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7.7.08

GCBL staff  |  07/08/08 @ 2:19pm

Final touches will be placed this week on the newly transformed public space at East 118th and Buckeye Road. The intersection underwent two months of landscape redesign including two murals from local artists, Chip Carter and Francisca Ugalde. They're part of a larger initiative by the Buckeye Area Development Corporation, Cleveland Public Art and ParkWorks to enhance and promote arts...more

Cleveland improves bike friendliness

GCBL staff  |  07/03/08 @ 3:42pm

Bike commuters in Cleveland should have plenty of spots to park their bikes in the near future thanks to a new law requiring all parking lot operators in the city to install at least one bike parking spot (and associated bike racks) for every 20 car spots. Cleveland City Council passed the law in June, which applies to lots both...more

More green collar jobs

GCBL staff  |  07/01/08 @ 11:05am

Last week we reported that dozens of temporary green collar jobs were created for Cleveland's Summer Youth Program. Now we discover that the city built a pipeline for green collar jobs. In 2003, the Water Department started a training program for unemployed city residents to convert paper maps of its extensive water delivery system into digital format. Cleveland Resident...more

6.30.08

GCBL staff  |  06/30/08 @ 10:00am

Chipotle Mexican Grill is exhibiting their commitment to local food by purchasing 25 percent of its produce from farms within 200 miles of each store. In Ohio, this means that Chipotle will buy seasonal romaine lettuce, green bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers from Holhouse Farms in Willard, OH. Read more here. Stormwater runoff and management is a continuing issue in...more

MTV spotlights local green zine

GCBL staff  |  06/27/08 @ 3:48pm

One of GCBL's dedicated interns, Lora DiFranco, is featured in an interview on MTV's social activism site think.mtv.com. Lora publishes a "zine" (a homemade magazine) for young people interested in becoming active in sustainability. It features tips on how to reduce your environmental impact, do-it-yourself projects, art, and personal stories written by high school and college students in Northeast...more

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