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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:49:09 -0700
Energy Solutions, International
Millions in New Investment Cap Record Year for Beyond the Grid Solar Markets
It has been a record year for beyond the grid solar investment. Photo courtesy of OMC Power. Over $45 million in investments have closed in the past year, including: $1.8 million for plug and play solar provider BBOXX, $11 million...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:41:27 -0700
Energy Solutions, International
Industry Push Poll Breaks Cardinal Research Rules, Claims Voters Oppose EPA Clean Power Plan
A new industry-sponsored poll is resorting to biased push-poll tactics in an apparent attempt to offset the growing body of research that shows Americans support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed carbon pollution standards for coal-fired power plants. The...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:24:42 -0700
Electric Vehicles, Green Fleets, Green Transportation, Oil
Quiz: Is an Electric Car Right for You?
A lot of people have heard the buzz around electric vehicles (EVs), but they don't know if an EV would be right for them. In fact, many don't even know what would be the right questions to ask themselves to...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:51:03 -0700
Coal, India, International
Are U.S. taxpayer dollars supporting coal industry human rights violations overseas?
The Sasan coal-fired power plan and coal ash pond. Photo courtesy of Nicole Ghio. Today, a fact finding team of five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) -- the Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, Friends of the Earth U.S. and Pacific Environment...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:27:39 -0700
Coal, India, International
Will the Export-Import Bank’s Office of the Inspector General Ignore Human Rights Violations?
The Harrahawa Village was relocated to make way for the Sasan coal ash pond. Photo courtesy of Nicole Ghio. Sudarshan Rajak disappeared under suspicious circumstances after protesting the relocation of families for Reliance Power’s 4,000-megawatt Sasan coal project in Singrauli,...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:51:31 -0700
Coal, Coal-Director, Dirty Fuels, Health
Momentum builds in Louisiana, the latest front in the fight against coal exports
In recent weeks, something amazing has been happening in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana – communities have been standing up and casting votes to ring the alarm about proposed coal export projects. As U.S. coal use has declined, mining companies...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:11:13 -0700
Coal, Dirty Fuels, Energy Solutions, Politics
Poisoned Chalice: California rate design reform and its consequences for rooftop solar, efficiency, and conservation
Last year the California Legislature passed a bill (AB 327 - Perea) granting the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) the ability to make broad changes to how the state's investor owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E) charge customers for electricity....

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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!

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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


Sam Avery - Activism and Keystone XL Pipeline

Morgan Atkinson, Film, Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard

KY Escrap field trip, Electronics Recycling

Fernald Preserve Tour - Nature and Wetlands

CVG (Airport) Environmental Tour

Monarch Butterflies - Dr Bill Thoeney

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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National
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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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