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Since 2011, the Akron Zoo has diverted more than 3.6 million pounds of organic waste from landfills. Previously, the zoo had been using an outside vendor who would collect their organic waste and take it to a composting facility. After experiencing changes with their initial organic hauler and increasing limitations on acceptable organic material, Akron Zoo decided to look for alternative solutions for their organic waste to help them reach their long-term goal of being a zero-waste organization.
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program on April 22, 2019 at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.
Ohio EPA recognized American Municipal Power, Inc., (AMP) in Columbus in October with a Platinum Level award for its sustainability initiatives, diverse array of renewable and advanced power assets and robust energy efficiency program.
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 12 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) awards at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference on Oct. 31, 2018 in Columbus.
Ohio EPA recently recognized Ohio University (OU) in Athens with our highest environmental stewardship award for the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.
Kenworth Truck Company in Chillicothe manufactures heavy-and medium-duty trucks. Approximately 2,000 employees work at the plant, producing about 150 trucks per day.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the first organizations in Ohio to receive Ohio EPA's E3 Platinum Award.
In 2005, the City of Columbus entered a consent decree with Ohio EPA to address storm and sanitary sewer issues that cause sewage backups into homes and overflows of untreated sewage into rivers during rain events. To address these issues in accordance with the consent decree, the city devised a Wet Weather Management Plan.
The City of Avon Lake Lateral Loan Program: Helping Homeowners Finance Sewer Repairs
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.
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
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