Sustainable Delaware Ohio is hosting the No Impact Experiment October 1-8, 2017. Anyone can try the experiment on their own at any time. By participating in the experiment as a community, you have access to local events and information to help maximize your experience. Registration is on the blog page. See ideas for your household in the No Impact Week How to Guide. Here are some we put together.
Calendar of Options for No Impact Week Participants:
Events are subject to cancellation for lack of minimum attendance numbers. SDO will use Facebook Events to request RSVPs to most events.
Sunday, October 1–Consumption
A non-event: don’t buy anything new (except food, of course).
Monday, October 2–Trash
The Ohio State University–Marion hosts a tour of its zero-waste facility. Educational Outreach Director Christine Trapp will answer questions about how the campus has achieved zero-waste. Morrill Hall, Room 200, 1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302, 5:30-7:00 p.m. RSVP Here.
Tuesday, October 3–Transportation
Calculate your commute or join a carpool or vanpool with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s Gohio Commute program.
The Delaware Area Transit Agency hosts its customized Travel Training for potential transit users to answer all their questions. 5:30 p.m. at the DATA hub at Park Avenue and S. Washington St. 20-minute presentation followed by Q&A; participants will receive passes to ride one of the routes that leave the hub on the half hour on a subsequent day. RSVP Here.
If you’re looking to use your bike for recreation instead of transportation, Delaware County Friends of the Trail maintains a website of bike trail options. The Genoa Township Trail in particular is a beautiful and easy ride. Parking is available near McNamara Park at State Route 3 and Big Walnut Road. For more adventure, try the mountain biking trails at Alum Creek State Park. The trail map is a little unclear but the parking for the moderate and novice mountain bike trails is a small gravel lot on the north side of Lewis Center Road just east of the Africa Road intersection.
Wednesday, October 4–Food
Take a tour of the composting operation at Price Farms Organics, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Please bring a donation for People in Need–PFO will match the donations they collect. 4838 Warrensburg Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Possible shuttle service provided; more information TBA.
Professor Anna Willow will lead a discussion of the book, No Impact Man, by Colin Beavan, at the Delaware County District Library main campus community room, 7:30-8:30 p.m., 84 East Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Sixteen libraries in Ohio have a copy of this book, including the DCDL main campus and the Westerville Public Library. Prior reading is useful but not required.
Friday, October 6–Water
Bring a brown bag lunch for a water conservation program at the Delaware County District Library main campus community room, 12:00-1:30 p.m., presented by Conservation Educator Dona Rhea for the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District. 84 East Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Saturday, October 7–Give Back
Any volunteer work you do, formal or informal, is great! Contact Connections, the Delaware County Volunteer Center, to find something specific. For a sustainability focus, see the City of Columbus’ Greenspot. To pair giving back with exercise, here are some events happening this day that we have found:
- 3rd Annual Race for Global Water 5k benefitting Water for People, 9:30 a.m. at Hoover Reservoir, 7600 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081.
See Sunday, October 8 for more.
Sunday, October 8–EcoSabbath
EcoSabbath day can also be about giving back.
- The Delaware CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for this day, and 25% of proceeds stay local and help People in Need, Inc. of Delaware County, Ohio. The walk begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Williams Campus Center at Ohio Wesleyan University, 40 Rowland Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
- 2017 Columbus Walk for Apraxia, 10:00 a.m. at North Orange Park, 7560 Gooding Blvd., Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.
The Ohio Wesleyan University Environment and Wildlife Club hosts a screening of the documentary, No Impact Man, in the Benes Room of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Avenue, 7:00-9:00 p.m.