➡ 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.
➡ Thursday, November 5, 7 PM: Lessons from the World’s Greenest Office Tower. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, One Wade Circle, Cleveland 44106. The PNC Financial Services Group recently opened the Tower at PNC Plaza, its LEED-Platinum corporate headquarters that was designed to be the greenest office tower in the world. The building’s innovative engineers are from BuroHappold, the same firm that is leading the engineering design of the new facilities at the the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. PNC and the Museum invite you to this exciting event to learn how smart design is shaping the bank and the museum of the future. Free and open to the public.
➡ Friday, November 13, 6-8 PM: Groundswell Rising. Join Northeast Ohio Sierra Club, Ohio Food & Water Watch, West Shore FACT, and Cleveland Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) for a screening of the critically acclaimed Groundswell Rising, a film about the grassroots movement against fracking. The film will be shown on November 13 from 6pm to 8pm at the Cleveland Heights Main Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights 44118. Free Refreshments will be available at 6pm.
This film is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
➡ Tuesday, November 17: National Global Frackdown Day of Action. To learn the alarming facts about fracking waste and to sign a petition to the EPA to update regulations on fracking waste go to org.salsalabs.com/o/852/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18368.
➡ Saturday, December 5, 2015, 6pm – 8:30 PM: the Second Annual Northeast Ohio Sierra Club Membership Dinner at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 South Park Blvd, Cleveland 44120. Doors will open at 5:45pm. This year we are asking for a donation of $5 per person to help defray the cost of the dinner. We will have a Silent Auction again this year. It is fun to see old and new friends in the beautiful setting of the Nature Center. RSVP to Anne by November 30th. See you there!
➡ Sunday, December 6, 11 AM-2 PM: 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.email@example.com or click here to sign up.
Contact Jessica Ferrato at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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