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Trillium Grandiflorum, Ohio's State Wildflower

Welcome to the Central Ohio Group of the Sierra Club!

Here you find many ways to enhance your enjoyment of life in Central Ohio, as well as ways to help make life more livable, both here in Central Ohio and in the world at large. More about navigating this web site


Special Events
SWACO Landfill Tour on Tuesday, July 29th. See where all of your non recycled garbage from Franklin County is dumped. Limit to 14 people for on-site tour, must RSVP via this link.

Water bug collecting & identification - get your feet wet in the Olentangy River at High Banks Metro Park 10 AM Sat Aug. 2nd (look for signs).

Annual COG family picnic pot luck at Clear Creeks Metro Park Sunday Aug 24 1-5 PM. Please bring a food dish to share. Explore one of the newer Metro parks around Hocking Hills near Lancaster.


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See new Action Alerts below on bills in the Ohio Legislature that affect our environment.


Save LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)

LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies. Read more about LEED here.

SCR 25 is a resolution that came out the of the natural resource committee by Ohio State Senator Joe Uecker (R-District 14), who is also an ALEC member. This resolution would ban LEED in public and government buildings and replace it with American National Science Institute standards. These standards are much lower, do not ensure sustainable practices, and has low transparency. The ANSI allows private companies to set their own standards, which many are based on profit building in an international setting. Banning LEED would not be in the best interest of Ohio's schools and children, businesses, and its citizens.

The Ohio Sierra Club would like to get as many calls into Ohio House Representatives. Please call, write, email, tweet your representatives and then forward this along to everyone in your local group. We need to make sure Ohio keeps high standards for the safety and health of our environment.

This resolution is moving quickly through the state house. It was out of committee and passed through the Senate within two days [on February 27, 2014 - Ed.]. Please take the time to make these urgent calls.

Click here to FIND YOUR OHIO REPRESENTATIVE


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