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Cleveland's edge: A green GOP convention

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/17/06 @ 2:38pm

The Plain Dealer reported today that the 2008 National Republican Convention Site Selection Committee will visit Cleveland next week, the last stop in its tour of host cities on its short list. The story leads with the news that city leaders have raised $8 million in cash pledges plus $10.5 million of in-kind contributions toward the cost of hosting the event (which will cost upwards...more

Conventions a catalyst for green tourism

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/17/06 @ 2:38pm

GCBL reader Matt Russell agrees, “a green convention pitch could be a creative and innovative approach to selling the City of Cleveland as the host of the GOP convention.” And he wonders how to make it happen.In that vein, we spoke to Boston Green Tourism founder Dan Ruben about how Boston and New York greened the 2004 national conventions, how...more

Cleveland's edge: A green GOP convention

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/16/06 @ 10:44am

The Plain Dealer reported today that the 2008 National Republican Convention Site Selection Committee will visit Cleveland next week, the last stop in its tour of host cities on its short list. The story leads with city leaders having raised $8 million in cash pledges plus $10.5 million of in-kind contributions toward the cost of hosting the event (which will cost upwards of $75 million,...more

How will Cleveland address shrinkage?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/15/06 @ 4:26pm

With the 2005 American Community Survey recently published, the Plain Dealer has reported that Cleveland's population continues to drop. Despite former Mayor Campbell's 2003 initiative to boost the city past the 500,000 mark, it appears now that Cleveland is on track to drop below 400,000 residents by this time next year. Though it may seem counterintuitive, can this be seen...more

Case strives to act sustainably

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/07/06 @ 2:28pm

In November 2005, Case Western Reserve University Provost John Anderson formed an Energy Advisory Committee with the goal of reducing Case’s energy consumption by 15 percent and fostering a cultural shift toward a more “sustainable” campus. Since then, the committee has been amassing, organizing, and presenting data of the campus’ behaviors as the first step in designing its strategic plan...more

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