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Landmark 70s environmental laws cleaned Cleveland, Cuyahoga River, and Lake Erie

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/17/17 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Today we participate in the #DayofFacts—a national campaign started by two museum professionals concerned about forces that have questioned the fact-finding nature of science. In their statement on why they are joining 200 museums and science-based institutions in posting facts derived from scientific inquiry, The Newbury Library writes: “We hope to engage in a dialogue on what counts as a fact and...

Cleveland then<br />An aerial view of Cleveland where the Cuyahoga River flows into Lake Erie. The image is from before the Clean Water Act, when pollution was routinely dumped into the river.Cleveland now<br />The Clean Water and Clean Air acts helped Cleveland clean the environment and still maintain a steel industry.

10 big things Northeast Ohio can do in 2017 to be more sustainable

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/20/17 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Here is GreenCityBlueLake's analysis of the sustainability priorities and actions that Northeast Ohio can follow to get ahead in 2017.

Vacant to green<br />Underutilized land behind public housing in Ohio City became a massive urban farm. A model for more urban farming on vacant land in Cleveland. Image: Donna Turner Ruhlman. Movin out<br />Eaton Corporation moved its headquarters from the city to the suburbs exacerbating job sprawl and inequitable access in Northeast Ohio.Way to go!<br />Cleveland should complete its 70 mile bikeways plan in 2017 if it keeps on the pace it set in 2016 when it painted 16 miles of bike lanes.

U of Akron Biomimicry pioneers unlock nature's secrets

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/11/17 @ 12:15pm  |  Posted in Transform, Stuff

Since first realizing how to craft with fire, mankind has explored and built to amazing heights. The danger is in unleashing all the fire at once.

<br />Emily Kennedy and Bill Hsiung, two of the first three graduates from University of Akron with a PhD in Biomimicry.

Dispatches from a Green City on a Blue Lake: The 2016 edition

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/28/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

We hope you enjoy this year in review! It's been a pleasure bringing it to you.

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Eco book club: Why we need Terra Nova

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/04/16 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

The appeal of Eric Sanderson’s book Terra Nova is how he peels back the layers of a brave new world “After Oil, Cars and Suburbs.”

<br />Buildable land, New York City. All images: Eric Sanderson (Terra Nova) 2013.Capacity benefits<br />The same amount of road space can hold many more people than cars.<br />Sanderson calculates the ecological use fees of a lot pre and post development.

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Eco-friendly landscapes

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We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.

10 ways to stay cool and save

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See these tips to beat the heat and save money.

Ten water saving tips

Ten water saving tips >

We're at the shore of Lake Erie, but we still have good reasons to conserve