A typical city block generates more than five times as much rainwater runoff as a forested area of the same size. This is because rooftops and pavement don’t allow water grasslands do. Instead, rainwater runs off pavement into the nearest storm drain, where it’s transported to local streams, rivers and eventually the ocean.
It’s time to enjoy a variety of top-notch art in one of Kettering’s most beautiful parks! The 25th Annual Art on the Commons is a one-day display and sale of fine arts and fine crafts from over one hundred artists from Ohio and surrounding states.
Hot, sunny summer days produce just the right conditions for formation of ground-level ozone, created when sunlight sets off a chemical reaction between oxygen and pollution emitted from cars, refineries and power and chemical plants.
You are invited to join the Transition Initiative for a Summer Swap Shop hosted by Grailville! If you have an excess of garden produce, a good book looking for a new home, a few little jars of homemade laundry detergent, your special pesto sauce or whatever you have that you would like to share with others, bring it to Grailville for a fun-filled morning of giving and receiving and community building.
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Whole Foods Market are inviting residents to take part in a unique recycling event, aptly named the "One Stop Drop". Residents are encouraged to participate by bringing hard-to-recycle items like electronic waste and plastic grocery bags to one convenient drop off location for free recycling.
This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. For the first time, 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products have been added to the list.
The use of electronic products has grown substantially over the past two decades, changing the way and the speed in which we communicate and how we get information and entertainment. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household.