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Review for Ohio Environmental Council, Columbus, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been familiar with the work of the OEC for the last year and have been directly involved in OEC’s work since March 2011 as a volunteer. I decided to join OEC and volunteer my time after seeing OEC’s strong presence and impact in Ohio’s court system, legislature and community. OEC is Ohio’s foremost advocate for a healthy and sustainable environment. OEC takes a comprehensive approach and advocates on all environmental issues including issues in air, water and land.

Working with OEC first-hand I have come to understand why OEC is so successful and why it is a sustainable organization. OEC is managed exceptionally well by a highly qualified and dedicated Board of Directors and staff. Furthermore, they have a high level of fiscal responsibility, which is illustrated by OEC’s four star rating from Charity Navigator (the highest rating an organization can receive). OEC has also established strong partnerships with over 100 organizations as well as 100 business supporters. For these reasons, OEC is positioned well to be successful and sustainable.

In addition to OEC’s advocacy in the courts and legislature, OEC engages in a variety of activities throughout the year to educate and mobilize Ohio’s citizens. Activities include, the Green Screen Series, Vernal Pool workshops, the annual Green Gala, Legislative Action Alerts/Calls to Action, Environmental Lobby Day, newsletters, fact sheets, newspaper editorials, as well as giving a numerous presentations around the state to different community groups.

Working directly with OEC I have come to appreciate the organization even more. It is truly an impressive organization that is passionate about their various causes and works tirelessly to secure a healthy environment throughout all of Ohio.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have attended a variety of OEC events and have seen first-hand the impact of these events in the community and in the legislature. Recently, at OEC’s Lobby Day 2011 citizens from across Ohio came to the statehouse to meet with their representatives and state agency staff to discuss pressing environmental issues. I participated in constituent meetings with both representatives and agency staff and saw how valuable this was for both the representatives and constituents.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to increase OEC membership.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer & As a volunteer I assist in the areas of development, special events, and OEC's annual Environmental Lobby Day.