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➤ AUG 3: Cleveland Climate Action Plan Draft Release –Join Our Friday August 3rd Press Conference!
The city of Cleveland has released the Climate Action Plan Draft and your input is desperately needed! The Time is Now to Demand 100% Clean Energy Goals in Cleveland! Join us at 10am on the steps of Cleveland City Hall on this Friday August 3rd. Speakers will share vital information on Clean Energy, Climate Change, Health and the need for us to all work together to bring about a change. Written comments can be made here http://clecap.civicomment.org/climate-action-plan-full-draft

Please email jocelyn.travis@sierraclub.org to confirm and for more information.

➤ AUG 5: 401 Permit Training
Join Ohio Water Committee Chair, Ric Queen, for a training on Sunday, August 5th at 1 pm in meeting room 1 at the Akron-Summit Library main branch, 60 S High St. There’s parking in the attached deck. The training will give you a better understanding of the 401 and 404 permits issued by Ohio EPA for public comment.

➤ AUG 7: Sierra Club’s Ready For 100 Campaign Opens New Office in Cleveland
The Sierra Club’s Ready For 100 Campaign opened a new office in the Fairhill Partners Building, 12200 Fairhill Road, Suite B418. Jocelyn Travis, Ready For 100 Campaign Manager is excited to have a Cleveland location to host meetings and events for the many activities and events held by the organization. The office will also be used by Emily Obringer, the Ohio Chapter Water Conservation Coordinator and NEO ExCom Leadership.

Everyone is invited to check out our new office on Tuesday, August 7th at 6:00 pm before the NEO ExCom Meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

AUG 19: On the Road for Climate Action
7-8:30 pm
Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar, 14810 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Join UC Irvine air pollution scientist Shahir Masri and educator Athina Simolaris on the Cleveland stop of their 10-week cross-country tour to advance the climate change conversation and inspire greater action on climate. Presentation and Q&A will touch on social justice aspects of climate change, carbon-fee-and-dividend legislation, and more.

See their website and video at roadforclimateaction.com. Sponsored by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. For more info, email glennthecampbell@gmail.com.

➤ AUG 19: Headlands Dunes Summer Clean Up
9601 Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve, Mentor, Ohio
Join Northeast Ohio Sierra Club at Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve on August 19th from 9:30 – Noon. There will be a guided walk with Adam Wohlever the Northeast Preserve Manager for ODNR before the clean up begins!

Please dress appropriately, dress in layers and prepare for inclement weather, wear toe-covering boots/shoes, and/or items you don’t mind getting dirty. Work gloves, trash pickers, trash bags, and snack bars will be provided, but please bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Obringer at emily.obringer@sierraclub.org.

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➤ AUG 30: Hot Topics and Cool Brews: Support the PAC
Come and help Sierra Club work to elect environmental Champions to office to represent North East Ohio in Columbus and Washington DC. Fun and friends at Goldhorn Brewery in Cleveland. More info…

➤ SEPT 8: Save the Date… People’s Climate Movement (PCM)
Join us on Saturday, September 8th at 10am for an Environmental Justice Tour & Community Dialogue in recognition of the National People’s Climate Movement Event. We will tour some of Cleveland’s Toxic and Gem Sites and discuss next steps at the end of the tour. This is a Free Event and Lunch is provided. Register Here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/environmental-justice-tour-and-dialogue?referrer=jocelyn-travis&source=direct_link

SEPT 15: Walk Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve
10 AM.
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, Erie County, Huron Township
Walk 5 miles or 2 hours in Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve. This wetland is some of the last remaining undeveloped stretch of shoreline in the Sandusky Bay region. See black crowned night herons, common terns, the eastern garter snake, eastern fox snake, northern water snake, midland painted turtle, Blandings’ turtle, cottontail rabbit, eastern fox squirrel, raccoon, muskrat, white-tailed deer, red fox, Lake Erie, etc. For more information contact Dennis at 216-939-8229 or dennislakeerie@aol.com.

 SEPT 21-21: 2018 Sustainable Cleveland Summit
Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave
By bringing together more than 500 sustainability leaders, the Summit provides an opportunity to work across sectors to strengthen existing initiatives, foster collaboration, and learn about recent innovations.

For more information on our sponsorship opportunities and the Summit, visit www.SustainableCleveland.org/summit2018.


➡ 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

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Contact Jessica Ferrato at jessica.ferrato@sierraclub.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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Recurring Events

 

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
216-635-3200

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

Lake County Metroparks
800-227-PARK

Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio
330-562-4053

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
216-321-5935

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