Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future

At first I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.

Listen to the latest FaCT podcast!

Justin Nobel: Unveiling the Radioactive Truth: Big Oil’s Dangerous Secret

In this episode of "Just the Facts," featuring guest Justin Nobel, an acclaimed journalist and author, a dark and critical issue within the oil and gas industry comes to light—radioactivity in oil field waste. Nobel, who spent seven years investigating and writing his book "Petroleum 238: Big Oil’s Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It," provides alarming revelations about the radioactive pollutants associated with oil and gas extraction that have been neglected by the industry and overlooked by governing bodies.

Coming June 24th!

King Coal

KING COAL is the season opener for PBS' POV - the longest-running showcase on television for independent documentary films. KING COAL will make its national broadcast premiere Monday, June 24 2024 at 10pmET/9C (check local listings) and will be available to stream until December 3, 2024 on pbs.org and the PBS App.

Our Next Distinguished Speaker

Jennifer Ackerman discusses her new book, "What an Owl Knows"

Speaking on Saturday, June 15 at 3 PM ET via Zoom

Jennifer Ackerman illuminates the rich biology and natural history of owls and reveals remarkable new scientific discoveries about their brains and behavior. She joins scientists in the field and explores how researchers are using modern technology and tools to learn how owls communicate, hunt, court, mate, raise their young, and move about from season to season.

Jennifer's most recent book, What an Owl Knows: The new science of the world’s most enigmatic birds, was an instant New York Times bestseller and has been described in reviews as “eloquent and engaging”, “revelatory,” a “fascinating read,” “a masterful survey,” and an “enchanting guide.”

Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science, nature, and health for more than three decades. Her work aims to explain and interpret science for a lay audience and to explore the riddles of the natural world, blending scientific knowledge with strong storytelling. She has won numerous awards and fellowships, including a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a Silver Medal Award for Nature Writing from the International Regional Magazine Association, and fellowships at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College (now the Radcliffe Institute), Brown College at the University of Virginia, and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

About FaCT

We believe In the moral imperative of addressing climate change - engaging Faith Communities and people of conscience in the interconnectedness and sacredness of the natural world and one another.


Every month, FaCT produces a newsletter, on-line, rich with information and images. Click the button below to read the newsletters . . .

White papers

FaCT has a number of scientists that have written in-depth articles about issues relating the environment and climate change. Check out these white papers here.


FaCT produces a monthly podcast. These feature in-depth interviews with many of our Distinguished Speakers as well as discussions with people directly impacted by climate issues in the greater Ohio Valley region.

Help FaCT!

Help us improve the quality of the land, air, and water in the Ohio Valley region

As a non-profit, FaCT depends on its generous donors to help it fulfill its mission. Click on the image to the right to learn more about how you can become a part of the FaCT Donor Team.

East Palestine. Never Forget.

February 4, 2023. One Year Ago.

The derailment in East Palestine, OH is a reminder of how fragile our environment is. And how easily it can be soiled by actions from careless corporate behavior.


FaCT team members traveled to East Palestine ten weeks after the derailment. They interviewed East Palestine citizens to get a sense of what they experienced with the derailment and how it has affected their lives.


FaCT has teamed with the Ohio Council of Churches to raise money for the victims of the East Palestine derailment. Learn how you can be of assistance.


Reach out to your state or federal representative and express your opinion about what can and should be done to prevent these derailments in the future.

Learn. Take Action.

At FaCT, we want to inform and educate you about the critical environmental issues and climate change threats our nation faces. And then, we want to invite you to stand with us, to take action, to make a difference. Together, we can shape a better future.


We have many ways you can learn about important issues relating to the environment and climate change in the Ohio Valley and beyond. Some of the resources on this site are:

Take Action

Visit the "Take Action" section of our site to learn how you can get involved to have a positive impact on the environment and to mitigate the impact of climate change wherever you may live.

East Palestine Derailment

Radioactive Well Brine

This is a major ecological issue in Ohio


Climate change

Our Constituents Love Us, and We Think You Will, Too

FaCT is working to help empower communities to protect our air, water, and soil, and the health and safety of Ohio families as well as working to mitigate climate change. Our supporters appreciate the team effort FaCT is making to help build a better future.

  • I’ve been a proud supporter of FACT for over 10 years. Their strong leadership in advocating for sustainable energy has been a huge inspiration for me personally.

  • FaCT continues to address the heart of the problem and offers credible programming that invites us to not just know better, but do better. Our faith community is pleased to be an “anchor” for FaCT.

  • FaCT has brought us together to work towards a common goal…. I pray for the well-being of the people I've met in the struggle, people who I can now call my sisters and brothers, and I pray that others will see the importance of caring for creation.

  • FaCT provides a vital inter-faith nexus of information and cooperative action for environmental sustainability.

  • If we are to solve the serious environmental problems our Ohio Appalachian communities face when dealing with fracking, we need to educate citizens. FaCT is a leader when it comes to providing educational materials, speakers and outreach. I am honored to be a part of the FaCT family.

  • II am truly grateful for the air filter. My breathing has improved and I feel much better.

  • My husband and I are very grateful for the church purchasing an air purifier for our home following the train derailment. Knowing it was safe to be back home gave us peace of mind. We are very blessed to have a caring fellowship.

  • I am so grateful for the air filter given to me by the church. The air in my home is cleaner and easier to breathe. With the cleaner air comes also lesser anxieties due to the train derailment in February.

  • FaCT is a great example of how people of different faiths aren’t as far apart in beliefs and commitments as some want to portray.

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