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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

AmeriCorps and Rural Action help preserve Athens County history in Kilvert

In early April, a crew of AmeriCorps and Rural Action staff from the Zero Waste, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Forestry programs were tasked with clearing out ... 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

Rural Action participates in Community Giveback Days, Move-OUt!

Move OUt! Community Giveback Days, the largest annual donation event in southeast Ohio, returns to the Athens County Fairgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday, May 10–11 ... Read More

Meet Maria: Q&A with Zero Waste’s new co-director

Meet Maria Bonner, Rural Action’s newest Zero Waste program co-director! Maria was previously the Zero Waste Program Manager, and she is stepping into this new ... 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

Talking Trash — Taking the Zero Waste Pledge

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces about 5 pounds of trash a day. However, being aware of how much ... Read More

Land Bank Uses Zero Waste Tactics to Fight Blight

Communities often use land banks as a means of dealing with abandoned property, removing blight and improving local communities, but few focus on zero waste ... 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

SOPEC Takes the Zero Waste Pledge

The Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC) is the latest organization to take Rural Action’s Zero Waste Pledge.

Since 2014, it has been SOPEC’s ... Read More

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