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New Glenville farmers market; vote to award Detroit-Superior Bridge subway deck as a usable space

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/15/11 @ 10:23am

·Gateway 105 joins the constellation of farmers' markets in Cleveland. Located in the 'food dessert' around E. 105 and Ashbury Avenue in south Glenville, the market features locally grown veggies, arts & crafts, prepared foods, music and health screenings on Fridays from 3-7 p.m. If you're interested in becoming a vendor, contact vwalton@famicos.org

·In the July EcoWatch, Pam Davis of the Clean Air Campaign critiques Cleveland's Waste-to-Energy plant. She quotes Neil Seldman, president of the nonprofit Institute of Local Self Reliance, who environmental groups with concerns about the plant as a new source of air pollution brought in for a public forum last month. Seldman thinks the city would do better investing in a curbside recycling program and Resource Recovery Parks that would close the loop on recycling. He estimates that type of investment would create 4 to 1 more jobs than the W2E plant. Read the article here.

·Voting is still open to remake the Detroit-Superior Bridge lower (subway) deck into one of America's "This Place Matters" winners. The $25,000 top prize will be dedicated to reconfiguring the space into a festival venue and transportation link, says Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative staffer David Jurca (pictured in the bear suit), the group working on a new design. Go here to vote.

·Nominate the greenest person in your life for a Crain's Cleveland Business Emerald Award. Nominees will be judged on their commitment to, and business growth from a triple bottom line approach of profits, people and planet. Green Lantern awards will be given again to individual sustainability leaders. Sustainability initiatives include but are not limited to:

  • New or Improved Process
  • New Product Fulfillment
  • Decreased Energy Consumption
  • Alternative Energies
  • Building Compliance
  • Land Revitalization

Go here to fill out a nomination form

·NorTech Energy Enterprise kicks off its series of free webinars, workshops and networking presentations to learn about accelerating the growth of the advanced energy industry in Northeast Ohio this Tuesday (June 14). Stakeholders throughout the region are invited to participate and provide valuable feedback for four regional advanced energy roadmaps, which are focused on: Biomass/Waste-to-Energy, Energy Storage, Smart Grid and Transportation Electrification.

·Have you thought about greening your business operation but didn't know where to begin? The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Green Building Council' Green Building Challenge on June 22 assembles area experts who will share innovative (or simple) products and services on the market to save you some real green. Noon-1 p.m. at the Observation Deck of Terminal Tower (42nd Floor). RSVP here.

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