non-Sierra Club Events/News

See the Dam Movie at the Zoo for $5

Posted on November 9th, 2014

See The Dam Movie

DAMNATION DOCUMENTS THE LONG HISTORY OF DAMS IN AMERICA AND MORE RECENT EFFORTS TO TAKE THEM DOWN

Join The Benchmark Outfitters, Patagonia, and the Cincinnati Zoo for a special screening of the award-winning documentary DamNation, Thursday November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Frisch’s Theater at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access.DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Check out the DamNation Trailer here:  http://damnationfilm.com/trailer

$5.00 Tickets Include Parking and Admission

Purchase your tickets here
(Proceeds benefit research efforts focused on the Black Warrior Waterdog)

You heard it here first! But the experts now agree Greater Cincinnati needs to do more to invest in transit!  Let’s build a safer, greener transportation network. Stop the Eastern Corridor Highway! Start investing in regional transit.
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2014/10/09/transit-access-study/16953729/

Recap of the People’s Climate March in NYC!

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

People's climate marchThe final count is in. It’s not 80,000 or 150,000 people, but more like 400,000 people, by far the largest climate march in history. That’s who showed up at the People’s Climate March to make history.

Whether you marched with us in the streets of Manhattan, contributed to bus thousands of climate activists to New York or helped with the hundreds of large and small acts to make the #People’sClimateMarch a success — Thank You.

Click here for a quick recap of our best footage from Sunday’s March and hear about what’s in store this week at the U.N. climate talks taking place.

Click here for more in-depth follow-up info.

Tuesday, September 23rd, at 2:00, in City Hall, Councilman Sittenfeld’s committee will be discussing the impacts that climate change will have in Cincinnati, and what Cincinnati might do to prepare. There will be presentations by Dr. Tony Fry and by Larry Falkin, Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment & Sustainability. Anybody interested in the subject is encouraged to attend. Anyone with views that they would like to share may sign up at the meeting to present for up to 2 minutes.
Doug Jose, Communications Chair,  Sam McKinley, ExCom, and Alvin Denenberg, Innings Chair, will be discussing the history, mission, and programs of the Miami Group-Sierra Club, on a radio interview titled “Outdoor Life with Carol Mundy”.  The radio interview will take place on Friday, September 19 on WMKV 89.3 FM from 1:00-1:30 p.m.  

Changing Course – Shift Change

Posted on August 9th, 2014

Sunday, August 24 @ 7 pm. St. John’s Unitarian Church on Resor in Clifton. Screening and discussion of the new PBS film SHIFT CHANGE: True Stories of Dignified Jobs in Democratic Workplaces. We will discuss the front lines of the new co-op economy. After the film, we will learn more about the emerging worker co-ops right here in Cincinnati. Part of the Changing Course Community Discussion Series. Our co-sponsors and participants: Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, Apple Street Market Co-op, Waterfields LLC, Interfaith Business Builders, St. John’s Green Sanctuary Partners, League of Women Voters, Woman’s City Club.

Changing CO2urse- SHIFT CHANGE