➡ September 16-17: 2015 Sustainable Cleveland Summit. Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland. Find out what progress Cleveland is making on Sustainable Cleveland 2019, meet hundreds of leaders, co-create a sustainability plan and hear from inspiring speakers like Naomi Davis, founder of Blacks in Green. Click here for more information and registration.
➡ September 16-17: Mining in Intag Ecuador: Community Resistance, Threatened Ecology & the Myths of Progress. The NEO Sierra Club Rainforest Committee, in collaboration with the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Baldwin Wallace University, is sponsoring another lecture in its series on conservation in Colombia and Ecuador.
Sept. 16 – Baldwin Wallace University, Surrarrer Auditorium, Telfer Hall, 4:15 PM.
Sept. 17 – Cleveland Botanical Garden, 7:30 PM.
➡ Sunday, September 20, 1-5 PM: CLEAN Forum on NEO Environmental Activism. St. Paul’s Community Church, 4427 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland 44102. Do you know what environmental threats your neighbors are fighting in NEO? Find out what is happening, who is involved, and how you can help. Free and open to the public. Lunch provided, RSVP appreciated to Anne at email@example.com or 216-791-0797.
➡ Saturday, September 26, 9 AM-noon: Mentor Headlands Beach Cleanup. Sierra Club volunteers will meet up to clean the dunes on a monthly basis. Come hike the trails in the dunes and help us keep this important coastal ecosystem free of trash and debris. Gloves, trash bags, buckets, pickers, snacks and water cooler provided – bring shoes suitable for walking in sand, sunscreen, water bottles, and bug spray. Contact: Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to sign up.
➡ Tuesday, September 29: Get on the Bus to Cut Fracking Pollution! The EPA is holding one of three public hearings in Pittsburgh to get input directly from people like you. Join hundreds of activists and concerned citizens on September 29 to show the EPA that we demand an end of business-as-usual for the oil and gas industry. More info
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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