Local Green Events - Columbus, Ohio

Symhomemom's List of Favorite Upcoming Events or Classes.   

Whole Foods offers a variety of classes that are available on their website for the Columbus store here.

Home Canning Clinic
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 1 p.m.
The Andersons, Sawmill Store

Home Canning Clinic with Dr. Susan Shockey of the Ohio State Extension Service.  Learn how to safely preserve your lovingly grown summer fruits and vegetables and save money!

Introduction to Raw Foods Class
Saturday, August 21st, 2010 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
$50, Registration Required

With Jenny Mrkobrad, owner of Purely Simple Raw

Would you like to look more radiant and beautiful, lose weight, feel younger and experience a level of health that you didn’t know could exist? Do you want to learn how to eat and prepare delicious meals with unprocessed, natural foods the way they were intended to be eaten? Have you heard about the health and environmental benefits of eating raw foods, and want to learn more? Then this class is for you!  This course is the beginner’s class that will teach you about the basics of the raw vegan diet including the science & nutrition behind eating raw, as well as hands on food demonstrations and “uncooking” knowledge. You will learn about introducing raw foods into your diet in a way that compliments your lifestyle. Come hungry, there will be several tastings!

Connect with Purely Simple Raw on Facebook and post a note or photo on the page for a $10 off discount!
http://www.facebook.com/purelysimpleraw ** For every friend you refer that books a spot in the class, receive a $10 discount...invite 5 friends and you'll come for free!

How to Register: Register for this class by visiting:  http://www.purelysimpleraw.com/purchase-classes.html.

Klothes for Kids 
Campaign runs thru Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Donations may be dropped off at the following Kroger Stores:
  • 1585 Georgesville Square Drive, Columbus
  • 300 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
  • 5800 W. Broad St., Galloway
  • 5965 Hoover Rd., Grove City
  • 659 W. Coshocton St., Johnstown
  • 5161 Hampsted Village Way, New Albany
  • 5991 Sunbury Road, Westerville
  • 7345 State Route 3, Westerville
Customers are encouraged to donate new or gently used coats and sweaters, which will be cleaned for free (by Dress for Success Cleaners, the event's sponsor).  Clothing items collected during the drive will be donated to the YWCA of Columbus.

September 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Greenovate, 9 East Second Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

Led by panels of local experts, “Room-by-Room” will focus on the numerous health benefits associated with green building. Specifically, it will cover topics such as indoor air quality, lead poisoning prevention, asthma and allergy control, and non-toxic household cleaning. In so doing, the workshops will identify solutions to common health hazards found in particular household areas. Registration, limited to 30 participants per workshop, is free of charge and open to the public. Register Now

September 2, 2010
“Garage & Transportation"

Learn how to create a more healthful garage with proper ventilation and safe disposal of household hazardous waste. This workshop will also identify health hazards associated with automobile exhaust and benefits associated with alternative modes of transportation, such as biking.

Timothy Buckley, Ph.D.

John Remy

Conscientious Lawn Care
Thursday, September 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Old Worthington Library Meeting Room

A turf specialist from the OSU Extension Office will show how you can care for your lawn while still caring for the environment.

Mexican Style Raw Foods Class
Thursday, September 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.  
Whole Foods, Columbus
$35, Registration Required

With Jenny Mrkobrad, owner of Purely Simple Raw

Everyone loves Mexican foods, but not the guilt!  This class will introduce you to several raw foods and preparation techniques that let you enjoy Mexican foods!  We will discover these dishes through hands on demonstrations and preparation.  All recipes will be sampled and given to you!  Meals will include: Rice & Beans, Salsa, Guacamole, Tacos, Burritos, Taco Meat.  Come hungry! 

Register for this class by visiting:  http://www.purelysimpleraw.com/purchase-classes.html

Green Energy Ohio and the American Solar Energy Society will host the annual Ohio Solar Tour
October 2nd and 3rd, 2010 

The tour is the largest demonstration of installed renewable energy  technologies and energy efficiency building practices in the U.S.  Last year's tour at 168 Open House sites (including 4 guided tours) in 91 communities across the state was attended by 5,618 Ohioans - a 30% increase over last year.    

Energy Efficiency Workshop
Thursday, October 7 @ 7 p.m.
Old Worthington Library Meeting Room

This hands on workshop, featuring a representative from the Office of the Ohio Consumer's Coucil, will show you a low cost and no cost ways to make your home more energy efficient. 

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