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Urban farmhand wanted, new hang ups over green building, local gifts 'pop up' in vacant space

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/10/10 @ 2:00pm

  • OSU Extension is looking to hire a coordinator, part of the team creating a new six-acre urban incubator farm in Cleveland. See the job description here.
  • GCBL contributor Jeff Anderle writes about a green building study conducted for the Northeast Ohio Green Building Chapter in the national publication, Environmental Leader. He investigates the main findings, including an emphasis on "return-on-investment" that is overshadowing gains in efficiency for local green building practitioners.
  • Every year leading up to 2019, Cleveland will focus on one of the key areas fundamental to a sustainable economy. For example, Energy Efficiency is the focus for 2011. Yearly Celebration Points are the new organizing principal for the city's big sustainability initiative, SC2019: They will drive the work of the volunteer 2019 Work Groups. To see the new structure and plug in to the Work Group activities, go here.
  • Two SC2019 summit participants and artists Tricia Supples and Nicole McGee are launching a Pop-up gift shop at Trinity Commons. The idea, to fill a vacant space at 2242 Euclid Avenue with locally made gifts, builds on the popular Pop-Up City events started by the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. "We were looking for a way to express our love for Cleveland, to facilitate our vision and values (reuse, buying local, providing economic opportunity to artists, using empty space) and Trinity Cathedral provided us with this opportunity," Supples says. "We are very excited."
  • 3-C rail advocates, All Aboard Ohio, wonder: "Is now really a good time to derail the development of an energy-efficient mode of transportation in the Midwest's busiest travel corridor between metro areas? To me, derailing 3C is akin to shunning a lifeboat in the face of this looming, iceberg-sized threat to our delicate economic security." The threat they refer to-the next oil crisis-was the subject of an article in The Guardian. In it, The US military warns that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.
  • Originally expected to open in the summer of 2010, groundbreaking on a new bike station in downtown Cleveland's Gateway Garage (East 4th Street & High Avenue) finally happened at the end of October. For more details about the bike station, go here.

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