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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 ... Read More

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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 ... Read More

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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 ... Read More

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Helping Forest Farmers Harvest Success

Is it really possible to quit your day job to become a full-time forest farmer?

Meet Rick Felumlee, who went from searching the internet for information ... Read More

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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

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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


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Alexandria Polanosky | Media and Communications Director | 740-677-4047 ext. 140 | alexandria@ruralaction.org