Climate Category

My testimony on the Pleasant Prairie Solar Energy Center

At heart I am a climate activist, as well as a neighbor of the Pleasant Prairie Solar Energy Center – and in every one of these capacities, I strongly support this project.

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Simply Living adds board members, executive director; announces 2021 Annual Meeting

Simply Living, a Columbus nonprofit that promotes sustainability, environmental awareness, and our local economy, has begun a Renew, Rebuild, Relaunch initiative that includes two new board members and a new executive director, along with several new initiatives to be announced at its online annual meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Registration is […]

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Voters in Columbus, Grove City approve aggregation for 100% renewable energy

A seismic shift is happening in the energy landscape in Ohio. Yesterday, Columbus voters approved Issue 1 and Grove City voters approved Issue 10. Both measures enact Community Choice Aggregation for 100% renewable energy.

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Clean energy is on the ballot in Columbus and Grove City

This November, voters in Columbus — the 14th-largest city in the country — will decide on Issue 1, while voters in Grove City — Central Ohio’s largest and fastest-growing suburb — will decide on Issue 10. Both initiatives would enact Community Choice Aggregation for 100 percent renewable energy.

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My testimony on fracked gas plant proposed for Ohio State University

The proposal to build a fracked gas plant in the middle of the state’s flagship university campus, in the middle of our capital city, during a climate crisis makes no sense — especially when we have much cleaner, cheaper, and more viable renewable energy alternatives that cities in Central Ohio are already exploring, but that the university has not taken into account.

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Michael Moore’s environment film a slap in the face on Earth Day

When I heard that Michael Moore was taking on the topic of climate change, and our nation’s inaction on this existential threat, I was pretty excited to see his new film. There’s so much to skewer here — the wanton destruction of Republicans, the measly gesturing of Democrats — that I thought surely MM would do this topic justice. But instead of attacking fossil-fuel based system we live in and the politicians who are fiddling while Earth burns, what does go after? Environmentalists and renewable energy. It not only makes no sense, but it’s toxic to the environmental movement. It feels like a slap in the face from a friend to have this released on Earth Day.

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