Hilliard Northwest News

New community program emphasizes 'green' initiatives


The Hilliard Environmental Sustainability Commission last month launched the Go Green Hilliard program to provide residents, businesses and community groups with environmentally friendly tips and activities.

The commission also launched a website, GoGreenHilliard.com.

Participants in the program can choose two commitments from three categories: waste reduction, water protection and conservation and energy conservation.

Members receive a letter of recognition from the city of Hilliard, a window cling and a subscription to an electronic organizational newsletter.

Participating businesses are featured in an online directory of members.

The program is funded in part by a $11,250 grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio.

The grant paid for the design of the new site, unveiled April 20 at the local Earth Day celebration at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park.

"It's in its early stages, but the number (of participants) is starting to grow," said Jonathan Hsu, chairman of the Environmental Sustainability Commission.