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Photos: Earth Day 2013

 Pam Reece Photos: Earth Day 2013

As part of Green Columbus 7th annual Earth Day celebration, The MAD Scientist, Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries and Westerville Parks and Recreation organized a planting event on April 20th to build a wetland ecosystem in Highland Park. The wetlands was marked off by different colored flags to represent the water level variations. Volunteers […]

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Q&A: Bill Dawson on Community Gardening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Q&A: Bill Dawson on Community Gardening

If you want to start a community garden in Central Ohio, then there’s one person you most certainly know: Bill Dawson. Bill has been working at the forefront of community gardening efforts for the past two decades and has helped launch new gardens all throughout the region in addition to efforts located on-site at the […]

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Greenspot Rain Barrel Program Continues in 2013

Brent Warren Brent Warren Greenspot Rain Barrel Program Continues in 2013

The Greenspot Rain Barrel Program, which distributed nearly 1,000 discounted rain barrels to county residents last year, has been renewed for 2013 and will officially get going again in April. Rain barrels collect rain water by connecting directly to a downspout; diverting the water collected on a house’s roof from the stormwater system and providing […]

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Eartha Limited Renews Focus on Food Waste, Grows Rapidly

Walker Evans Walker Evans Eartha Limited Renews Focus on Food Waste, Grows Rapidly

Eartha Limited launched in 2009 as a startup business with a noble purpose: divert local food waste from the county landfill and become a premiere resource for composting and waste management consulting. Immediate challenges delayed some of the company’s plans as the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) had existing policies in place that […]

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West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Since opening nearly five months ago, much of the media discussion of the Hollywood Casino in Columbus has centered on the number of people coming through the door and what kind of experience they are having once they do. A group of planners, business leaders and other interested parties gathered at an event on Thursday […]

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Columbus Recycling Program Considers Apartment/Condo Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Recycling Program Considers Apartment/Condo Expansion

The City of Columbus recently completed the five-phase rollout of the new residential curbside recycling program, and the team at RecyColumbus is ready to address one of the common questions brought up about the program. “Many residents who live in apartments and condos have contacted us and said they would like to participate in RecyColumbus,” […]

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Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklin County Working on New Regulations for Backyard Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits

For those urban farmers residing outside of city limits but within Franklin County (that means you, township residents), there are currently significant barriers to raising small farm animals like chickens, ducks or rabbits. Under current zoning, such small-scale farming is considered an agricultural use; it is prohibited on lots smaller than an acre and severely […]

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