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Sustainable and healthy living is so easy. Here is part one of your guide to green living in Grove City:

1. Use alternative transportation

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), transportation contributes 26% of US greenhouse gas emissions. You can dramatically reduce your footprint by using greener transportation practices, including the following ideas:

Drive electric vehiclesTesla Charging Station - Green Living in Grove City

Electric vehicles (EVs) don’t emit any tailpipe pollutants, so they are a much more environmentally-friendly option. There are many places to charge an EV in Grove City, like the eight Tesla charging stations off Parkmead Drive or the EV charging stations at La Quinta Inn or Best Western Executive Inn. Head to plugshare.com for a full listing of all EV charging stations in your area.

Ride your bike to get aroundHeritage Cycles

Grove City has a nice system of bike paths and separated bike lanes, which make riding around town really enjoyable. Find a map with all bike trails/lanes here. Plus, bike transportation is a good way to get fit while getting around. Find the perfect bike for your needs at Heritage Cycles.

Utilize COTA

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has several routes with stops in Grove City. Additionally, they have a Park and Ride location, where you can park your car for free at the lot and ride COTA to downtown Columbus or elsewhere in Central Ohio. 

Lakefront Lines Motorcoach - Green Living in Grove CityTravel by motor coach

If you want to get to a destination in a carbon-efficient way, then a motor coach is your best option. Assuming the coach is nearly full, you can cut your carbon footprint nearly in half by choosing a motor coach over a private vehicle. And compared to flying, motor coaches can reduce your emissions by 55-75%!

Rent small, hybrid vehicles

If you do have to rent a car when traveling, choose a small, hybrid vehicle to cut down on your fuel emissions. 

2. Eat and shop localOld World New Home3

Eating and shopping locally not only supports the local economy, it also cuts down on carbon emissions because goods and food don’t have to be transported from far away. It’s so easy–shop for fresh produce at the farmer’s market, dine out at Grove City restaurants, and find anything you need from local shops.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations Map - Green Living in Grove City3. Make sure you know the local recycling options

If your hotel or place of residence doesn’t already recycle, don’t fret! There are multiple recycling drop-off locations in Grove City, courtesy of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) where you can drop-off your unsorted recyclables. See SWACO’s website for an interactive map of the locations.

Stay tuned for part 2 of our guide to green living in Grove City coming next week!
How do you practice living sustainably in Grove City? Comment below or share on social media using #SeetheGrove.

 

HeadshotBlogger: Sarah Lilly is the Marketing Manager for Visit Grove City. She started her career in tourism by interning for the CVB from 2013-2015. She is a Gilmore Girls enthusiast, travel lover, and graduate of Miami University. Tweet: @GroveCitySarah #SeetheGrove