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Best and worst moments in sustainability 2014

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/17/14 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

When thinking back on 2014, what are the high and low points that stand out for Northeast Ohio? We look back and mine our coverage of sustainability activities in 2014 to present this list of the 36 most notable moments. (Let us know if we missed any).

<br />Cleveland Critical Mass August 2014 ride<br />Solarize Cleveland helped Ali Ahmed install these solar panels on the roof of his Cleveland home.<br />Cleveland's 6th annual sustainability summit<br />A flooded cornfield (and its run off) in Northern Ohio

NOACA moves closer to mode choice

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/15/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

In a June 2014 interview with GCBL, Northeast Ohio’s top transportation official, Grace Gallucci, promised sweeping reforms and a new era of fiscal responsibility at NOACA. A former budget director at RTA, Gallucci said that the region needs to align its priorities with the rest of the country’s. Job one would be to bring existing roads into a state of...

<br />A family enjoys the Detroit Avenue bike lane in Cleveland which was installed in 2014

A look inside Cleveland's complete streets: Is it working?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/12/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

When Cleveland passed its Complete Streets ordinance in 2011, it was hailed as a watershed moment. The city was struggling, as it is now, to meet the needs of a large population living in poverty and also attract new, younger residents. Complete Streets presented possibilities for both.

<br />Critical Mass in the summer of 2014<br />Bioswale bump outs calm traffic and make it easier for pedestrians to enjoy Literary and Professor in Tremont.<br /><br />A family enjoys the use of the new Detroit Avenue bike lane installed in 2014

Cleveland's quasar turns a whole city's waste into energy

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/08/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Recycle

quasar energy group has grown from a novelty—taking waste ice cream from Pierre's at its Collinwood facility—into an operation that converts the entire City of Wooster's wastewater into electricity, natural gas to run vehicles and a business model that will someday challenge the status quo.

<br />Tim Murphy at quasar's French Creek Wastewater Treatment facility<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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CLE mission to Indy shifted Lorain protected bike lane from "if to how"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/19/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

Cleveland has aspirations to build a network of protected bike lanes, starting with Lorain Avenue from W. 25th to W. 65th Street on the north side of the road. Non-profit organization People for Bikes estimates that 142 protected bike lanes have been built in the U.S. as of 2013. The group behind Project Green Lane, which provides technical assistance to a...

We are the champions <br />Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman (left) with Ohio City Executive Director Tom McNair tour the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.<br /><br /><br /><br />

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