Events

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Climate Justice Webinar

    Climate Justice: Municipal, Tribal, and Legal Action

    Climate change is a matter of environmental justice and human rights: those groups least responsible for greenhouse gas emissions are not only the most significantly impacted, but those who have the fewest resources to adapt. As temperatures and seas rise, communities here in the United States are faced with health, financial, and environmental burdens as well as social and cultural disruptions—particularly people of color, low-income, and Indigenous communities. From cities to tribes to NGOs, local actors are stepping up to ensure resiliency plans include the needs and participation of those most vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change.

    Register here.

    Moderator:
    Jeremy Orr, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Environmental Justice Committee, Detroit, MI

    Speakers:
    Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
    Philip Gregory, Gregory Law Group, Redwood City, CA 
    Kathy Lynn, Tribal Climate Change Project Coordinator, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

     

    Sponsored by:
    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and the Section's Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee and Native American Resources Committee, the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Section’s Environmental Justice and Native American Concerns Committees.

    Webinar in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Cleveland Metroparks Job Seeker Workshop

     

    Hear about natural resource job positions from a panel of local organizations, including Cleveland Metroparks and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Have your resume reviewed and learn how to make yourself more competitive.

    For job and volunteer opportunities with Cleveland Metroparks visit here.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Year of People Kickoff

     

    Join us for the 2019 Year of People Kickoff celebration! The Kickoff will connect residents to the many resources available in their neighborhoods from all of our celebration years. We encourage you to take this opportunity to connect with others and learn more about sustainability at home, at work, and in the community.

    Exhibitors include:

    • Bike Cleveland
    • Building Healthy Communities
    • Case Western Reserve University-AIM2Flourish
    • Cleveland 2030 District
    • Cleveland Department of Aging
    • City of Cleveland - Division of Air Quality
    • City of Cleveland- Mayor's Office of Sustainability
    • City of Cleveland Planning Department
    • Cleveland Food Bank
    • Cleveland Foundation
    • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
    • Cleveland Public Library
    • Cleveland Public Power
    • Cleveland Water
    • Cleveland Restoration Society
    • Cuyahoga Land Bank
    • Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
    • Drink Local. Drink Tap
    • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
    • Holden Forests & Gardens
    • Neighborhood Connections
    • Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
    • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)
    • Oberlin College
    • Western Reserve Land Conservancy
    • Honey Hut (free ice cream)

     

    This event will be held in the City Hall Rotunda.  You will be required to show a valid photo ID to enter City Hall.

     

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Cleveland City Hall Rotunda in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Cleveland Seed Bank's 5th Annual Winter Seed Swap!

    Join us in celebrating National Seed Swap Day by attending our 5th Annual Winter Seed Swap on January 26th. Come and swap heirloom seeds, rhizomes, roots, and tubers with other gardeners across our bioregion. Learn, network and prepare for the gardening season ahead. Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about saving seeds and sharing their seed stories!

     

    NO seeds required, but if you have them to share then please bring them! We'll bring seeds with us for those who may not have seeds of their own to swap. Feel like you need to bring something anyways? We will have a collection box for food items to donate to a local pantry.

     

    GETTING TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD & PARKING:
    Plenty of street parking is available as well as a few spaces in the parking lot attached to St. Patrick's. Ohio City is conveniently accessible on the RTA Red Line (West 25th Street Station). Please visit www.riderta.com for schedules and fares.

    The event is open to all, with a suggested $5.00 donation to help support our 2019 programming. Register at the link below to pre-order your tickets! 

     

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-winter-seed-swap-tickets-52677049473 

     

    Read the press release about the event here.

    $5.00 USD
    St. Patrick's Church in Cleveland , OH
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    BMP's for Pollinator Habitat

    The workshop would include multiple facets communicating a range of established Ohio Specific BMP’s in regard to:

    • Site selection
    • Design of habitat
    • Species/ seed mix selection
    • Site prep
    • Instillation techniques and timing
    • Partnership Establishment
    • Short and long-term maintenance goals

    We will provide attendees various scenarios that would best fit the multitude of objectives one can be faced when dealing with these specific kinds of projects/habitats. We will then discuss and provide examples of how to select sites that lend themselves to these various objectives and what species to utilize that best fit the project/habitat objectives. We find that a large limiting factor can be understanding and utilizing proper species lists and seed mixes that meet the needs of target species and potential umbrella species. In addition, we will utilize state specific case studies to engage attendees on how to implement proper techniques for addressing the most common success/failure scenarios they would experience in this process and how to address those issues to have the best success based on the habitat that they are trying to install. Lastly, we will discuss the importance of partnership formation. Partnering across agency lines builds a strong foundation of conservation meeting multiple conservation/preservation missions through; education, target species management planning, park/preservation habitat planning, infrastructure planning, etc.

    Intended Audience: We invite professionals and enthusiasts to gain or enhance their current knowledge/skill set regarding proper site-based methodology that will enable groups or individuals to create, restore, enhance and/or manage upland projects/habitats.

    Presenters: Michael Retterer, Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever; John Kiser, Ohio Division of Wildlife; Marci Lininiger, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative; Donald Knight, US Fish and Wildlife.

    Fee: $30

    More details on the conference website here.

  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Climate Change Adaptation for Wildlife Managers

    PURPOSE:
    Wildlife managers face the growing challenge of helping wildlife populations and ecosystems respond to climate change. This active, hands-on workshop will help participants consider climate change and develop custom-built adaptation actions into their own real-world projects. This is a one-day, pre-conference workshop associated with the 2019 Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference!


    OUTCOMES:
    Through this workshop, participants will be able to:
    Describe regional and local effects of climate change on wildlife in the Midwest.
    Understand climate adaptation concepts in the context of terrestrial wildlife management.
    Develop custom-built actions to enhance the ability of wildlife species to adapt to changing conditions

     

    More details here.

    Downtown Cleveland Hilton in Cleveland, OH
  • Monday, January 28, 2019 at 08:00 AM

    Fish and Wildlife Conference

     

    The theme of the meeting is "Communicating Science to Fan the Flames of Conservation."

    This annual event will attract nearly 800 biologists, students, and scientists from local, state and provincial, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies, universities, and private companies across the 12 Midwestern states and provinces. Highlights include: nearly 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

    Details about the conference may be found here.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM

    Fish and Wildlife Conference

     

    The theme of the meeting is "Communicating Science to Fan the Flames of Conservation."

    This annual event will attract nearly 800 biologists, students, and scientists from local, state and provincial, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies, universities, and private companies across the 12 Midwestern states and provinces. Highlights include: nearly 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

    Details about the conference may be found here.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 08:00 AM

    Fish and Wildlife Conference

     

    The theme of the meeting is "Communicating Science to Fan the Flames of Conservation."

    This annual event will attract nearly 800 biologists, students, and scientists from local, state and provincial, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies, universities, and private companies across the 12 Midwestern states and provinces. Highlights include: nearly 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

    Details about the conference may be found here.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    City Club Youth Forum

     

    Changing Tides: Global Action on Climate Change

     

    In late 2018, both the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) and a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were released, detailing the short- and long-term effects of global warming on public health, infrastructure, and natural resources. Internationally, damages from climate change - including increases in severe weather events, wildfires, drought, and food shortages - is estimated to cost $54 trillion. Here in the U.S., damages from a continued warming planet could reduce the economy by as much as 10 percent by the end of the 21st century.

     

    Despite these reports, President Trump remains skeptical and is committed to withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, even as 200 countries recently agreed on a set of rules to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

     

    What's next in our attempt to curb the effects of global warming? Who is leading innovative action? What current international environmental policies are being considered? And what happens if this U.S. does nothing?

     

    Register for the Forum here.

    City Club of Cleveland in Cleveland, OH