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Butternut squash soup – Fall recipe a good idea for the holidays

Posted by collegegreenou on December 20, 2009

Butternut squash soup. Photo provided by Elyse McConnell

By Elyse McConnell
CG Commentary

There are hundreds of butternut squash recipes, but this particular one is my favorite. It became a family recipe, so much that we were unable to find it in any of our cookbooks — the only copy of it now is written on the back of a receipt, covered in squash. Read the rest of this entry »

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Green Culture: Ways to Stop Energy Waste

Posted by collegegreenou on December 4, 2009

By Sierra Legrier
CG Commentary

The issue of everyday electronic devises and their impact on energy consumption has evolved from a small round table discussion into a massive movement for conservation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buying Secondhand: Good for the Wallet and the Environment

Posted by collegegreenou on November 27, 2009

By Elyse McConnell
CG Commentary

In the world of fashion, one day you’re “in.” And the next day… You’re in a landfill.  Every year, each American sends 68 pounds of clothing to a landfill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluegrass: Raising the Voice to Lower the Footprint

Posted by collegegreenou on November 20, 2009

By Alex Snyder

By Becca Cochran
CG Lifestyles and People

If you walk into Casa Cantina any Monday night, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a crowd of Birkenstock-clad, lively folks. Some are students, and some are Athens residents, but all are groovin’ to the sounds of Athens’ own Rattletrap Stringband. As you sit enjoying your food and beverage from the bodega, sounds of the fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass waft over the restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Groups strive to protect Athens’ scenic beauty

Posted by collegegreenou on August 21, 2009

By Liz Bracher

Athens and surrounding areas are known for rolling hills and acres of deciduous forests, but an increase in land development poses a threat to its natural beauty. Read the rest of this entry »

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Proposed FMMOS amendments could hinder small dairy businesses

Posted by collegegreenou on July 31, 2009

By Rachel Ackerman and Becca Cochran

On May 4, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack faced a controversial matter about one of the most basic sources of nutrition: milk. Through proposed amendments to the Federal Milk Marketing Order System, or FMMOS, dairy lobbies are encouraging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to tighten regulations on producer-handlers. (Handlers are any entity, other than the original dairy farmer, that processes and sells milk while producer-handlers produce, process and market milk within their own operation.) Such proposed amendments could have a negative effect on Meigs County’s Snowville Creamery.

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