✻ Campaign to Protect Cleveland Residents from Lead Poisoning – At 5pm this Friday, March 15, Northeast Ohio Sierra Club is hosting Yvonka Hall, community activist and co-founder of Cleveland Lead Safe Network, to speak about the history of lead poisoning and lead advocacy in Cleveland, the current campaign, and how you can help. Info…
✻ Hands on Seed Starting – Saturday, March 16, 1pm – 4pm, Rust Belt Riders, 5401 Hamilton Avenue Cleveland. You want to save money and grow seeds yourself but don’t know how. Get help every step of the way at this interactive workshop. $10, information at: facebook.com/events/374658823360614/?ti=icl.
✻ Plant This, Not That – Thursday, March 21, 7pm – 8:30pm, Room A-B, Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Learn how to deal with garden thugs that take over your garden and our natural areas. Why are non-native plants undesirable? Where did they come from and why? Examples of what to plant instead will be discussed. Presented by Friends of Lower Lake, Co-chair John Barber and Doan Brook Watershed Partnership. Free and open to the public.
✻ “Right to Harm” – Showing at Cleveland Int’l Film Festival – The 43nd Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) will be underway March 27-April 7 at Tower City Cinemas and NEO Sierra Club is again a proud community partner with the festival. We are a partner for the documentary entitled, Right toHarm, which examines the environmental harm done by factory farming and the use of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Info…
✻ Are We Heading Towards the Next Silent Spring? – Sunday, April 28, 2pm – 4pm, Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall, Wade Oval, University Circle, Cleveland. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring raised the red flag decades ago that pesticides were not only killing insects, but also disrupting the delicate balance of nature. The outstanding documentary Nicotine Bees will be shown, which reveals crucial information about the crash of honeybee populations. To commemorate Earth Day 2019 this is a free public event sponsored by the Sierra Club. Info…
➡ 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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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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There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Northeast Ohio Sierra Club. We have an opening in our ExCom Committee, we need fundraising and events volunteers, help with Inspiring Connections Outdoors–a program for taking kids on monthly outings and more. Read more…
Stand up against coal bailouts in person June 15 in Columbus. June 15 marks the beginning of legal proceedings for First Energy’s bailout proposal. Read more…