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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Columbus Tools

Summer’s here and it’s about time for some home improvement. But owning every tool you need, while obviously impractical and far from cost-effective, just doesn’t fit into a sustainable and harmonious local economy. Every tool in every garage is a crazily wasteful state of affairs, in Columbus or anywhere. That’s […]

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Want solar training? Get a discount!

We are super excited to announce a new partnership to provide a $50 discount for Simply Living members who sign up for online solar classes offered by Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station. The online self-paced classes include: Introduction to Solar PV, for those new to solar, covering […]

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Transition US – Resilience for a Time When Resilience is Mandatory

By John Crawford It’s impossible to miss the fact that we’re in a more “normal” weather pattern in Ohio this winter: we’ve already doubled our snowfall compared to last year; temperatures have been colder than normal, but we’re not getting the below-zero readings that have hit Oklahoma, parts of northern […]

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Action Alert: Tell Columbus to match the climate plan to the climate science

Last December, the city of Columbus released a draft Climate Action Plan. While we applaud the city for counting its carbon emissions and devising strategies in five areas to lower emissions, the goals do not go far enough. Climate science says we must cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 […]

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Podcasts from the Post Carbon Institute: Crazy Town & What Could Possibly Go Right?

If you haven’t discovered the Post Carbon Institute (PCI), the brainchild of Richard Heinberg, it’s time you visited their website: https://www.postcarbon.org. Their tagline is accurate: “Leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.” The Institute has been exploring all aspects of the future worlds that are possible […]

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Panel Discussion on the Story of Plastic

Our panel discussion/Q&A was held on Sunday July 12, 2020 at 2 pm and was streamed live on Simply Living’s  Facebook page and on our new YouTube channel.   We asked our panel: What can we do about the plastic problem? The panel included: > Elissa Yoder, Conservation Program Manager for the Ohio Sierra […]