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President Trump has a plan for his first 100 days. It includes withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, undoing roadblocks on Nexxus and other pipelines, and lifting the barriers that protect public lands from drilling.

That’s exactly why all of us must have our own 100 day plan to fight these anti-environment policies every step along the way.

Everyday, starting on January 20, the Ohio Environmental Council will post one action you can take to stand up for environmental protection. Please join us in showing our incoming leadership that Ohioans won’t accept anything that compromises the health and beauty of our great state!

Week 5 Action Plan

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

Learn U.S. history Monday, February 20

With National Parks' protections up for repeal, it is important to remember the United States' history on conservation and environmental protection. Read this article about our greenest presidents. 

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Follow tracker Tuesday, February 21

Columbia University Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law launched a climate deregulation tracker to help follow new anti-environmental measures. Subscribe to it, today.

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Fund recreation Wednesday, February 22

Complete the ODNR SCORP survey to help set Ohio's outdoor recreation funding priorities. This opportunity comes once every 5 years, so make your voice heard before it's too late!

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Call out Portman Thursday, February 23

Join Moms Clean Air Force and other concerned citizens to call out Senator Rob Portman for voting to approve Scott Pruitt to head the EPA before a thorough investigation of his fossil fuel industry ties. 

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Ask why aye Friday, February 24

Senator Portman and Representatives Chabot, Wenstrup, Jordan, Latta, Johnson, Gibbs, Davidson, Turner, Tiberi, Joyce, Stivers, and Renacci all voted to repeal the Stream Protection Rule that protects rural drinking water. Ask them why. 

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Watch meeting Saturday, Februrary 25

The American Public Health Assocation, The Climate Reality Project, and university health institutes adopted the Climate and Health Meeting after the Center for Disease Control abruptly cancelled the meeting. Watch to get a better understanding of how these topics intersect. 

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Read handbook Sunday, February 19

Read Ohio Citizens Action's Good Neighbor Campaign Handbook and find out how to hold accountable the companies polluting your neighborhood.

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Other News

 

Scott Pruitt was confirmed to head the EPA.

Heather Taylor-Miesle puts out a statement: We are disappointed in Senator Portman's vote and grateful for Senator Brown's firm stance. 

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Trump may shrink EPA, but effect in Ohio to be delayed.

As environmental protections look bleak, Trent Dougherty reminds us "The state of Ohio is free to put Ohio first...it's not all doom and gloom."

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We are suing over the Wayne National Forest lease.

We will do what it takes to stop the Bureau of Land Management from leasing Ohio's only national forest to oil and gas. Next lease set for March 23.

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Week 4 Action Plan

"They tried to bury us, but they didn't realize we were seeds" - Dinos Christianopoulos

Cap methane Monday, February 13

Soon, legislators will vote on whether to repeal standards that require oil and gas to cap methane leaks. Tell your U.S. representatives that methane is a pollutant and leaks are a waste.

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Dig into ecology Tuesday, February 14

Attend this Olander Park program to learn the ecology of your own backyard. Get tips to help your garden flourish, support healthy soil, and provide homes for pollinators.

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Learn about lead Wednesday, February 15

Join Children's Environmental Health Network and Environmental Defense Fund for this 2-part webinar series on childhood lead exposure and lead service line replacement. 

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Thank Sherrod Thursday, February 16

Join the Ohio Environmental Council and guest speakers in thanking Senator Sherrod Brown for his vocal opposition to Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the EPA. 

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Seek justice Friday, February 17

Attend Professor John Nolt's presentation on "Long-Term Climate Justice" hosted by the Ohio State University's Center for Ethics and Human Values. 

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Join commission Saturday, Februrary 18

Join the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission. Members must attend 4 out of 6 bimontlhy meetings and actively participate in subcomittees.  

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Count birds Sunday, February 19

Participate in this year's Great Backyard Bird Count. This is a citizen scientists event in which information collected by everyday citizens helps fill out scientific data.  

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Other News

 

Allegheny Front consults OEC on the health of the Ohio River

Allegheny Front interviewed Kristy Meyer for their Headwaters series about the Ohio River's future.

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Plan to address toxic algae falls short

Ohio EPA's plan for Lake Erie fails to address agricultural pollution in a significant way.

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What will it take to get a green budget in Ohio: You.

OEC Action Fund envisions a green Ohio budget bill. You can help make that vision a reality.

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Week 3 Action Plan

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Work on the Edge Monday, February 6

RSVP before Wednesday to volunteer for the Saturday, February 11 invasive species cleanup at the beautiful 19,000 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve. 

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Fund film festival Tuesday, February 7

Buy tickets to Thursday's Reel Paddling Film Festival in Lorain, Ohio. Proceeds go to establishing the LoCo 'Yaks new scholarship fund. 

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Submit questions Wednesday, February 8

Watch the State of Toledo on February 9. Submit questions and comments beforehand to mayor@toledo.oh.gov or by calling 419-245-1001.

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Go to OSU panel Thursday, February 9

February 10 at 9am, OSU's Center for Ethics and Human Values hosts a free panel on climate justice. Discussion will center around feasible, global climate change goals.

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Learn about ODH Friday, February 10

The Ohio Department of Health is a resource when your environmental health is theatened or harmed. Attend their meeting and ask how they address environmental health issues. 

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Green Cleveland Saturday, Februrary 11

Join a Sustainable Cleveland working group. Topic areas include waste, sustainable transportation, green spaces, vital neighborhoods, and clean water. 

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#LovetheWayne Sunday, February 12

Join in on our #LovetheWayne campaign. Share your Wayne story and help stir public support to protect this precious forestland from oil and gas. Next lease is set for March 23.

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Other News


 

U.S. House and Senate repeal critical environmental protections.

Gutting the stream protection rule puts coal company profits above Ohioans' right to safe drinking water. 

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Our statement on Pruitt as head of the EPA.

Pruitt has a history of hostility toward the EPA's mission, and Ohioans need strong protections now.

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Oil and gas doesn't want to pay taxes. Communities need them.

Communities estimate they need $1.7 million to offset degradation caused by oil and gas. 

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Week 2 Action Plan

"In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision" - Dalai Lama

Are you ready for another week of actions? Commit to a couple of actions that suit your schedule. If you haven't already, join the discussion using our Ohio Environmental Action Takers Facebook group

Dial up Sierra Club Monday, January 30

Defend clean drinking water and healthy ecosystems by becoming a water sentinel. Listen in on Sierra Club National's call to learn more.

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Listen to Leo Tuesday, January 31

Attend one of two awesome film screenings in the Columbus area: Before the Flood hosted by OSU SENR and The Future of Energy hosted by Simply Living.

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Listen to your neighbor Wednesday, February 1

Jenny's story exemplifies the impact oil and gas' rapid expansion is having on rural Ohio communities. Take a couple of minutes to listen to your neighbor.

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Honor wetlands Thursday, February 2

February 2 is World Wetlands Day! Share our blog explaining the importance of these natural spaces and visit one of Ohio's wetlands this weekend. 

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Educate our future Friday, February 3

EECO is hosting a free STEM conference focusing on environmental literacy. If you can't make it to the conference, become a member of EECO to stay tuned for future events.

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Research officials Saturday, January 28

Learn about your elected officials at the national, state and local level. Research what powers they hold and where they stand on environmental issues.  

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Be a green giver Sunday, January 29

Set-up a monthly donation to help our law and policy experts safeguard Ohio's enviornment and public health. 

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Other News


More than 1,100 acress of Wayne National Forest set for auction

Sign our petition today and pledge to stand with the OEC as we defend Wayne National Forest from oil and gas operations.

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Will you stand up for public health on January 31?

Raise you voice to ensure our lawmakers are standing up for Ohioans. Find out how you can take action with Ohio Sierra Club.

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OEC Action Fund is seeking a southwest regional coordinator 

Do you know a rising community leader who would be a great fit for the OEC Action Fund? Encourage them to apply!

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 Week 1 Action Plan

 

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Join #100DaysofAction Monday, January 23

Sign up for a weekly reminder, so you can take action!

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Watch Green Fire Tuesday, January 24

On January 24, Ohio State is hosting a screening of this documentary about conservationist Aldo Leopold. If you can't attend, watch the trailer. You might be interested in hosting a screening.

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Protect our parks Wednesday, January 25

Attend the Green Corp Protect Our Parks campaign kick-off meeting in Cleveland. Help convince Senator Rob Portman to uphold laws that protect our natural wonders.

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Save the Endangered Species Act Thursday, January 26

The ESA is under threat, and so are the wildlife and public lands it safeguards.

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Share with friends Friday, January 27

This Friday, January 27 we want to create a social media storm for #100DaysofAction. Use the hashtag to share your excitement about taking action and ask your friends to join in!

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Become a Climate Change Ambassador Saturday, January 28

Nature Abounds offered webinar trainings to help establish ambassadors across Ohio. You can become an expert at bringing new people into the environmental fold. 

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Watch a confirmation hearing Sunday, January 29

Scott Pruitt, Rex Tillerson, and Jeff Sessions were all grilled for their poor environmental record. 

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Other News


More than 1,100 acress of Wayne National Forest set for auction

Conservation groups will file formal protests with the BLM to assure the state's only national forest remains protected. 

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Opposition to Stream Protection Rule risks Ohio's drinking water

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine's opposition to stream protection rule prioritizes declining coal industry over clean water.

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Ohioans share their experiences with oil and gas development

Eastern Ohio residents are being inundated with oil and gas development. Jenny shared her story with us. 

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January 22: Write an LTE to your local paper

The OEC is seeking people to write LTEs demanding lawmakers uphold caps on methane emissions. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is more potent than CO2. To save our future, we must limit needless methane emissions, like the tons of methane leaking from old oil and gas wells. Ohio's biggest polluters must be held accountable for the effects their industry is having on our environment.  

 

January 21: Share your health stories

If toxic algae has ever plagued your drinking water or smog has triggered respiratory issues, you know environmental and public health are inextricibly linked. Share your environmental health story on social media and tag the organizers of the Women's March on WashingtonNatural Resource Defense Fund (NRDC)Greenpeace, and Green For All. Your story could potentially reach hundreds of thousands of people. Social media storytelling is a great way to spread awareness. 

January 20: Reject Pruitt

Take action by sending our message to Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown telling them to reject Scott Pruitt. Editing the text we provide increases the likelihood your message will be read. You can also call Senators Portman and Brown, which is even more effective.