Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

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The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future. Thank you to Mayor Jackson and Matt Gray for inviting me to speak today, and to the Cleveland Foundation for bringing this Summit to life. And thanks to everyone in Cleveland—citizens, community groups, environmental organizations, and business—for supporting Cleveland’s efforts to be a “green city on a blue lake.”

Cleveland Indians get a corkscrew wind turbine overlooking their ballgames

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B.Sameer Kumar: Next time one of the Cleveland Indians batter takes a swing at the ball, he better not be distracted by the giant wind turbine that will be spinning around near the ground, thanks to Majid Rashidi, a professor at the Cleveland State University.

Iranian Farshid Moussavi’s Prismatic MOCA in Cleveland Goes for LEED Silver

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Farshid Moussavi’s inaugural project in the United States, the sharp Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland , is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification if it performs as designed. For some, an expensive new art museum in Cleveland was a controversial choice given the city’s industrial reputation. Image credit: Dean Kaufman/Courtesy MOCA Cleveland.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 8

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Might have to get used to that green slime , Cleveland. Animals Business Climate Change Climate Science & Research Environmental News Fresh Water Global Warming Green Living Oceans & Coasts Policy The Green Buzz Christian Science Monitor cleveland green slime climate change and oceans dolphins energy policy and climate change global warming green slime Grist Mongabay paper Treehugger us energy policy warming oceans YaleE360 yum brands As usual, climate change is bad news.

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The devil's number

Environmental Economics

Not from The Onion: A union representing faculty members at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has filed an unfair-labor-practice charge with Ohio’s labor-relations board, claiming that the law school’s dean retaliated against union organizers by giving them $666 raises, “in effect” calling them Satan.

Another Daily Demand and Supply

Environmental Economics

Officials in Cleveland want to raise rates by more than 80 percent for city residents over the next four years and by about 50 percent in the suburbs. Apparently Cleveland is counting on the demand for water being inelastic. The water department in one of Ohio's largest metropolitan areas is seeking to sharply increase rates to deal with a drop in consumption and revenue.

5 Questions with The Nature Conservancy’s Mark Tercek

Cool Green Science

Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit. In advance of Mark’s speech, Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability for the city of Cleveland, asked him a few questions. How did a self-proclaimed “city boy” from Cleveland end up leading the world’s largest environmental nonprofit? It seems like there’s a big opportunity here for cities like Cleveland.

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Don't Give up on Pigouvian Pricing!

Environmental Economics

  In case you're wondering, 20 teams have come back from being down 0-2 in an NBA playoff series (the 19 teams listed here plus Cleveland last year in the conference finals).  Last week's midterm elections were a mixed bag for environmental policy.    Lots of initiatives went down in defeat, though some passed, and some pro-environmental candidates won.

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Are Backyard Gardens a Weapon Against Climate Change?

Green (Living) Review

A researcher from the University of California, Santa Barbara, David Cleveland, set out to find exactly what sorts of environmental effects gardening can have. We already know that backyard gardens are great fun, that they can provide the freshest produce, and that gardening as a child has lasting effects —but what about their impact on the environment?

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New Orleans Pelicans

Environmental Economics

Cleveland Fire | colors: orange, red. This is awesome: New Orleans changing its NBA nickname from Hornets to Pelicans was not a secret. But the logo and color scheme was, until today. New Orleans on Thursday officially unveiled its new nickname, logo and color scheme, capturing the essence of New Orleans and the Gulf and spotlighting the ecological concerns of the region.

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I always wanted to be in one of those fancy moving pictures

Environmental Economics

 We are doing a scout next week in the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio, and we are hoping we could persuade a very knowledgeable expert from your faculty to meet with us at a couple of farms, and enlighten us and our Production Designer Jack Fisk (Designer of The Revenant and There Will Be Blood) on things we will need to do.

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Daily Demand and Supply: $70 is pretty steep for most grown-ups

Environmental Economics

By the way, a check of Ticketmaster shows plenty of upper-level seats available for UK's game with Cleveland State on Monday night. Price and other factors affecting demand: ? More anecdotal evidence of an attendance tipping point: On Monday night, college basketball junkies were all abuzz on Twitter at the sight of so many empty seats, especially in the student section, at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the Blue Devils' first-round NIT win over UNC Asheville.

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If you build it.

Environmental Economics

The project seems to be a winner, said Ned Hill, dean of urban affairs at Cleveland State University and a frequent commentator about economic-development issues. "The The battered Mansfield-area economy, hurt by declines in the auto industry, is poised to gain more than 1,000 jobs that also would help meet the growing demand for solar energy. The U.S. Department of Energy said yesterday it is offering a $275 million loan guarantee to Calisolar Inc.

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Some people say the same of my blogging*

Environmental Economics

Quasar Energy Group of Cleveland was sought the $1 million federal grant for the $2.24 Grand Lake St. Marys , the poster child for algae pollution in Ohio, is getting some federal help. Sherrod Brown 's office announced this morning that the Department of Agriculture is making available $1 million toward the purchase of a methane digester. What is a methane digester? The facility turns methane from manue into energy.

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High-tech dustcarts to spy on your trash

Green (Living) Review

The City of Cleveland in the USA is one example. The City of Cleveland has decided to make an offer that your refuse cannot refuse. The Cleveland City Council is spending $2.5 I guess that finances might also be a motivation for the Cleveland City Council to go through resident's trash in search of additional income. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I know that the Green Goosesteppers and the Green Gestapo do mean well, but.

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What do Burmese pythons, Asian beetles and Asian carp all have in common?

Environmental Economics

  My quick calculation is there are roughly 300,000 people employed in Ohio Lake Erie bordering counties who are not employed in Cleveland or Toledo (I'm ruling out urban jobs as they are unlikely to be affected by loss of tourism).  Answer: They are all univited (and unwanted?) guests in U.S. ecosystems.    That, and they're all Asian.    But I'm sticking with the invasive species angle.

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A fresh look at local food systems

Green (Living) Review

Surprisingly, as researcher David Cleveland, a professor of environmental studies at UC-Santa Barbara found out, that assumption would be wrong. What Cleveland and his research team discovered was that more than 99 percent of the produce grown in Santa Barbara County is exported, and more than 95 percent of the produce consumed in the county is imported, some of it from as far away as Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand and this is very much like that in Britain as well.

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Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

Cleveland, Ohio adds the Great Lakes Brewing Co. Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green. If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. This holiday season, as friends, family and business relations raise a glass to good cheer and good fortune, try something new and grab a green one. Sierra Nevada.

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Silly Putty-like material in waterproof bags to act as quick fix for potholes

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But students from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have come up with an ingenious way to fill up the potholes at low cost and in a very quick fashion. Silly Putty for Potholes The students, undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. B.Sameer Kumar: For those cruising around in their cars or speeding away on their bikes potholes can be an absolute nuisance.

Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

Cleveland, Ohio adds the Great Lakes Brewing Co. Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green. If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. This holiday season, as friends, family and business relations raise a glass to good cheer and good fortune, try something new and grab a green one. Sierra Nevada.

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Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Cool Green Science

Building Progress in Challenging Times I grew up not too far from here—on the east side of Cleveland in the Collinwood neighborhood. I shoveled snow, shot hoops, and delivered the Cleveland Plain Dealer. When they settled in Cleveland, they planted many fruit trees and a big garden in my backyard, right in the city. It was embarrassing to Clevelanders. From Cleveland, to Wall Street, to TNC So, how did I get from Cleveland to TNC?

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Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently reported that the clean energy standard has brought more than $1 billion in private capital investment to the Buckeye State over five years -- and has created thousands of jobs.

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Israel’s Earthquake Proof Table Added to MoMA’s Permanent Collection

Green Prophet

Beginning in 2012 at the Maryland Institute College of Arts, the exhibition traveled to Sotheby’s in Chicago, the Maltz Museum for Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Students are typically advised to crawl under their desks when an earthquake strikes , but then they often become trapped when the table collapses.

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Haunted Zoos

Eco Friendly Daily

Some of the zoos that will have Halloween activities include the Toledo Zoo, Denver Zoo, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, National Zoo, Louisville Zoo, Audubon Zoo, Little Rock Zoo, San Diego Zoo and Detroit Zoo. The Endangered Species Carousel at the New Orleans Zoo and the Creepy Crawly Critter Show at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo are fun ways for kids to learn. Halloween is about tricks and treats, but do children really learn anything during this holiday?

In New Video, Health Executives Urge Colleagues to Develop Sustainable Operations

Green (Living) Review

According to Cleveland Clinic Senior Director of Sustainability and Environmental Strategy, Christina Vernon, AIA, LEED AP, one of the first things the Cleveland Clinic did when they started engaging in sustainability was to join Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for hospitals and businesses serving those that are engaged in sustainable health care. ‘Going Green’ Reduces Costs, Improves Health of Patients, Staff and Environment WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Just In Time for Christmas

Green Home Blog

This Cleveland superbomb dumped up to three feet of snow in some places, and gusts of wind up to 100 mph built snowdrifts up to 25 feet. Just In Time for Christmas. … It’s still green here in the Upper Midwest, and natives are starting to grouse about the lack of snow. After all, what is winter for if people can’t run their snowmobiles, ice fish on a mere two inches of ice, and slide around empty parking lots at top speed to demonstrate how slippery snow is!

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EPA Proposes Plane Deicing Fluid Regulations

Eco Friendly Daily

These airports would include the JFK, O’Hare, Newark Liberty International, Boston Logan International, LaGuardia Airport in NY and the Cleveland-Hopkins International airport. The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations for airplane deicing fluid used frequently during the winter at airports. The two most popular types of deicing fluid are propylene glycol and ethylene glycol.

Why We Can't Just Shut Up and Eat Our Cookies?

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" All I could think was, "In that case, the destination must be Cleveland." " Which was surely unfair to Cleveland. Gas drilling rig near Clearville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Schmerling. By Ivy Main, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Chair. I grew up with brothers, so I knew from an early age that the easiest way to make friends with guys was to feed them chocolate chip cookies. I took this strategy with me to college, commandeering the tiny kitchen in our coed dorm.

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Why We Can't Just Shut Up and Eat Our Cookies?

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" All I could think was, "In that case, the destination must be Cleveland." " Which was surely unfair to Cleveland. Gas drilling rig near Clearville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Schmerling. By Ivy Main, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Chair. I grew up with brothers, so I knew from an early age that the easiest way to make friends with guys was to feed them chocolate chip cookies. I took this strategy with me to college, commandeering the tiny kitchen in our coed dorm.

Well-known stores closing in America

Green (Living) Review

Tennessee (4): Sears in Antioch, Cleveland, Oak Ridge; Kmart in Hendersonville. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, January 2012 : Sears has announced that it is closing many of its own stores and Kmart ones thought the continental USA and this announcement came just around Christmas time just a day or two before the New Year. Florida will be hit the hardest by the closing of Sears and Kmart stores, losing 11, according to a preliminary list of 79 planned closures released Thursday.

Go Green with Fiber Optic Christmas Trees

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She can be found hugging trees while typing away on her laptop in Cleveland, OH. By Guest Contributor: Ariel Nagel. There are few seasons in the course of the year that are so closely tied to feelings of both joy and dread. Each holiday season, we anticipate time spent with loved ones, great food, and perhaps a present or two.

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Trip Report: Renting an Electric Car in Orlando

Sierra Club Compass

Pictured on the left are (L to R) John Park of Get Ready Central Florida, Britten Cleveland of Sierra Club Florida, Anne-Louise Seabury of Florida Power & Light, Britta Gross of GM, and Frank Jackalone of Sierra Club Florida. Are you among the 56 million people planning a business trip or vacation to Orlando, Florida in the next year? Need a car for your trip? If so, I encourage you to rent an electric vehicle (EV) through Drive Electric Orlando.

"The Era of Coal is Over": Los Angeles Will Move Beyond Coal by 2025

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has locked in enough clean-energy commitments to power 330,000 homes with solar -- that's basically the equivalent of Cleveland or Minneapolis," Evan says. Today, after a three-year campaign by tens of thousands across the city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined our L.A. Beyond Coal activists to publicly announce this blockbuster news: L.A. will stop using coal by 2025. "The

Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter Adds New Column

Green (Living) Review

Repurposed lampshade frame Cleveland, OH, June 10, 2013 : “ New Uses for Old Stuff ” is a new monthly feature starting in the June issue of the newsletter “Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles,” which will continue to give collectors current information on sales, auctions, trends and reproductions. Kovels’ newsletter to offer tips on “new uses for old stuff.”

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How You Can Support Carbon Pricing in Washington

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Senator Kevin Ranker (D, 40th District) – Alternate Senator Annette Cleveland (D, 49th District). Opportunities like this don’t come along every day. But right now, Washington residents have a very unusual—and very real—opportunity to press for serious climate policy. Two public hearings in October, plus one in December, represent the best opportunity in ages speak up and demand strong action on climate change. Here’s the back story.

Los Angeles Announces 'Coal-Free By 2025' Goal - Compass

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has locked in enough clean energy commitments to power 330,000 homes with solar (thats basically the equivalent of Cleveland or Minneapolis). Compass. « A Big New Milestone Reached in Coal Retirement, Public Health, Climate Disruption | Main. Los Angeles Announces Coal-Free By 2025 Goal. Angelenos cheered this week when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced his intention to sign two agreements that will make the city coal-free no later than 2025.

Mark Langan’s Recycled Cardboard Art: Texture and Form

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The Greendream, which brought together Cleveland-area’s greenest businesses and services (and there were plenty!) I was in Ohio last weekend to attend the Beachwood, Ohio Greendream gathering and while there I ran into recycled/upcycled cardboard artist Mark Langan , who is local to the area. He was nice enough to let me ask him a few questions about his creative reuse and he filled me in on his process. Thanks Mark!

7 Ways to Green Up Your Football Parties

Eco Friendly Daily

Whether you’re dedicated to the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, or a Canadian team, you can still cheer for your team in an eco-friendly way. What football team do you root for every season? Below are some ways to help you turn your weekend football parties into a “go green” celebration. Invite your guests to come via email and try to help your friends figure out a way to carpool to your house.

Citizen Science Tuesday: oldWeather

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They described seeing President Cleveland approach and giving multiple 21 gun salutes. Replica of a ship’s log from the Grand Turk. Photo by Georges Jansoone through a Creative Commons license. Citizen Science Tuesday is our weekly blog feature that focuses on fun ways you can help scientists gather data and benefit conservation. What is it? Want to help conservation scientists without leaving your desk?

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When in Rome… Keep the Middle East Beautiful

Green Prophet

He would wear his traditional clothes, paddle his traditional canoe and cry his traditional tears even though that might make him a spectacle on the streets of an industrial neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Green Prophet’s Brian travels to Jordan and finds way too much trash out at sea. He asks: What would Iron Eyes Cody do? It was Saint Ambrose (340 – 397 AD), bishop of Milan Italy who came up with the meme, When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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Which cities are the most sustainable? WalletHub releases Top 100 Greenest US Cities 2019

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Cleveland, Ohio 95. Ever wonder which American cities are the most eco-friendly? WalletHub recently unveiled its list of 2019’s Greenest Cities in the U.S., after comparing 100 of the country’s most populated cities across 28 underlying indicators of environmental-friendliness and sustainability. Some of the key factors surveyed were greenhouse gas emissions per capita, green job opportunities per capita, smart energy policies and clean initiatives.

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Help the World Become Healthier - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy.

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Colin Campbell (author of The China Study) and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (Cleveland Clinic) whose research led them to similar conclusions about the profound and often misunderstood effects that food has on our health.

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Place to Visit: Villa Maria Organic Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

At first there were three religious groups on the Villa Maria Organic Farm , but they left and the property was given to the Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio. This Bishop then gave the farm to three sisters who moved to the area from France in 1864. The farm has never been shut down; however, it is no longer incorporated. In 1955, the farm yielded produce, fruit, meat and eggs.