Articles About green living

  • AMP offers green pricing program

    At Village Council’s April 16 meeting, Eric Lloyd of AMP, the Village’s municipal power cooperative, presented information on a new green pricing program, Ecosmart Choice, that AMP is offering to its members.

  • More sun in the Springs (Motel)

    Eric Clark recently brushed off the snow from his new 20-panel solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the Springs Motel. The 4700-watt system will replace about 20 percent of the motel’s current electric load. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The latest update to the Springs Motel isn’t in the rooms but on the roof, where 20 solar photovoltaic panels now power the televisions, hair dryers and air conditioners of motel guests.

  • Village solar project proposed

    The Village of Yellow Springs, which already gets a third of its electricity from renewable sources, has an opportunity to add locally-produced renewable energy to its portfolio.

  • Energy report cards firststep towards conservation

    Energy report cards will soon be sent to some residents in hopes that the data will spur residents to make energy-efficiency upgrades to their homes.

  • Glen Helen’s geothermal plan

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

  • 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.

  • A group to support greening

    Kate LeVesconte showed off her garden and brand new bicycle carrier, which she fills with groceries from town for carbon-free transport to her home on Glen View Road. LeVesconte shares these energy conservation techniques at monthly meetings of the Ten Percent Club. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Clinical psychologist Kate LeVesconte knows that support groups encourage positive behavior. So when she became concerned about the dangers of carbon fuel use, LeVesconte co-created an energy conservation support group, where people help each other live more sustainably.

  • Tell me how your garden grows

    Eric Johnson, Stephanie Elsass and Ed Amrhein survey the Bill Duncan neighborhood garden (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The steering committee for the local neighborhood gardens met to discuss the future of the project last Friday.

  • Green towns offer new ideas

    As sustainability gains ground as an integral component of city planning, many municipalities across the country are creating ways to use less energy and ensure that the energy they use comes from renewable sources.

  • Builders make aesthetic efficient

    Local business partners Erik and Deirdre Owen, left, and Ron Stickelman are finishing construction on the first spec home of their new development business, the Bau Wow Company. The home on King Street near Dayton Street is a modest-sized energy efficient home that the builders hope to sell and potentially reproduce.

    In many classic children’s stories, seemingly common and mundane entrances disguise the most fantastical places. For Alice, the gateway to Wonderland was through a rabbit hole, while the four Pevensie siblings discovered the bewitching world of Narnia through an old wardrobe. The driveway to Erik and Deirdre Owen’s home is no different. Looking (and feeling) […]

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