Local Green Events - Columbus, Ohio

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

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.

Cleaning Up our Kids' Diet Workshop & Store Tour
Wednesday, May 6th, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
Free, Registration Required

With Patty Canton, HealthSmart! Consulting

It's no secret that kids today are facing health, learning and behavior challenges at epidemic levels and the role of healthy eating is often overlooked when addressing these concerns for children. The foods we eat affects how we think, feel and behave. This workshop will focus on moving away from the Standard American Diet (SAD) toward more healthful alternatives to promote good health, behavior and learning for our kids. The session will also include some ideas for lunchbox-makeovers that provide kid-friendly, healthy alternatives followed by a walking tour through our store.

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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