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ZWEP creates a sustainable future for festivals

By Abby Neff | AmeriCorps VISTA

When Tyler Bonner served as an AmeriCorps member on Rural Action’s Zero Waste team, he started by helping local events ... Read More

Strength in Numbers: What I learned at the Appalachian Green Teachers Conference

By: Tae Ganger, AmeriCorps Volunteer

The Appalachian Green Teachers Conference is an annual event and is geared towards providing resources for educators and nurturing relationships between ... Read More

Agrivoltaics: The future of renewable energy and agriculture

By: Abby Neff, AmeriCorps VISTA

According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy, Agrivoltaics is the use of ... Read More

Stacking Credits for Solar in Appalachia

If you’ve been thinking about installing solar panels, with or without home battery backup storage, now really is the time!

A series of stacking tax credits ... Read More

Hispanic Heritage celebrated, centered in Appalachian Ohio

By Abby Neff, AmeriCorps VISTA

Hispanic Heritage Month is an entire month dedicated to celebrating and commemorating Latine heritage in the United States. According to the ... Read More

‘Farm to Food Pantry Project’ moves food from farmers to pantries

By Keri Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA

Thanks to funding from Feeding America and a partnership with Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, more than $200,000 worth of fresh, ... Read More

Rural Action collaborates with local students on chimney swift project

Jeffrey Baker, a science teacher for the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center’s ALPHA School Program, said the project began about six years ago after ... Read More

National service members help divert books from waste stream

Written by Seth Kern, AmeriCorps member with Zero Waste

On a mission to rejuvenate Fleming Township’s environment, the Rural Action Zero Waste team spearheaded a significant ... Read More

Member feature: Ted Bernard recounts career, involvement in Rural Action’s roots

Rural Action member Ted Bernard has been with Rural Action since the beginning — through a friendship with Carol Kuhre, he helped the organization transition ... Read More

Alice Ross recognized for her commitment to community

Rural Action awarded Tuscarawas County resident Alice Ross with its 2023 Volunteer Sustainability Award at its annual meeting on June 6.

Nominated by Leadership and Service ... Read More

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