Destination Hilliard

Destination Hilliard is your one-stop information center for events, attractions and the latest news about Hilliard, Ohio. By coordinating with event organizers and providing assistance to visitors, Destination Hilliard is an invaluable resource for the Hilliard community. As part of Go Green Hilliard, they will be recycling at their office, decreasing the amount of printed materials they use, and promoting Go Green Hilliard and Recycling events and activities. Thanks Destination Hilliard! Visit the Destination Hilliard website...

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Big Green Head

Big Green Head (BGH) is a Columbus-based social enterprise, which diverts resources such as household electronics, styrofoam, and food scraps from landfills. The organization also provides school and community programs to help educate about sustainability practices. Ultimately, BGH is all about the community! The business started to serve a grassroots need in the community and continues to engage with the public through events that educate, entertain, and encourage green practices. Big Green Head does children’s crafts at farmers markets; promotes local, green businesses; provides recycling...

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Compost Club at Alton Darby Elementary

Hilliard’s Alton Darby Elementary School’s Compost Club is in its second official year. Thanks to some special Cub Scouts and their parents, they have also maintained compost piles for the past four years. “Compost Club” is, however, a loose title for a group of students that helps organize and run the recycling, composting, gardening, and weeding programs at the school. They are the main cheerleaders for the school’s environmental health. Mrs. Kleman, a second grade teacher, and Becky Bowers, the art teacher, consider this club a golden opportunity to excite and educate their...

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Environmentally Conscious: Hilliard’s Bradley High School

Big Darby Creek is one of the most biologically diverse aquatic systems in the Midwest, and when Bradley High School opened its’ doors to students in 2009 the unique environmental features also opened opportunities for the students. The rain gardens, wetlands, and associated wildlife, provide outdoor biology laboratories for students interested in environmental or biology-related college majors. During the design phase of building construction, the school followed guidelines set by the Big Darby Accord to preserve the area’s watershed. Some of the grounds surrounding the building...

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Tom Baker & Associates make going green a priority

When you’re in the insurance business like Tom Baker, there are sometimes so many forms and contracts involved in a claim that when printed, the paper can stack up to higher than an inch.   “If we never even print that out, it’s big,” said Baker, whose Hilliard-based insurance agency went paperless five years ago.   Not only was going green a priority for Tom Baker & Associates, it was something that was almost mandated by the insurance industry, which for the last 15 years has been promoting online archival, email approvals and electronic signatures. Not only is the behavior...

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with Cartridge World

The three R’s of sustainability (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) are the foundation of Alan Horvath’s business. As the owner of Hilliard’s Cartridge World, Alan began collecting used printer and toner cartridges and refilling them in 2007.   Since then, the store on Hilliard-Rome Road is the busiest store of its kind in the Columbus area, helping to make curb the number of cartridges that are thrown away every second in the U.S.—which is estimated at 8.   “We’ve been really well supported by business and groups here (in Hilliard),” said Horvath, who has paired with churches, schools,...

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