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OhioToday article spotlights Voinovich School support of zero-waste initiative

OhioToday Fall 2020

A recent OhioToday article highlighted Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs’ contribution to a zero-waste initiative that supports recycling and sustainability efforts across Southeast Ohio.

The Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative, a collaboration between the Sugar Bush Foundation, Rural Action and the Voinovich School, supports a wide range of environmentally friendly programs through a 10-year pledge and more than $1.2 million in grants. The initiative has increased recycling access in rural Ohio, created a five-year sustainability plan for OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, constructed a materials recovery facility at the Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers and more.

Hylie Voss, president of the Sugar Bush Foundation, said she is proud of what the initiative has accomplished and looks forward to continuing their efforts.

“The real win-win-win is when you can reduce waste, or repurpose waste, and create jobs at the same time,” Voss said in the article.

To read the full article, visit OhioToday.com