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BAPS Charities Walk Green 2019

  BAPS Charities Walk Green 2019

BAPS Charities Walk Green 2019 in Columbus, OH is an event to raise funds for The Nature Conservancy, and other BAPS Charities activities. This year, BAPS Charities will support The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to plant one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative. Walk Green 2019 will help The Nature Conservancy […]

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Climate Change – A Panel Discussion

  Climate Change – A Panel Discussion

Join us for a discussion about the current state of climate change and its impact on the future of our community and the world. Local experts Jason Cervenec, education and outreach director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at OSU; Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of Ohio Environmental Council; and David Celebrezze, Greenspot coordinator […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade at The Hills Downtown

  St. Patrick’s Day Parade at The Hills Downtown

Start planning for St. Patrick’s Day now! It’s on a Sunday this year so start prepping for a Sunday Funday with The Hills Downtown! We will have our bar open starting at 10:30am with Irish Coffees, Black and Tans, Baileys, Jameson and more! Our bakery will have bagels & green cream cheese, and green sprinkle […]

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Columbus Hopes to Plant 20,000 New Trees in April, 300,000 by 2020

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Hopes to Plant 20,000 New Trees in April, 300,000 by 2020

Spring is finally here, and Columbus can now start on the city’s Branch Out Program’s goal of planting 300,000 trees by the year 2020. The Branch Out program, introduced by Green Columbus, had a waiting season after its launch last September. As the days get longer, Columbusites will soon have an opportunity to participate in […]

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Bill on Energy Policy Threatens National Park System

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Bill on Energy Policy Threatens National Park System

Local environmentalists are rallying support in opposition to an energy bill currently moving through the U.S. Congress. The Energy Policy Modernization Act would “create or improve several programs designed to increase energy efficiency in buildings, require significant upgrades to the electrical grid… expedite liquid natural gas exports, loosen permitting rules for construction of natural gas […]

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HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro made an announcement in Columbus last week about a measure intending to boost capital investment in affordable and energy efficient housing. “Families across the country are struggling through an affordable housing crisis,” said Secretary Castro in a press release. “By reducing our rates, this […]

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City of Columbus Announces Plans to Plant 300,000 New Trees by 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Announces Plans to Plant 300,000 New Trees by 2020

When it comes to urban revitalization, there are many different ways to go about building (or rebuilding) a community. Nearly every idea comes with its share of proponents and detractors, with some ideas being more controversial than others. But there’s one form of community enhancement that few people would argue is problematic for a neighborhood: […]

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