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Rural Action and Solid Ground School come together to teach lessons in phenology

By Amy Nicolai, Rural Action Environmental Education AmeriCorps Member

During the 2021–’22 and 2022–’23 school years, Solid Ground School and Rural Action’s Environmental Education ... Read More

AmeriCorps and Rural Action help preserve Athens County history in Kilvert

In early April, a crew of AmeriCorps and Rural Action staff from the Zero Waste, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Forestry programs were tasked with clearing out ... Read More

Popa gestures to the "Projects" area of the Makerspace that she made for makers.

Service member Mary Popa curates upcycled art exhibition

AmeriCorps VISTA Mary Popa is sharing her skills with not only her host site, Rural Action’s social enterprise Community MakerSpace, at 751 West Union ... Read More

Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District volunteer event made possible thanks to ServeOhio grant

The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District (AHSWD) has been awarded a 2023 ServeOhio Day Project Grant to improve the counties’ only center for hard-to-recycle materials facility.

On ... Read More

From Africa to Appalachia

Local problems require global solutions. Nobody realizes this better than Darlington Mafa, of Zimbabwe, and Felician Ezekiel, of Tanzania, whom Rural Action hosted as Community ... Read More

Two people lean over 10 white trays in two rows to sort fish.

AmeriCorps helps guide alumna’s career, ambitions

Though Kelly Love is now pursuing her Master in Environmental Studies through the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University, she has ... Read More

people hiking in the woods

EE Takes it to the Edge

By Amy Nicolai, AmeriCorps AORC Member

The Rural Action Environmental Education team (plus Trevor from Camp Oty’Okwa) road-tripped to the Edge of Appalachia’s Eulett Center for ... Read More

Would you like to reduce waste at your gathering with Zero Waste’s reusable dishware?

By Seth Kern, AmeriCorps Member

Do you have a family party or event coming up, and want to reduce waste? We’ve got a great way to ... Read More

Exploring the heritage of our region

Written by Amy Nicolai, AmeriCorps Member

On the chilly (but very sunny) morning of Nov. 22, Rural Action’s Environmental Education team visited two local spots to ... Read More

Follow the Food: Firehouse Cooperative

Since April, one of the Chesterhill Produce Auction’s newest customers has been Firehouse, officially named the Student Cooperative Organization (SCO). Located in Athens, Ohio, Firehouse ... Read More

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