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Articles About sustainability

  • Community Solutions’ 63rd conference — A focus on climate solutions


    The 76-year-old Community Solutions will hold its 63rd conference, “Climate Crisis Solutions: Charting a New Course.” The event dates are Friday–Sunday, Oct. 21–23. Seventeen local, national and international experts will speak.

  • Learn to cook, eat local at workshop

    TLT will offer a workshop on cooking and eating local food on June 18.

    Tecumseh Land Trust will host a “Shop Local/Eat Local” workshop on Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.–noon, at the TLT office, located at 4633 U.S. 68 in Yellow Springs.

  • Global company purchases EnviroFlight

    The local business EnviroFlight, located at MillWorks, was recently purchased by Intrexon, a global company with a focus on synthetic biology. Shown above is EnviroFlight’s founder and president, Glen Courtright, in a 2013 interview with CNN about his new process for creating fish and animal food from insect larvae. (News Archive Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Seven years ago, Glen Courtright launched EnviroFlight, a tiny business sparked by a big dream: to alleviate world hunger by creating a sustainable and affordable way to feed fish and animals.

  • Tour green homes, businesses in and around Yellow Springs

    Antioch College personnel, solar project finance advisor Doug Hull, Physical Plant Director Reggie Strattion and Andi Adkins, VP of administration and finance, invite the public to tour the new campus solar array.

    Hosts from Yellow Springs and the surrounding area will open their homes and businesses this weekend for the 2014 Green Energy Ohio tour.

  • VIDEO — Local farmer to seed from the sky


    Local farmer Jim Clem is using aerial crop seeding to plant cover crops this fall. See a video featuring Clem on the new technique for increasing soil fertility.

  • Join the sustainable food discussion


    Ellen Dawson-Witt is hosting a discussion course “Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability,” at her tiny house in Yellow Springs on Tuesdays.

  • Goat mowing at Antioch


    To clear weeds at the Antioch College farm, the college has turned to four-legged help.

  • Tour of a Tiny House

    Ellen Dawson-Witt makes tea in front of her 192-square foot house in the village. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Ellen Dawson-Witt wanted to live a more sustainable life, she didn’t take half-measures — she downsized to a house the size of a shed. Now she’s offering a sustainability course out of her tiny house starting Tuesday, Oct. 1.

  • “Radical” farm takes root


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

  • Forests for local food


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

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