The OEC’s 2023 Green Gala

Since we last gathered for our annual Green Gala in Spring 2022, Ohioans have witnessed and felt deeply the environmental challenges and injustices that face our local and global communities. In times like these, it’s important to remember that there is strength in community and inspiration in our stories. 

The Green Gala provides the unique opportunity for environmentalists around the state to come together, build our path ahead, and celebrate the accomplishments that bring us hope and heart.

Please join together with hundreds of other committed members of the environmental movement at the OEC’s annual Green Gala on May 20, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Network, collaborate, and be inspired at this indoor and outdoor event at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus. Heavy appetizers and beverages will be served.

Event Details

Saturday, May 20, 2023
6:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST

Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203

Living our values:
We are excited to partner with Franklin Park Conservatory and are striving to minimize our environmental impact with zero waste practices and plant-based bites at the Gala.

Suggested Attire:
For this Saturday evening event that will take place both indoors and out, we encourage casual dressy attire.

Award Winners

This year we will recognize these champions from around the state and highlight their contributions to protecting our environment:

  • Buckeye Trail Association
  • Mike Foley, Director, Department of Sustainability at Cuyahoga County
  • Meeka Owens, Councilmember, Cincinnati City Council
  • River Valley Organizing