Land & Environmental Section :: Page 4

  • Energy efficiency within reach

    Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy of Community Solutions are completing a new film, A Building Revolution: The Super-insulated Passive House, about ways builders and engineers around the world have developed to reduce home energy use by 80–90 percent. The film features local builders, such as Chris Glaser, above, working on a deep energy retrofit of the carriage house behind Community Solution in 2008. (Submitted photo)

    When Pat Murphy came to Yellow Springs in 2003, he said he could build a house that operated with 50 percent less fossil fuels than a conventional home, but his partner, Faith Morgan, didn’t believe him. Now, 10 years later, the couple is wrapping up a new film about homes built in Yellow Springs and around the country that use 90 percent less energy to heat and cool than conventional dwellings.

  • Let furniture rise from the ashes

    The coming decimation of the village’s ash tree population by an invasive Asian beetle — a kind of “Arborgeddon” for a tree that represents about one out of every 10 in our canopy — is a dismal story. Many beloved trees — on Mills Lawn, at the Antioch College campus, in the Glen — have already died. Others are showing signs of stress.

  • Doomed ashes find second life as furniture

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    The coming decimation of the village’s ash tree population by an invasive Asian beetle is a dismal story, but the ashes could have a second life as furniture, cabinets, flooring and artwork.

  • Village buys Railroad Street lot

    Thirty-five people gathered around the gravel lot to witness the the auction of the property at the corner of Railroad and Dayton streets. After a short bidding process, the Village of Yellow Springs had purchased the property for $170,000.

  • Village buys downtown property at auction

    Live auction at Railroad and Dayton Streets on Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Village buys vacant lot at Railroad and Dayton Streets.

  • Village purchases Village Station at auction

    The Village purchased the parcel of property adjacent to the bike path.

  • Village to consider bidding on ‘Village Station’

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    Village Council will vote next week on whether to authorize a bid on the “Village Station” property at the corner of Railroad and Dayton Streets.

  • Kennedy’s near century of life, trees

    Lloyd Kennedy, second from right, stood at the sign that bears his name during the rededication of Ellis Park, which has been renamed in honor of Kennedy and his long-term commitment to planting trees in the village. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Lloyd Kennedy isn’t one to revel in the spotlight. Especially at an event like last Friday’s ceremony that rededicated Ellis Park as the Ellis Park and Lloyd Kennedy Arboretum.

  • Village to rename Ellis Park in honor of tree man Lloyd Kennedy

    Lloyd Kennedy with students by the spring in the Glen's pine forest in the 1950s.

    The Village of Yellow Springs and the Yellow Springs Tree Committee will honor Lloyd Kennedy with a renaming of Ellis Park tomorrow.

  • Lawson gardeners picket Greene Met

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    With a little over a week to go before gardens at the Lawson Place public housing unit are permanently removed, residents and local allies picketed in front of Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Xenia office on Friday.