The following guest blog post from Cleveland Chief of Sustainability, Jenita McGowan, is a reflection at the half-way point in Sustainable Cleveland 2019, the city's big, 10-year sustainability initiative. SC2019's goal is to transform Cleveland into a thriving green city on a blue lake by the 50th anniversary of the last fire on the Cuyahoga River. The sixth sustainability summit...
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All of that craft beer and sausage you’re bringing home from the market could be a sign that Cleveland has an artisan economy waiting in the wings. In fact, a new report says an all-in effort should be made from the platform of local food champions like cheese, beer, bread and sausage made in CLE.
The Toledo water crisis may have fallen off the front page of the news, but not before a prime suspect was identified. The deadly toxin that shut off the tap for 500,000 people in August comes from algae in Lake Erie fed by fertilizer running off of big, conventional farms in Northern Ohio.
The plan seemed simple enough. The three of us urban types would meet at John’s house near the Shoreway for a three-hour tour of the region’s premier example of a lifestyle center, Crocker Park, and infill development, Battery Park. An online conversation about “authenticity”—finding that ineffable quality that speaks to the quirk of a place or perhaps pays respect to...
Faced with questions of, can we count on people biking and walking if places are built with these “modes” in mind, cities historically turned to planning tools that, it turns out, failed to provide a definitive “yes.” City planners have been hamstrung, until recently, by inadequate tools for predicting how, for example, an area with a high Walk Score translates into...
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- Edith Chase named Burning River environmental hero: https://t.co/4UyNeQYdB8. No one volunteered more time for Lake Erie in past 30 years.
about 10 hours ago via Twitter
- Critical Mass ride tonight, hundreds of cyclists, people on porches smiling and waving at the alternate reality passing by, happy Friday!
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- Annie Leonard, creator of the brilliant "Story of Stuff," will be at the Sustainable Cleveland Summit: http://t.co/wwSgvGQDdp
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