Posted on April 14th, 2014
The Aveda Network for Good and the Sierra Club are teaming up all April, to raise awareness about stormwater pollution through rain barrel art. 55- gallon, re-purposed barrels were primed sanded, designed, painted, and are being raffled off with a Do It Yourself installation kit. Visit an Aveda Salon, Retail Experience Center, or Institute and take a chance on winning a one of a kind Rain Barrel today (click link for a map of participating locations). Read More
Posted on April 4th, 2014
I sent a letter to the Editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer regarding ways to fund replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge; it was published on-line (only) April 1st:
So far, there are no comments. Please feel free to comment and/or use the social-networking links provided on that page.
Note that I tried to focus on that subject, rather than dragging-in global warming, all the transportation alternatives, etc. So, if so inclined, please comment on those as well.
Posted on April 1st, 2014
Every April the Sierra Club and Aveda team up to raise support for clean water in Ohio. Aveda cares for the world we live in, from they products they make to the ways they give back to society. Over the past 5 years we have raised over 1/2 million dollars to restore, improve, and protect Ohio’s waterways. 100% of the proceeds from earth month events will go to the Sierra Club’s work in Ohio.
Posted on March 21st, 2014
Congratulations to Scott Bushbaum and Sandy Wood , our new members of excom and to Joe Bowman, Sam McKinley and Marilyn Wall who were elected to new terms. Elizabeth Durrell will be taking over Marci Taylor’s position.
Chris Curran, Marci Taylor and Doug Jose left the excom this year. Their good work for the environment is much appreciated ! Chris Curran will be continuing as our Wild and Scenic Committee Chair which works to protect the Little Miami and on transportation choices. Doug Jose is taking over as Communications Chair.
See our updated roster of leaders.
Miami Group Chair
Posted on March 13th, 2014
PLEASE HELP RESUME IMPROVEMENTS OF OUR SEWER SYSTEM BY SIGNING THIS PETITION TO THE HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD
The Sierra Club’s Miami Group has been working for over a decade to get the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) to improve its antiquated sewer system that combines sewage and rainwater runoff, resulting in overflows into our rivers and people’s basements.
Despite a court order, MSD’s progress has been agonizingly slow. This past year, new construction contracts were stopped by the Hamilton County Commissioners over Cincinnati’s Responsible Bidder ordinance. After studying the issue, the Miami Group’s Executive Committee (ExCom) decided that the Responsible Bidder requirements would benefit the environment in the long run, as well as bring good new construction jobs to the region.
In order to resume construction on the much-needed sewer improvements, the Miami Group joined the BUILD 513 coalition with the Laborers’ International Union, the Baptist Ministers Conference, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, and other community groups in a campaign with three long-term goals:
• Clean rivers from green sewers
• Good sewer construction jobs thru Responsible Bidder
• Affordable sewer rates thru a progressive rate structure
BUILD 513′s immediate goal is to get the Hamilton County Board to release MSD’s construction funds so work can resume on the improved sewer system.
You can help by signing and circulating the BUILD 513 PETITION-Release the funds. Mail or FAX the signed petitions by March 19 to:
Laborers’ International Union
2135 Dana Ave, Suite 240
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
You can also sign the petition online by clicking on the petition. BUILD 513 will deliver all signed petitions to the Hamilton County Commissioners on March 21.
Thanks for helping us protect our environment,
Chair, Miami Group Executive Committee