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Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment

S.A.V.E. arose from a group of concerned citizens who wanted to make a difference and promote a love and appreciation for our natural world. S.A.V.E. was established in August, 1990. It is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. S.A.V.E. has been recognized for its work by the National Environmental Awards Council, the Ohio House of Representatives, and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.


The Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, (S.A.V.E.) Inc. fosters a personal awareness and respect for the interrelatedness of ecology and spirituality for all who wish to learn young and old. To this end, S.A.V.E. creates formal and informal life-long learning opportunities in cooperation with organizations at all levels: local, national, and global. S.A.V.E.’s activities are designed to empower individuals to action.

What we do:

  • Sponsor five free bi-monthly public lectures on various environmental topics between September and April of the academic year
  • Provide scholarships to underserved youth for Summer Science Camp at Lourdes’ Center for Science Education and the Environment(CSEE)
  • Grant up to 3 Planet Earth Sustainability Awards at Northwest District Science Day annually
  • Present annual Environmental Awards:
    • Eco-Educator (Elementary & Secondary)
    • Eco-Service
    • Eco-Friend of the Environment
    • Eco-School (Elementary & Secondary)
    • Eco-Community
  • Publish a quarterly newsletter
  • Sponsor the “I Love the Earth” Bake Sale and Raffle fundraiser on or near Valentine’s Day.
  • Recycle used printer and copier cartridges as well as cell phones through Cartridges for Kids
  • Exhibit at the Sylvania Expo in March
  • Exhibit at the Sylvania Franciscan Village Wellness Fair
  • Produced a video with the city of Sylvania called “Sylvania, a Suburban Eco-City”
  • Give presentations about S.A.V.E.

2017-2018 FREE Public Lecture Series Announced

All lectures are held in the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center, on the Sylvania Franciscan/Lourdes University Campus, Sylvania, OH

September 11, 2017
7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Monday)
“The Byrd Polar Project and Climate Studies”
By: Jason Cervenec, Education and Outreach Director, Bird Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

November 14, 2017
7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
“How to Save A River: Water Stewardship & Related Environmental Land- Use Issues”
By: Abigail Frost-King, President and Founder of Save Maumee Grassroots Organization, Inc.

January 23, 2018
7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
“Global Climate Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do?”
By: Dr. Andy Jorgensen, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo

March 13, 2018
7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
“The Third Battle for a Clean Lake Erie”
By: Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, an Environmental Grassroots Organization founded in Toledo,OH to protect the Western Lake Erie Basin and the communities that depend on it.

April 24, 2018
7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
“Our Sustainable Future – Ready or Not, Here We Come!”
By: John Krochmalny, Co-founder, Northwest State Community College’s “Education for Sustainability” and S.A.V.E. Board Member