A new report finds that jobs in "waste mining” and investments in public transit systems would be as effective as traditional workforce development and job creation strategies in Akron, Detroit, and eight other cities that might include the green economy in poverty reduction goals.
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Forget the # inside of the three little arrows. Recycling in Cuyahoga County just got a lot simpler. Thanks to an effort by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District to streamline what can and cannot be recycled. The new rules for recycling can be found online at CuyahogaRecycles.org What changed? Whether you’re at home, work—pretty much wherever you step foot inside Cuyahoga County—expect...
“We’re definitely in something of a revolution here,” a Chicago official told Governing magazine. Chicago is just one example of the “Two Wheel Revolution” taking place in American cities where “striping bike lanes is happening at an unprecedented pace.” If cities are embracing bikes, Governing suggests they also measure how much good they are doing. Standard measures like how many miles...
We wrote last week about what can be done (globally and locally) to fight climate change. We looked at an article published in Nature, where the authors argued to spend resources making the outer suburbs and small towns more environmentally friendly.
Marc Lefkowitz | 10/14/16 @ 2:00pm
World leaders gather this month in Quito, Ecuador for Habitat III, the U.N.‘s big push to find a home for 1 billion more people in an age of climate change. Northeast Ohio could be a prime address—if it gets its house in order.
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