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Providing understandable scientific
information about human health and the environment. Includes Rachel’s
Precaution Reporter and a database of organizations working on
environment and health-related issues.
Combines original, newsmaking research,
door-to-door canvasses and community campaigns to highlight
environmental violations by Ohio industrial polluters and get them to be
good neighbors. The Columbus office can be contacted at .
Seeks to inform and advise people and institutions
about the effects of pesticides that threaten the health, welfare,
and survival of living organisms and biological systems. The Council
promotes alternative, environmentally benign pest management strategies
to encourage healthier, sustainable living.
Provides free access to numerous
environmental databases. With the information available on RTK NET, you
can identify specific factories and their environmental effects, and
assess the people and communities affected.
Wild Ones promotes biodiversity through
landscaping with native plants. The Columbus Chapter holds programs or
field trips on the second Saturday of each month. Visit
http://www.for-wild.org/chapters/columbus for specific information.
Analyzes how corporations gained authority
to define our culture, govern our nation and plunder our resources.
Works to build momentum for rethinking organizing strategies, exercising
democratic authority at the local level, and stripping fundamental
powers—such as free speech, personhood and due process—from
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
has its Central Office at 122 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215. There
are 5 District Offices in the state. The Central District Office, also
located at the Front St. address, has jurisdiction in 10
counties—Franklin, Delaware, Morrow, Knox, Union, Pickaway, Licking,
Madison, Fairfield and Fayette.
Use your zip code to find your
representative’s contact information. A short paragraph is all that is
necessary when writing. Federal legislators get quantities of mail large
enough that most of the time they simply tabulate how many letters they
get on a particular subject or legislation, pro or con. Phoning is
another method that is quick, easy and gets attention. Phone calls are
tabulated as well. In Central Ohio we can make local calls to these
legislators. Call Rep. Deborah Pryce at 614-469-5614, Rep. Patrick
Tiberi at 614-523-2555, Sen. Sherrod Brown at 216-522-7272 (Cleveland), and Sen.
George Voinovich at 614-469-6697.
An agency of the US Department of the
Interior whose mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and
enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing
benefit of the American people. Ohio is in the Great Lakes-Big Rivers
Region 3 at
A Central Ohio membership organization with
3 themes—simplifying our lives, greening the earth, and healing toward
wholeness. Find out about Earth Institute Discussion Courses, Simply
Listen Radio, the Greater Columbus Foodshed Project, the Peak Oil
Discussion Group and other Learning Groups. Simply Living links to over
210 of the best organizations and web sites on peace, the environment,
sustainability and more at
Our mission is to advance sustainable
development in Central Ohio by acting as a resource for
awareness-building, learning and collaboration among business,
government, non-profits, and community groups.
A broad and diverse organization
representing conservationists, the recreation and sporting goods
industries, park and recreation specialists, wildlife enthusiasts,
advocates for urban and wilderness areas, preservationists of cultural
and historic sites, land trust advocates, the youth sports community,
and civic groups seeking to revitalize the Land and Water Conservation
Fund (LWCF) and the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program (UPARR).
TopoZone is the center for professional and
recreational topographic map users, with an interactive topo map of the
entire US. Custom digital topographic data for Web, GIS, and CAD
applications, shaded relief maps, high resolution aerial photography,
and street maps.
FLOW’s mission is to increase public
awareness of the extensive environmental, recreational, cultural and
historic resources of the Lower Olentangy Watershed; and to promote
responsible uses and policies for the River in Franklin and Delaware
Working to educate and involve the Columbus
community in efforts to restore and preserve the natural ravine areas
and wildlife. The stability of the ravines has been threatened by
development, utility placement and uncontrolled invasive plant species.
GREEN helps young people protect the
rivers, streams and other vital water resources in their communities.
This program merges hands-on, scientific learning with civic action.
GREEN resources, including the curriculum Protecting Our Watersheds and
water quality monitoring equipment, are available to educators across
the country. GREEN training and support for educators is available
through offices, affiliates and partners.
IRN supports local communities working to
protect their rivers and watersheds. We work to halt destructive river
development projects, and to encourage equitable and sustainable methods
of meeting needs for water, energy and flood management.
OWN provides information to community
members and natural resources professionals who want to protect the
resources in their watershed. OWN has a library and electronic catalog
of educational resources. They have a statewide network which provides a
listserv, and the website provides contact information for watershed
organizations in Ohio.
Advocating for the Upper Olentangy River
Watershed in Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Crawford Counties. Our
mission is to work in partnership with farming, urban and other local
communities to understand, appreciate and responsibly use the Olentangy
River, its tributaries and watershed.
A citizen organization created to restore,
maintain and improve the 61,000 miles of rivers and streams in Ohio.
Because the condition of our river waters and corridors affects our
economy, our health, our environment, our quality of life, the value of
our property and the sustainability of our communities, we will work
with you to investigate, research, and collaborate on ways to support
and care for the river in your community.