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 Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers.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

As energy prices remain high and our state’s economy continues to sag, Ohio needs clean, green, and economically viable transportation options more than ever. Our state is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and the transportation sector produces about one-third of this pollution. Forced reliance on the automobile puts greater financial stress on Ohio families, increases oil dependence, damages the environment, harms public health, and limits the mobility of citizens, particularly seniors, students, the disadvantaged, and the disabled. Meanwhile, Ohio spends less than 1% of its transportation dollars on public transit. Visit our Transportation Committee page to learn more about our efforts and how to get involved.

 

Transportation - Latest News

Want to know how Ohio counties stack up in terms of fuel consumption, vehicle miles traveled, etc.?  Check out the Sierra Club’s nationwide transportation map charting fuel consumption.  As a state, Ohio has the 6th highest total annual fuel consumption in the nation. Read More

Check out our new transportation map and see how Ohio cities are doing in terms of their congestion levels, fuel consumption, and vehicle-miles traveled.

View The State of Ohio Cities’ Transportation Networks in a full screen map

 

Dump the Pump 2012

June 21st, 2012

Happy Dump the Pump Day.  Organizations across Ohio, including Sierra Club, are highlighting the benefits of alternative transportation and the need to break our oil addiction.  Ohioans are using public transit and alternative modes at record levels; it’s time Ohio leaders caught up and got on the bus!

Check out the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter’s press release to learn what Dump the Pump is all about!

Bike to the Future a Success

September 26th, 2011

Great Scott! We need an energy revolution!On Saturday, September 24, over 100 Ohio residents gathered in Columbus to celebrate Bike to the Future.

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Does anyone ever feel like a salmon swimming upstream against the swift current of the automobile? I know I do, and I have a feeling that I am not the only one. In the United States, our transportation system has left those of us that want more options beyond the automobile high and dry. It has been more than 100 years since the first cars were sold in the US, and the automobile is still king. Read More