As a passionate environmental advocate in Ohio who, over the last several years, has become more active and vocal, I’ve often found it difficult to find local grassroots environmental organizations that I could get involved with or help. The more people I talked to, I found that they often are aware of the climate crisis or other environmental issues but are rarely inspired to act. Sometimes it’s out of apathy, but usually it’s just not knowing where to look.
The more I searched for these groups, I found that the organizations themselves, unless they are large and well-funded, find it challenging to market themselves effectively and in turn, grow their membership and volunteer base. Thus, they are hard to find!
Seeing a need, and being an experienced graphic designer and website designer, I started Go Green Go to make a positive impact with the climate crisis and other environmental issues.
The goal of GoGreenGo.org is to “Turn Awareness Into Action” by getting concerned individuals in contact with grassroots environmental groups in their area of Ohio that share their interests. On our website, we have begun to create a comprehensive online directory of Ohio grassroots environmental organizations that is searchable by county, category and keyword. Interested in watershed or wetlands in Summit County, for instance? Just search our listing!
I’ve spent countless hours building this website and populating it with around 145 organizations so far. Each visually pleasing listing contains a description, categories, contact information, donation links, and social media links for that organization. Often times, our listings are more complete than the group’s own website.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Go Green Go will not only benefit citizens by giving them a comprehensive resource, it will benefit the organizations by increasing their online presence while helping them grow their membership and volunteer base.
Building, promoting and maintaining a project like this takes a lot of time, money and effort.
This entire project is born out of grave concern for the future of our planet and its inhabitants. Our organization believes that real solutions to address the climate crisis and other environmental issues will come from active and motivated individuals getting involved with like-minded grassroots organizations. My board and I hope this website helps make it easier for folks like you to stand up and get going!
Founder & President
Eric is the owner of the graphic design company About350 Creative, in Hudson, Ohio, and the founder of Go Green Go. He is a passionate environmental advocate and member of former Vice President Al Gore's organization The Climate Reality Project, and was appointed by Hudson City Council to serve on the Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee.
Steve currently serves as Senior Advisor at the Council on Strategic Risk as well as at the Center for Climate and Security in Washington, D.C. He is also Co-Founder and President of Earth Ethic, an environmental security consultancy. During the previous Administration, Steve served at the White House as Director for Asia Security Affairs on the National Security Council. During his time at the White House he also co-chaired, with the President’s Chair for Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Sub-Cabinet Level Interagency Policy Committee tasked with managing the environmental impact of the U.S. global strategic rebalance.
Steve served in multiple senior positions at the Pentagon including as the Chairman Joint Chiefs’ Deputy Director for Intelligence (DDI) and operations/intelligence briefer for the Secretary of Defense. He served as a Chief of Staff for the Chairman’s ISR enterprise as well as for U.S. Strategic Command. Steve also served in New York as Political-Military Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN where he advised on Security Council equities. At sea and during operational assignments, he served as Chief of Staff for Intelligence for Commander, Carrier Strike Group 11 embarked on USS NIMITZ; senior analyst and briefer for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet; Senior Indication & Warning Officer NATO Combined Air Operations Center, Vicenza, Italy; as well as in Berlin as Officer in Charge of the Defense Department’s Liaison Office. Additionally, Steve served as a Federal Executive Fellow, RAND Corporation, where he focused on the nexus of climate change and national security.
Steve is a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he received an M.A. in National Security Studies and a B.S. in Marine Engineering respectively. He is a senior service college Distinguished Graduate of the National Defense University where he received an M.S. in National Resource Strategy. A recipient of the Admiral Layton Inspirational Leadership Award, he holds specialties in Space and Remote Sensing System Operations, Politico-Military Affairs as well as certifications in Negotiation for Diplomats. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Fellow at the United States-Japan Foundation.
Mike is a customer service veteran, spending years with the Cleveland Indians and Apple Computers. He is also an up-and-coming nature photographer who did a stint in Florida tracking panther migration patterns with acclaimed National Geographic photographer Carlton Ward. Much of Mike's photography is featured throughout this website.
Kate is the Senior Project Manager for Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners in Twinsburg, Ohio. She holds a bachelor's in Botany from Miami University, and a master's in Conservation Ecology from the University of Michigan.
Jeff is a long-time member of the Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee, and its current Chairman. Jeff is also very active in the community, managing a soup kitchen volunteer group in Akron.
Dirk is a former major league baseball pitcher, and current digital marketing and analytics strategists. He has written several critically acclaimed books on his life in baseball, and has appeared on the New York Times Bestsellers list and as a baseball analyst on national television and radio broadcasts.
Julie Ann has a diverse background in art and marketing, spending nearly twenty years in the theme park and entertainment industries. While at the Akron Art Museum she oversaw public relations and marketing initiatives for the highly publicized building addition. Julie Ann is also the former president of the Hudson Heritage Association, currently serves as the marketing and public relations manager for the Akron Roundtable, and is a board member of the Baldwin-Buss House Foundation.
Jack Brookhart received his Masters Degree from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management (now part of Arizona State University) and also attended the University of Kansas and New York University in Spain. Jack has spent his entire career in the international marketplace, much of it establishing and managing sales and distribution networks and developing and implementing marketing programs in both professional and retail market segments. He has led the building and expansion of three companies into the international marketplace: Sherwin-Williams (Europe and the Middle East), Blue Coral and GOJO Industries. Jack is currently co-chairman Environmental Awareness Committee of Hudson, Ohio.