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Cahoon Creek Cleanup
April 16 9 am
The access site and meet-up location is Westlake City Hall. We will have a table with a Sierra Club banner. People should dress for weather and bring water bottles and/or sunscreen, and we will have limited buckets & pickers on a first-come basis, as well as plenty of garbage bags and gloves.
Edgewater Cleanup and Beautification
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10 am- 12 pm. Edgewater Park at the Pavilion near the main beach. Help with landscaping and spring cleanup (planting flowers, weeding, mulching and litter removal as needed) at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park. We will meet at the pavilion near the main beach to hand out gloves and other materials needed. Get more information and RSVP at
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 10 am-5 pm, Cuyahoga County Fair Grounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights. Celebrate the Year of Clean Transportation. Enjoy over 270 exhibits, raffles, rides, petting zoo, urban farm information, and lots of family fun. Find more information at
Cut-A-Thon at Avanti Salon
April 18th: 6-9pm
8027 Mayfield Road in Chesterland. To schedule appointments for hair & nail services, please call the salon at 440-729-9008 and mention the Cut-A-Thon. All proceeds go to Sierra Club!
Climate Action & Lobby Day
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 11 am, The Ohio Statehouse (West Side Facing High Street), 1 Capitol Square, Columbus 43215. Join us as we call for swift actions to remove the freeze on the clean energy standards for Ohio; meet with elected officials; and network with people from all over Ohio, coming together in prayer and commitment! As diverse voices and people of faith, as well as secular organizations we share a common concern for the Earth and for the health and well-being of all Ohioans. Buses available from: Cleveland/Mansfield; Toledo/Bowling Green; and Cincinnati – but you must register early to get a seat. $20/ticket includes $10 lunch card. Please no signs with sticks are allowed on the Statehouse Lawn. Lobby visits will happen after our rally on the West Statehouse lawn at 1pm.Sponsoring organizations include but are not limited to: Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, Moms Clean Air Force, Nuns on the Bus, Ohio Council of Churches, Lutheran Metro Ministries, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, Evangelical Enviro Network, Catholic Climate Covenant, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio
Register at
Race, Food + Justice Conference 2016
Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens
Thursday, April 21-Saturday, April 23, 2016
Engage in dialogue addressing race and racism, one of the social determinants of health and food access.  By engaging multiple sectors of our community, we hope to expand the grassroots base that promotes environmental justice.  Keynote addresses will feature:
Contact Kim Foreman at 216.961.4646
OR the SJI at 216.368.7568 or
Aveda Cut-a-Thon to Benefit NEO Sierra Club
Friday, April 22, 2016, 3 pm-7 pm at Bella Capelli Sanctuario in Westlake. Get an amazing cut or salon service at rock-bottom prices. Look good, save money and support a worthy cause. Call 440-899-1225 to schedule an appointment.
Cleveland Urban Agriculture High Tunnel
Soil Testing -FSC Expert Gardener
Saturday April 23rd 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Vel’s Purple Oasis Farm
10821 Frank Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Little Cuyahoga Cleanup
April 23rd: 9:30am, Mustill Site (57 W. North St, Akron) Dress for weather!
Catwalk for Water
April 24th: 6-9pm Local Sol, 38257 Glenn Ave, Willoughby, for tickets ($30, donated to Sierra Club) contact Emily Shamblee at or 513-247-0674
Black River Cleanup
May 7th: 9am-2pm Report to Black River Wharf, Broadway & 14th, OR Lakeside Landing, 301 Lakeside – dress for weather, bring hiking boots or a kayak!
May 7th: (various locations along the Cuyahoga), 4 Miles 4 Water at Edgewater – if you attend a cleanup, please take pictures and send them in with a little write-up of your experience!


MARCH 20 & MAY 15
Perennial & Rain Garden workshops at Community Greenhouse Partners

Sunday, March 20 and Sunday, May 15, from 12-4pm. On March 20, we will learn various methods for starting perennials from seed or pots, what sorts of benefits different native species bring to the garden, and what perennials can bring to a permaculture food system. On May 15, we will learn to select native plants and design a rain garden or bioswale, learn the benefits of green infrastructure including a lower sewer bill, and participants can take part in a rain barrel painting and connector workshop – a limited number of rain barrels will be provided, and participants are also free to bring their own.


Aveda April Clean Water Events

Every year in April, Ohio Sierra Club partners with Aveda Salons throughout Ohio to raise money for clean water at various fundraising events. Please consider attending Aveda fundraisers and supporting your Sierra Club team! You can find out more at the event Facebook page,

Many of our partner salons throughout the region will be hosting in-store raffles, including rain barrel art raffles. If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket for a beautiful and unique painted rain barrel with connector kit, or other Aveda prize, contact your local Aveda salon, or ask Jessica Ferrato to direct you to your closest partner salon. If you are interested in helping to distribute rain barrels and/or Sierra Club literature and materials out this year, please get in touch – we can use all the help we can get during the first half of March sanding, priming, and delivering to the salons!

For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities, cleanups, and workshops, please contact Jessica Ferrato or fill out the form here:


EarthFest 2016

Join Northeast Ohio Sierra Club Group at EarthFest 2016, which will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on April 17th, 10 am to 5 pm.  This year celebrates the Year of Clean Transportation in conjunction with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative. The event will feature over 270 exhibits, biodiesel powered amusement park rides, food trucks, local microbrews, all day music on five stages, petting zoos, urban farm animals, chef demos, water workshops, sheep dog herding demos, and much more!

Visit for complete event information


APRIL 21 – 23
Race, Food & Justice Conference: Analyzing the Urban Food Movement Through a Social Justice Lens!

Environmental Health Watch, Rid-All Green Partnership, and Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute have come together once again for the
The three-day conference will be held at locations on Case Western Reserve University Campus and in the University Circle area beginning Thursday, April 21st through Saturday, April 23rd, 2016.

Limited number of scholarships available for free Urban Agriculture Training at Rid-All Farm. For more information and to register:




From 3-7pm on April 22, Bella Capelli Sanctuario in Westlake is hosting, with proceeds to benefit Sierra Club. This is a great opportunity to get an amazing Aveda cut or salon service at rock-bottom prices – look good, feel great, save money, and donate to a worthy cause, all in one afternoon! To schedule an appointment during the Cut-A-Thon, call 440-899-1225.


Cleveland VegFest 2016

Brought to you by The Cleveland Vegan Society and Jakprints. Save the date!
Cleveland VegFest 2016 is fast approaching! We have announced our stellar lineup of speakers and have opened up our registration to vendors and sponsors. First Merit Convention Center of Cleveland (Formerly the Cleveland Convention Center)


Black River Cleanup

Don’t forget to save May 7th for the Black River Cleanup in Lorain!


Corona Garden and Landscape Tool Grant

Grant applications are limited to schools, community gardens, wellness and rehabilitation facilities and civic events that give back to the community.
• What: Up to 22 grants awarded per year, no more than 2 per month
• When: Applications accepted all year
Click here for more information and to apply!


➡ Every Monday: Meat-Free Monday. Meat production uses tremendous amounts of water and is one of the greatest sources of methane emissions.  Methane is 80%-100% more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon in a 20 year time period. For more information about Meat-Free Mondays go to:


Contact Jessica Ferrato at to sign up for a cleanup or a workshop, arrange a drop-off of donated items for a fundraiser, help prepare & distribute rain barrels to salons, volunteer to help out with any event, or find out more!

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Recurring Events

SATURDAYS 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Saturday Walks at the Nature Center Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 S. Park Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44120 (Map)

Meet at the front door to the exhibit area each Saturday for a walk around our trails led by the weekend naturalist. Free! For a Nature Walk Schedule, call (216) 321-5935 or visit

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City Fresh Mondays
Great Lakes Brewing Company Cellar

A monthly gathering of folks who want to learn, have dialogues and collaborate on issues related to food, health, community development and the environment. Hosted by the New Agrarian Center and Great Lakes Brewing Company. Free! For more info, contact Brad Masi, NAC Executive Director

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Other Resources for Fun Activities Cleveland Metroparks

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
216-524-1497 or 440-546-5991

Lake County Metroparks

Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

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