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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:05:26 -0700
Energy Solutions, International
Why VATs on Solar Energy Hinder Progress on Energy Poverty
Photo credit: SolarAid What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty? A big one. Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa apply a value added tax (VAT) to clean energy products like...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:41:17 -0700
Coal, Consequences, Energy Solutions, Health, Natural Gas, Oil, Politics
The EPA's Clean Power Plan: A Chance to Get it Right for Workers, Communities, and our Climate
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its Clean Power Plan, the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Besides re-establishing the United States as a leader in the drive to reduce the carbon pollution that is...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700
Dirty Fuels, Oil, Tar Sands
Organizations Call on Major U.S. Corporations to Ditch Tar Sands
Today, leading environmental groups and corporate campaigning organizations released an open letter to major corporations -- the biggest consumers of tar sands, the dirtiest oil on the planet -- calling on the corporations to take responsibility for the disastrous effect...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:32:12 -0700
Coal, Coal-Director, Health
Rallies Next Week! Your Voice is Needed to Support Climate Action
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up carbon pollution from power plants. Now the EPA is holding public hearings on the proposed standard in four cities. If you live near DC, Pittsburgh, Denver,...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:10:01 -0700
Coal, Health
Coal Exports: "You Don't Know Longview"
Last week we highlighted the amazing work of the Longview, Washington, community in standing up against coal exports and speaking out for a strong clean-up of a toxic port site in their town. Residents packed a hearing to say as...
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:38:31 -0700
Energy Solutions, International
‘Pay-as-you-go’ solar financing hits new milestone
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: pay-as-you-go solar is the future for those working beyond the grid. From Pakistan to Kenya, anecdotal reports have trickled in that pay-as-you-go solar finance -- the off-grid solar market’s version of...
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0700
Dirty Fuels, Green Fleets, Green Transportation, Health, Oil, Tar Sands
How much water is poisoned to produce a barrel of tar sands? Just ask Pepsi.
Over the last year, activists have been pushing PepsiCo and other companies using tar sands in their massive corporate vehicle fleets to do the right thing and stop using this dirty source of fuel that's poisoning our water, our climate,...

Welcome!

We are the Northern Kentucky Group of the Sierra Club, one of the groups that make up the Cumberland Chapter, Kentucky's presence in the Sierra Club. Our group consists of members who reside in Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Pendleton and Robertson counties and we are your neighbors and friends!

Our Norther Kentucky group was formed in 1982, and we have monthly informative meetings and offer an annual program of hiking, backpacking, bicycling, canoeing and service outings. The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by John Muir. To learn more about the Sierra Club’s history and accomplishments over the past century click here.

Please come to any of our meetings to meet us, join us to help protect the enviroment and have fun at the same time!

Sierra Club
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Past Programs
2014
Digital Library Environmental Resources, Ann Schoenenberger, Digital Librarian at Kenton County Public Library

The Secret Love Life of Birds, Dan Sweigard, Florence Wild Birds Unlimited

Taking Root, Scott Beuerlein, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

2013
Donavan Hornsby, Campbell County Conservancy

SD1 and Treatment of Northern Kentucky's Waste Water, David Rager Executive Director, Craig Frye, Jim Gibson, Lisa Hollander

Brewster Rhoads, Green Umbrella

Steve Barbour, Executive Director, Sheltowee Trace

Field trip to Eagle Bend Alpacas,tour by owner Linda Salsbury

Field trip to CompostCincy, tour by owner Grant Gibson

Kristine Frech, Licking River Greenway and Trail

Doug Bell, Citizens Climate Lobby

Jerry Von Handorf, Slide show of trip to Galapagos Islands

2012

Joint Film Fest with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth on Northern Kentucky Water Issues

Demonstration of Outings Gear, Urban Outfitters

John Duke, Composting

Charlene McGrath, personal experience video of Peace Corps in Afganistan

Field Trip - East Row Garden Club Community Garden, tour by Organizer, Rachel Comte

Edible Ohio Valley

Lane Boldman, Sierra Club activism re Mountain Top Removal

Pat Fox, Friends of Big Bone

2011
Peter and Gudrun Seifert, slide show of "Hiking the Alps from Nice, France to Vienna, Austria"

Melissa English - “There Is a Better Way – A Presentation about the Rumpke Landfill”, Ohio Citizen Action

Aloma Dew - “Terra Madre – Many Voices for Sustainability and Justice"

Tom Comte - "Gunpowder Creek Watershed Initiative"

Maggie Green - Author, "The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook"

Picnic/Kayak Happening with Team River Runner with kayaks provided by Roads, Rivers and Trails- AJ Jolly Park

Doug Stephens and Elain Kuhn - Linden Grove Cemetery and Botanical Garden,

Devon Schenk - NKU Center for Applied Ecology

Ron Colwell and Mia Schmit, Travelogue of trip to Yucatan Peninsula

Tim Guilfoile - Update on national Sierra Club

Links


Cumberland (KY) Chapter
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Northern Kentucky
- Find my legislator


National
- Sierra CLub


Kentucky and Local Area Groups
- Bluegrass Group
- Great Rivers Group
- Louisville Group
- Mammoth Cave Group
- Pennyrile Group Group

- Miami Group (Cinicinnati)

- Hoosier (Indiana) Chapter


Other Kentucky Information
- Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC)
- Useful Kentucky Links
- Companion Organizations Events
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