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    Ohio Citizen Action Honors Staughton and Alice Lynd

    Ohio Citizen Action Honors Staughton and Alice Lynd

    Ohio Citizen Action Ohio Citizen Action will honor Staughton and Alice Lynd with its highest recognition, the Howard M. Metzenbaum Award, on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the College Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Staughton and Alice Lynd of Niles, Ohio are lifelong participants in movements for social change in the U.S. and beyond. During their extraordinary […]

    Six Coal-fired Power Plants to Permanently Close by September

    Six Coal-fired Power Plants to Permanently Close by September

    Ohio Environmental Council The Ohio Environmental Council is praising First Energy Corp. for its plan to permanently close six coal-fired power plants, including four along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast.  The Akron-based energy company’s announcement on Jan. 26 said that the shut down will take place by September for the Bayshore (Toledo), Lakeshore (Cleveland), Eastlake (Eastlake) […]

    Slow Money for Ohio? Financing the Local Food System

    Slow Money for Ohio? Financing the Local Food System

    Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 33rd annual conference, Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty—from Feb. 18 – 19 in Granville, Ohio—will feature an all day pre-conference workshop on Feb. 17, and a keynote address and workshop on Feb. 18 on topics including, how people and […]

    RESTORE Act Fines Could Provide Job Opportunities in Gulf Coast, 32 Other States

    RESTORE Act Fines Could Provide Job Opportunities in Gulf Coast, 32 Other States

    Environmental Defense Fund The Clean Water Act penalties from last year’s British Petroleum (BP) oil disaster could kick-start the launch of a long-term investment in ecosystem restoration and create jobs that would benefit at least 140 businesses with nearly 400 employee locations in 37 states, including more than 260 in the Gulf Coast and nearly […]

    Ohio Native Katie Spotz Visits Kenya

    Ohio Native Katie Spotz Visits Kenya

    Aqua Clara International by Betty Weibel This fall, Katie Spotz, who set a world record in March 2010 as the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days, embarked on another adventure to Kenya. Named one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year in 2010, Spotz raised more than $150,000 and […]

    The Oberlin Project

    The Oberlin Project

    Despite the demise of federal climate change legislation, cities across the nation continue efforts started under the 2009 federal stimulus act to revitalize their communities and make them sustainable. One of the most inspiring examples is right here in Ohio. The Oberlin Project is a collaboration among the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, the city’s […]

    The City of Euclid Goes Green

    The City of Euclid Goes Green

    City of Euclid The City of Euclid and Euclid Public Library partnered to install photovoltaic solar panels on their rooftops in one of the largest joint public projects in Ohio. The city and the library worked with Ohio Cooperative Solar (OCS), an employee-owned energy cooperative, by leasing their rooftops to OCS for the installation of […]