enters sewers and mixes with sewage, overflowing into our waterways and backing up into basements. The Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is the third largest sewage overflow polluter in the country.    

Please send a message to the Metropolitian Sewer District asking them to make clean water a priority for all Ohioians. Read More

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Mentor Marsh not only provides invaluable fishing and birding habitat but it is located just south of a favorite recreational area – Headlands Beach State Park.

Unfortunately, the Marsh is threatened by a proposed permit from Shamrock Building Center, Ltd., that would fill-in and degrade wetlands upstream from the Marsh. Read More

On Earth Day April 22nd, Aveda salons and institutes are attempting to set a Guinness book of world records for a Global Cut A Thon to benefit clean water.  As an earth month partner proceeds from the 20 events in Ohio will support the Sierra Club Ohio Water Sentinels.  Do something good for yourself, good for the environment, and be a part of history!

Search the map to find a location near you, then call and make an appointment or RSVP today.

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