Pop Up Rockwell will rock what's possible for Cleveland's downtown streets

04/20/12 | Tom Breckenridge, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A stretch of urban back road will become a green, kicky showcase for what's possible in the downtown street grid. Among the project partners is the GreenCityBlueLake Institute, a local think tank on environmentally conscious development. Pop Up Rockwell "will introduce concepts that aren't currently being used in Northeast Ohio, and provide a great opportunity for city engineers and...


PNC SmartHome, a museum exhibit turned residence, sells to Maryland couple for $331,000

04/11/12 | Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A museum exhibit dedicated to saving and recycling energy has, itself, found new life -- as the Cleveland home of a Maryland couple. "Part of the proof of concept here was that we could build the most energy-efficient house in Northeast Ohio and sell it in the real estate market," said David Beach, director of the museum's GreenCityBlueLake...


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson envisions unified Public Square as symbol of greener city

10/29/11 | Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

Park and bike advocates are pleased by the mayor’s focus, but say that Cleveland is playing catchup.“On complete streets, we didn’t lead the pack on that,” said Brad Chase, program manager for Green City Blue Lake, a think tank on environmentally conscious development at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.Chase also said that while bike advocates are pleased that the...


What Makes a Smart Home Smart?

08/17/11 | WCPN

Try to imagine a house so efficient it doesn't have a furnace or an air conditioner. It may sound like magic, but the people at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History claim to have pulled it off. On The Sound of Ideas we'll find out why the Museum's Smart Home uses just ten per cent of the energy of a...


Kids growing up as they grow vegetables on city farms in Cleveland Botanical Garden program

08/02/11 | Leona Johnson, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Teenagers farming in the heart of Cleveland are growing up themselves in the process. The farms are among more than 200 urban gardens in the Cleveland area, said Brad Chase, program manager for GreenCityBlueLake Institute, an environmental organization in the area.


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