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Ten water saving tips to try at home

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/15/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Water, Home

We are fortunate to be on a Great Lake and have an abundant supply of fresh water. But there are still good reasons to conserve.

<br />Lake Erie. Image: David Beach.

Ten ways to stay cool while saving energy on hot summer days

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/29/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Home

Summer heat can be serious. In 1995, a heat wave in Chicago claimed 514 lives. Mortality increases 20% on days when temperatures go above 90 degrees, researchers have found. Heat waves are especially deadly for elderly, lower-income residents of buildings that lack air conditioning and shade trees. Heat waves also strain the power grid as more air conditioners are turned on....

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South Euclid fights foreclosures with green building

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/20/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Home

Looking for examples in Northeast Ohio of a suburb responding to the foreclosure crisis with innovative, green ideas? We found one while surfing the Northeast Ohio Green Map.

Green idea<br />This is the sixth green house South Euclid has built or rehabbed in response to foreclosures and vacancyNice eye<br />South Euclid has been proactive in dealing with foreclosure. This was the first new construction home built to green standards.

Oberlin Dashboard animation makes acting for climate fun

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/17/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy, Clean water, Home

Aaron Kozloff landed his first job since graduating last December from Oberlin College managing The Environmental Dashboard. Success will hinge on an idea hatched by three of his former teachers, John Petersen, a professor in Systems Ecology, Rumi Shammin in Environmental Studies and Cindy Frantz in Social Psychology. They want to know how many of Oberlin’s 8,300 residents will alter...

See the change you want to be<br />The Oberlin Environmental Dashboard displays real time energy and water use at community and building levels.

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