Local Green Events - Columbus, Ohio

I am always reading something, learning and sharing.  Here are some local events of interest:

Environmental Lobby Day 2010 is your chance to "green up" the Ohio Statehouse.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lawmaker Meetings & Activities - YWCA & Ohio Statehouse

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Conversation Reception  - Hyatt on Capitol Square

Join the Ohio Environmental Council's environmental-conservation network to bring environmental concerns and priorities directly to state lawmakers and officials from environmental and regulatory agencies. The OEC will arrange appointments for you with lawmakers as well as give you tips and information to make your meetings as productive as possible.

The day includes lunch at the Statehouse Atrium with lawmakers and staff, and an evening "Cocktails & Conversation" reception from 4-6 pm to network and share the day’s experiences.

  • Non-refundable fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, evening reception, and materials. 
  • $25 each for OEC members (free for OEC Legacy Club and President’s Club members)
  • $30 each for non-members (includes 1-year OEC membership)
For group discounts, please call (614) 487-7506 to register.

Register by March 31! Details available here. 

Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2, 2010
Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills

EcoWeekend brings you the best, affordable, fun, family-friendly, educational nature weekend in Central Ohio!  EcoWeekend offers a variety of programs about birds, animals, arts and crafts, wildflowers, astronomy, nature, and much more.

Youth Program (Pre-K—Grade 8) Keeping The Wonder Alive
Saturday Evening Program “Close Encounter” with the Cincinnati Zoo

EcoWeekend Registration Fees:
$40/ Adult
$25/ Pre-K - 8
Lodging and Meals:
$65/ Adult
$45/ Pre-K - 8
Meals Only:
$45/ Adult
$25/ Pre-K - 8
Non Audubon Member Household Surcharge: $20.00


Eating Green
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 @ 7 p.m.
Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street, Worthington

Representatives from Local Matters, a central Ohio non-profits group, will share their expertise and discuss how our food choices not only affect our own health, but also that of the planet.  Presented in partnership with the Healthy Worthington Coalition as part of their Being Green = Being Healthy series.

Green on the Green
Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Worthington Green, Worthington 


In conjunction with Worthington’s outdoor Farmers Market, Saturday, May 22nd 10 am-1 pm, on the southwest corner of The Village Green.

WHAT is Green on the Green?
  • Bring environmental awareness to Worthington residents, businesses, schools, civic groups, etc. and to reinforce the notion that we can make an impact both locally and globally.
  • Showcase businesses and groups that are local, may offer green services, products or educational opportunities.
  • Reinforce the big and small efforts that Worthington is making to reduce its environmental impact.
  • Offer motivation and information on how we can do even better by supporting local businesses, reducing our waste, decreasing our carbon footprint and taking care of our planet, etc.
  • Highlight the areas in our community that need improvements (i.e..: downtown recycling, recycling at the high school sports fields, support local businesses, walk and bike more, etc.)

WHO is behind Green on the Green?
  • BigGreenHead.com 
  • Worthington Schools
  • Worthington Libraries
  • Leadership Worthington
  • Various volunteers, including Symhomemom!

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