The city of Green is partnering with Lowe’s to offer a 65 gallon compost bin at a discounted rate to any Green resident who mentions “Living Green” when placing an order. The compost bin is a special inventory item that once paid for, will take approximately three to five days to arrive. Paid orders will also receive a free 1.85 gallon kitchen collector while supplies last. The 65-gallon composting bins are $41.94 after discount. Lowe’s is also offering a discounted rate on a 40 gallon rain barrel for $68.74 after discount. Proof of residency required. The compost bins and rain barrels may be ordered at Lowe’s Home Improvement, 940 Interstate Pkwy., Green, during regular business hours or by calling 330-245-4300.

This is the 3rd year the city’s Living Green Task Force has offered a composting/rain barrel initiative to encourage residents to reduce food scrap waste and harvest rain water. Composting food scraps helps to reduce one of the biggest contributors to landfills while enriching the soil, retaining moisture and helping to suppress plant diseases and pests. Harvested rain water can be used to water the garden, wash windows – even your car! The use of a rain barrel helps to slow down storm water and can prevent flooding and water pollution.
 
For more information, visit www.cityofgreen.org/compost or call 330-896-6614.

Dog Park pavers being sold

Green’s Dog Park at Ariss Park, 2520 Wise Road, is scheduled to open this spring. The 1.8-acre dog run will feature a small and large dog area with a brick paver walkway leading from the parking lot to the entrance. For residents who wish to support the dog park or memorialize a pet, the city is selling brick pavers. The pavers are $50 each for three lines of text or $60 each for three lines and a paw print, dog image or heart logo.

Pavers purchased by March 22 will be installed for the grand opening of the new dog park. Pavers purchased after this deadline will be installed in the fall. In subsequent years pavers will be installed twice a year in spring and fall.

To purchase a paver, visit www.cityofgreen.org/dog-park to download a form or purchase online. For more information or to order by phone call 330-896-6621.

The Green Dog Park is scheduled to open at 1 p.m. May 3 with a ribbon cutting and ceremonial tree planting in celebration of Arbor Day. On May 4, the city is hosting an opening weekend Open House from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. including several dog-related vendors, food, and fun.  For local businesses interested in sponsoring the park or participating in our Grand Opening Event, contact Kim Goodhart, Community Events Coordinator, at 330-896-6621. 

Green Community Grant

The city of Green is accepting applications from local not-for-profits for its 2019 Green Community Grant.  The grant application deadline is 3 p.m. April 26.

Created from funds received from Kimble Companies, the 2019 Community Living Green Grant award will be $1,500. These funds are based on the community’s curbside recycling totals, which were 1,582 in 2018.    

Local not-for-profits operating within the City whose projects or missions are consistent with the Living Green priorities and that increase the City's livability are eligible to apply for all or part of the funds. The committee is looking for projects that promote

one or more of the following Living Green values: community/volunteer engagement, energy savings, water conservation, waste reduction, and local food. For complete details of eligibility guidelines and an application, visit www.cityofgreen.org/living-green-grant.

Applications may be sent by email to livinggreen@cityofgreen.org or by regular U.S. Mail or hand delivered to the City of Green Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Boulevard, Green, Ohio 44232-0278. Grant awards will be selected by Mayor Gerard Neugebauer and the Living Green Community Grant Committee. The committee anticipates awarding the 2018 grant in early summer.  For more information, contact Sarah Haring, community development administrator, at livinggreen@cityofgreen.org or 330-896-6614.