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 […]

Georgia Runoffs

The January senate election in Georgia will make the difference between a federal legislative branch that supports environmental protection and one that blocks progressive work towards a just transition to a sustainable and clean economy. Several local groups have organized phone banking and texting events that reach out to urban and rural Georgians with information […]

SPARK – Healthcare Justice – Sunday, November 29 9:30am-10:15am

SPARK – Morning Forum – Justice Sunday November 29, 9:30 to 10:15 Healthcare Justice and Medicare for All Please join us for a conversation with experts Mike Skindell, Yvonka Hall, and Dr. Kristin Kranz. Ohio State Representative Mike Skindell is the sponsor of HB 292, the proposed Ohio legislation that will give all Ohioans fair access […]

Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-In, Nov 19-26, 2020 – UUMFE

Welcome to Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in! You are encouraged to view the films that are part of this convergence, detailed below: “We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân” FILM LINK — Password: wslh9uumfe9We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân tells the story of how Jessie Little Doe Baird became a linguist who is reviving […]

Hard Road of Hope – Nov12 at 7pm

Join us for a screening and conversation with film maker Eleanor Goldfield. Register here. Check our facebook event for updates. Film Synopsis: “It’s hard to win around here, it really is,” says Lynn Beatty, a resident of Doddridge County, the epicenter of the fracking boom in West Virginia. A neighbor, Linda Ireland echoes that sentiment: […]