UPDATE: In the interest of everyone's well-being, Green on the Green will be virtual this year.
Instead of holding a one-day event in fall, the Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee will share posts on the City of Hudson Facebook page with educational materials and tips about how to live a green lifestyle. These tips will be posted about once every 1-2 months for the rest of the year. We may also host interviews with some of your favorite environmentally-friendly organizations so they can share advice as well! Thank you for your understanding about this necessary change. We look forward to hosting our usual Green on the Green in fall of 2022 or sooner.
Walk, Run or Ride Your Bike!
Green on the Green is a fun, educational event featuring exhibitors from across the region offering information on everything from solar panels, energy efficiency, and green home products, to tree planting, recycling tips, composting, rain barrels, and organic landscaping.
For Vendors: To participate, please complete the vendor form. Businesses for profit will be required to provide a Certificate of Insurance and pay a $10.00 fee. Please make check payments payable to the "City of Hudson". Credit card payments are accepted. A $1.00 convenience fee will apply to all credit card payments.
For 2020 Only: Please contact EAC@hudson.oh.us if you would like to inquire about being featured in an interview on the City of Hudson Facebook page.
Rain Barrel Workshop
Green on the Green usually features a rain barrel workshop. A rain barrel is a container that collects water from a roof as it flows through a downspout. Because the rain barrel collects and slows down the runoff, it not only conserves water, but also helps filter out pollutants and prevents erosion and flooding. Rain barrels are an easy, practical way to control excess storm water and reduce the negative effects of pollution.
The installation and use of a rain barrel will also generate savings on water and sewer bills and may result in credits toward storm water fees. In Summit County, where the average annual rainfall amounts to around 37 inches, a one-inch rainfall draining off a 1000-square-foot roof will generate about 562 gallons of water. The water collected in the rain barrel can be used for lawn and garden watering, which makes up nearly 40% of total household water use in the summer season.