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Creating the Next Generation of Appalachian Leaders

“Wow! That’s a great idea.”

It’s a phrase Rural Action Environmental Education Director Joe Brehm utters often. In this instance, he was responding to a co-worker’s ... Read More

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Creating Economic Opportunity on the Road to Zero Waste

It takes a village to be zero waste. Or in the case of Appalachian Ohio, it takes many villages working together.

That’s how Rural Action and ... Read More

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In Memoriam: Jerry Hartley

Jerry Hartley, a remarkable human being and a true renaissance man, passed away on July 20, 2021. Not only was he a local historian, a ... Read More

High School Internships Boost Businesses, Students

A high school internship “gives you a taste of what you think you might like without the long-term commitment of a school or a job,” ... Read More

Rural Action

Learn How to Earn Extra Income at Airbnb Workshop

Are you interested in turning your unused living space into a source of income? Join us for “How to Rural Airbnb,” a two-session workshop developed ... Read More

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SES Team to Speak at Sustainability Summit

Rural Action’s Sustainable Energy Solutions team and SOPEC will be among the featured speakers at the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on June 16 in Cincinnati.

The ... Read More

Diana Goins is Rural Action Staff Accountant

Diana Goins overcame many obstacles to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in critical studies. Once she finished college, she was ... Read More

Rental Housing Needed for AmeriCorps Members

A new group of AmeriCorps members will be starting in September this year and many will be looking for housing in the area. Most will ... Read More

Andi Chatfield is Social Enterprise Coordinator

Andi Chatfield first began working with Rural Action as an independent contractor in 2020 after designing and developing the website for True Pigments. In 2022 ... Read More

Prothonotary Warbler

Field Notes: Beauty in Prothonotary Form

By Joe Brehm, Environmental Education Director

As we tiptoed along the overgrown trail at Greendale Wetland, one male prothonotary warbler sang its rich, direct song. One ... Read More

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