January/February 2013 Newsletter

From Outgoing Executive Committee Chair Pat McKenna

After serving as chair of our northeast Ohio Sierra Group’s Executive Committee for several years, I decided last May to step down this year. As you may have noticed on your ballots, I still plan to remain on the Executive Committee, provided I receive enough votes, but will take on a different position. The Executive Committee, unbeknownst to me, decided to give me a departure gift, which is my reason for writing… Read more…

Fair Winds at the Fairgrounds

Hearing of the success of the wind turbine at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, U.S Congresswoman Marci Kaptur suggested in summer 2012 that the Northeast Ohio Sierra Club consider promoting the idea of energizing Ohio’s county fairgrounds with wind turbines… Read more…

Visiting Ecuador Vicariously with Dr. Michael Melampy

12.12.2012 was the day NEOSC members gathered and were treated to an exceptionally informative presentation: “In the Land of Sumak Kawsay: A Gringo’s Foray into Ecuador’s Struggle Towards Sustainability.” The “gringo” was none other than the NEO’s Rainforest Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Melampy, who, after being awarded a Fulbright scholarship, spent five months teaching a class on environmentalism at the Universidad del Azuay… Read more…

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