Spirit of Life, Universal Spirit of Love, guide us in our work to help protect and preserve the glorious Creation that you have given us, which sustains us and all life on this Earth.



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Do you have reason to believe that your health or the health of your family is being adversely affected by oil/gas operations in your vicinity, including by drilling, fracking waste injection, compressor stations, condensate tanks, pipelines, etc.?  
Contact the OHIO HEALTH REGISTRY.  


Next Statewide FaCT Meeting July 22 - 12 Noon
at East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
10848 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland, OH  44094

                              East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

                              East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Meeting begins at Noon with Lunch and Fellowship
After Lunch: Blessing of the Waters observance.  Please, bring a small container of water from where you live or have traveled in Ohio or elsewhere.  We will pour all our waters together into a common vessel as we join in prayer/meditation for protection for our most precious of natural resources.
THEN: Two important presentations on Water Protection -
Dr. Ted Auch of FracTracker Alliance and Adjunct Professor, Cleveland State University: "How Ohio's Waters Are being Impacted by Extreme Fossil Fuel Production"
AND
Sarah Spence, Director of Governmental Affairs, Ohio Environmental Council: "Legislation That Impacts Water Integrity in Ohio"

PLEASE RSVP: factohio@gmail.com


Who We Are

We are individuals from Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, and other faith communities from 16 counties in Ohio, three in West Virginia, and some locations in Pennsylvania.  We are working together to protect the natural order of this earth which sustains us all.

Our Vision

We envision an Ohio where clean, renewable energy is safely produced and where fossil fuels are used only in a limited way as a transitional source of energy until all energy is supplied by clean, renewable sources, which we believe is possible by 2050, following the plan offered by thesolutionsproject.org

Any extraction, processing, transport or transmission of hydrocarbons must be done in the safest possible manner under the guidelines of thorough and appropriate regulations that are rigorously enforced so that the rights of workers, landowners, and the community are honored and respected.

Finally, we envision an Ohio where citizens are educated and empowered to conserve energy, and where citizens value clean air and water, and uncontaminated soil.

How FaCT Carries Out its Mission

EDUCATION:

We develop programs and presentations as well as informational printouts that are used by FaCT participants to educate their own faith communities and the greater communities in which their places of worship are located.

Since conversation is often an effective means of educating, we seek to grow the number of FaCT participants and their respective faith communities, as they are best positioned to reach individuals with whom they have relationships.

ADVOCACY:

We publish our positions on various issues at our website, on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FrackFreeCleveland/?fref=ts), via media releases, and in other media contacts; we thereby convey our positions advocating for changes in government structures and in laws that bear on these issues.

When called on, we assist concerned citizens in communities seeking to defend their water, air, and soil and the health and safety of their residents through the use of such tools as a community bill of rights.

We cooperate with other environmental organizations in public demonstrations against such destructive activities as fracking, toxic and radioactive fracking waste, and for the replacement of fossil fuels with conservation measures, community and personal lifestyle changes,  and with renewable energy sources such as wind, water, and sun.

                                                 Prayerful "Solidarity with Standing Rock" Event in Cleveland, November 27, 2016                                              with participation from several FaCT members (photo: courtesy of  Anne Caruso, FaCT)

                                                 Prayerful "Solidarity with Standing Rock" Event in Cleveland, November 27, 2016
                                             with participation from several FaCT members (photo: courtesy of  Anne Caruso, FaCT)

We intervene, when asked by interested parties, in lease deliberations, especially those involving faith communities and their land or lands in their vicinity.

OUR PERSPECTIVE:

In all the work we do, we work together on an interfaith basis, each of us drawing on the ethical principles of our respective religious and spiritual traditions to preserve and protect the web of life of which we are all a part.  All our faith traditions teach that this earth is a gift that we must work to preserve and protect.  Faith communities represent strong and caring groups of individuals with the power to affect change. 


[Click HERE to read about how FaCT got started]