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Registration Still Open for Annual Sustainability Conference
Seats are still available for Ohio EPA’s second annual Sustainability Conference, April 17, 2019, in Columbus. For the conference, Ohio EPA brings together businesses, organizations and communities to discuss sustainability and provide information about the Agency’s technical assistance services.
Ohio EPA’s new director, Laurie A. Stevenson, will provide opening remarks at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 350 North High St. Attendees will learn how to implement sustainable practices and utilize available resources with cost-effective strategies. Ohio EPA also will recognize 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Gold- and Silver-Level recipients.
The keynote address will be presented by Jordan Davis, director of Smart Columbus. Breakout session topics include how to start a sustainable business, addressing recycling contamination, sustainable community partnerships, saving money and energy through the Industrial Assessment Center Program, and recycling and litter prevention grants from Ohio EPA.
More information including registration details are available online: epa.ohio.gov/sustainability_conference.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.