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Save Ohio’s Butterflies! Do 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 [...continue reading.]

Years of Living Dangerously

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    

Stop Asian Carp Before It’s Too Late!

The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.   Tell the US Army [...continue reading.]

 

Inning (Monthly Program) & Events

Care for yourself and the Earth

Care for yourself and the Earth

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.

April 6th Cut a Thon (Square One Salon, Dayton or Centerville)

April 11th Appointment for Clean Water (Fredric Institute, West Chester)

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When: Monday April 7, 2014 at 7:00 – 8:55 PM
Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

Cincinnati Bike Share, Jason Barron
Cincy Bike Share is a new non-profit dedicated to creating a bike sharing program in Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Bike Share programs are springing up in cities across the country. They provide a healthy new transportation
option to residents, workers, and visitors. The goal is to launch the system this summer. Come and learn about this
exciting new amenity, and how you can help make it a success.

Jason Barron is the Executive Director of Cincy Bike Share. Jason spent the last eight years working for Mayor Mark
Mallory as Director of Public Affairs, handling strategy development, communications, media relations, speech writing,
and civic engagement for the Mayor.Jason is a graduate of Ohio University.

Citizens Climate Lobby, Doug Bell

This will be a presentation on the organization, goals, and tactics of Citizens Climate Lobby a non-profit fighting
to prevent the worst effects of climate change. They are laser-focused on getting the US Congress to pass a revenue neutral carbon fee. Why a revenue neutral carbon fee? All revenues from the fee would be returned to taxpayers,
either as a rebate check or a tax credit. Therefore, with no additional revenue being kept by the Federal Government, this plan has some chance of (and is getting) support from moderate conservatives. Doug will not speak to the science of climate change; if you’re going to a Sierra Club meeting, you’re probably already a believer! Instead, he’ll focus on the goals of Citizens Climate Lobby, how it’s structured and organized, how it develops members into expert grassroots activists, and proven, successful tactics for talking to Climate Deniers (or anyone else who
disagrees with you).

Doug Bell has served on the Miami Group Excom, and was Innings Chair. He is the Group Leader for the
Cincinnati Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. The local chapter was started just over a year ago and already has
claim to several meetings with legislators and their staffs. Doug is a resident of Kenwood, and is a Project Manager with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.

When: Monday, January 6th from 7pm-8:55pm

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

What: Three topics:

PAST PLASTIC: Cincinnati Past Plastic is a Sierra Club’s action campaign. We are dedicated to reducing Cincinnati’s plastic waste one single-use bag at a time. Through educational efforts we hope to create a network of advocates ready to lobby for the cause. Our ultimate goal is to place a five cent fee on single-use plastic bags. This will greatly reduce the city’s plastic waste and rank us among a growing network of cities worldwide taking similar progressive steps to create a greener world. Myra Morehart and Johnna Jackson are both students at the University of Cincinnati and Sierra Club fellows. They have been working on the Cincinnati Past Plastic campaign since January 2013.

DOVETAIL SOLAR AND WIND: Julie Jones, from Dovetail Solar and Wind Products, will do a short presentation about a partnership with the Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club. This is part of a national program to promote clean energy while being a fundraiser for local groups.

MGSC RETREATS: Karen Nagel and Marci Taylor will do a short presentation about the Miami Group past retreats, and upcoming retreat on Feb. 8-9, 2014.

December Inning: Fakahatchee Swamp Preserve

Posted on November 20th, 2013

When: Monday, December 2nd from 7pm-8:55pm

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

What: Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park   by Jack Berninger

The Fakahatchee is the only neo-tropical park in continental US. It is the orchid/fern capital of our country. Many rare and endangered plants and animals can be seen in the park. It is a true swamp walk to see many of these organisms. Once you have visited, many catch what we call the Fakahatchee Fever, which makes you want to return many times. Jack Berninger’s program will introduce everyone to this wonderful area of the Everglades region.

Short Bio: Jack is a retired Biology teacher who spends his time still educating people on the wonderful and exciting flora and fauna of the Cincinnati and Everglades Regions. Various programs and hikes are conducted for Audubon, Fernald, Astronomical groups, Stone/Douglass Festival, Naples Nature Preserves and other wildlife groups in the above locations.

Membership Appreciation Dinner, Nov 9th

Posted on October 28th, 2013

sierra club logo paddleThank you for making 2013 an incredible year for the Miami Group. Your membership, involvement, and commitment to the Sierra Club is greatly appreciated. Together we have explored, enjoyed, and protected the Greater Cincinnati Area, Ohio, and beyond.

Please join us for a Membership Appreciation Dinner Sat. Nov. 9, 5:30-9:00 p.m.  Read More

When: Monday, November 4th from 7pm-8:55pm

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

What: Several members will present photo slide shows on trips they took this year. This is consistently one of the most popular meetings of the year.