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Tell Governor Kasich: Protect Ohio Drinking Water!

Trees, grass, and other native plants act as the last line of defense against chemicals, agricultural and sewage runoff around public drinking water sources. An amendment in the state budget will let neighbors waltz on to municipal or state owned land and cut it down. [...continue reading.]

Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

Click here to submit public comments to Ohio EPA by November 19. 1.) Insist algae toxin standards be created for Ohio drinking water supplies 2.) Request mandatory testing to occur at community water systems    

Don’t Let Ohio Coal Get A Bailout

In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.  Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of [...continue reading.]

 

Parson Basement

Jim Parson explains the many tentacles of his ground source heat pump water system.

This gathering of the Sustainable Living Network toured the home of Jim and Celeste Parson, near Nelsonville, Ohio. The home is powered by a 40-panel PV array with ac-coupled battery backup and includes a solar water heater, solar septic aerator, ground source heat pump, water well with variable-speed constant pressure water pump, and recycled aluminum shingles.

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