Articles About environmental sustainability

  • Village Council denies appeal to stop solar array

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    At its July 21 meeting, Village Council voted unanimously to deny an appeal of Planning Commission’s June 23 decision to allow a solar array at Antioch College. The decision means that the college solar project is allowed to go forward.

  • Help spread pancake cheer at the Glen

    Brian Maughan indulged at the Glen's last breakfast in 2011.

    The Glen needs volunteers to put on its once again annual Pancake Breakfast friend-raiser next weekend.

  • Antioch College Farm raises animals, concerns

    A conceptual rendering of the Antioch College farm by farm manager Kat Christen illustrates the multi-use plans the college envisions for the property long known as the golf course. Representatives from the college will present a revised land-use plan to Village Council on Monday, Aug. 5, with hopes of getting the zoning code to permit a certain number of farm animals on the property, to be used mostly for academic experimentation in sustainable agriculture. (Map courtesy of Antioch College)

    The farming activity on what is affectionately known as the Antioch golf course is just beginning, and it’s the heart of what Antioch College envisions for its sustainability program, one of the key components of the college curriculum.

  • Antioch College, Glen Helen begin reforestation

    Antioch College environmental science professor Linda Fuselier, left, and Glen Helen extension naturalist Jennifer Lang will use a grant from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement to launch an education and action program this fall to replace the Glen’s invasive honeysuckle with native understory species. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    If one of the key components of an effective education is giving people the tools to make positive change, then Antioch College, Glen Helen and the host of conscientious villagers here are in a strong position to help save the environment.

  • Getting from waste to want not

    The busy bugs of EnviroFlight are churning out a new product this year — a natural fertilizer that some say is making area tomato plants grow like weeds.

  • State funds Antioch co-ops

    Following through on its commitment to agricultural and environmental sustainability in both campus life and curriculum, Antioch College last week cemented a partnership with the state to establish several dozen cooperative job positions for students

  • Flush with water— Thinking conservation amidst plenty

    Laurie Dreamspinner used the water from one of the four rain barrels connected to her downspouts to water the marigolds, peas and herbs she grows in her front and side yards. The stormwater reclamation saves her money and the already wet area unneeded runoff. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Ask villagers about their experience with Yellow Springs water and the stories will flow.

  • Hollister gets environmental post

    Local resident and Yellow Springs native Don Hollister is the new executive director of the Ohio League of Conservation Voters, a Columbus-based bipartisan environmental organization. Hollister will draw on his local political experience as he leads the group in lobbying for environmental policy and electing pro-environmental candidates for state and local offices. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    All politics is local, the saying goes, and it’s also largely unpaid. Local resident and Yellow Springs native Don Hollister has found both to be true in his nearly 40 years in politics.

  • He lets the kids play in poison ivy

    Local goatherd Owen Betts tended his flock at Whitehall Farm this month. Antioch College recently hired Betts’ goats to chew through the overgrown weeds at its farm to make way for a food forest. The goat mowing service is available to anyone with a weed problem. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While some kids on the Antioch College campus are digesting new information, others are munching on weeds.

  • Purchase keeps business local

    Rhonda Newsome, pictured above, and her husband, Jason, are the new owners and operators of Eco•mental on Xenia Avenue downtown. The local couple purchased the business from CJ Williams and Nancy Grigsby, and plan to continue most products while adding some new items. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Eco•mental’s ownership recently changed, its mission and focus will remain the same.