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How the Ohio Environmental Council Formed a Union

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman How the Ohio Environmental Council Formed a Union

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 nonunion workers had median weekly earnings that were 82% of earnings compared to workers who were union members. However, the percentage of U.S. workers belonging to unions in 2018 was only 10.5%, and the percentage has seen a steady decrease year after year. Forming a […]

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New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Thursday night, on the eve of the global youth climate strike, dozens of young progressives gathered at the Rambling House on Hudson Street to engaged in a climate action roundtable discussion organized by the New Leaders Council of Columbus. The Columbus NLC is a chapter of a national nonprofit with the goal of organizing and […]

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Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

“Climate change is hazardous to children’s health.” That is the blunt assessment of a report issued August 22 by the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio. In the same week that the world learned the full extent of the fires burning down the Amazon rainforest and releasing tons of climate-shifting carbon into the atmosphere, […]

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Climate Change – A Panel Discussion

  Climate Change – A Panel Discussion

Join us for a discussion about the current state of climate change and its impact on the future of our community and the world. Local experts Jason Cervenec, education and outreach director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at OSU; Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of Ohio Environmental Council; and David Celebrezze, Greenspot coordinator […]

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Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

They crowded into the small annex in the Land-Grant brewery in Franklinton, lovers of hops and barley and the Earth on which they grow, come to hear a four-person panel discussion on how climate change threatens everyone’s favorite beverage. This was the latest and last Defend Our Beer event put on by Defend Our Future […]

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The Confluence Cast: Barbara Fant

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Barbara Fant

Slam brought poetry out of academia in the early 1990s. Since then it has grown and become an outlet for performers around the globe. Local poet and performance artist Barbara Fant sat down to talk about the finer workings of the medium and her evolution in it. We also focused on the importance of mentors, […]

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