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Ecology

August Tree of the Month: Eastern Cottonwood

Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)by Martin (Mort) Schmidt for Simply Living Cottonwood has alternate, simple leaves. In trees with alternate leaves (and branches), which describes most Ohio hardwoods, the leaves and branches are not attached directly across from each other, as shown in the image below.  Simple leaves are distributed more […]

Archived Posts, Community Update, Uncategorized

Be the Change Weekly Community Update July 16, 2021

Simply Living Garden Tour Facebook Photo Contest! ACTION: Attend the Simply Living 2021 Sustainable Living Garden Tour on July 24. Register here: bit.ly/SLGardenTour Take a selfie or other photo at one of the sites. Post to the Simply Living Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyLivingohio Get the most likes! WIN: Leafy Toilet Paper […]

Energy, Environment

Ready for 100 Ohio conference charts path to clean energy

When the Ready for 100 campaign launched in Ohio in 2017, no cities were committed to 100% renewable energy. Now we have commitments from Cleveland, Cincinnati, Lakewood, South Euclid, and most recently Dayton, as well as Community Choice Aggregation for 100% renewable energy initiatives in Worthington, Columbus, and Grove City. […]

Sustainable Living, Uncategorized

Columbus Groceries – Love Local, Live Local!

by Kyle Garvey *North Market is a 145-year-old covered market space, representing Ohio’s best independent merchants, farmers, and makers. Their Columbus location is 59 Spruce St. (43215) and their Dublin location is 6750 Longshore St. (43017). *Weiland’s Market has been independent and family-owned for 50 years! Their Clintonville location is 3600 Indianola […]

Environment, Guest Blog Post, Uncategorized

Cleaner Columbus Initiative Partners to Address Litter with Jobs and Volunteers

City Council Member Emmanuel Remy Op-Ed in the Dispatch, June 15 Remy chairs the Environment Committee for Columbus City Council. His op-ed outlines the work that has been accomplished in partnership with Keep Columbus Beautiful and volunteers organized to clean up litter and debris from the streets of Columbus. Excerpts […]

Sustainable Living, Uncategorized

Happy World Environment Day!

Celebrate the 49th World Environment Day on June 5th! It’s often said that we have three homes: our bodies, our families (physical home) and our planet, Mother Earth. This upcoming Saturday, June 5th, we celebrate our third home, Earth, on World Environment Day. The first World Environment Day was celebrated […]