Ohio has nine top-notch law schools distributed throughout the state and dozens of premier universities. Our state is a melting pot with a diversity of perspectives, resources, and people. These resources have driven us to develop innovative solutions like expanding wind power across the state and into Lake Erie, protecting the Wayne National Forest, and working to end harmful algae blooms. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. It’s time for lawyers across the state to work together to build a successful environmental future.
Last year, the Ohio Environmental Council brought together over 150 attorneys, environmental advocates, and students for the inaugural Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. In 2019, we expanded the Conference in partnership with Ohio State’s Environmental Professionals Network. More importantly, we’re focusing on Environmental Equity and Justice for All.
On September 13, 2019 at Ohio State’s 4-H Center, voices from across Ohio and beyond converged to explore the many ways under-represented and marginalized communities across the state have been disproportionately harmed by environmental injustices. Together, we also explored solutions to create a more just and equitable system that protects the environment for all people.