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Seems like everywhere you look, there is something either on TV, the radio, or somebody is talking about ‘going green’.  Before June 2010, I never really thought of ‘going green’ or how to go about doing it.  I mean, I really wanted to, but I just didn’t know how.  Then I got a call from a family friend that told me there was a program that I should look into and go apply for.  I was thrilled to apply because I needed a job since I had no way to go back to college.  I applied and got accepted.  The program, ironically enough, is called Green Ohio Corps. 

The Green Ohio Corps, or GO Corps for short, is a program that chooses 15 adults ranging from the ages of 18 – 24 that live in either Tuscarawas County, Harrison County or Carroll County to work 900 hours at a specific job site.  The job is supposed to help them learn lessons to help them out in the future if they decided to go to a different job after they finish the program.

In my opinion, this is a wonderful program that helps young adults learn values and skills that they can take with them all of their lives.  I know I’ve learned a lot since I first joined this program.

Let me tell you a little about what I do in this program.  I work at My Local PC Pro in Cadiz, Ohio, but my main job  there is to update the site thisismycounty.com.  I go around all of Harrison County, taking pictures and getting flyers to post here.  I also go to different events or do different activities and then write about my experience to post on the site as well.  If I find out about a small store or restaurant that needs more business, I get an interview and then write about the store or restaurant to post on this site too.  When I post information from the flyers I collect and post articles about different businesses, it helps get the events and businesses more customers and more attendants. 

The going ‘green’ aspect of my job is that I don’t use any paper sinces it’s all virtual and I use the computer all of the time.  But, I am still trying to think of more ways to make my job more ‘green’.

Since I’ve started this program, I can honestly say that I have learned a great deal about my county and about going ‘geen’.  And I’m sure this program has helped the other participants in different ways as well.

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Larry Bertolino

Larry Bertolino

Owner at myLocalPCpro
Larry Bertolino is a 31 year old, U.S Navy Veteran and currently sitting on the board of Directors for the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, as well as Harrison County Rural Transit.
Larry Bertolino
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