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Natural Cleveland: December and January

Jill Collins  |  12/18/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Explore, Plants & animals, Natural Cleveland

A lot of people think "Cleveland" and "nature" are mutually exclusive. But they're not—by a long shot. Everywhere you look, from cemeteries to tiny city lawns to abandoned industrial sites, nature asserts itself in Cleveland in ways both glorious and subtle. Clevelanders, like people everywhere, live on the land. We're just not as accustomed as others to seeing it. That's...

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Northeast Ohio stories to watch in 2015

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/08/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

We’re thinking about what true sustainability will be like in Northeast Ohio—and what needs to happen in 2015 to bring it into greater focus. As always, we plan to bring you coverage of these and other important stories in the coming year. What are your recommendations for the local stories to watch in 2015? Post a comment below with your ideas.

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Re-introducing a climate toolkit for local communities

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/29/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

Back in 2009, GreenCityBlueLake (GCBL) surveyed Northeast Ohio communities to find out what they’ve been doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to try to uncover the most common barriers to action.

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Sustainability 2013 Year in Review

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/18/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

This was another eventful year in sustainability in Northeast Ohio. We worked hard to bring you all of the news. Here are some of the highlights from the year (add a comment below on what you think was the most significant development in the region).

Coming attractions<br />Cleveland's resurgence is being fueled by an interest in urban living.Pedaling for less waste<br />Bike composting like Massachusetts Pedal People seen here is coming to ClevelandWindustrious fellow<br />Lorry Wagner leads the effort to build a wind farm on Lake ErieGreen your district<br />Uptown Cleveland has been built with permeable pavers and storm water capture on siteEnjoy your stay<br />The parking lot of the Courtyard by Marriott at University Circle captures all of its rain water on site.Local green<br />Rid All Green Partnership is growing fresh food under giant hoop houses build over a former dumping ground in ClevelandLooking up<br />Cleveland and Cleveland Heights collaborated to paint a bike lane on Edgehill RoadGot Kale?<br />Nonprofit group Burten Bell Carr bought a truck and is delivering fresh food grown in the neighborhoodA downward trend<br />VibrantNEO studied the region's development pattern and forecast wide- scale fiscal distress for city and suburb alike Gateway green lane<br />GCBL and BikeCleveland developed a plan for a green bike lane connecting downtown and Ohio CityGreen acres<br />Advocates called for a new vision for Opportunity Corridor that transforms acres of vacant land into a verdant valley like Milwaukee's Menomonee green industrial parkA complete Lorain<br />A plan emerged to transform Lorain Avenue into a complete street with a protected bike laneFracking impacts<br />Fracking has arrived in rural eastern OhioLake to Lakes <br />Recreation trails like this one connecting Shaker Lakes with Lake Erie have emerged in a plan to connect the east sideOut of box<br />A project to convert shipping crates into stores will arrive in the Warehouse District in 2014
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Cuyahoga Valley wants to be a "climate friendly park"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/21/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Explore

Not satisfied with being the green escape for 1 million yearly visitors, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) will actively seek to reduce the climate impact of its operation and educate visitors about its efforts.

Waterfall in the CVNP<br />Cuyahoga Valley National Park<br />The Towpath in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park<br />
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