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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

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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

Rural Action welcomes Johna Metcalf in new staff role

Like many staff members, Johna Metcalf’s journey to becoming a full-time Rural Action staff member began with serving through AmeriCorps. Before beginning her new role ... Read More

Rural Action helps bring fresh produce to flood victims

“Yay, we’re gonna get to can beans!” one woman exclaimed as Rural Action’s Sustainable Agriculture team unloaded bushels of green beans. She shared how her ... Read More

Rural Action awarded federal funds for workforce development


“For decades, our AmeriCorps program has provided opportunities for people to launch or further their careers, while engaging in meaningful service in our communities,” said ... Read More

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Debbie Phillips to participate in Building a Better Ohio White House event

The Plains, Ohio – Debbie Phillips, CEO of Rural Action, will participate in Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio, a roundtable discussion at the ... Read More

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Four Thousand Species Identified in Local Bioblitz

Imagine a summer morning: a cool breeze, warm sunlight on your skin. You are walking through the forest, in silent awe at the massiveness of ... Read More

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