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Sunbury Urban Farm Connects Columbus Youth to Nature and Food Sources

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Sunbury Urban Farm Connects Columbus Youth to Nature and Food Sources

Sunbury Urban Farm is just less than a year old, however its purpose is longstanding. Paisley Nash-Dooley, a member of the staff that includes Sarah Erikson and a host of volunteers, says that the mission of Sunbury Urban Farm is to cultivate community. “Our research and personal experiences have taught us that people who are […]

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Columbus Achieves 78% Residential Recycling Participation Rate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Achieves 78% Residential Recycling Participation Rate

A new survey from Rumpke this summer revealed that the City of Columbus has been able to achieve a 78% participation rate with its residential curbside recycling program that first rolled out in 2012. “I am so proud of how residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling in Columbus,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. “The amount of trash […]

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City of Columbus Begins Research on Plastic Bag Restrictions

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City of Columbus Begins Research on Plastic Bag Restrictions

Following recent bans and restrictions on single-use plastic bags in several states and municipalities across the country, the office of Mayor Michael Coleman is resolved to formulate a similar policy for Columbus. How exactly to protect the city from being polluted by plastic grocery bags is a task which has fallen in part on David […]

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Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Rolling Out This Week

Walker Evans Walker Evans Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Rolling Out This Week

Collecting trash is going high-tech. We wrote in August about eventual plans to deploy solar-powered trash compactors onto Short North sidewalks, and after a delay in deployment, the city is ready to get the new equipment set up starting tomorrow. “These new containers will reduce trash overflows in our neighborhoods and protect our environment by […]

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Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

As curbside recycling efforts in Columbus have continued to expand in 2014 to include eligible condo and apartment buildings, it’s only natural that record amounts of trash are being diverted from the landfill for recycling. In fact, exactly 8,981 tons (17,963,136 pounds) of recyclable material was collected during the three month span of May-July 2014, […]

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Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

 Olivia Bower Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

The city of Columbus bought several trash-compacting garbage cans to put on sidewalks in the Short North, but they haven’t been used yet. Working on streets in cities across the world, these trash cans – solar compactors – are made by BigBelly Solar to harness solar energy to compact trash and recyclable materials, if desired. […]

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Recycling Day Comes to Ohio History Center

 Olivia Bower Recycling Day Comes to Ohio History Center

The Purge is coming to Columbus this summer. But don’t worry – it’s only The Great Green Purge, a day dedicated to disposing of unwanted items. Hosted by the Ohio Historical Center in conjunction with Big Green Head, the City of Columbus, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio and others, the event will be held […]

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