General contact information for the Southwest Ohio Green PAC: (513) 541-6978 &/or email@example.com
The Green Party of Ohio’s web page is https://ohiogreens.org.
The GPO is affiliated with the Green Party U.S. (GPUS), the Green Party with FEC (Federal Election Commission) status, formerly called the “Association of State Green Parties,” the web page is https://www.gp.org.
Useful national & international Green Party Links. This web page contains information on Green Party U.S. election history along with a listing of current Green office holders. https://gpus.org/elections/
To find out about election related issues in Hamilton County you can go to the Hamilton County, Ohio Board of Elections Web Page https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov You can also check on your voter registration, polling location and other useful information by clicking on the tab “Check Registration” and then typing in your address. If you don’t find yourself in this data base, you may not be registered at the address you have given so you might need to update your address or register to vote. During the work day (8am-4pm) you can call the board at (513) 632-7000.
To find out about election related issues statewide, in Ohio you can go to the Secretary of State’s Election web page: https://www.ohiosos.gov
In the Ohio Legislature, there are 33 Senate Districts and each Senate District is made up of 3 House Districts, so there are 99 Ohio House Districts. This portion of the Ohio Map is related to Hamilton County
This is a portion of the Ohio Map. After you go to this link, https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislators/district-maps you can type in your address to see which House and Senate district you are in.
You can help end Corporate Personhood check out the Move To Amend Website.
The Mill Creek runs through the heart of Hamilton County and Cincinnati. Most people only get to see it from the highways or bike trails. If you want to see what our Mill Creek looks like from the water scroll though the list of “Mill Creek Cincinnati” YouTube videos to look at the parts of the Mill Creek that interest you.
The Sierra Club’s local organization is called the Miami Group. You can read about the local group at http://ohio.sierraclub.org/miami/ or contact them by phone at (513) 841-0111. You can learn more about the Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club at http://ohio.sierraclub.org/ or call (614) 461-0734
Highlands Nature Sanctuary – Three Sisters Rocks – Rocky Fork Creek
“The Arc of Appalachia,” formerly “The Highlands Nature Sanctuary” is actively buying up land in south central Ohio to restore wilderness to the Ohio landscape, and save a portion of the once-grand Eastern Deciduous Forest. With low overhead and aggressive land-buying, they are a rapidly-growing and effective organization. Educational workshops and guided hikes available. Read about them at http://www.arcofappalachia.org/ , call them at (937) 365-1935, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Heartwood works on forest issues in the region that include Ohio forests. Read about them on their web site www.heartwood.org
Native Forest Council works on national forest issues. Read about their work at www.forestcouncil.org
The best source of information on foreign trade issues is the web page of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch www.tradewatch.org
The “Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center,” founded in 1985, is a coalition of faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. They address local, national and international concerns focusing on economic justice, women’s issues, human rights, racial equality, peace and the environment.
Their goals are:to deepen awareness of justice as integral, not optional, to our faith response.to network participating organizations and to collaborate with other concerned groups for stronger public witness and impact on justice and peace issues.to plan and carry out programs of education and action which affect structural injustice.
Their office is at the Peaslee Center in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine area, and their phone number is 513-579-8547.
Meeting with a Legislative Assistant in ex-Congressman Portman’s DC Office
The League of Woman Voters of the Cincinnati Area’s web page will provide links to many government sites, information about where you vote, information on what is on the ballot for you as well as contact information for elected officials. – www.lwvcincinnati.org
The best general information source on legislation in the U.S. Congress is http://thomas.loc.gov
Progressive News and Information Sites
WWW.commondreams.org is a wonderful source of news and views for progressives. It has dozens and dozens of articles from folks like Molly Ivins, Barbara Ehrenreich, and other progressive columnists. It also has links to a variety of progressive organizations and magazines that are consistent with Green Party values.
WWW.MotherJones.com is the web site for The Foundation for National Progress was founded in 1975 to educate and empower people to work toward progressive change. The nonprofit FNP publishes Mother Jones magazine.
WWW.progressive.org is the web site for the magazine, The Progressive has existed since 1909. Its insightful articles are written by a variety of progressives.
Educator Resource Sites
http.// EducatorLabs.org is a volunteer-based startup that conducts free research for educators in which retired teachers and librarians engage in meaningful dialog with other educators. Some of their environmental education related sites are:
Energy Conservation for Kids
Energy Savers Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home
Kids Guide to Home Energy Saving>
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Guide to Composting at Home
Electricity & Its Impacts
Going Green: Eco-Friendly Property Upgrades
Green Schools Leadership Center
Green Living Resource Sites
Create a Garden
Gardening with Native Plants
Guide to Clean Plant Care
Attracting Native Pollinators
Conserve water, don’t waste it
Rain Barrel & Water Conservation Tips
100+ Ways to Conserve Water http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/?view=list
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