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My darn Prius: Green car buying tips from a reluctant driver

David Beach  |  04/01/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Driving

People often ask me what’s the greenest car to buy. Well, I just went through the car-buying process myself, so here are some tips from my experience.

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Back to the carbon age: Ohio falls in ranking of state energy efficiency policies

David Beach  |  10/29/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy

After a few years of progress, a new national ranking of state energy efficiency policies confirms that Ohio is now falling fast behind competing states.

Centralized power<br />Ohio has frozen progressive energy policies that were starting to move the state toward cleaner, more decentralized power sources, such as efficiency and renewables.

Cuyahoga County creates Department of Sustainability

David Beach  |  10/29/14 @ 11:00am

A new Department of Sustainability is being created within Cuyahoga County government. The county is joining other major institutions in Northeast Ohio – including the City of Cleveland, large companies, universities, and health care systems – to hire dedicated sustainability staff to think holistically about economic development and a healthy environment.

Cuyahoga County goes green<br />The new Cuyahoga County Administration Headquarters has numerous green building features, such as efficient lighting and a green roof. A new Department of Sustainability will help the county do much more to improve its environmental performance.

Beyond transit-dependency: Tell ODOT to expand its transportation vision

David Beach  |  10/07/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

At a public meeting on Oct. 21, citizens in Northeast Ohio will have an opportunity to tell the Ohio Department of Transportation that its almost-last-in-the-nation record of funding transit is short-sighted and shameful. Ohioans want better transportation choices.

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Mode shift: Setting a real goal for better transportation choices

David Beach  |  07/14/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

As Greater Cleveland’s transportation planning agency develops a new strategic plan, citizens have an opportunity to advocate for a more balanced transportation system that will meet emerging needs, not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Critical Mass ride in downtown Cleveland, May 2014<br />Demand is growing for a transportation system that promotes vibrant urban places.

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