About Environment Ohio
Who we are
Environment Ohio is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about Ohio — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the light shimmering off Lake Erie, the scenic beauty of the Hocking Hills or our countless parks and forests, Ohio’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.
Yet the places we love and the environmental values we share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Ohio. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center
What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting Ohio’s environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door-to-door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about Ohio’s environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard — using methods like petitions, emails, letters and phone calls, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Ohio through our monthly giving program or by making a one-time contribution today.
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Putting your support to work
Environment Ohio has a proven track record of winning real results for our environment.
- Protecting Hocking Hills and all our parks. Our parks represent the best of Ohio’s natural heritage. That’s why we mobilized hundreds of Ohioans, local businesses and elected officials to call on President Obama to preserve our parks. And this past spring, the president fully funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund – America’s premier land conservation program.
- Building a clean energy future. Ohio is the nation’s fourth-largest emitter of global warming pollution. But we have enormous potential to harness homegrown, pollution-free power right on our rooftops. We’re helping lead the way to Ohio’s clean energy future by calling on local elected officials to invest in solar. Just this winter, we worked with Cincinnati to set a goal of one in five solar roofs by 2030, which will allow the city get 10% of its energy from the sun.
- Reducing global warming pollution. Together, we’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution. We’ll keep tackling global warming with you at our side.