NE Sierra Club Newsletter November

“How to Be an Urban Birder” with David Lindo, Guest Speaker
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 6415 W Clinton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 5:00pm- 9:00pm

Join us to meet UK celebrity birder, David Lindo, author of “How to Be an Urban Birder”, the world’s first guide to the art of urban birding. David will tell you everything you need to know about how we can see our urban environments as a bird would: The buildings are cliffs and any green areas are an oasis for nesting, resting and feeding. Plan to attend this special community event for urban residents, city dwellers, citizen scientists, and dedicated birders who want to learn more about connecting to wildlife and nature in urban environments. Click HERE for more information.

David Lindo will also be presenting at the next KBC (Kirtland Bird Club) meeting.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
November 6, 7:30-9pm


State of Nonviolence and Holiday Bazaar
North Presbyterian Church, 4515 Superior Ave, Cleveland

December 7, 3:00pm

Art BazaarThe Cleveland Nonviolence Network is presenting its annual State of Nonviolence address on Saturday, December 7 at 3 PM in the North Presbyterian Church, 4515 Superior Ave, Cleveland. NEO Sierra Club is a co-sponsor of the event. The featured speaker is Malaz Elgemiabby, an artist from Sudan who will describe how the people of Sudan deposed a repressive dictator through nonviolent means. Nonviolent conflict settlement should be of interest to all Sierra Club members as violence is often associated with the destruction of important wildlife habitats. Sudan is now a role model for conflict resolution in other parts of the developing world that harbor much of the planet’s biodiversity. Elgemiabby’s message is of direct relevance to international conservation efforts that are supported by Sierra Club.

The State of Nonviolence address will be preceded by a holiday bazaar beginning at noon in North Presbyterian. The bazaar will feature local fair trade vendors who will offer a variety of imported handicrafts suitable as gifts for the upcoming holiday seasons. Many of these vendors work directly with small scale producers in developing countries to provide employment alternatives to environmentally destructive industries such as mining, logging, and industrial agriculture. Consider spending a few dollars in support of fair trade and the environment. While you shop, you may take advantage of vegetarian and vegan food that will be available for a small fee in the church cafeteria. It promises to be a great event with great food, great shopping and a wonderful speaker. Please plan to attend!!


Defining the Green New Deal – Part One, the Climate Crisis – Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7pm, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River 44116. WSFACT presents the “First Tuesday of the Month Speaker Series on the Green New Deal”. Part One looks in depth at the science that sounded the alarm on our crisis. Hear the history of Climate Science you probably haven’t heard. Find out where we are now with our climate and how you can help in this emergency. Free and
Open to the public. More information at:

Doan Brook Watershed Annual Meeting – November 13, 2019, 5:30 pm, program begins at 6:15pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval, University Circle, Cleveland 44106. Share in the accomplishments of our year. Our featured guest speaker, Darryl Haddock, will share how residents of Proctor Creek in Atlanta worked to overcome environmental justice issues to advocate for less flooding and more desirable stormwater solutions. Their work has resulted in new  parks, a neighborhood water watch program, a new green infrastructure plan, job opportunities, peer-to-peer exchanges and more.