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Scotts Miracle‐Gro, Marysville Plant — Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner Case Study

Scotts Miracle-Gro, Marysville plant (SMG-Marysville) manufactures, packages, distributes and markets consumer lawn and garden products.

Reducing Food Waste Through Donation

According to a 2012 report published by the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is never eaten.

What is Sustainability?

You might hear this term a lot these days, but what does it mean?

Inter‐Agency Partnership Helps Ohio Schools Address Lead in Drinking Water

In the spring of 2016, Ohio EPA partnered with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) to help Ohio schools identify and replace drinking-water related components and fixtures containing lead through the Lead Plumbing Fixture Replacement Assistance Grant Program.

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) is offering a new user-friendly consolidated loan application. In the past, separate applications for each type of project within the WPCLF and WSRLA were required, sometimes resulting in multiple separate applications and some confusion about what information and which application was needed.

Composting and Ohio’s Food Scrap Recovery Initiative

Did you know an average household throws away around 474 pounds of food waste each year? If food scraps from every home in Ohio were piled on a football field, it would reach as high as the Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) in Chicago - more than 1,450 feet! If we pile food scraps from all households in the United States on a football field, it would be more than five miles (26,400 feet) high!

Learn the Lingo Winter 2017

Learn the Lingo

Funding Opportunities

Ohio’s Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant and WSRLA Nominations

Stakeholder Input

Public comment periods and stakeholder input opportunities.

Training Opportunities

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