Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
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.
Energy and Renewables
As the fourth largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the U.S., Ohio is one of the largest energy users in the country. Clean, homegrown technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, can transform Ohio’s economic and energy future. For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, at least three dollars are saved on energy costs, while also creating Ohio jobs in manufacturing, construction, research, and design. Ohio’s universities, utilities, training centers, and businesses are also helping propel the state forward through investments in wind, solar, and other renewable technologies.
Check out our resources page to get more information on what you can do to help!
Energy and Renewables - Latest News
Sierra Club, Columbus Green Spot and Greene Solutions Come Together For An Educational Energy Audit Event
October 21st, 2014
The Sierra Club Central Ohio Group hosted an energy audit program where Greene Solutions presented along with Mayor Coleman’s Environmental Steward Erin Miller, near OSU campus at the Northwood-High Building on Tuesday. The event was a great success with dozens of people coming out to learn about energy efficiency and what they can do to help conserve energy in their homes as well as save money on their bills. Read More
October 3rd, 2014
Over 400,000 individuals from all over the country, converged in New York City for the largest climate march in history. The UN Climate Summit also took place that same week and it was wonderful to see so many people caring about climate change and actually acting on it to communicate to our world leaders that climate change is a serious threat.
September 22nd, 2014
By Harvey Wasserman
On July 31st, hundreds of people will gather in Pittsburgh from Pennsylvania and near by states to rally around the
Clean Power Plan EPA hearing. There are only four total hearings nationwide on the new plan to reduce carbon from power plants. This is a direct action to curb climate change and protect the health of all Americans. Ohio has some of the worst air in the country, and will need to show strong support for limiting harmful air sources. The Sierra Club President David Scott will speak at the rally along with other national leaders.
HEARING Pittsburgh 8:00 am to 9:00pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Ave,
Pittsburgh Pa 15222
To testify and request a time: contact Samantha Allen at 614-461-0734 x313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: There will be a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a food will be provided on the buses. There will be two buses in Ohio leaving from Columbus at 7 am and Cleveland at 7 am.
June 4th, 2014
The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter is excited to announce the launch a partnership with Dovetail Solar and Wind for our Solar Homes program!
The Solar Homes Program is a national initiative by the Sierra Club to help accelerate the transition of our nation from dirty fossil fuels by streamlining the installation of clean energy solar systems on members’ homes.