1969 was the year the Cuyahoga River burned. It was a wakeup call for the nation — pollution and environmental degradation was out of control. Shortly after, a small group of dedicated individuals began the Ohio Environmental Council and have defended Ohio’s environment ever since.
Though we are past the days of burning rivers, we are now witnessing the effects of a hotter climate — disease-carrying ticks are on the rise, drinking water is more vulnerable to lead and toxins, and air quality alerts are becoming more frequent.
For ourselves, our families, and our neighbors, we need emerging leaders from all backgrounds to come together and tackle these issues in creative, new ways. When it comes to the health and safety of our people and our environment there is no room for divisiveness.
You are already an important piece of Ohio’s future, and we need you. Attend our mixer to learn more about the OEC, take action for Ohio's environment, and join our movement for a better Ohio. Please RSVP today!
More about the OEC:
Since its founding, The OEC has been leading environmental victories in Ohio. We use legislative action, legal power, and movement building to advocate for clean water, protected public lands, and clean energy choice. We have a history of working strategically in the statehouse and in our communities to build bipartisan support and diverse coalitions around these issues.
In the past year we’ve protected over 2000 acres of public land, passed one of strongest laws in the country protecting Ohioans from lead in drinking water, reinstated Ohio’s Clean Energy Standards, and are leading the legal battle to protect the Wayne National Forest.
July 17th, 2017
310 E Hudson St
Columbus, OH 43202
Free parking at the Bridgeway Academy. Lot off of Hudson St, just west of Deming Ave. Food will be provided.