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April 2014

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2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success

2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success

Wyndam Cleveland Hotel Playhouse Square

7:00am to 3:30pm

DON'T MISS OUT!REGISTER NOW Keynote Speakers                                                                    John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Julie Zimmerman, Center for... Read more

7:00am to 3:30pm
 
Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference

Wyndam Cleveland, 1260 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

8:00am to 5:00pm

The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success willshow how innovations in green chemistry drive advances in business, academia, policy, and human health protection in the Great... Read more

Great Lakes Green Chemistry
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success

2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success

Wyndam Cleveland Hotel Playhouse Square

7:00am to 3:30pm

DON'T MISS OUT!REGISTER NOW Keynote Speakers                                                                    John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Julie Zimmerman, Center for... Read more

7:00am to 3:30pm
 
Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference

Wyndam Cleveland, 1260 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

8:00am to 5:00pm

The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success willshow how innovations in green chemistry drive advances in business, academia, policy, and human health protection in the Great... Read more

Great Lakes Green Chemistry
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Water Water Everywhere: But is it Safe?

Water Water Everywhere: But is it Safe?

Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Recent events in Elk River W.V. and water quality issues in Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys bring water safety to the fore.  Featuring Keith Dimoff, executive director, Ohio Environmental Council... Read more

Water Water Everywhere: But is it Safe?
12:00pm to 1:15pm
 
NIAA/USAHA Joint Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards

NIAA/USAHA Joint Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown, 1616 Dodge St Omaha, NE 68102

7:45am to 12:00pm

USAHA and NIAA have partnered to develop the “Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards” slated for Thursday, April 3, the day after NIAA’s Annual Conference. The Forum will allow state veterinarians, animal... Read more

NIAA/USAHA Joint Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards
7:45am to 12:00pm
 
Farm Bill Webinar

Farm Bill Webinar

Webinar

1:00pm to 2:00pm

What does the new Farm Bill mean for conservation? Join us for a webinar to explore Farm Bill "wins" and how we move from policy to effective implementation on the ground. Staff from the Izaak Walton... Read more

1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Briefing with Safer Chemical National Campaign Director

Briefing with Safer Chemical National Campaign Director

OEC office, 1207 Grandview Avenue, 2nd floor board room

3:00pm

Join the Ohio Environmental Council this Friday for a private briefing with the National Campaign Director of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition.                                      You... Read more

3:00pm
 
The Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development

Mershon Auditorium, The Ohio State University, 1871 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

3:00pm to 5:00pm

The lecture and panel discussion are free and open to the public. Speakers include: Jeffrey D. Sachs Director of The Earth Institute  Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development Columbia... Read more

3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Growing & Saving Heirloom Vegetable Seeds

Growing & Saving Heirloom Vegetable Seeds

Zane Education Center

9:00am to 12:00pm

Connect with the past and prepare for the future.  Learn the techniques and the importance of growing and saving heirloom seeds.  Sow your own tray of seeds to take home and enjoy unique varieties of... Read more

9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Vernal Pool Workshop - Northwest Ohio

Vernal Pool Workshop - Northwest Ohio

The Buehner Center at Oak Openings, 5240 Wilkins Road, Whitehouse, OH 43571

9:00am

Join us for our 2014 Northwest Ohio Vernal Pool Monitoring Workshop at Oak Openings. Enjoy a review of the importance of vernal pools and how to monitor one. Then we'll go into the field to see a... Read more

Red Salamander
9:00am
 
2nd Annual AOA Tree Planting

2nd Annual AOA Tree Planting

EarthTouch Preserve, McArthur, Ohio

12:00pm

Now that the long winter cold is winding down and spring is on its way, get out and enjoy our natural world. Visit one of AOA's newest and largest preserves and help us make a lasting difference by... Read more

12:00pm
 
Portage County Environmental Awards

Portage County Environmental Awards

American Legion Hall, 1946 Mogadore Road, Kent, Ohio 44240

6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Portage Park District Foundation presents the Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner each April as an opportunity to honor and thank local environmental heroes, enjoy good... Read more

6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
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Vernal Pool Hike

Vernal Pool Hike

Rural Action Community Center, 19627 Walnut Street, Trimble, OH 45782

1:00pm

Join us as we ramble through AOA's 1,200-acre Trimble Community Forest and learn about vernal pools. Our hike will be led by Joe Brehm, Environmental Education Programs Coordinator for Rural Action,... Read more

1:00pm
 
Sunday Scooping at Mentor Marsh

Sunday Scooping at Mentor Marsh

Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve, 5185 Corduroy Rd., Mentor, OH 44060

2:00pm

Look for the amphibian and insect life that drive the food web in these woodland wetlands. Wear appropriate footwear for exploring the water's edge. Details here. Read more

Sunday Scooping at Mentor Marsh
2:00pm
 
 
Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops

Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops

Ohio University, Athens - Room TBA

7:00pm

From the Clintonville neighborhood in Columbus to Cleveland to Cincinnati, people in Ohio’s local communities are sharing their time and efforts – taking matters into their own hands – to bring solar... Read more

7:00pm
 
Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops

Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops

Ohio University, Athens - Room TBA

7:00pm

From the Clintonville neighborhood in Columbus to Cleveland to Cincinnati, people in Ohio’s local communities are sharing their time and efforts – taking matters into their own hands – to bring solar... Read more

7:00pm
 
 
Central Ohio Watershed Council Meeting

Central Ohio Watershed Council Meeting

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 111 Liberty St, Columbus, OH 43215

9:30am to 11:30am

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9:30am to 11:30am
 
Heat Powered Engines – the Future of Renewable Energy and Carbon Sequestration?

Heat Powered Engines – the Future of Renewable Energy and Carbon Sequestration?

McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening Street, Worthington, Ohio

7:00pm

The technology of thermal compressors (similar to Sterling Engines) has been around for a long time but never utilized because of the overall lack of development and because of a lack of appropriate... Read more

7:00pm
 
 
 
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EarthFest 2014

EarthFest 2014

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

8:00am

Earth Day Coalition is pleased to announce EarthFest 2014: "Celebrating the Year of Zero Waste." There will be family fun eco-activities, petting zoos, pony rides, local microbrews & vintners,... Read more

EarthFest 2014
8:00am
 
Vernal Pool Expedition

Vernal Pool Expedition

Register for details

2:00pm to 4:00pm

This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate.... Read more

2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Slow Food Columbus Chapter Meeting @ The Twisted Vine

Slow Food Columbus Chapter Meeting @ The Twisted Vine

The Twisted Vine 1816 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43212

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Spring is here and your Slow Food Columbus chapter is gearing up for more exciting events as the growing season progresses. We're kicking off the season with two of our meet-and-greets, called Cin... Read more

5:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Years of Living Dangerously - Free Screening

Years of Living Dangerously - Free Screening

Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse, 3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus Ohio 43202

7:00pm

Journey into the eye of the storm, as Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists explore the issues of climate change and bring you intimate stories of triumph and tragedy. ... Read more

7:00pm
 
Heat Powered Engines – the Future of Renewable Energy and Carbon Sequestration?

Heat Powered Engines – the Future of Renewable Energy and Carbon Sequestration?

OSU ATI Campus, Skou Hall, Room 30, Wooster, Ohio

7:00pm

The technology of thermal compressors (similar to Sterling Engines) has been around for a long time but never utilized because of the overall lack of development and because of a lack of appropriate... Read more

7:00pm
 
 
Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops

Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Room in Main 146, 3520 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, Ohio

7:00pm

From the Clintonville neighborhood in Columbus to Cleveland to Cincinnati, people in Ohio’s local communities are sharing their time and efforts – taking matters into their own hands – to bring solar... Read more

7:00pm
 
Vernal Pool Expedition

Vernal Pool Expedition

Register for details

8:30pm to 10:30pm

This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate.... Read more

8:30pm to 10:30pm
 
 
Spring Wildflower Walk

Spring Wildflower Walk

Fowler Woods State Nature Preserve

10:00am

Join us to visit one of the best sites in Ohio for viewing spring wildflowers. Especially notable are the spectacular displays of marsh marigolds in April.Directions: Located in Richland County, 13... Read more

10:00am
 
Trillium Festival

Trillium Festival

Mathias Grove

10:30am

Join us for AOA’s annual Spring blast. Shed your cabin fever and enjoy naturalist-guided hikes that highlight the gorgeous spring wildflower show at Mathias gorge. This event also features a “pot... Read more

10:30am
 
SB 310 Regional Training

SB 310 Regional Training

Grandview Library 1685 W. First Avenue

11:00am to 12:30pm

The Fight for Ohio’s Clean Energy Future Ohio’s clean energy standards are under attack—and we need your help to protect them! In 6 years we’ve helped clean the environment, create thousands of green... Read more

11:00am to 12:30pm
 
Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration

Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration

Sawyer Point, 705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

12:00pm to 5:00pm

www.cincinnatiearthday.com 12:00pm: Miami Valley Council for Native Americans Drum Circle 12:15pm: America the Beautiful 12:15 - 5:00pm: Exhibits and Vendors Open 12:15 - 5:00pm: Earth Day Scavenger... Read more

Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration
12:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Vernal Pool Expedition

Vernal Pool Expedition

Register for details

2:00pm to 4:00pm

This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate.... Read more

2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
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Earth Day e-Waste Collection Event

Earth Day e-Waste Collection Event

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH

7:00am to 1:00pm

Faculty, staff and students, and the general public are invited to drop their old electronics at an e-Waste collection event sponsored by OSU-Net Impact and OSU Students for Recycling in... Read more

7:00am to 1:00pm
 
Good Ideas Columbus

Good Ideas Columbus

Seventh Son Brewing Co., 1101 North Fourth Street Columbus, Ohio 43201

6:00pm

Transit Columbus the Create Columbus Commission are excited to announce GOOD IDEAS Columbus, an innovative program that brings together Columbus’ brightest young minds and pairs them with some of the... Read more

Good Ideas Columbus
6:00pm
 
 
Vernal Pool Expedition

Vernal Pool Expedition

Register for details

8:30pm to 10:30pm

This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate.... Read more

8:30pm to 10:30pm
 
 
Columbus Earth Week Celebration

Columbus Earth Week Celebration

Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

8:00am

During the week of April 19-26 at projects across the region, thousands of our neighbors will pick-up shovels and hoes, grab garbage pickers and honeysuckle poppers, and put in the hard work needed ... Read more

Columbus Earth Week Celebration
8:00am
 
Drive Electric Ohio Workplace Charging Workshop

Drive Electric Ohio Workplace Charging Workshop

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

9:00am to 3:15pm

This workshop is free. Register here. Tentative Agenda 9:00am         Registration, networking, vendor workshop, Ride-and-Drive, light refreshments 10:00am       Employer Benefits/Considerations... Read more

9:00am to 3:15pm
 
Vernal Pool Expedition

Vernal Pool Expedition

Register for details

1:00pm to 3:00pm

This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate.... Read more

1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
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E-Waste Recycling

E-Waste Recycling

Broad Street United Methodist Church, 501 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH

12:30pm to 2:30pm

The parishioners and the general public are invited to drop their old electronics at an e-Waste collection event sponsored by Broad Street United Methodist Church in collaboration with RecycleForce... Read more

12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
GMO OMG Free Screening

GMO OMG Free Screening

Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

2:00pm

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is hosting a free screening of GMO OMG at the Gateway Film Center. Please send your RSVP to policy@oeffa.org and/or contact MacKenzie Bailey for more... Read more

GMO OMG Free Screening
2:00pm
 
Vernal Pool Expedition

Vernal Pool Expedition

Register for details

1:00pm to 3:00pm

This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate.... Read more

1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Vernal Pool Expedition

Vernal Pool Expedition

Register for details

7:30pm to 9:30pm

This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate.... Read more

7:30pm to 9:30pm
 
 
Chasing Ice Free Screening

Chasing Ice Free Screening

Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier Street, Columbus, OH

7:00pm

You’re invited to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (505 W. Whittier Street, Columbus) on April 30 for a free screening of Chasing Ice, an Academy Award-nominated documentary that captures visual... Read more

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Upcoming Events

Vernal Pool Expedition

April 24, 2014
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Register for details
This spring, join the OEC for expeditions through three Ohio vernal pools in northeast Franklin County. You do not need previous experience or training in monitoring vernal pools to participate. However, space is limited. Contact Kristen Kubitza at 614-487-5824 or kkubitza@theoec.org to RSVP to receive further event details. Check below for additional dates.

Columbus Earth Week Celebration

April 26, 2014
8:00am
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
During the week of April 19-26 at projects across the region, thousands of our neighbors will pick-up shovels and hoes, grab garbage pickers and honeysuckle poppers, and put in the hard work needed to keep our communities clean and green. That’s what we call gratitude, and we sincerely hope that you’ll be part of it.

Drive Electric Ohio Workplace Charging Workshop

April 26, 2014
9:00am to 3:15pm
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
This workshop is free. Register here. Tentative Agenda 9:00am         Registration, networking, vendor workshop, Ride-and-Drive, light refreshments

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