About FaCT

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FaCT Vision

Empowered communities working to actively protect the air, water, and soil; and working to mitigate and remediate climate change.

FaCT Mission

We educate, inspire, advocate, and organize for a just transition to renewable energy sources, sustainable practices, and policies that address climate change.

FaCT Values

We believe in the moral imperative of climate change - engaging faith communities and people of conscience in the interconnectedness and sacredness of the natural world and one another.

We believe in justice, equity, and inclusion, working together with vulnerable and marginalized communities.

We believe in hope - that our vision becomes a reality.

We believe in courage - real change demands action.

We believe in solidarity - caring for one another and our planet.

FaCT Strategies

We oppose extreme fossil fuel extraction processes that harm the environment, damage communities, stress local economies, and threaten human health. We recognize that unsustainable practices contribute to economic inequality and impose a disproportionate burden on underrepresented, low income and minority communities. We work to create clean, renewable energy generation with fair representation and local control for safe, healthy communities.

We develop programs and presentations as well as informational materials that are used by FaCT participants to educate their own faith communities and the larger communities in which they are located.

Calling on conversation as an effective means of educating, we seek to grow the number of FaCT participants and faith communities, providing opportunities to reach individuals with whom they have relationships.

We recognize that clean, renewable energy can be safely produced using current technology. Fossil fuels should be used only in a limited way as part of a quick transition to a system where all energy is supplied by safe, sustainable sources. Any extraction, processing, transport or transmission of hydrocarbons must be done with informed local consent in the safest possible manner under the guidelines of thorough and appropriate regulations that are rigorously enforced to honor and respect the rights of workers, landowners, and communities.

We publish our positions on our website, Facebook, Twitter, via media releases, at community events, and by contacting elected officials, asserting our roles as advocates for changes in government regulations and laws that bear on these issues.

We assist concerned citizens and communities seeking to protect their air, water, and soil and the health and safety of their residents against the devastation of predatory practices. We do this through the use of local and state initiatives organized by groups throughout Ohio, and through movements created nationally and internationally.

We cooperate with other environmental organizations in public demonstrations against destructive activities such as fracking, storage of toxic and radioactive fracking waste, and the Ohio Valley petrochemical build-out. We call for replacing fossil fuels with energy conservation, community and personal lifestyle changes, and safe, renewable energy sources.We believe the sustainability for which we advocate is possible by 2050. We support actions that move us towards local, healthy food sources; reduced use of plastics; clean, public transportation; preservation of natural areas, and a just transition to safe, sustainable jobs.

We draw on the ethical principles of our various moral traditions to preserve and protect the earth’s interconnected web of life. Faith communities represent strong and caring individuals with the power to effect change.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership comes from all walks of life. Each one is committed to FaCT's mission and brings to the team unique skills and their own perspective.

Pastor Margaret Mills

President and Co-Founder

Ron Prosek

Treasurer and Co-Founder

Ted Auch, Ph. D.

Vice President

Distinguished Speaker Series

Linda New

Director, Leader of FaCT West Shore Chapter

Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that people of faith represent morally strong and caring individuals who have the power to effect change.

We educate, inspire, advocate, and organize for a just transition to renewable energy sources, sustainable practices, and policies that address climate change.

The process creates vast amounts of wastewater, emits greenhouse gases such as methane, releases toxic air pollutants and generates noise. Studies have shown these gas and oil operations can lead to loss of animal and plant habitats, species decline, migratory disruptions and land degradation.

Historically Appalachia has borne the brunt of resource exploitation and hazardous manufacturing and processing, whether it be coal mines, oil/gas wells, petrochemical development, single-use plastic manufacturing, etc., with all of the attendant fallout that has impacted the health and safety of its people. That is why FaCT is focusing many of its educational efforts on these threats to faith communities in Ohio’s Appalachian counties and among other institutions in the state that can help promote environmental justice in these counties.

No! While FaCT began in Ohio, we are expanding our organization into the greater Ohio region (W. Virginia, Pennsylvannia). And, we are of course concerned with climate change, a global challenge.

Please contact Ron Prosek, one of FaCT's founders. Ron can be reached at (440) 749-7117 and rprosek.factohio@gmail.com

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A non-profit dedicated to highlighting the impact of climate change and other environmental issues in the Ohio region and beyond.

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