Welcome to the Sierra Club Iroquois Group

The purpose of this site is to enhance communication and participation of Sierra Club members and concerned citizens in preserving our environment. 


Update on the Ash for Trash Proposal

Rock Cut Road incinerator, WSYR 9
Rockcut Road Incinerator.
Photo from News Channel 9, WSYR

At the time of publication, the Onondaga County legislature had not yet voted on a proposal to import trash from Cortland County in exchange for that county accepting ash from the Onondaga County incinerator (also known as the waste-to-energy facility).

This past October, the Iroquois Group and the Jamesville Positive Action Committee (JAMPAC) sponsored a program by Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) in Washington D.C. Seldman discussed the many challenges posed by Onondaga county’s waste incinerator and municipal waste stream, as well as the highly controversial Ash for Trash Proposal. Attendees also learned about communities across the country who have invested in jobs from recycling.

Read the full statement

Trash Petition


Photo by Tom Boll, University United Methodist Church
University United Methodist Church, Photo by Tom Boll

Sierra events encourage us to Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. They are free and open to all. Some parks may charge an entry fee.

Outdoor Events

Outdoor events are walks or visits to places of environmental interest.

There are currently no outdoor programs scheduled.

Indoor Programs

Indoor programs are held at 7:30 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at University United Methodist Church (UUMC), 1085 E. Genesee St. Syracuse. Park and enter on University Ave.


There are currently no indoor programs scheduled.

Democracy & the Environment Book Club: Corruption in America

Zephyr Teachout
Photo by Michael Johnson
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Dr. Zephyr Teachout, author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United, will join us via conference call for a Q&A discussion on Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30pm.

Dr. Teachout is Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University. Her research areas include the role of laws in political behavior (domestically and around the world), and the impact and influence of corporate money and corruption on democracy.

To learn more about this title and purchase a copy, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674050402 or your local bookstore.

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