January/February 2014 Newsletter

A look back at a busy year…

We began with calls to action to oppose Keystone XL and a proposed waste to energy plant. Thanks to a nationwide effort, the Keystone XL project is still not approved. Thanks to a local effort, the idea for a waste to energy plant at the Ridge Road transfer site has been abandoned by the City of Cleveland. Read more…

 

A New Year’s NEOSC Annual Retreat

This is a very important event for our membership to set the course of our group for 2014. We will have a catered lunch and a speaker, count the ballots for our executive committee, elect a chair, and appoint committee chairs. Read more…

 

Ecuador’s Government Attacks Environmentalists

On December 3, 2013 plain-clothes police officers entered the offices of the Pachamama Foundation in Quito, Ecuador and proceeded to shut them down. This was done at the behest of the Ecuadorian government which apparently is upset at Pachamama for its role in helping Amazonian indigenous communities oppose further oil development in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Read more…

 

Invest in Good Companies with Good Company

Interested in learning about investing? You may want to consider joining the Ethical Investors of Northeast Ohio, an affiliate of the National Association of Investors Corp (NAIC). We meet on the second Thursday of each month (Jan. 9 and Feb. 13, 2014) at 7:00 PM in the Parma Heights & Berea area. Read more…

 

How can cheap meat affect your health?

Children read story books about cows munching on grass in green pastures, chickens pecking on the grounds of barns, and pigs chomping on food at the trough. Unfortunately, there is now a different reality. Most chicken, pigs and cows are raised in crowded confinement factories and fed food that’s unnatural to their bodily systems. Read more…

 

Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee meets at the Fairview Park Public Library, dates TBA; please check website.

Coal & Energy Committee meets at 4105 Stilmore Rd, South Euclid, Ohio 44121. Please contact Randy Cunningham at (216) 631-3337 for the time and date of the next meeting.

Green Transportation Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 1 PM in the Linking Employment Abilities and Potential (LEAP) offices at 2545 Lorain Ave. Please contact Akshai Singh for more information. State Transportation calls are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 PM. Contact Akshai to get on a call, or to connect with any cycling advocacy going on in NEO or statewide.

Rainforest Committee typically meets every month on the third Sunday of the month. Call Michael Melampy at 440-826-2263 for time and place.

Water Committee Please contact Jessica Ferrato at sierrawater@zoho.com for info.

Newsletter in PDF format…

Newsletter Signup

Right to your inbox!