“YOUR BACK YARD FOR 100 YEARS”
Established in 1921, Summit Metro Parks today announced “Your Back Yard for 100 Years,” a year-long commemoration of its centennial anniversary. To mark this milestone occasion, the park district has launched a dedicated website and will offer a full year of events, activities and other opportunities for the community to join the celebration.
Posted in Community, Health, Neighborhoods
Tagged Community, Conservation areas, National Parks, Natural Resources, Nature, Safe Parks, Summit County Ohio, Summit Metro Parks, Sustainability, Your Back Yard for 100 Years
Did you know that 85% of all clothing ends up in the landfill, while only 15% gets recycled or donated?
Recycling for clothing and textiles will be available for curb service customers in Akron starting Monday, Oct. 26.
The clothing and textiles will be picked up on the normal trash and recycle collection day. Curb service customers were sent a Simple Recycle postcard last week briefly explaining the program and the basic items that will be accepted inside the green recycle bags. The green bags will be provided to Akron’s residential customers in a second wave of mass mailings this week.
Posted in Community, Sustainability
Tagged Akron, City of Akron, Clothing, Curb Service, Green Initiatives, Landfill, Recycling, Reusable Materials, Simple Recycling, Summit County, Sustainability, Textiles
By: Devin Conner
Alternative transportation was recently discussed at the latest Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS) meeting held at Musica in downtown Akron and one of those alternatives were electric bicycles.
As gas prices continue to occupy the forefront of community discussions and the effect of our nation’s energy consumption we are led to the reality that finding new ways to get around is a necessity.
Unfortunately, many people do not know much about the different options at their disposal, according to GAINS who met to discuss ways to curb our reliance on fossil fuels for transportation.
Written by Gina Burk
Local collaborations focus on building a system with a “triple-bottom line” measure of social, economic and environmental impact in an industry affecting approximately 16 percent of the national and regional economy, according to government statistics.