"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther King

DAYTON -- Phil Leppla has already invested much time and effort in Ohio’s clean energy future. In addition to adding a solar power system to his own home, he serves on several non-profit energy and conservation group boards and helped found the groups Miami Valley Solar Future and Dayton Area Solar Co-ops. As a passionate environmental and sustainability activist and attorney, Phil has developed a skillset directly relevant to membership on the OCAEF board. He says, “OCA is a grassroots organization that stands up for the rights of all Ohioans and fights for many issues that I’m very passionate about: creating a sustainable future, protecting the environment, and preserving democracy. We don’t have time to waste on any of these issues.”

Besides environmental and sustainability issues, Phil also cares deeply about racial justice and equity, taking to heart Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Phil is an attorney at his family’s law practice, Leppla Associates, Ltd. and in his spare time enjoys hiking in Yellow Springs, attending concerts, cycling and rooting for Ohio State and Cleveland sports teams.