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Super Suds

Score Healthy and Eco-Friendly Points at Parties For healthy eaters, Super Bowl parties’ bent toward rich, calorie-laden foods compete with our desire to shed some holiday pounds and return to regular diet regimens. Whether supplying eco-beer selections for guests or bringing refreshments to a gathering, armchair players can score green points both in terms of natural ingredients and supporting the domestic ... Read More »

Eartha and Rain

Environmentally Sustainable Businesses Develop Partnership by Susan Post Two local businesses owners are helping each another while advancing their respective missions to run environmentally sustainable operations. Rain Brothers and Eartha Limited are building bridges between both rainwater and recycling and demolition and compost. The two businesses share an acre lot in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus. Being located in such ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Tansky Toyota

Creating a Greener Community by Susan Post A car dealership might not be first on the list of buildings one would expect to be certified “green”, but local dealership Tansky Toyota has exceeded expectations by obtaining a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “We’re the first LEED-certified [car] dealership in ... Read More »

Musician with a Cause

Jack Johnson Plans Shows with the Planet in Mind by Meredith Montgomery Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s touring concerts have almost always doubled as fundraisers for local environmental nonprofits. “Early on, we recognized that we could not only fill a room, but also raise funds and awareness for nonprofit groups we believe in,” says Johnson. Then, as he started playing larger venues, ... Read More »

Ohio Companies Help Homeowners Go Green

by Susan Post As the emphasis on green living grows, several Ohio companies are finding innovative ways to integrate eco-friendly products into our homes in unexpected ways. From the paint on your walls to the washing machine in your laundry room, you can go green. We all know basics like that cardboard, plastic and glass are all recyclable, but what ... Read More »

Recycle More, Trash Less: Rumpke Recycling

by Felicia Brower One of the easiest ways to reduce landfill waste is to recycle. Rumpke is a family-owned company providing recycling services to Ohio residents since 1989. In 1992, the owners built a material recovery facility (MRF) in Columbus, which has grown to be one of their busiest recycling centers. The single-stream recycling method makes it even easier to ... Read More »

Clintonville Restaurant Provides Drop Location for Monthly E-waste Recycle Drive

Mozart’s Café will host a regular event to collect electronic waste (“e-waste”), outdated technology and small appliances that need to be recycled. This prevents toxic chemicals from entering landfills and then seeping into the environment by way of the air and groundwater. Co-sponsor Cindy Dunigan, realtor for Dunigan Real Estate Group and e-Merge Real Estate, talks about the way sponsor ... Read More »

Go Plastic-Free

Game On: Ways to Shrink Our Footprint by Randy Kambic Looking around us, we see plastic everywhere. Besides the customary food and product packaging, plus store bags, consider all the nooks and crannies of our lives that plastic now permeates: eating utensils; baby and pet toys; computer keyboards and accessories; pens; eyeglasses; athletic footwear; backpacks; lighters; beauty care, pill containers; ... Read More »

Tech Trash

Recycle All Electronic Products With the average American household owning 24 electronic devices, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates we are annually producing nearly 3 million tons of e-waste. Tube-type TVs and computer monitors contain lead, while cell phones harbor toxic mercury, cadmium, arsenic and brominated flame retardants, all of which can leach from landfills into groundwater. Alternatives include selling ... Read More »

Better Barters

Swapping Trash for Fresh Produce Mexico City’s innovative monthly Mercado del Trueque (barter market) in Chapultepec Park, is a winning trifecta for citizens, local vegetable and plant vendors and the city’s secretariat of the environment. There, residents can exchange cardboard, paper, glass, aluminum, plastic bottles, electronic devices and other waste for paper chits that are redeemed at kiosks for vouchers ... Read More »

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