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Denison University, Granville - Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner Case Study

Denison University is a liberal arts college founded in 1831 located in Granville, Ohio, with 2,250 students and 226 professors. Denison received an Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award from Ohio EPA in August 2016. Since 2008, Denison University has included sustainability as one of its goals and promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainability that balances environmental, economic and social responsibility. Their environmental stewardship efforts are strongly supported by the Office of the President, which, in 2008, created a Campus Sustainability Coordinator and Committee that provides guidance to the University.

GOJO Industries, Inc.- Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Award Winner - Case Study

GOJO Industries, Inc. (GOJO) is a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. They are one of a handful of Ohio companies that received recognition at the Achievement (in 2012), and Silver and Gold (in 2015) levels of the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

DEFA Helps Christiansburg Finish Sewer Connections in October 2015 — Fixing 30 Years of Sewage Issues

The Village of Christiansburg, located in southwestern Ohio in the Great Miami Watershed, Champaign County, recently finished their final sewer connections. The previously unsewered Village had around 250 households with an annual median household income (MHI) of $34,792. The on-site septic wastewater treatment systems serving local residents were privately owned, with the owners responsible for maintenance, repair and monitoring. Unfortunately, most of the systems did not meet current regulations because of age, small lot size, inadequate soils, or because they discharged directly into storm sewers.

Community Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) Can Get Free On-Site Help to Maintain Compliance and Save Money

Ohio communities with wastewater treatment plants that have design capacities ranging from 1000 gallons per day up to 5 million gallons a day (MGD) can access free on-site assistance to help address problems at their wastewater treatment plants. DEFA’s Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) experts work alongside local wastewater treatment staff to help identify factors impacting the plant’s ability to operate in compliance with its discharge permits. For more than 20 years, DEFA CAU staff have traveled the state, helping POTWs identify and create cost-effective, affordable solutions to bring them back into compliance.

Fremont Business Saving Money, Creating Jobs, Reducing Landfill Use

The next time you put gas in your lawnmower or take your kayak out on a lake or river, you may be helping an Ohio business and supporting plastics recycling at the same time. Recently, Ohio EPA stepped up to assist Fremont Plastics Products, Inc. with a $225,000 market development grant from the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance.

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