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Save Ohio’s Butterflies! Do you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees [...continue reading.]

Years of Living Dangerously

Years of Living Dangerously – Free Screening on April 14th Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse On Monday, April 14h, 2014, come out and join your friends to watch this must see new documentary that shows the human impact of climate change.  We will be holding [...continue reading.]

Stop Asian Carp Before It’s Too Late!

The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.   Tell the US Army [...continue reading.]

Deep Energy Retrofit

February 24th, 2014

Jeff Wilson house

Jeff Wilson inviting SLG tourists into his energy retrofit home

Jeff and his family arrived in Athens over ten years ago and liked what they saw. What they saw were local-foods restaurants, a farmers market and schools within walking distance. So they purchased a house in town. Initially the house was a temporary stepping stone to the ultimate destination of a home in the country. But on second thought it made more sense to just stay in Athens and avoid the commute. So they transformed their home into a deep energy retrofit showcase, which stands as one of the prime examples of green home design in Athens.  Compared to the original home the retrofit home is easier to heat and cool, better ventilated, quieter and nearly self sufficient with solar electricity.

This is the first sustainable living group tour that comes with a book and a website. Check them out if you missed the tour or were present but want to know more.