Wasted Hours, Gained Hope

I often wonder if what I am doing, running this publication and talking to people about the effects of climate change, is making a lasting impact on my peers, colleagues and those misguided by an illusion of what sustainability means. The other day I talked to Susan, a professor looking into the sustainability of the…

“Don’t Waste Ohio” — Original Press Release

For Immediate Release — Athens County Fracking Action Network “Don’t Waste Ohio” Legislator Accountability Day Highlights Dangers of Fracking Waste Disposal Athens, Ohio – Two cars full of Athens County residents joined 75 other Ohioans yesterday at the Statehouse to speak with legislators and to rally against toxic, mostly out-of-state frack waste being injected into…

Charges Reduced for The Athens 8 Arrested at the K&H Injection Well Rally — Original Press Release

Press Release For Immediate Release 3/24/2014 Media Contact:   Madeline ffitch 740-331-1007 Email: Appalachia.Resist@gmail.com   The Eight farmers and local business leaders, who were charged with criminal trespass for blocking trucks carrying fracking waste leading to a fracking waste disposal site operated by K&H Partners of West Virginia in early February, all took a plea deals this morning in Athens…

ACFAN files Legal Complaint against ODNR — Original Press Release

Athens County Fracking Action Network March 20, 2014 For immediate release contacts: Richard Sahli, (614) 428-6068; Roxanne Groff: (740) 707-3610; 448-6265   Athens County Fracking Action Network files Legal Complaint against ODNR   Athens OH, March 20, 2014 –– Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN) filed a mandamus legal complaint this week in Franklin County Court of Appeals against…

What’s App with that?

In 2013, about 61 percent of Americans owned a smartphone, according to the Pew Research Center—that’s a huge market for businesses and organizations trying to reach out to potential customers. Occasionally, these pathways are not used for profit, but rather as a way to encourage individual awareness and activity social and environmental issues. Trying to…

(ACFAN) Files Countermotion — Original Press Release

Athens, Feb. 19, 2014 ––Attorney Richard Sahli submitted a brief Tuesday on behalf of Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN) to the Ohio Oil & Gas Commission opposing the state’s motion to dismiss ACFAN’s appeal of a K&H Partners’ injection well. The well was permitted by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Oil and Gas Division, December 9, 2013,…

rEduce, rEuse, Ecycle

Story by Hallie Zarbakhsh, Staff Writer If you have an old phone or ink cartridge you don’t know what to do with, do you have to throw it away – or can you recycle it? OU is not shy about recycling. Bins line the outsides of residence halls, pop up around the floors of Baker,…

ReUse Launches Recycling Competition — Original Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Zachary Holl, ReUse Industries Executive Director                410-227-1361 (mobile)                zacharyholl@gmail.com   ReUse Industries launches ReUse Competition with $3,000 in cash prizes Reuse Industries, an Athens-based non-profit organization, recently launched a ReUse Competition in partnership with Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.  The competition offers $3,000…

ODNR Injection Permit Appealed, a First This Century — Original Press Release

geoOriginal Press Release, 1-9-14: Athens County Fracking Action Network Buckeye Forest Council The importance of banning hydraulic fracturing (as told by our children)   Athens, OH Jan. 9, 2014 –– Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN) has filed a legal appeal of the K&H 2 injection well permit issued last month by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ONDR)…