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The Wilds’ Cliffside Camping addition offers new adveture

Posted by collegegreenou on October 15, 2009

The Wilds is a park established on a reclaimed strip mine. It provides visitors with an "African safari" experience without needing to leave Ohio. Photo by Devon Antonetti

The Wilds is a park established on a reclaimed strip mine. It provides visitors with an "African safari" experience without needing to leave Ohio. Photo by Devon Antonetti

By Devon Antonetti
CG Lifestyles and People
da204906@ohio.edu

Luxury yurts, exotic safari tours, African animals grazing across 14 square miles of prairie and a private concierge serving drinks to you and your partner around a community fire pit — it may be hard to believe this experience is only an hour drive from Athens. Cumberland, in nearby Muskingum County, is host to The Wilds, a unique nature preserve and conservation center. Its recently-opened Nomad Ridge gives visitors an “immersive experience” that lets them escape the mundane for a night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Promoting Pawpaws: A portrait of a native Appalachian fruit

Posted by collegegreenou on October 13, 2009

Pawpaws. By Alex Snyder

Pawpaws. By Alex Snyder

By Max Cothrel
CG Commentary
mc833407@ohio.edu

A university van with a piece of paper taped to its side reading “Pawpaw Express” waited outside of Baker Center during the 2009 Pawpaw Festival. It was not what you’d consider glamorous. But in a way, the van’s lack of glamour is much like the Pawpaw Festival itself. Featuring a random assortment of tents on the grounds of Lake Snowden Park, this festival consists of an eclectic group of merchants with handmade wares and purveyors of foods, including both fine and festival quality.

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Nelson food audit shows student waste habits have not changed

Posted by collegegreenou on October 9, 2009

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Green Culture in Athens: Reusable bags are “In”

Posted by collegegreenou on October 8, 2009

By Sierra Legrier
Commentary Writer
Baker University Center's Bobcat Essentials makes staying green easy by making reuseable bags readily available for purchase to all students. Photo by Elizabeth Linares.

Baker University Center's Bobcat Essentials makes staying green easy by making reuseable bags readily available for purchase to all students. Photo by Elizabeth Linares.

Ohio University campus markets are encouraging students to “Get Their Green On” by purchasing newly available bobcat reusable bags. There are three markets on OU’s campus, at Jefferson, Nelson and Boyd dining halls. At these locations students can use meal plan dollars left over at the end of each week to shop for items such as snacks, frozen dinners and even some school and hair supplies. Read the rest of this entry »

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GEO’s Solar Tour features many stops within Southeast Ohio

Posted by collegegreenou on October 5, 2009

Geoff Greenfield, president of Third Sun Solar and Wind Power, stands next to a 60 kilowatt solar panel during GEO's Solar Tour. Photo by Anne Sinclair.

Geoff Greenfield, president of Third Sun Solar and Wind Power, stands next to a 60 kilowatt solar panel during GEO's Solar Tour. Photo by Anne Sinclair.

By Anne Sinclair
College Green News Staff
AnneDellaRose@gmail.com

Several area organizations had a unique opportunity to educate Southeast Ohio residents about sustainable energy over the weekend as featured sites in the Ohio Solar Tour, a yearly statewide exposé of alternative energy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Athens officials will assess city’s progress with Cool Cities standards

Posted by collegegreenou on October 2, 2009

By Gabriel Weinstein
College Green News Staff
gw711008@ohio.edu

Athens officials have established a new committee to evaluate the city’s progress as a member of the Sierra Club’s Cool Cities program, a nationwide effort to reduce global warming “one city at a time.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Commentary: Butterflies offer world more than beauty

Posted by collegegreenou on September 29, 2009

Two great spangled fritillary females. Photo by Joe Brehm

Two great spangled fritillary females. Photo by Joe Brehm

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Missed grant deadline creates uncertain future for solar project at Athens Community Center

Posted by collegegreenou on September 26, 2009

By Anne Sinclair
College Green News Staff

The deadline has passed for a grant that would have helped fund the construction of a solar panel array at the Athens Community Center on East State Street. Read the rest of this entry »

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Food from OU dining halls will be diverted to school’s composting unit

Posted by collegegreenou on September 25, 2009

By Gabriel Weinstein

Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability has met its goal of adding dining hall food waste to the workload of the university composting machine by fall 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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Panels discuss energy initiatives at Athens town hall meeting

Posted by collegegreenou on September 23, 2009

By Erich Hiner
College Green News Editor
eh146106@ohio.edu         

Athens residents and Ohio University students got a chance to speak out on energy issues Tuesday night at the Athens Community Center during the city’s first town-hall-style meeting about its energy use and environmental impact. Read the rest of this entry »

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