Greg Pace in Columbus Community Bill of Rights shirt
Greg Pace will be the recipient of the 2016 Free Press "Libby" Award for Community Activism, sharing it with Carolyn Harding, for their work on the Columbus Community Bill of Rights. The ceremony is Monday, December 5, from 7-9pm at The Hub, 1336 E. Main St.

Greg is currently an organizer for a campaign to get a ‘community bill of rights’ on the local Columbus city ballot. The rights-based ordinance states that based on community members’ inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, as well as other rights, the city is to ban all new fracking infrastructure, including disposal of radioactive, toxic wastes from shale wells within the city of Columbus (

Greg’s passion includes promoting renewable, clean, abundant and safe energy sources that are our future on this planet. Solar energy is becoming a vibrant source of distributed (de-centralized) energy, and in developing our personal energy freedom. He is board secretary of the Clintonville Energy Collaborative, administers their time bank and is webmaster (

Along with offering presentations on the bill of rights, cooperatives (with focus on solar co-ops) that are forming around Ohio as well as other locations, Greg also has given presentations on what the global commons movement represents (

Admission: $10 at the door or $5 low income. No one will be turned away. Parking in lot to the east or across Main Street. RSVP -