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Maria Bonner is Zero Waste Program Manager

Maria Bonner joined Rural Action in 2021 as the Zero Waste Program Manager. She was first introduced to the world of zero waste programming through ... Read More

Karam Sheban is Director of Sustainable Forestry

Karam Sheban is the Director of Sustainable Forestry at Rural Action. He served first as an AmeriCorps member with Rural Action’s Sustainable Forestry program from ... Read More

Invest Appalachia Making Great Strides

“What will it take to accelerate the flow of impact capital into Central Appalachia to achieve transformative economic, social, and health outcomes for the region?”

This ... Read More

Rural Action’s Holiday Open House is Dec. 14

Join Rural Action for our Holiday Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at UpCycle Ohio Thrift and Community Makerspace, 751 West Union ... Read More

Co-Founder Carol Kuhre Kept Focus on Community

Carol Kuhre is sitting on the couch at her home in New Marshfield amid stacks of books, recalling the “vivid” dreams she had last night. ... Read More

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Learn About Backyard Composting in DIY Composting Class

Join Appalachian Ohio Zero Waste Initiative and Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers’ compost facility for a free class on the benefits, effectiveness, and joy of backyard composting! ... Read More

Madison Donohue is RA’s Tourism Specialist

Madison Donohue didn’t waste time when she started the first of her two AmeriCorps terms with Rural Action. She pitched a bike tour to Environmental ... Read More

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Solar Fund Offers Grants, Tech Assistance

Need assistance for your commercial or institutional solar project? The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund can help.

The fund, a new program to jump-start commercial and institutional ... Read More

Shop Local With Chesterhill Produce Auction This Holiday Season

The Chesterhill Produce Auction has already exceeded last year’s sales, and there still are two Saturday auctions remaining, including the Holiday Auction. In addition, Holiday ... Read More

Mike Steinmaus Recalls ‘the Cold Waters of Monday Creek’

(This is part of a series of stories we are doing to commemorate Rural Action’s 30th anniversary. If you would like to be interviewed or ... Read More

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