According to GreenBiz.com, Sunny Delight’s six manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Spain are now zero waste facilities. The company’s recent steps taken to achieve this goal include going paperless with its accounts payable and expense reporting activities. For more details, click here.
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A recent report by The New York Times details growing opposition to mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, focusing on resistance to proposed mining at Coal River Mountain by Massey Energy. Local residents are proposing a large wind energy project in place of the controversial plans for a mountaintop mine. To learn more, visit NYTimes.com.
“A quick note of congratulations to Jerry Smith, USGBC-Central Ohio Chapter Board Member, on being inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) distinguished Council of Fellows. Fellowship is among the highest honors ASLA may bestow and recognizes the significant contributions these individuals have made to the profession and the public through their works, leadership and management, [...]
Award-winning independent news source Sustainable Industries announced EcoTimber Woven Recycled Poplar as one of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products award winners. Sustainable Industries‘ Top 10 Green Building Products guide is an annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of expert judges and Sustainable Industries‘ editorial team.
As a result of forecasted high ground-level ozone, an Air Quality Alert Day has been declared for Friday and Saturday (August 13-14) in Central Ohio. Light winds are also expected to restrict pollution dispersal. For more information, visit MORPC.org.
Mayor Michael Coleman discussed plans today for a curbside recycling program, which should begin serving Columbus households in 2012. Coleman’s plan calls for biweekly pick-up of paper, plastics, glass, and metals. More details are available at recyclecolumbus.org.
The North Columbus Commercial District (N. High St., between Hudson and Dodridge) has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. According to a Dispatch report, a final decision (following review by the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board) should be announced in about three months. The district is one of nine Ohio sites [...]
Early this month, the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District began offering computer, computer equipment, and television recycling to Hamilton County residents. Residents can now drop off CPUs, hard drives, copiers, computer monitors, scanners, cell phones, televisions, and more to 2trg at 11092 Kenwood Road (Building 7), Blue Ash, Ohio 45242. For more information, click [...]
According to a report by Mesothelioma.com, the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) has awarded a $415,000 grant to the City of Reynoldsburg to support the removal of asbestos-containing floor tiles and piping from the Valu King Food Market building. For more information, click here.
According to a recent article in the Coshocton Tribune, a planned expansion of the American Electric Power (AEP) Conesville Generating Station landfill has been approved by the Ohio EPA. The solid waste permit-to-install will allow the landfill, located approximately three miles south of Coshocton, to increase its disposal capacity by three to five years. For [...]