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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

Rural Action commends Jackie O’s with 2023 Sustainable Business Award

At its 2023 Annual Meeting in June, Rural Action recognized one local business’s longtime commitment to sustainability. It awarded Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery, ... Read More

OhioHealth O’Bleness is leading Ohio’s hospital systems in sustainability

In 2016, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital looked at their waste production and began asking this question: what can we do about all of this?

That’s when they ... Read More

Washington County teens receive Rural Action 2023 Sustainability Award

Rural Action recognized two Washington County teens at its 2023 Annual Meeting for their outstanding passion and work in agricultural education.

Rural Action awarded Fort Frye ... Read More

2022 Sustainability Awards: SOPEC


The partnership between the Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC) and Rural Action is one that was destined to flourish. They have a history that ... Read More

Sustainability Award Logo and Photos from Past Year

John Glazer Continues to Inspire our Work

This year, Rural Action awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously for only the second time in recognition of the work of a truly brilliant, passionate ... Read More

Sustainability Award Logo and Photos from Past Year

Nelsonville Emporium Turns Over a New Leaf

Jennifer L’Heureux and Jen Seifert are in the Nelsonville Emporium, looking over a blueprint for a new social enterprise that combines their entrepreneurial zeal ... Read More

Allison Ricket Builds Networks That Boost Teens

It’s a beautiful July morning in Marietta, the kind of day most young people would sooner be anywhere than in a classroom. But the Read More

Sustainability Award Logo and Photos from Past Year

Trimble Teen Takes Action to Protect the Planet

Alison McCoy is sitting in Athens County Public Libraries’ Glouster branch on a scorching day, wincing at the memory of cross-country practice that morning. ... Read More

Bishop Gardens Provides a Beautiful Education

Bobbi Bishop stops her golf cart in front of a cluster of decapitated daylilies at Bishop Educational Gardens in Hocking County.

“Deer,” she says, shaking ... Read More

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