Ohio Grown, Ohio Proud

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer In the amazing community of Athens, locally grown food is available everywhere. Take a stroll at the Athens’s Farmer’s Market and you will find dozens of varieties of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, jellies, salsas, and beyond. Years ago Brandon Jaeger and Michelle Ajamian thought something was missing:…

Atrium Cafe setting the standard

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer The Atrium Café is located in Grover Hall on the Ohio University campus that offers daily fresh meals produced by Nutrition and Dietetics students. The students often come up with the meal ideas and the café sometimes offers meal based off a theme; Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Italian, etc. Available daily is…

One Big Dumpster-Diving Family

Story by Courtney Brooke, Staff Writer Monday, Wednesday, and Friday you will most likely see one of my coworkers and I driving around campus with some rather obscure things in the bed of our truck. We, ladies and gentlemen, are Ohio University’s own professional, paid dumpster-divers. Now that would be pretty cool if that was…

Lifestyle Spotlight: Athens’ Own Constantine Faller Proves Viability of Sustainability

Constantine Faller has been a vital part of the Athens community for over a decade. His story begins with a background in engineering and culinary arts during the late 70’s. After entering the workforce and seeing many problems around the world, Constantine decided it was time for change. Athens’ Own was formed and dedicated to creating systems of sustainable community resilience.

Lifestyle Spotlight: Ohio University Acknowledges Link to Conflict Minerals

By Mayuri Mei Lin, CG News August 27th was a day of victory for Bobcats for a Conflict-Free Campus, a sub-group of the national organization STAND Against Genocide when Ohio University became the 12th U.S. school to pledge towards giving preference to conflict-free resources. OU released a statement acknowledging their involvement and urging the electronics…

Lifestyle Spotlight: Third Sun Solar is soaring

Third Sun Solar is one of the fastest-growing solar companies today. Based in Athens, Ohio the start up is a true American success story. Established in 2000 by the aptly named Geoff and Michelle Greenfield, the company now has 24 employees and earned $14.7 million in revenue in 2010. Inc. magazine releases an annual list of the 5000 fastest growing, privately held and independent companies in the United States.