Recent News

Laying the Groundwork for the Next 30 Years

Rural Action celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021, an event that prompted several longtime staff and alumni to reflect on the impact the organization has had during its three decades ... Read More

Fighting Pollution with Innovation

Why is it taking so long?

That’s a question Michelle Shively MacIver fielded from a potential investor in True Pigments, a social enterprise of Rural Action that is working to turn ... Read More

Scope of Work Expanding with H2Ohio

Rural Action’s Watershed program spent 2021 preparing for a major expansion in its work with a project to restore wetlands in the Western Lake Erie Basin watershed, funded by the ... Read More

Rural Action is a membership-based nonprofit organization based in Appalachian Ohio. Since 1991, our mission has been to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways.