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Cleveland kicks of year of local food

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/25/12 @ 9:48am

  • Cleveland Sustainability Chief, Jenita McGowan, shares her perspective on Cleveland's local food movement, and the work ahead. In the latest 2019 email, she writes: "Because Cleveland is advanced in its urban agriculture policy and the movement toward a more localized food economy, the work left for us to do will require continued commitment, attention to equity, innovation, and fortitude for incremental progress. Cleveland is advanced enough to have already 'plucked' much of the low hanging fruit of re-localizing the food economy through legislation, policy, grant-making, education and a lot of hard work by a lot of talented and dedicated people."
  • If you're all about spreading the Gospel of local food, check out E4S' Local Food-Akron style meet up on Feb. 8 and the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Year of Local Food-related The Year of Local Food-A First Taste on Feb. 21
  • If you believe in Cleveland's ability to transform its lakefront-with Mayor Jackson's proposed downtown waterfront development plan and the underdog and under funded West Shoreway boulevard project-then you'll want to participate in this community meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 25
  • Do you want to improve the conditions for biking on W. 65th Street, a key north-south connection on the Cleveland Bikeway? Cleveland City Council, BikeCleveland and community development groups on the near west side host a planning meeting on Jan. 26 to share what would make your ride more enjoyable on W. 65th St.
  • Do you have concerns or questions about the City of Cleveland's plans to build a $200-300 million plant to gasify trash into a fuel source on the city's west side? OEPA has extended the public comment period, and the city and Cleveland Public Power are holding more public hearings, including this week (Jan. 26) on the east side.
  • Zerolandfill invites you to find expired specification samples from the interior design industry that can be repurposed into classroom materials, art projects and after school activities. "Harvest Days" are February 11, 18 and 25 from 9 am to noon at 30 N. High Street, Akron.
  • The 2012 Recycling Container Grant Application from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District is now available on their web site. The grant is for schools, non-profits, public agencies, churches, synagogues.
  • RTA's Citizen Advisory Board is looking to fill a few openings. If you see yourself as a service-oriented, transit volunteer advocate, log on here.

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