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Who We Are

Licking County Concerned Citizens

We are citizens of Licking County, Ohio working to ensure that we are well-informed and empowered to promote a healthy environment and to protect ourselves from the harm of toxic chemicals in our air, water, and soil.  We do this by:

  • educating ourselves and others on critical environmental issues through research-based articles, public presentations, and our website:
  • promoting renewable energy, particularly solar
  • networking with other action groups throughout the state
  • supporting local and statewide action alerts
  • meeting with state and local officials

Current issues requiring citizen consideration and action include:

  • Support for renewable energy
  • Climate change mitigation and reducing fossil fuel use
  • Concerns about deep shale development and waste water injection wells in Ohio
  • Reduction of toxic chemicals in our food, air, water, and soil
  • Inadequate regulations and enforcement of Ohio’s environmental protection laws
  • Use of well waste water “produced” brine for ice/snow removal on the public roads

How to Participate:

  • Provide your e-mail address and zip code for our website and e-mail notices by sending a request to
  • Respond to periodic “action alerts” announced through e-mail and on the website
  • Take a leadership role in addressing an environmental issue of special concern to you
  • Talk with friends and family about Licking County Concerned Citizens—and then get them engaged, too!

Questions? Please contact: Carol Apacki; Ken Apacki

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead


Solar Enthusiasts:

Licking County Solar Cooperative

The Solar Co-op was formed for the purpose:

  • To assist all households that desire to install solar energy generation at their homes.
  • To learn from the experiences of others.
  • To teach others how to design, plan, permit, construct, and monitor a solar project.
  • To lower the costs of solar energy by obtaining purchasing discounts.
  • To lower the costs of solar energy by sharing in the labor of installation.
  • To monitor and share news about advances in technology.
  • To cooperate with other institutions that are encouraging the installation of solar energy.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to change our impact on the environment and mitigate the trends in climate change.

To be added to the mailing list of the Licking County solar Cooperative,
send your request to Jeremy King at