Green Advocacy & Educational Orgs

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm


“Aullwood is an environmental education center in western Ohio. As an Audubon Center of the National Audubon Society, our goal is to promote the protection of birds, other wildlife and the habitats on which they depend. Aullwood offers both children and adults the opportunity to experience and appreciate the world through experience-based education. Discover our woods, streams, ponds, prairies, meadows, the Marie S. Aull Education Center and working organic farm. Learn more about us right here!” Address: 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 937-890-7360 City: DaytonCounty: Montgomery

Beaver Creek Wetlands Association


“The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association seeks to protect the wetland ecosystem in the Beaver Creek watershed through partnerships, community networks and public education. BCWA supports the retention of wetlands within the protection corridor and encourages the restoration of wetland and traditional upland habitats, such as forests and prairies. BCWA promotes the use of these protected areas for education, research and recreation.” Address: Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, P.O.Box 42, Alpha, Ohio 45301-0042. See website for more information.

Phone: 937-320-9042 City: AlphaCounty: Greene

Blue Rock Station


Blue Rock Station calls itself “an experiment in green living”. It’s a homestead that features a greenhouse made of plastic water bottles, an “earthship” building with a recycled tire foundation, straw bale buildings, llamas, organic gardens, tours and more! Address: 1190 Virginia Ridge Rd. Philo Ohio 43771. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 740-674-4300 City: PhiloCounty: Muskingum

Buckeye Forest Council


The Buckeye Forest Council (BFC) is a membership-based, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting Ohio’s native forests and their inhabitants. The BFC uses education, advocacy and organizing to address the need for forest preservation and low-impact recreation over logging and resource extraction. We seek to instill in Ohioans a sense of personal connection to and responsibility for Ohio’s native forests and to challenge the exploitation of land, wildlife and people.” Address: 1200 W. Fifth Ave., #103, Columbus OH, 43212. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 1-866-OH-TREES City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Clean Fuels Ohio


We’re Clean Fuels Ohio and we’re a state-wide, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles. We’re the “go to” resource for assistance with implementing alternative transportation solutions Private companies, fuel suppliers, local governments, vehicle manufacturers, state and federal agencies and other organizations have all benefited from joining us. Address: 530 W Spring Street,  Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-884-7336 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Columbus Audubon Society


“Columbus Audubon was founded in 1913 and is a chapter of Audubon. Our mission now is the same as it was in 1913: to promote the appreciation, understanding and conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for present and future generations…With approximately 3,000 members in Central Ohio, Columbus Audubon is one of the largest Audubon chapters in the nation. We offer a variety of ways for members and other nature enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy wildlife.” Address: P.O. Box 141350, Columbus, OH 43214. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-545-5497 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Community Food Initiatives


“Community Food Initiatives (CFI) is a membership based grassroots organization in Appalachian Ohio. The mission of CFI is to support a local food movement that expands fair access to fresh and nutritious foods for all people in our region.” Address: 94 Columbus Road, Athens Ohio 45701. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 740-593-5971 City: AthensCounty: Athens

Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy


“The purpose of Countryside Conservancy is to connect people, food, and land by increasing public awareness of how food and farming impact personal, community, and environmental health, and by inspiring personal commitment to building a resilient, sustainable food culture. We pursue our purpose across Northeast Ohio through numerous regional collaborations and a unique partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park.” Address: 2179 Everett Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 330-657-2542 City: PeninsulaCounty: Summit

Dayton Audubon Society


The Dayton Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. We are an organization of volunteers committed to education, the natural sciences, and an environmental ethic. Our purpose and objectives are to engage in any such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic and charitable pursuits as may be part of the stated purpose of the National Audubon Society of which the Dayton Audubon Society shall function as a Chapter. Address: PO Box 751204 Dayton, Ohio 45475. Visit website for more info.

Phone: 937-433-3649 City: DaytonCounty: Montgomery

Earth Day Coalition


Earth Day Coalition (EDC) is a nonprofit environmental education and leadership organization serving Northeast Ohio and the nation. EDC was established in 1990 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Earth Day in Ohio. EDC has four core programs. Address: 3606 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 216-281-6468 City: ClevelandCounty: Cuyahoga

Earth Team Green


Earth Team Green Creative Studios a non-profit business venture was established to fill a niche to reach and teach the next generation how to protect and respect the environment and each other. We accomplish this by blending a mix of the environment and entertainment into our products and outreach efforts. Our signature product is Earth Team Green Eco-Thriller Comic Book Series. Address: 7514 Slate Ridge Blvd., Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 43068. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-571-7954 City: ReynoldsburgCounty: Franklin

Environmental Health Watch


“Since 1980, Environmental Health Watch (EHW) has played a unique role in Northeast Ohio, helping the public and policy-makers address critical health concerns related to our urban and industrial environmental. EHW helps devise, assess, demonstrate and promote programs to prevent and reduce exposures to harmful substances indoors and outdoors that cause or aggravate serious health conditions…” Address: 3500 Lorain Avenue Suite 301, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 216-961-4646 City: ClevelandCounty: Cuyahoga



Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS) promotes sustainability in greater Akron. It’s mission is to “Build awareness and demand, stimulate the economy, create jobs, and educate business professionals and consumers on sustainability for community.” GAINS hosts free, interactive meetings with speakers the second Wednesday of the month. See Facebook page for more information.

Phone: None listed City: AkronCounty: Summit

Garden Station


Garden Station is a community garden, art park, outdoor community center and sustainable living education center in downtown Dayton created by over 2000 volunteers from over 100 community organizations and businesses over the past 6 years. We have no paid staff or budget, but we were created and are sustained entirely by community volunteers and donations.
We have been working on driving the grassroots sustainability movement in Dayton for 6 years. We teach over 60 free workshops each year including EarthFest that drew 4000-5000 last year. We started an urban farmers cooperative to encourage more urban agriculture. Our Sunday Market is the only farmer’s market on a Sunday in Montgomery County. Our garden also features examples of sustainable building techniques and a permaculture food forest which are introduced to hundreds of visitors every year on educational tours. Address: 509 E. 4th St. Dayton, OH 45402. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 937-610-3845 City: DaytonCounty: Montgomery

Green Energy Ohio


“Green Energy Ohio (GEO) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio…GEO promotes renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass & low-impact hydro) statewide by acting as a clearinghouse to inform Ohioans on sustainable energy.” Address: 7870 Olentangy River Road, Suite 304, Columbus, OH 43235. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-985-6131 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

GreenCityBlueLake Institute


“The GreenCityBlueLake Institute is the sustainability center of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. We believe that on rapidly urbanizing planet Earth, the key to sustainability is the development of ecological cities where people can live healthy lives with reduced environmental footprints. We want to help make Northeast Ohio a leader of this transformation — a metropolitan area that demonstrates how urban revitalization can work with nature.” Address: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 216-231-4600 City: ClevelandCounty: Cuyahoga

Kent Environmental Council


“KEC focuses its volunteer efforts in four areas: advocacy, education, engagement and networking. As an advocate, KEC supports measures and initiatives that support a livable, sustainable environment. It also works to educate its members and the public asking questions and starting conversations about environmental issues. In the area of engagement, KEC works with stakeholders and policy-makers in the development of environmentally sound and sustainable public policies. A final element is networking with like-minded groups for more effective regional planning and environmental action.” Kent Environmental Council, P.O. Box 395, Kent, OH 44240. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 330-673-6548 City: KentCounty: Portage

Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio


“As a chapter of The Ohio Native Plant Society our mission is to: promote conservation of all native plants and native plant communities through habitat protection and other means; encourage public education and appreciation of native plants; support proper ethics and methods of natural landscaping; encourage surveys and research on native plants and publication of the information; promote cooperation with other programs and organizations concerned with the conservation of natural resources.” Address: 10761 Pekin Road Newbury OH 44065-9762. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 440-286-9504 City: NewburyCounty: Geauga

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC


The purpose of Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC (formerly the Cleveland Green Building Coalition) is to generate broad support for various individual efforts, build momentum, and advance the green building agenda in our region through education, consultation, and cooperation. The Chapter is an umbrella organization for various building industry interest groups, including those involved in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial green building. We act as a clearinghouse for information on green building activities in the region as well as give individuals opportunities to network with others interested in green building. Additionally, the Chapter works to coordinate green building efforts within our area and to aid and promote specific sustainable projects. Address: Cleveland Environmental Center, 3500 Lorain Avenue, Suite 303, Cleveland, OH 44113. Visit Website for more info.

Phone: 330-961-8850 City: ClevelandCounty: Cuyahoga

Northwest Ohio Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council


The Northwest Ohio Chapter of USGBC promotes relationships among individuals and organizations toward greener buildings and communities through education, outreach and advocacy. We envision buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Visit website for more information.

Phone: None City: ToledoCounty: Lucas

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association


“The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) was formed in 1979 and is a membership-based, grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems.” Address: 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus OH 43214. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-421-2022 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Ohio Environmental Council


“The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home. We are Ohio’s leading advocate for fresh air, clean water, and sustainable land use. The OEC has a widely respected 40-year history of innovation, pragmatism, and success. Using legislative initiatives, legal action, scientific principles, and statewide partnerships, we secure a healthier environment for Ohio’s families and communities.” OEC has newsletters, Action Alerts and other excellent features. Address: 1207 Grandview Avenue, Suite 201, Columbus, OH 43212-3449. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-487-7506 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Ohio Prairie Association


“The Ohio Prairie Association is a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes knowledge, appreciation, conservation, restoration, management, and expansion of Ohio prairie communities and their native plant and animal species to individuals, conservation organizations, public agencies educational institutions and others with an interest in native ecosystems.” Address: 5137 Emerson Rd, Madison, OH 44057-9514. Visit website for more information.

Phone: None City: MadisonCounty: Madison

Ohio River Foundation


“Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 by a group of citizens concerned about the Ohio River, and the need for increased citizen response to the degradation of this valuable natural resource. Its membership has grown to include members from eight states. ORF’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its tributaries for the health and enjoyment of present and future generations.” Address: P.O. Box 42460, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Phone: 513-460-3365 City: CincinnatiCounty: Hamilton

Ohio Sustainable Business Council


Ohio Sustainable Business Council (OSBC) is a statewide coalition of businesses and business networks committed to public policies at the local, state, and federal levels that support a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. OSBC provides opportunities for business leaders to learn about sustainable practices and advocates for policies that result in strong and healthy communities, a clean environment, and a just society. Address: 1480 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-886-7119 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Ohio Wetlands Foundation


Ohio Wetlands Foundation formed as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 1992 in response to the regulated community’s need to have a compensatory mitigation alternative for impacts to aquatic resources, such as streams and wetlands.

The Foundation uses funds from entities required to provide compensatory mitigation for impacts to aquatic resources to: acquire land; design and complete restoration and rehabilitation projects; and to provide long-term maintenance and stewardship of completed projects. Funding from the Foundation also supports interpretive signage, public education, recreation, on-site research, and academic research. The Foundation is a proud supporter of the Olentangy River Wetlands Research Park (ORWRP) located at The Ohio State University’s main campus. The Ohio Wetlands Foundation Fellowship is funded entirely by the Foundation and supports graduate student research at the ORWRP. Address: 1220 Stone Run Court, Lancaster, OH 43130. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 740-654-4016 City: LancasterCounty: Fairfield

Organics Recycling Association of Ohio


The Organics Recycling Association of Ohio (ORAO), previously known as the Ohio Compost Association, Inc., has set a direction that fits today’s environment.  ORAO is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of the organics recycling industry in Ohio encouraging further study, research, advancement, development  of composting and organic recycling through professionalism, education, training, information exchange and networking of the industry and its regulating agencies. Address: P.O. Box 1745, Medina, Ohio 44258. Visit website for more information.

Phone: None City: MedinaCounty: Medina

Red Beet Row


We are an ecological farm in ashtabula county. We specialize in medicinal herbs, superfoods, and oehler type structures. We have workshops throughout the year and work with other local sustainability pioneers to spread the word of permaculture. Address: 2873 Maple Road East, Jefferson, Ohio, 44047. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 304-561-4575 City: JeffersonCounty: Ashtabula

Rid All Green Partnership


“We educate adults. We are a Regional Outreach Training Center of the Milwaukee-based Growing Power, Inc. network, founded by Will Allen. Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization that works with people from diverse backgrounds and the environment in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. …We educate youth. Our Youth Educational Programming falls under our “Green ‘n tha Ghetto” banner. It is geared toward educating and entertaining young people and general community about environmental sustainability.” Address: 8129 Otter Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44105. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 216-990-8191 City: ClevelandCounty: Cuyahoga

Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center of the Dominican Sisters of Peace

“Shepherd’s Corner is an ecological ministy of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. This 160-acre natural oasis serves as a farm and center for ecology, spirituality, and education. The property’s diverse range of habitats offers a haven for wildlife and native flora, plus a place of peace, natural beauty, and spiritual refreshment. Our strategic plan focuses on the three areas: environmental education, reflection on care of creation, and providing healthy, naturally grown produce.” Address: 987 N. Waggoner Road, Blacklick, OH 43004-9505. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-866-4302 City: BlacklickCounty: Franklin

Sierra Club, Appalachian Group


The Appalachian Ohio Group (AOG) of the Sierra Club was formed in January of 2005. Our mission is to focus attention on environmental and conservation issues in southeastern Ohio and to cultivate appreciation of our local natural heritage, the great Eastern Forest. We live in one of the most diverse and biologically rich regions on the earth.” Serves: Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Vinton and Washington Counties. See website for more information.

Phone: None City: AthensCounty: Athens

Sierra Club, Central Ohio


“Welcome to the Central Ohio Group of the Sierra Club! Here you find many ways to enhance your enjoyment of life in Central Ohio, as well as ways to help make life more livable, both here in Central Ohio and in the world at large.” Address: 131 North High Street, Suite 605, Columbus, OH 43215-3026. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-461-0734 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Sierra Club, Miami Group


“The Miami Group of the Sierra Club represents the nation’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots conservation organization in Southwest Ohio. We have one of the most active Outings Committees in the nation and strive to enact the mission of The Sierra Club.” Address: 515 Wyoming Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45215. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 513-861-4001 City: CincinnatiCounty: Hamilton

Sierra Club, Northeast Ohio Group


Mission: “To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.” Address: PO Box 770415, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 440.891.0714 City: Fairview ParkCounty: Cuyahoga

Sierra Club, Western Lake Erie


“Western Lake Erie has the shallowest, warmest, most biologically productive waters in the Great Lakes. Challenges to these waters include invasive species, wetland loss, untreated wastewater discharges, storm water, and phosphorous/algae growth. Concerns in the area include factory farms, energy conservation, fish kills in power plant intakes, and land use practices. In addition to Great Lakes and Lake Erie issues, The Western Lake Erie Sierra Club is also pursuing energy conservation programs and the Cool Cities initiative.” Address: P.O. Box 9105, Toledo, Ohio 43697-9105. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 419-691-3788 City: ToledoCounty: Lucas

Simply Living


“Simply Living of Central Ohio supports individuals, families and organizations in creating a more compassionate and sustainable world by offering learning opportunities which promote personal and civic responsibility, informed action and wholeness.” Address: 2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43202. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 614-447-0296 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

Sustainable Community Associates


“Sustainable Community Associates (SCA) believes that with determination, flexibility and the willingness to challenge conventional wisdom, real estate development can have a transformative effect on neighborhoods and change the economics of communities. We believe in development that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.” Address: 138 Hollywood Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 440-574-9527 City: OberlinCounty: Lorain

The Audobon Society of Ohio


Founded in 1897, the Audubon Society of Ohio is a group of conservation minded individuals dedicated to protecting the environment, the preservation of wildlife, with particular interest in birds, and promoting an appreciation of nature. As a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers, we rely on the energy and comment of our members to keep the chapter a strong and effective local conservation organization. Address: 3398 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239. See website for more information.

Phone: 513-741-7926 City: CincinnatiCounty: Hamilton

The Oberlin Project


“The Oberlin Project is a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of our community…The Oberlin Project’s aim is to revitalize the local economy, eliminate carbon emissions, restore local agriculture, food supply and forestry, and create a new, sustainable base for economic and community development.” Address: 23 Eric Nord Way, #9, Oberlin, OH 44074. Visit website for more information.

Phone: 440-775-6219 City: OberlinCounty: Lorain

The Ohio Chapter of The Sierra Club


Mission: “To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.” Address: 131 N. High St. Ste. 605, Columbus, OH 43215.

Phone: 614-461-0734 City: ColumbusCounty: Franklin

University of Dayton: M.S. in Renewable and Clean Energy


Companies and communities are seeking ways to “go green.” The skills gained from the University of Dayton’s online Master of Science in Renewable and Clean Energy provide provide you with the knowledge and skills to help anyone achieve this goal. From working for utility companies and manufacturing to green design and city planning, the field is expanding at an explosive pace. For more information about the online Master of Science in renewable and clean energy, click here or call 855-792-1042 to speak to an admission representative.

Phone: 855-792-1042 City: DaytonCounty: Montgomery

Western Cuyahoga Audobon Society


“What is Western Cuyahoga Audubon all About? What we’re really about is enjoying, experiencing, and learning about nature. We offer many opportunities to participate in field trips, volunteer activities, and educational programs while meeting other people with similar interests and values. We conduct bird walks, teach bird identification and participate in the Annual Christmas Bird Count and Audubon Spring Spring Bird Census. But that’s only a small part of what we’re about.” Address: 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109. Visit website for more information.

Phone: None City: ClevelandCounty: Cuyahoga