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Community Update, Sustainable Living

Be the Change Weekly Community Update December 10, 2021

Columbus Climate Action Plan Released GreenSpot will play a critical role in section 1.1 of the Plan: “Empowering a Community of Climate Leaders.” Over the next several months and years GreenSpot will work with residents, business leaders, academia, government, and nonprofits to increase climate change awareness, solutions, and making sure […]

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 […]

Map of frack waste injection wells in Ohio
About Simply Living, Energy, Environment, Press Release

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 […]

About Simply Living, Business, Economy & Finance, Press Release

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, […]

Arts & Culture, Guest Blog Post

Why this blatant “sales pitch” for Bill Cohen’s annual “songs of gratitude” concert is not outrageous

For 8 years now, some musical friends and I have put on a Black Friday concert of songs that express gratitude for many of our blessings:  friends, family, freedom, nature, art, music, laughter, our bodies, and our emotions. We’ve used the free event to declare: instead of joining the day-after-Thanksgiving […]

Community Update, Uncategorized

Be the Change Weekly Community Update October 15, 2021

Featured speakers for Gift To Be Simple include: Marilyn Welker, founder of Simply LivingPaula Penn-Nabrit, J.D., author, founder and president of PN&A Inc. and manager of Charles M. Nabrit Memorial Community GardenRandall Loop, massage therapist, life coach, and former Simply Living board presidentEugene Beer, chief engineer and producer for WCRS community radio stationAlso speaking will be our board member and […]