Green on the Green
Green on the Green Day -
Hudson's Environment Expo
UPDATE: In the interest of everyone's well-being, Green on the Green will be virtual this year.
Our popular Green on the Green event couldn’t be held in person this year, so the Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC) has arranged a few “green” events that you can still participate in virtually or at a distance! Check on the scheduled events below. Join us to learn why going green isn't just for Earth Day - it's for every day!
The EAC also will share posts on the City of Hudson Facebook page with educational materials and tips about how to live a green lifestyle. These tips will be posted about once every month for the rest of the year. We may also host interviews with some of your favorite environmentally friendly organizations so they can share advice as well!
Thank you for your understanding about this necessary change. We look forward to hosting our usual Green on the Green in fall of 2022 or sooner.
For 2020 Only: Please contact EAC@hudson.oh.us if you would like to inquire about being featured in an interview on the City of Hudson Facebook page.
Look for more events through the end of 2020.
Trash Dash | Sunday, September 20, 2020Want a chance to get out of the house AND do something nice for your City? Join our Trash Dash on Sunday, September 20th. The national organization, Keep America Beautiful, is planning a giant litter cleanup event on this day.
How to Participate:
People all over the United States are encouraged to participate with members of their own households. Just grab a bag from home and fill it up with litter, then dispose of it at home. Try competing against a neighbor or friend to see who can collect the most.
Share What You Find!
We’d love to see you share your collections with us by tagging our Facebook page or by using the hashtags #HudsonTrashDash and #DoBeautifulThings on Instagram. #DoBeautifulThings is the national tag, so you can use it to see what people are finding all around the country. We hope you will participate in this fun, worthwhile event!
Rain Barrel Pickup | Saturday, September 26, 2020If you’ve ever been interested in having your own rain barrel, now is your chance! The City of Hudson and the EAC are hosting a rain barrel “pick-up” on Saturday, September 26. Unlike our usual rain barrel workshop, this event is not on the greens. You will simply register in advance and pick up your supplies at Cascade Park on the designated day.
You will be provided with easy-to-follow instructions and all the supplies you need to build your barrel. We will load the barrel into your vehicle for you – make sure you have enough space for a barrel that is about 23”x41”.
Participation is limited to the first 18 sign-ups. You must register in advance and you pay for your supplies in advance – only credit card payments will be accepted for this event. Registration closes on September 22 or when the cap of 18 sign-ups is reached.
Register and pay here!
Past EventsComposting Webinar | Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 7-8 p.m.
Learn the benefits of composting and how to build your own composting system. Kate Chapel from Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners and Sandy Barbic from Summit Soil & Water Conservation District join members of the City of Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee to present benefits and DIY tips for creating your own composting system. After the presentation there will be time for a question and answer session. This is a free Zoom event. Registration is required.
You can view the recording of this event here. You must use the password B5%m3Y+L to play the video.
Why Should I Consider a Rain Barrel?
Green on the Green usually features a rain barrel workshop. A rain barrel is a container that collects water from a roof as it flows through a downspout. Because the rain barrel collects and slows down the runoff, it not only conserves water, but also helps filter out pollutants and prevents erosion and flooding. Rain barrels are an easy, practical way to control excess storm water and reduce the negative effects of pollution.
The installation and use of a rain barrel will also generate savings on water and sewer bills and may result in credits toward storm water fees. In Summit County, where the average annual rainfall amounts to around 37 inches, a one-inch rainfall draining off a 1000-square-foot roof will generate about 562 gallons of water. The water collected in the rain barrel can be used for lawn and garden watering, which makes up nearly 40% of total household water use in the summer season.