History & Awards

30+ years of expertise & experience

OEP has been serving educators, students, and communities since 1984. Since opening our doors, we have grown our programs from one to six offerings serving hundreds of schools, thousands of teachers, and tens of thousands of students across Ohio.

Awards & Recognition

2017 – OANO Standards for Excellence

2016 – AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Leadership Award
2012 – Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations (OANO) Excellence Award
2011 – Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Organization Award
2011 – Ohio School Board Association, Outstanding Program-Westerville
2010 – NEED State Program of the Year
2008 – Ohio EPA – Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Outstanding Project in Environmental Impact Education
2002 – Partner, Governor’s Energy Smart Community Challenge
2001 –NEED State Program of the Year
2001 – National Energy Champion, U.S. Department of Energy
1996 – NEED Regional Program of the Year
1995 – Ohio’s BEST Practices
1995 – Ohio Alliance for the Environment