LETTER WRITING PARTY FOR THE LAKE ERIE WIND PROJECT
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Road, Cleveland 44113
The Icebreaker Project, which would bring a demonstration project of 6 wind turbines in Lake Erie, is not a done deal! It is being examined by the Ohio Power Siting Board on April 3, 2017. We need to get some letters of support in ASAP. Come join us to write some letters of support. We’ll have an information sheet on the Icebreaker Project, envelopes, paper, pens, stamps, and light refreshments. Forest City Brewery is a great host with fabulous local brewed beer, crafted sodas and great cheese and meat bites, etc. Plus we get to be together working on transitioning Cleveland to a renewable energy future. What a great way to spend a Thursday evening! RSVP…
NEO SIERRA CLUB PARTNERS WITH THE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The NEO Sierra Club is partnering with the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) to present The Age of Consequences, a film that explores the conflict and security implications of climate change. The schedule for the film’s screenings at Tower City Cinemas is as follows:
Friday, March 31, 6:15 PM
Saturday, April 1, 11:10 AM
Sunday, April 2, 9:35 AM
Tickets are on sale now at www.clevelandfilm.org or at the Tower City box office. Sierra Club members can receive a $2 discount on each ticket purchased by using the code word “Sierra” when purchasing tickets. Advance ticket purchases are advised as films often sell out.
Saturday, April 22 from 10 am – 5 pm
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Join Earth Day Coalition for EarthFest 2017 on Saturday, April 22 from 10am-5pm for activities/exhibits and ALL NEW 4pm-7pm Party with the Planet concert featuring Cats on Holiday at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Celebrate the Year of Vibrant Green Space at Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation. EarthFest will feature over 270 exhibitors in our nine eco-exhibit areas including Vibrant Green Space, Clean Transportation, Clean Water, Community Works, Environmental & Energy Science, Family Fun, Green Home & Garden, Health & Fitness and Local & Sustainable Food.
ARBOR DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Saturday, April 22
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
The Arbor Day Coalition is sponsoring a tree seedling give-away at Earth Fest on April 22 at the Cuyahoga Co. Fairgrounds. Volunteers are needed to assembly planting packets to be given out with the seedlings. If you can help, please contact Isaac Robb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-385-6988.
ROCK FOR WATER
Saturday, April 29 – 7 pm
Lorain Palace Theater
Rock for Water is an annual recycled fashion show turning trash into art! Dryer sheets, newspapers, plastic bags, and more will be brought to life by our models and the designers to put on a high energy performance for the audience. The outfits will be made by A David Anthony Salon + Spa, Mona Lisa Eco Salon, Firefish Arts, local fashion designer Jevon Terance, and Off Broadway Floral with all different themes and ideas. Prepare to be amazed! Proceeds will go towards The Sierra Club and The Black River Clean Up.
PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH
Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30
Please plan to join us on April 29 for the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC. A bus from Cleveland is being planned. We will post the details when they are available. Right now we need at least 52 people committed to making the trip so that we can secure at least one bus.
Please sign up for this bus trip at this Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1895330470700175/?ti=icl.
In 2014 The People’s Climate March brought 400,000 people to New York City to march as the United Nations Climate Summit was convened. That march sparked an awareness in our leaders that the People demand meaningful action on the climate crisis.
Now the nomination of climate deniers to important cabinet posts and the appointment of Exxon’s Rex Tillerson as the US Secretary of State demand a loud response from the people. We will not back down on our demand for a renewable energy future. Help make this People’s Climate March even bigger than the first one! Plan to take the Cleveland bus to Washington to march on April 29, 2017!
BLACK RIVER CLEAN-UP
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 – 9 am – 2 pm
It’s Black River Clean-Up (BRCU) time again!! BRCU’17 is Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, from 9:00am – 2:00pm with lunch beginning around 1:30. As usual, you are welcome to check-in anytime between 9:00am and 1:00pm, and everyone must be checked-out by 2:00pm. Stay for as little or as long as you’d like. We appreciate every minute you can give. Online registration will be available in the next month or so.
4 MILES 4 WATER
Saturday, May 6, 8 am – 1 pm
Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica (2014 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113)
This is an event to raise awareness for the challenges people in developing countries face to access drinking water. The money raised from registrations for the event will go toward projects in east Africa to give communities sustainable water sources. There will be a 4 mile race and 1 mile walk and an All Things Water Festival that includes educational booths, games, vegan brunch food trucks, beer/wine bar, and bloody-mary bar.
This is a non-NEOSC event. Entry fee is $30. For more information, go to www.drinklocaldrinktap.org/activism/4-miles-4-water.
➡ 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: neosierragroup.org/meat-free-mondays
Contact Jessica Ferrato at email@example.com 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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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 www.shakerlakes.org
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3RD MONDAY EVERY MONTH, 6-8 PM
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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