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Advanced energy in reach

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/25/06 @ 9:41am

If we capitalize on what’s already happening around the state, Ohio will get a jump on the advanced energy industry, Richard Stuebi, BP Fellow for Energy and Environmental Advancement at The Cleveland Foundation, told an audience at Levin College last week. Advanced energy includes renewable resources like wind and solar, but also clean coal, biofuels and energy efficiency technologies. It...more

We are the sustainability champions

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/24/06 @ 2:47pm

Entrepreneurs for Sustainability is looking for its 2006 Champions of Sustainability. Nominate someone changing the world in the following categories: Local Food Next Generation Energy Healthy, High Performance Building Sustainable Transportation Waste = Food & Recycling Ecosystem Restoration The Schneiderman Award for Socially Responsible BusinessWrite a brief description (under 400 words) about the nominated champion and how they inspire others...more

Think globally, give locally

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/24/06 @ 12:20pm

Invest directly in a local, socially conscious business or project—that's what giving circles such as the Cleveland Colectivo are all about. Launched last year, the Colectivo is a group of friends, neighbors and colleagues who pooled funds and decided to invest in good ideas that are still under the radar: An urban learning garden, a family refuge center, a carsharing...more

Tax abatement heading for a correction?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/23/06 @ 4:16pm

The winds of change appear to be blowing for tax-abatement in Cleveland. Indications are the blanket policy of 100% (of the improved value) for 15 years for residential property will be altered to be more responsive to conditions in the market. Crain’s Cleveland Business reports this week that Mayor Jackson and Cleveland City Council are reviewing the policy, which is...more

Green building gets reality TV show

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/23/06 @ 3:59pm

Movie star and environmental champion Leonardo DiCaprio is producing a reality TV show with the premise of rebuilding an entire town using green building and sustainable development principles. He's currently pitching it to the networks.  Does anyone feel like submitting a nomination form for East Cleveland?From Grist.commore

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