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OhioHealth Signs Climate Pledge To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

17 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse (emphasis added)

OhioHealth was celebrated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) on November 10 for pledging ongoing action to decarbonize the health care sector and make health care facilities more resilient to the effects of climate change.

“With this pledge we are aiming to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and achieving zero emissions by 2050,” said Steve Markovich, MD, President and CEO, OhioHealth. “This is a critical step in reducing our environmental footprint and mitigating the public health threat posed by the effects of climate change.”

The HHS Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, developed the White House/HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge to help focus industry response to climate challenges. In addition to reducing their carbon footprint, signatories also commit to producing detailed plans to prepare their facilities for both chronic and acute catastrophic climate impacts.




Ohio State Reduces Carbon Footprint By 30%

16 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, The Ohio State University

As Mansfield is a member community in The Ohio State University campus system, 1812Blockhouse regularly brings our readers updates about important news from the University.

Recently, that news centered on the achievement of an environmental goal at Ohio’s flagship university.

The Ohio State University’s carbon emissions fell by 30% since adopting sustainability goals in 2015, reflecting significant momentum as the university prepares to accelerate its progress.

Ohio State’s carbon footprint has declined from 615,051 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in fiscal year 2015 to 428,392 metric tons last year, according to the university’s latest resource stewardship scorecard.


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All About Richland

North Lake Park Clean-Up On Saturday

24 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Operation S.OS., which stands for “Save Our Streams,” takes place on Saturday in North Lake Park.

You are invited to join in as litter and debris is removed from the stream that runs from North Lake Park through Middle Park.

Volunteers are asked to bring and wear durable work gloves, waterproof boots, and insect repellant. All volunteers who participate will be entered into a drawing for prizes as a part of the 26th Anniversary Earth Stewardship Celebration.

The event begins at 9:00 AM at North Lake Park in Mansfield.

You can register at 419.755.9702 or via email at: [email protected].

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All Things Business

Cleveland-Cliffs Commits To 25 Percent Greenhouse Gas Emission Drop By 2030

30 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., parent company of AK Steel whose Mansfield Works are housed in 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing space on the north side of Mansfield, has announced that it has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030. This goal represents combined Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) greenhouse gas emission reductions on a mass basis (metric tons per year) compared with 2017 baseline levels. The Company has published a detailed plan outlining its strategic priorities on its corporate website at More…


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National Health Survey Shows Challenges And Positives For Richland County

28 Mar , 2019  

Douglas County, Colorado is the healthiest community in America, according to the 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings by U.S. News & World Report, released this week in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.

While Richland County did not place in the top 500 counties nationwide, more than one metric which went into the rankings scoring model shows the county in a favorable position when compared to state and/or national averages. More…

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New Richland County Foundation Fund Seeks To Protect Nature Preserves

2 Apr , 2018  

The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy recently established a designated fund at the Richland County Foundation. The fund will generate annual support for the nonprofit organization, and it will benefit from the Foundation’s professional asset management.

The NCOLC mission is to protect the natural heritage of the North Central Ohio area. It purchases land that is botanically significant and then dedicates it as a nature preserve, utilizing conservation easements. More…

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Mifflin Township Spill Reported

20 Apr , 2017  

According to several sources, some 50,000 gallons of drilling fluids were released into a wetland in Richland County’s Mifflin Township on April 14 related to construction of the $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline. The pipeline is envisioned as moving over 3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day along a 713 mile route. More…

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Envrionmental Remdiation Project Generates Positive Response

28 Oct , 2016  

A Mansfield business has benefited from participation in a voluntary program designed to facilitate cleanup of properties across the state.

Honeywell International has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Prestolite property. More…


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Ohio EPA Hearing On Pipeline Impacting Richland County

25 Sep , 2016  

Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Sept. 28 regarding an application for a water quality certification from Kinder Morgan Utopia affecting a pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.

The meeting will begin at 6 Ross High School Little Theatre, 1100 North Street, Fremont, during which Ohio EPA will present details and answer questions concerning an application related to a proposed pipeline and accept public comment. More…