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Columbus Reveals Urban Forestry Plan

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Reveals Urban Forestry Plan

Trees are one of the most important and efficient tools available to any city hoping to mitigate the hazards of climate change, and Columbus does not have enough of them. Only 22% of the city is covered by tree canopy—less than Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati. But with the introduction of the city’s new Urban […]

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LTE: Columbus Has the Opportunity to Lead on Clean Energy

Rob Dorans Rob Dorans LTE: Columbus Has the Opportunity to Lead on Clean Energy

Climate change is real. We have all watched in horror as wildfires this summer that continue to ravage the west coast, exacerbated by extreme temperatures and drought. We have also seen record-breaking hurricanes hit coastal states in recent years. While these weather events may seem distant, Central Ohio is also impacted by the effects of […]

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Urban Forestry Plan Needs Public Input

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Urban Forestry Plan Needs Public Input

Tonight, Columbus residents will be able to make public comments regarding the city’s long-term Urban Forestry Master Plan. Columbusites are encouraged to visit Wyandot Lodge between 6 and 8 p.m. to offer input on the city’s plan to reduce air pollution, stormwater damage and the urban heat island effect through the long-term planting of trees […]

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Detox Your Home With DIY Green Cleaning Products

  Detox Your Home With DIY Green Cleaning Products

Aspire to have a natural, healthy home. Learn the benefits of making your own cleaning products from many ingredients you probably already have-not the toxic chemicals in most commercial products! Each participant makes three different recipes to take home with them: glass cleaner, general all-purpose cleaner and heavy-duty disinfectant. Additional recipes provided. Cost: $22 for […]

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Multiple Film Series Showcase Environmental Cinema

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Multiple Film Series Showcase Environmental Cinema

In A River Between Us, a former Oregon state politician narrates the simmering disputes over the Pacific Northwest’s Klamath River. In Earthrise, the astronauts who first photographed our world from space discuss the images that eventually inspired Earth Day. The Devil We Know tells audiences the true story behind the polluting of Parkersburg, West Virginia, […]

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Fantastic Fungi

  Fantastic Fungi

Are you ready to explore the magic that lives beneath our feet? Simply Living is delighted to host the opening night screening of Fantastic Fungi at the Gateway. You can see the trailer on the website FantasticFungi.com and be sure to visit the Mush Room for wonderful resources and clips that will draw you in […]

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‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Dr. Rattan Lal’s world revolves around soil. And he understands, perhaps better than anyone, that every person’s world revolves around soil. Everything we eat, each and every day, begins with soil. There is, said Lal, a “direct relationship between human wellbeing and health of the soil and the land where they live… The fact is […]

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