If you have been thinking about going solar, now is the time to act. On Tuesday, July 12, a cohort of city and community groups including Simply Living launched the Columbus Area 2022 Solar and EV Charger Co-op through a program called Solarize. Check our Events Calendar for upcoming sessions. […]
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, email@example.com, 937-271-1247Chad Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Simply Living files comments on oil and gas waste disposal rules
Eight years ago, the Ohio legislature ordered the state’s Department of Natural Resources to come up with administrative rules for how waste from oil and gas facilities would be managed. This is important because Ohio is a fracking state, and fracking produces millions of gallons of highly toxic and radioactive […]
Simply Living adds panel to Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit is one of the top sustainability conferences in the country, and this year Simply Living is proud to be a part. We have organized a panel on “Creative Solutions to Community Solar in Ohio” — highlighting how, even though Ohio does not have enabling legislation […]
Regional Campaign Calls on Grocers to Find Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Today, Earth Day 2021, twenty-five regional social justice and environmental organizations are sending a letter and informational packet to grocers in the Ohio River Valley, asking them to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic packaging in their stores and move towards sustainable alternatives. The educational packets are addressed to […]
Simply Living signs letter on Yenkin-Majestic Paint factory explosion
Simply Living joined a coalition of organizations led by Columbus Stand Up! in delivering a letter to elected officials demanding answers about the April 7 explosion at the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation. The blast killed one person, injured eight, and spewed ash and other debris over area homes. The factory, located […]
Simply Living adds board members, executive director; announces 2021 Annual Meeting
New Board Members Simply Living is pleased to announce that Kai Landis and Robert H. Sloan have agreed to join its Board of Directors. Kai Landis is founder and CEO of Green Roots LLC, a women-owned and MBE/EDGE certified small business located in Columbus. Green Roots is a sustainability-minded consulting […]
Win a prize package of pastries by signing up for the Simply Living Annual Meeting!
There’s no better time than now to sign up for Simply Living’s Annual meeting. If you register by 11:50 p.m. this Friday, April 16, you will be entered in a raffle to win one of three prize packages that includes tasty pastries from Freedom a la Cart! The package also […]
Can We Protect Our Community from Fracking Waste?
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Simply Living To Honor Local Green Energy Pioneers
For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Chuck Lynd (614) 354-6172 or Chuck@simplyliving.org Kevin Eigel (614) 805-5776 or Kevin@ecohousesolar.com Suzanne Csejtey (614) 507-3073 or Suzanne@design-energy.net Simply Living To Honor Local Green Energy Pioneers at Annual Meeting Ecohouse Solar and Design Energy will receive awards for renewable energy leadership Saturday, February 23, 12 – 3 pm at Indian Oven restaurant, 427 E Main […]