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Articles About environmental sustainability :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • “Radical” farm takes root

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    Amy Batchman started Radical Roots Farm outside of Yellow Springs with big plans for the seven-acre homestead.

  • Forests for local food

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    Mark Shepard told a crowd of 120 villagers to transform our farm fields into forests for more local food.

  • Celebrate Earth Day

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    Earth Day 2011 will be celebrated in Yellow Springs with several events this week.

  • Glen Helen’s geothermal plan

    Construction is underway on the new geothermal heating project in the Glen Helen Building and the Trailside Museum.

  • Peifer Orchards lets the Autumn flavors flow

    Sam Burns and Chris Peifer press a stack of apple pulp into cider (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Peifer Orchards will continue to press apple cider until December, when the cider season will end.

  • Energy Board recommends line-drying—A meditative, energy-saving habit

    Laura Ellison and her daughter, Alice Miller, strung their laundry across the living room of their Kurt Street home to dry by the heat of the family’s wood stove. They rarely use their mechanical dryer. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Laura Ellison, who has been air drying her laundry since she was 22, doesn’t see her energy-saving act as a sacrifice. Stringing clothes on lines that zigzag her living room in front of a wood stove is a relaxing, almost spiritual experience.

  • Autumn harvest

    Eric Sagasser stands in front of his autumn blooms and pumpkins (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The farmers markets are still happening every Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m at the South Town Market in the General Dollar parking lot and Saturday from 7 am until noon at the Kings Yard and the Corner Cone parking lots with plenty of autumn produce.