Sustainability

Rules For Recycling in Columbus, Ohio

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Recycling Columbus, Ohio Every city has different rules for recycling. Before we get into the gritty details of what’s goes in and what stays out of the blue bin, here are a few tips on recycling in Columbus. If you live in the city of Columbus, recycling collection occurs every other week along with yard…

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Renewable Energy Facts and Sustainability Tips

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Renewable energy is derived from sources that are replenished naturally by the Earth. Before the discovery of coal deposits and the spark of the industrial revolution, most of the energy we used for heating and lighting were from renewable sources – crazy, right? Now, during this current state of environmental and global warming crises, many…

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Global Water Supply – Tips to Help Keep it Clean

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Water is the most valuable resource on this Earth. Whether or not we realize it, our everyday actions as humans contribute to the pollution of our global water supply. What we put down our drains and flush down the toilet, what we throw on the ground, or even how we wash our cars – all…

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Organic Fertilizer or Synthetic: What’s the difference?

What is the difference between organic fertilizer and synthetic fertilizer? Fertilizers come from a variety of sources – both natural and man-made – and play a huge role in the long-term health of our soils. It’s important to understand how organic and synthetic fertilizers compare and how they’re impacting our environment. Organic fertilizers are typically…

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Let’s Talk About Poop

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Where Does Poop Go After You Flush it down? Poop goes down the sewer pipes and to a wastewater treatment facility, but then what? This is a dirty topic – we know – but it needs to be more openly discussed, because all of that waste doesn’t just disappear after treatment. There are nearly 7.6…

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Anaerobic Digestion vs. Composting

Composting at Home: Dos & Don'ts

Anaerobic digestion vs. composting. They definitely have similarities. Most importantly, they both keep waste out of landfills. But they’re not exactly the same. Here’s the scoop:

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The Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion

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Right now most organic waste – like food scraps – is being tossed into landfills where it releases harmful emissions into the environment. If we could anaerobically digest 50 percent of this waste, we could create enough clean energy to power 2.5 million homes for a year! But the benefits of anaerobic digestion don’t end…

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The Rules of Recycling

The rules of recycling always seem to change, and they are different for each municipality. It can be hard to keep your head wrapped around all the guidelines. Here are a few major changes that have occurred with most curbside recycling programs over the last decade. Plastic Bottle Caps Many of us grew up being…

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Fight Food Waste this Holiday Season

From preparing expansive food layouts to layering the house with sparkly decorations and exchanging gifts upon gifts, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year is a busy one. And as busy as it gets, often times we overlook how much waste is produced when we partake in such festive activities. Unfortunately, the jolliest time of…

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Compost: Breaking it down

Composting is anything but complex. If you aren’t quite sure what it is or how it compares to fertilizer, it’s simple! Compost is organic matter that is decayed to the point at which the nutrients are made available to plants. Fertilizer is a synthetic material that is applied to soils to supply plant nutrients, usually…

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