The following press reports, media stories, Letters to the Editor and articles highlight Ohio’s faith community’s response to climate change.
Connections, April 2017
Columbus Dispatch, April, 2016
Ohio Public Radio, April, 2016
Ohio Public News Service, April, 2016
Letter to the Editor (Plain Dealer, December, 2015)
Letter to the Editor, (Toledo Blade, August, 2015)
Letter to the Editor (Toledo Blade, August, 2015)
(Columbus Dispatch, July 3, 2015), featuring ways central Ohio congregations and persons of faith are responding to the call to be stewards of creation.
(Columbus Dispatch, June 19, 2015)
Do you believe in Climate Change?
(Episcopal Cafe, The Magazine, April 30, 2015) Written by OFSC ‘s Technical Consultant, Craig Foster.
Ohio’s Clergy speak out for Clean Energy-2014
Clergy leaders join the fight…
Ohio faith leaders weigh in…
Catholics, others, speak out…
Ohio Churches fight to save Energy Renewable…
Vote on Ohio’s Green Energy…
Evangelical Lutheran Leaders argue for Clean Energy…
Ohio renewable energy and efficiency rules frozen for two years as Gov. John Kasich signs legislation
Church confronts climate change, calls it a moral issue
(Newark Advocate, February 28, 2015) United Church of Granville’s fossil fuel divestment and participation in Ohioans for Sustainable Change National Preach-In on Global Warming.
(Public News Service, Nov. 2014) As some churches around Ohio implement “green” initiatives, one is being recognized nationally for its energy-efficiency efforts. First Presbyterian Church of Athens received an award in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition, “Battle of the Buildings.”
(National Catholic Reporter, Nov. 11, 2014. Written by Sharon Abercrombe). A wonderful article reviewing the Earthkeeping Summit, 2014.
(Public News Service, January 17, 2014) A Public News Service broadcast about the Teach-In and the importance of scientists and faith leaders to work together.
Poor especially vulnerable to climate change
(Columbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor submitted by The Rev. Craig Foster, November 13, 2013). On November 18, on a national call to all
Ohioans for Sustainable Change affiliates, Administrator Gina McCarthy referenced this Letter to the Editor and commended it!
(Columbus Dispatch, August 6, 2013)
(Hannah Report, August 9, 2013)
(Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 2, 2013)
(Columbus Dispatch, March 21, 2013)
Ohio churches reflect on moral implications of climate change
(Public News Service, Feb 7, 2013) Listen to this radio announcement about Ohio’s 2013 Preach-In which also gives a good overview of the work of
Ohioans for Sustainable Change. Estimates are that the circulation of this radio spot reached 2,622,476 people!
(Plain Dealer, October 13, 2012)
(Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 2, 2012)
(Plain Dealer, April 27, 2012)
(Cincinnati Enquirer, July 20, 2010)
A Religious Response to Energy Efficiency: Ohioans for Sustainable Change
(Tony Bidinger, Green Energy Ohio News Magazine, Vol. 3, Iss. 2, June 2010)
(December 11, 2009, Meredith Heagney)
(August 7, 2009)
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio
launches green initiatives (May 2009, Interchange)
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio: April 2009 Special Going Green Edition of Interchange – multiple articles
GEO News Magazine: Ohioans for Sustainable Change at Southwest CEN Meeting
(March 2009, p.12)
(August 15, 2008)
Catholic Times (Diocese of Columbus) Special Issue: The Church Answers the Call to Protect the Earth
(July 2008) – multiple articles
Builders Exchange Magazine: Wooster Unitarian Universalist Church becomes nation’s first LEED Gold certified religious building (2007)
Wooster UU Church Report Card