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Westerville
 
 
The City of Westerville is nationally recognized as one of "America's Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine, its second consecutive ranking on the list.  Featuring fantastic safety services, more than 46 parks, a community recreation center and 26 miles of leisure paths, Westerville offers unmatched services, programs and opportunities to our residents, visitors and businesses. 
The Chamber works to enhance the community's quality of life and the economic, civic, and cultural growth of the Westerville area.
The mission of the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau is to promote tourism and to attract visitors and events to the Westerville area.
 Visit here for news and events in and around Uptown Westerville.

Greater Central Ohio Organizations

Join this forum if you wish to receive information directed at greater Central Ohio environmental issues.
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On this site you can find general information about rain gardens, installation, sizing, example plants, design ideas, rain gardening tips for each season, our recently awarded grant project, and technical resources
Simply Living of Central Ohio supports individuals, families and organizations in creating a more compassionate and sustainable world.
The Office of the Environmental Steward was created as part of Mayor Michael B. Coleman's Get Green Columbus initiative.  Funded in part with a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, the Environmental Steward's Office is dedicated to making Columbus a green community.  Our work is focused on three goals: Green Businesses, Green Neighborhoods, Leading by Example
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) will be the regional voice and a catalyst for sustainability and economic prosperity in order to secure a competitive advantage for central Ohio.

Transportation

 
 The Central Ohio Greenway trail system is an extensive network of recreational trails along our most valuable natural resources. The trails provide opportunities for people to enjoy the many streams and wooded corridors throughout Central Ohio and connect parkland, open space and communities. Use your local trails to exercise, commute, or to just get out and enjoy the outdoors!
Consider Biking promotes all forms of bicycling.  We provide educational resources, and advocate to improve
the safety and conditions for cyclists using our roadways.
Pedal Instead provides secure bicycle parking at festivals throughout Central Ohio and educates the general public about bicycling for transportation.
Rideshare Ohio is a FREE rideshare matching service that allows commuters in Central, Northwest and Southwest Ohio along with Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana to quickly and securely find other individuals who share similar schedules and destinations to share the ride. Use Rideshare Ohio to also find Park and Ride lots, public transit services, and bike routes.
The primary goal of The Third Hand Bicycle Co-op is to promote cycling as safe and environmentally responsible transportation. The non-profit organization provides community members with the facilities and tools, as well as the skills and knowledge to help make cycling an essential part of their everyday lives
Yay Bikes! is a Central Ohio grassroots bicycle advocacy group promoting mode shift — getting people out of cars and onto bikes — and creating community around this effort.
 
Reduce Waste - Recycle, Reuse

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio provides free furniture to our central Ohio neighbors in need. Our vision is that some day ALL central Ohio families will live in properly furnished homes as a result of furniture resource sharing and community collaborations. 

 The Waste Not Center

The Waste Not Center (WNC) receives donations from individuals and businesses of supplies that would otherwise be discarded and makes them available to teachers, artists and non-profit organizations at no charge other than a small annual membership fee. 
 
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