Chance of Rain
High 48° / Low 45°
High 56° / Low 33°

Sustainability Section

  • Local YouTube channel to feature energy pioneers

    Filmmaker Eric Johnson and Susan Jennings of Community Solutions are starting a sustainability-themed YouTube channel for Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions is looking to tell stories of Yellow Springers on the front lines of climate action on its new Energy & Climate YouTube channel.

  • Clifton earthship workshop announced


    Lauren and Zac Craig of Dayton are building a 1970s design earthship in Clifton and recently announced a building workshop.

  • Climate conference to rise again in Yellow Springs

    This tree was planted in 1929 by Hugh Taylor Birch in memory of his daughter Helen Bitch Bartlett. (photos by Suzanne Ehalt)

    Glen Helen will host Community Solutions’ sixth energy and climate conference, with a pre-event discussion this Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Sidewalks packed in tourist town

    Tourists by the Chamber of Commers in Yellow Springs.

    Any local resident downtown on a beautiful spring weekend such as we’ve experienced in recent weeks can attest that the sidewalks, shops and restaurants are filled with people who hail from other zip codes. What their presence means to the life of the village is a topic of ongoing discussions.

  • Last week for winter market

    Flying Mouse Farms sells a mix of winter greens.

    If you get there early you can buy greens and eggs for your ham.

  • Village offers free light bulb grab


    The Village aims to help reduce energy use by supplying local residents with free energy-efficient light bulbs today and tomorrow.

  • 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.

  • Solar goes dark, for now

    A field of solar panels won’t soon sprout on the Glass Farm as planned, though a local solar farm is still possible.

  • Council eyes economic plan

    Village Council members at their April 2 meeting heard a review of the recent Economic Sustainability Plan by several members of the Village Economic Sustainability Commission.