Recently, the Ohio legislature passed the state’s $7.6 billion biennial transportation budget, initiated by Governor Kasich and signed into law on April 1st. As usual, the budget neglects transportation options, with less than one percent going towards public transit and even less towards bikeable and walkable streets, electric vehicles, freight, and commuter rail.
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The devastation caused by hurricane Sandy has given rise to a lot of thinking and discussion about the vulnerability of our civilization to the impact of destructive environmental events. The term "environmental event" describes a range of natural disasters that can cause widespread physical destruction, loss of life, and social disruption. Certainly, major storm events and floods like hurricane Sandy...
There’s a moment in the documentary film “Force of Nature” when Dr. David Suzuki, a leader in Canada’s environment movement, asserts that “we have become a force of nature like no other in 3.6 million years.” “Climate change is but one of the problems we have created,” says Suzuki whose formative moments include an epiphany of science’s role in the environment...more
How do we make sense of the wildly disparate news-solving climate change is way harder that we thought! We have new hope coming from the building industry!-laid on us this week? First, Bill McKibben writing for Rolling Stone summed up the carbon end game using three numbers. It's the best explanation we've seen about the political difficulty of reducing carbon emissions. In...more
Cleveland to hire climate action plan consultant; plus, highlights from Cleveland Heights green zoning
· After nudging from GCBL to set aside the silver bullet solution and draw a clear roadmap, the City of Cleveland's Department of Public Utilities and Office of Sustainability are soliciting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing preparation of a Climate Action Plan for the City of Cleveland. Proposals submitted in response to the RFP must be received on...more
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