German Village Gazette

Go Green Committee to tackle Earth Day events

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The newly invigorated Go Green Committee will help tackle two Earth Day events in the German Village area.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20, the group will help clean up the Kossuth Street Garden, at East Kossuth and 17th streets just south of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

The garden recently was damaged by car that crashed into the green space.

"They're in real need," said Jordanne Renner, chairwoman of Go Green. "It's just nice to do a random act of kindness."

Renner said the event is open to those who aren't members of the committee. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels and work gloves.

She said it's also an opportunity for enthusiasts to see how to create a pocket garden "and get excited about it."

Monday, April 22, the official Earth Day, committee members will be accepting hazardous materials during normal business hours at the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

Acceptable items include spray paint, household cleaners, batteries, small electronics and fluorescent light bulbs.

Oils and greases will be accepted as long as they are in tightly sealed containers.

Although the recycling event is free, those who are dropping latex and water-based paints will be asked to donate $1 for a disposal fee, Renner said.

The Go Green committee, which had been essentially dormant for two years, has been kicked into high gear in recent weeks. The group now has 16 active participants.

"The cool thing is everybody's not content to sit around and talk about things," Renner said. "They really want to do something."

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