Composting, or turning food waste into nutrient soil, has become so accepted as a sustainable business practice in the last few years that many of Cleveland’s biggest institutions are doing it, despite the fact that it costs much more than dumping waste in a landfill.
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Marc Lefkowitz | 02/27/15 @ 11:00am
Chuck Marohn is a licensed engineer in Minnesota and he also writes the blog Strong Towns. This week, he discusses what happened when America turned away from streets that "build wealth" in favor of fast roads. Now that his state DOT is facing fiscal insolvency, he’s trying to make sense of why his town of Brainerd wants to spend money...more
When complete streets landed in Cleveland more than three years ago, it created a ripple that is being felt now in the suburbs.
Imagine instead of retiring to a golf community, you had the choice of a small house in a beautiful park located on a reforested lot in Cleveland. Or in a community on a sustainable farm in the Cuyahoga Valley surrounded by forest on all sides. Is it a utopian dream? Or the new American dream?
Marc Lefkowitz | 02/20/15 @ 11:00am
Many cities claim to be sustainable, but leaders, like the European Union’s Sustainable Towns and Cities, are basing plans on hard metrics like “carbon accounting” and area of green space per capita. (Sustainable Cities) Cleveland's Slavic Village, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in America in 2007, has turned the corner and is selling market rate homes thanks to a new...more
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