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Arley Owens, Founder and President Earth Team Green

Arley Owens, a dedicated environmental leader is President and Founder of Earth Team Green and former Executive Director for the Ohio Recycling Coalition and past  member of the National Recycling Coalition’s Board of Directors and  served as the Chair of the National Recycling Coalition’s Diversity Equity Inclusion Council. Arley’s pathway to environmental leadership includes his tenure with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources where he, along with a stellar staff, created and implemented the national award winning Recycle, Ohio! Program for the State of Ohio, Luckey The Lady Bug and Plant Pride Not Litter Ohio's first statewide liter prevention program initiative.  In 2014 Arley along with nine other Ohio based businesses to include Honda of America, Rumpke Recycling Inc. were recognized by the Association of Ohio Recyclers as one of the individuals who had made a major impact on Ohio’s Recycling Industry.  Arley earned an MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix, a BA in Communications from THE Ohio State University and successfully completed the Solid Waste Authority of North America’s course work and is a Certified Residential Recycling Manager.  Arley is also the Founder and President of the critically acclaimed; Earth Team Green Eco-Thriller Comic Book Franchise Arley’s next best-selling Eco-Thriller Comic Book is titled “The Sky Princess-Crusader For Climate Change and Zero Waste Wonder.  On July 27, 2022 the Ohio Department of Natural Resouces awarded Arley with prestiguos Cardinal for his contributin towards saving Ohio's natural resources. Arley is a Viet Nam Veteran and served proudly in South Viet Nam as a member of the United States Air Force’s Tactical Air Command’s Elite 823rd Combat Security Police and was awarded two Bronze Stars for combat missions involving the defense of the United States Air Force’s eleven Air Bases.
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