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7.15.08

GCBL staff  |  07/15/08 @ 10:35am

  • Burning River Fest needs your help at this year's big environmental party taking place on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at the Nautica Entertainment Complex on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River. Choose to help with admissions, bike parking attendants, merchandise sellers or as a recycling educator. Most are three hour shifts. Volunteers receive one Burning River Fest t-shirt, food/activity tickets and admission/parking passes. Become a volunteer today by registering online at www.burningriverfest.org
  • Greater Cleveland has one of the highest rates of childhood lead poisoning in the nation. Despite this, only about half of at risk children are screened for lead poisoning. Next week (7/21) is Ohio Lead Poisoning Awareness Week. It kicks off with a press conference on Monday and continues with free lead testing throughout the week. Read more here.
  • Next week is also a chance to flex your commuting muscle by participating in NOACA's Commuter Challenge. Starting Sunday, July 20 the region's transportation planning agency wants to know, "How many days can you avoid commuting alone?" Get connected with other carpoolers by logging on to NOACA's Ride Share web site. Download a free county bike map to chart a bike commute route. Or ask your employer if telecommuting or flex time is an option. For more information, go here.

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