Author: Cathy Cowan Becker

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Guest Blog Post

What is a Fibershed?

By Elissa Yoder MannSierra Club Ohio Chapter The statewide plastics campaign kicked off the year with a presentation hosted by Jess Boeke and Sarah Pottle from Rust Belt Fibershed, we wanted to share resources from our webinar covering the topic of plastics and textiles. Here is a link to the […]

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Simply Living seeks sustainability interns

Job Title: Sustainability Internship Reports To: Executive Director and Volunteer Leader Hours: 5 to 20 per week With 30 years of history and more than 3,000 members and supporters, Simply Living is one of the longest-serving and best-known local sustainability organizations in Central Ohio. Our mission is to provide learning […]

Energy, Environment, Press Release

Columbus announces ambitious Climate Action Plan that cuts carbon emissions 45% by 2030

Environmental coalition cited as instrumental in setting city’s climate goals in line with climate science Thursday, December 9, 2021 Contact:Cathy Cowan Becker, cathy@simplyliving.org, 937-271-1247Chad Stephens, chad.stephens@sierraclub.org, 216-322-6998 COLUMBUS, OH — Today Sustainable Columbus unveiled the city’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP), with an ambitious overall goal of reducing carbon emissions […]

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Simply Living provides testimony on oil and gas waste disposal rules

On Monday, December 6, the Ohio legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) heard testimony on regulations proposed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to manage disposal of oil and gas waste. Executive Director Cathy Cowan Becker testified on behalf of Simply Living and the Ohio Sustainable Business […]

Action Alert, Energy

Action Alert: Speak up for community solar

Community solar may be coming to Ohio! House Bill 450, which would enable community solar projects in the state, has been introduced and will have its second hearing for proponent testimony on Wednesday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m., at a meeting of the Public Utilities Committee in Room 121 of […]

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Simply Living and OSBC to present at environmental leadership academy

Simply Living and the Ohio Sustainable Business Council are proud to be featured at the upcoming two-day conference, Pathways to Environmental Leadership Academy, organized by the Ohio Recycling Coalition. On Tuesday, November 16, at 9 a.m., Mayda Sanchez, executive director of the Ohio Sustainable Business Council, and Cathy Cowan Becker, […]

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Announcing speakers, sponsors, and more for Gift To Be Simple on October 20!

Our annual Gift To Be Simple fundraiser is coming up on Wednesday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m., and we are thrilled to announce our speakers, sponsors and more.  Featured speakers for Gift To Be Simple include:  Marilyn Welker, founder of Simply Living Paula Penn-Nabrit, J.D., author, founder and president of […]

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Simply Living relaunches Sustainable U

Following our mission to connect people to learning opportunities that promote sustainability, environmental justice, and our local economy, Simply Living is relaunching Sustainable U. This fall we will offer two discussion courses through EcoChallenge, formerly Northwest Earth Institute, a course through Local Futures, and three online courses from our members. Read on for more […]

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Simply Living seeks Financial Administrative Consultant

Simply Living’s wonderful bookkeeper is moving into retirement, so we are now hiring a new Financial Administrative Consultant. Please see the job description below and share this with anyone who you think would be a good fit. Simply Living Financial Administrative ConsultantJob Description Simply Living, a sustainability nonprofit based in […]

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A birthday wish

My birthday is coming up this week — Friday to be exact — and I have one wish: A new data management system for Simply Living. When I became executive director of Simply Living, I came into an organization of wonderful people, but which had gone for three years without […]