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Cleveland health powerhouses move to address climate change

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/20/17 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

Last Friday, sustainability professionals in the health care industry and with Resilience Cleveland took on ‘Health Care’s Role in Anchoring Climate Resilience.” “Our goal is to have a stable platform in rough seas,” said John Utech, Senior Director, Office for a Healthy Environment at Cleveland Clinic which has operations in Cleveland and Florida.

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"Clean energy economy is here" Gund Foundation environment officer assures

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/16/17 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Climate

John Mitterholzer, senior program officer for the environment with the George Gund Foundation, assured a group at Case last night that “there is a lot of money” coming from philanthropic organizations focused on keeping the United States on track to meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Accord—even with the Trump Administration announcing its intention to withdraw from the first,...

Big Green is here<br />John Mitterholzer at the George Gund Foundation addresses the need for stronger narratives on the arrival of the clean energy economy at the Case Big Green Event

In harm's way, Cleveland seeks climate resilience

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/10/17 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

Since rigging up his Surly cargo bike with 40 pounds of atmospheric monitors, GPS, and a camera to tour around Cleveland during the summer of 2012 in search of its hot spots (then mapping these “urban heat islands” with the locale of populations that are vulnerable to sudden shifts in temperature), Dr. Nick Rajkovich has put a lot of thought...

Too vulnerable<br />Dr. Nicolas Rajkovich presents on climate resilience. The map represents Cuyahoga County population most vulnerable to expected increases in heat and cold weather events.

If your Uber to the bus stop was covered

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/09/17 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

The promise of whiz bang technology—mobile apps, Uber like ride hailing and driverless vehicles—as a boost to public transit systems is the subject of a new study. As mobile, real-time information scales up, how much technology can deliver on environmental goals like reducing single occupant driving rates and improve the capacity rates of public transit is the subject of a report...

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Trees gain ally: Science and Technology

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/02/17 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transform, Plants & animals

“Urban Forests” author Jill Jonnes offered Cleveland an invaluable lesson on how the city earned, and then lost, its moniker ‘the Forest City.’ Speaking at Levin College of Urban Affairs yesterday, Jonnes harkened back to John Davey, the 19th century arborist from Kent, Ohio whose book “The Tree Doctor” inspired today’s 8,000-employee Kent-headquartered tree service company, Davey Tree. In a chapter in...

<br />Science and tech have shown how much street trees add to property value and perform valuable ecological services like cleaning the air and reducing flooding.

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