The City of Hudson and Environmental Awareness Committee (EAC) thanks everyone who made the first annual Hudson Earth Week a success. Weeknight panel discussions culminated with a well-attended City Hall event on April 23, including vendors, an electric and hybrid car show, music, and raffles.
- Kate Chapel of Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and Sandy Barbic of Summit Soil & Water Conservation District who led a rain barrel workshop and stormwater management panel discussion.
- EAC member Spiro Mavroidis, who led vegetable gardening and amphibian discussions.
- John Voyzey, ForTec Medical CEO, Ken Nadsady, president /founder of AviSun Renewable Energy, and Casey Weinstein, Ohio State Representative (District 37) for their participation in the renewable energy panel organized by EAC member Jack McCabe.
- ForTec Medical and PCs for People for sponsoring paper shredding and e-waste collection. Go Green Go for sponsoring a cleanup "plog". Volunteers collected over 80 pounds of litter.
- Hudson High School teacher Carolyn Huber’s students who painted the raffle rain barrel and Hudson Collision Center for clear-coating the barrel.
- Ohio Organics, Feather & Elm, and StretchLab for donating gift baskets.
- City Council members Nicole Kowalski, Kate Schlademan and Skylar Sutton for donating items for the baskets.
- Pennie Spirtos and Mia Spirtos-Bacino for designing sidewalk chalk art at City Hall and friends of @talk-chalk-to-me for bringing the vision to life.
- Mayor Jeffrey Anzevino for presiding over the EV Show awards ceremony, organized by EAC Vice Chair Dr. Joseph Ortiz assisted by volunteer Robert Dyer.
- Hudson High School students who assisted with setup and teardown of each event.
- John Nicholas (johnBfree), Jeremy Lavoie, and Ross Kowalski, local musicians who provided entertainment during the weeklong Celebration.
- All vendors and car show participants celebrating Earth Week with us, creating a lively atmosphere while providing environmental education in Hudson.
The City and EAC appreciate your contributions and we look forward to celebrating Hudson Earth Week 2023.