Columbus, OH – State lawmakers, education experts, and others are studying Governor Ted Strickland's school reform plan. The Governor wants to spend an additional $925 million on public education, but some don't like what they're learning about the funding. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports
Last week's green tip gave helpful information for using filtered water in the home and work environment. But, what are we as fast moving, driving here-to-there Americans supposed to do when we are on the run, traveling to and from work and play?
The terms "Sustainable" and "Sustainability" are used a lot these days due to the increasing awareness of Global Warming and other environmental, social and economic issues. When you dig deeper, there are specific categories under "Sustainable" such as development, agriculture, design/architecture/building, living, tourism, energy and communities. Although we are hearing these terms quite frequently, there is still confusion. Today's green tip will focus on Sustainable Living in general.
The word "respect" can mean many things, but to most people it means to care for oneself, other people and other things. Respect makes one think of being honest, having manners, being helpful and kind. Examples might be opening a door for someone who needs help, using the words "please" and "thank you" or having good hygiene and eating healthy to care for one's body. For many people, their respect affects someone at home, work, school or their immediate community.
A couple of weeks ago the Green Tip was about "An Eco-Friendly Vacation". In this article I outlined some ideas of what our family does to tread more lightly on the earth while we vacation. This week I would like to share a few more ideas for earth-friendly travel.
Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland took more than an hour to deliver this third annual State of the State address to legislators yesterday. Among other things, he proposed ways to fill a projected $7.3 billion shortfall in the upcoming state budget. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen and Karen Kasler report on the speech and the reacion.
"Imprisoned angels/Set at liberty" Shakespeare's King John
Just as Julie Christie was awarded for her unforgettable role as Alzheimer-sufferer Fiona in Away from Her, Kristin Scott Thomas in I've Loved you So Long should have been awarded for her intense portrayal of Juliette, who is returning from 15 years in prison for murder. So good is Thomas's role that it is arguably superior to Christie's.
Columbus, OH – Columbus and Franklin County residents continue to recycle in record numbers according to the latest collection report from the solid waste authority of Central Ohio. SWACO spokesperson John Remy talks about the increase with WCBE's Mike Foley.