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Power A Clean Future Welcomes Lancaster to Coalition

Feb 27, 2020 4:14 PM

The following statement can be attributed to Joe Flarida, executive director, Power A Clean Future Ohio, in response to the Lancaster State of the City Address.

This announcement is an exciting moment for the City of Lancaster. We applaud Mayor Scheffler for recognizing the impact his city can have toward a clean energy future. We look forward to working with Mayor Scheffler and the community to find ways Lancaster can grow the clean energy economy locally, protect the environment for the next generation, and ensure the health and prosperity of its residents. The climate challenges we face require bold leadership and local government demonstrated again today that it can get things done. Power a Clean Future Ohio is thrilled to have Lancaster join our campaign to develop and implement proven climate solutions.”

2019 Year in review

Feb 17, 2020 2:47 PM

Today we release our 2019  year-in-review report. Copies will be mailed to all major donors this week. Many thanks to all the members, staff and volunteers who made 2019 a great year for Ohio Citizen Action.

Link to report (pdf)


Ohio green-energy groups increasingly look to locals in fight against global warming

Feb 13, 2020 4:41 PM

COLUMBUS — "Environmental advocates have been working on the local level for years, finding success in getting cities to commit to getting 100 percent of their energy from renewable sourcesreplacing gas-powered city vehicles with electric cars, and even building their own solar arrays, among other things.

But now, such efforts are becoming more organized with the creation of Power A Clean Future Ohio, which will work to help municipal leaders implement carbon-reduction plans. The new group is backed by organizations such as the Ohio Environmental Council, the Ohio Mayors Alliance, and the Sierra Club’s Ohio chapter.

'Regardless of what the state is doing, there’s just a lot of opportunity for local governments to step in here, and to take a kind of leadership role,' said Joe Flarida, executive director of Power A Clean Future Ohio. 'There’s just kind of a natural fit there and a lot of authority that they have to do things right away, so we’re taking advantage.'"

— Jeremy Pelzer,

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