Green Task Force                          

Serving Alliance, Ohio
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Bottlecap mural by Alliance High School art students under the direction of Erin Wozniak, made from bottlecaps donated by the community at the Alliance Farmers Market, and displayed at Rodman Public Library - now on display at the YMCA.

Green Alliance is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) made up of  a coalition of people in the Greater Alliance Area who have come together to help Alliance plan a sustainable environment for all of us now and for our children in the decades ahead.

Our mission is to develop recommendations and strategies to fulfill the U. S. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement with the City of Alliance, and to establish partnerships with various entities of government, education, business, industry and among citizens to educate and empower the greater Alliance community with the goal of developing as an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable community.

According to this statement, our mission takes on not only the consequences of global warming but also the wider challenge of building a “sustainable community.” A widely used and helpful definition of “sustainability” is the one developed by the Brundtland Commission: sustainable development is development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

We welcome anyone in the Greater Alliance Community to join with us in our work. Below, find information about our organization and a list of easily accessible web sites for further information on building a sustainable future.

   Tiffany Gravlee

    Martha McClaugherty

   Steve Kramer

Additional Information:

U.S. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement

The Oberlin Project

Rodman Public Library's list of sustainability resources

Greening Your City (powerpoint presentation)

Transportation by the Numbers

Plastic Bags
Complete Streets Act of 2008

Daniel Goleman on "Ecological Intelligence" 



See Green Energy Ohio for the latest in Alternative Energy happenings in Ohio

Recycling questions?  Click here!  for info from the Tri-County Waste District.


Trash Talk – The Current and Future States of Recycling in Alliance

7-8 pm in the fellowship hall of Union Avenue United Methodist Church (accessible)

1843 S. Union Avenue, Alliance, OH  44601 

Free!!  Opportunities to ask questions and discuss recycling in your home and community.

The latest news and information on recycling in Alliance will be provided by our diverse group of panelists in an open question & answer format”

Panelists include representatives from:

1.    Kimble Company (Alliance City trash/recycling hauler)

2.    Wendy Bullock from Stark/Tuscarawas/Wayne Recycling Districts

3.    Gregg Carpenter from Carpenter Metal Solutions in Alliance

4.      Dr. Amy McElhinney from the Department of Biology at Univ. of Mount Union

Reviewing our mission

We are currently discussing updating our mission now that the City of Alliance has a Green Commission to oversee the City's Sustainability Plan.  Green Alliance is re-focusing it's mission, and exploring how we can best raise awareness within our community about the urgency of addressing climate change, and preserving a livable planet for future generations. 
Please contact us if you'd like to join this effort, and watch for new initiatives here!

Please come join us!

Please click on the "local initiatives" at the left for info on past Parkway Elementary Nature gardens projects, Community Gardens, Sustainability Celebrations at the University of Mount Union, and more...

If you are interested in helping us plan future events, please contact us - we welcome help and new ideas!
Be sure to also visit the Green Commission's page on the City of Alliance's website, to see the City's current Sustainability Plan.


2017 - 2018
The Science March

The People's Climate March

Sept. 15th, 2015

Community Solar Forum


Bill Spratley - Executive Director of Green Energy Ohio - see his presentation on Alternative Energy and Community Solar in Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan - United States House of Representatives

Randy Monhemius - USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants - farms in our area, and small businesses in the city of Alliance are elligible for grants for energy efficiency and a variety of alternative energy!   USDA REAP Presentation and USDA REAP Fact Sheet

Greg Courtney - Wind Turbines of Ohio (and now Solar) - Solar for Businesses and Non-Profits- Power Purchase Agreements

Green Energy Ohio 2016 SOLAR TOUR, June 3,4,& 5



Come to Rodman Library for family- friendly crafts and acitivities, and for information from all of our local parks - hiking & biking trail maps, info on nature centers, preserves, recreation, and more!

- Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources

- Stark Parks

- Alliance Bicycling enthusiasts

- Beech Creek Botanical Garden and  Nature Preserve and Butterfly House

- Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

- City of Alliance Parks Department

- Ohio State Parks

- Stark County Community Action

Natural Gas vs. Oil:  The Future of Transportation?

Environmental Science students at the University of Mount Union explored many factors related to the use of compressed natural gas as an alternative transportation fuel.

Their presentation covered topics including:
•  The extraction of natural gas
•  Efficiency and performance of NG vehicles
•  Safety concerns while refueling and driving
•  Transport and distribution of natural gas
•  Economic, policy and environmental issues

Celebrate Downtown! (click here for details and times)

Music, art, food, door-prizes
Hand-made Queen-size quilt to be raffled - proceeds to be used for community gardens, bike racks, and other sustainable Alliance projects.

"The Greenest Building is the One Already Built:  Historic Preservation in Alliance"  
Martha McClaugherty, Chair of Alliance Historic Preservation Commission, and President-elect of the Alliance Preservation Society

Facts and Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing ("fracking")

Dr. Jeffrey Dick, Chair of Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science at Youngstown State University
Samantha Malone, Communication specialist and PhD student in Public Health from Univ. of Pittsburgh; 
Dr. Theodore Voneida
, founding Chair and  Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

  Lance Schmidt
is the director of the NeoHaus institute (  and is currently designing and building Aquaponic systems in the Akron Canton area to grow plants all year round with aquaponics. Aquaponics is like hydroponics except that fish is grown and then the fish water is pumped into gravel "grow beds" to supply nutrients and water for the plants. The plants grow faster and bigger in this type of system. The great part is it is totally organic and is totally sustainable. 

2011 Sustainable Alliance Fest information

To volunteer, get on our email list, or support Green Alliance with a donation, please click here:

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