Who We Are

The Ohio Environmental Council was created in 1969 on the strength of individuals and continues more than 45 years later because of individuals and groups who work together to protect and restore Ohio's natural resources and beauty.

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state's most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities—from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy.

Using legislative initiatives, legal action, scientific principles, and statewide partnerships, we secure a healthier environment for Ohio's families and communities.

Collectively, OEC staff has more than 100 years of experience advocating for a cleaner, healthier Ohio.

Our staff, board of directors, group members and individual members, grantors, and community supporters all share the OEC's mission: to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.

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History of the OEC

1969 was the year the Cuyahoga River fire made national news. It was also the year that 21 Ohioans decided to change Ohio’s future.

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Green Events Around Ohio

Search our calendar for OEC events and other green events, conferences, and more.

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Speakers Bureau
Speakers Bureau

OEC experts are available to participate in panel disucssions and forums, for interviews, and to give a live or online presentations on a variety of topics.

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