Was COP 26 Up to the Challenge?

By Anne Caruso,  November 18, 2021 From November 1-14, 2021, 197 Heads of State met in Glasgow for COP26. This was the 26th time since 1995 that world leaders met at a Conference of Parties (COP) to the Paris Climate Agreement addressing the planet’s changing climate due to heightened greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The goal […]

Redistricting Hearings in Ohio

I would like to draw your attention to the issue of unfair representation of my neighborhood and of neighborhoods across the state.  Pew Research Center indicates that 42% of voting Ohioans lean toward policies held by Republicans, 40% lean toward policies held by Democrats and 18% have no party affiliation. To ensure fair representation in […]

Electric School Buses Reduce Pollution, but New Infrastructure Deal Slashed Funding

By Arianna Skibell, E&E News on July 30, 2021 Advocates worry that reduced funds will not go to the communities most in need. Bobby Monacella was tired of sending her two kids to school on buses filled with diesel fumes. Pollution levels inside those iconic yellow buses can be up to 10 times higher than outside. “They’re sitting on […]

Connecting the Dots: Planet, People, Power

Saturday, August 7th 10:00 am – 11:30 am Register at http://bit.ly/environmentaljusticeppp Does your organization do Environmental Justice work in Ohio?  Would you like an opportunity to deepen your understanding of how Environmental Justice relates to Racial Justice?  How much more could you do if you could connect with more volunteers in your area who want […]

Anti-Protest Bills in Ohio

The stated purpose of House Bill 22 is to expand the offense of obstructing justice to include “diverting a law enforcement officer’s attention.” HB 22 would make the exercise of free speech and the right to assemble a felony if a police officer becomes “distracted” by yelling, chanting, or even throwing confetti.  Ohio already has […]

The Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Action on the Climate Crisis

Greta Thunberg and Jill Hunkler were among six speakers at The Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Action on the Climate Crisis congressional committee hearing on April 22. Jill Hunkler is a resident of Belmont County who has been displaced by fracking development. Greta Thunberg is the founder of Fridays For Future.  Jill Hunkler […]

Anti-Protest Bill – Ohio’s HB22

Friday, April 23, 2021 Josh Lederman, NBC News Correspondent, who was in Columbus in connection with HB22, made two powerful points tonight on Washington Week in Review. One, he said HB22 — and similar bills by Republican legislatures elsewhere — are being put forth even though police themselves are not saying they need such legislation. […]

Regenerative Agriculture

Cultures from around the world have thrived or died based on how they used the Earth’s resources. Mark Cohen, regenerative agriculture expert, will talk about the successes and mistakes humans in the past have made using the resources supplied by the Earth. Some cultures have found ways to regenerate their resources and create healthy, harmonious […]