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.
- Keeping Hocking Hills beautiful. As eastern Ohio braces against the potentially devastating impacts of a new shale gas drilling, or fracking, boom, Environment Ohio and our allies helped stop the auction of thousands acres of national forest near Hocking River for destructive shale drilling. Now, we're pushing for a ban on fracking the national parks in the Hocking Hills region.
- Building a clean energy future. A new 159,000-panel solar farm near Sandusky is one example of the progress Ohio has made toward its clean energy future since we worked to pass Ohio’s Clean Energy Law. The law is also helping Ohioans save energy—and reduce our utility bills—through energy efficiency. Now, we're working to prevent Gov. Kasich and other lawmakers from rolling back the progress we've made.
- Protecting Lake Erie. A controversial recent Supreme Court decision left most of Ohio’s streams vulnerable to unlimited dumping and pollution — which would eventually make its way into Lake Erie. When Congress refused to address the problem, our staff and members pushed the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to restore the protections Lake Erie and our waterways deserve.