Composting, or turning food waste into nutrient soil, has become so accepted as a sustainable business practice in the last few years that many of Cleveland’s biggest institutions are doing it, despite the fact that it costs much more than dumping waste in a landfill.
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The holidays can be a wonderful time of the year with family, friends and spiritual contemplation. But they are also a time that has become overwhelmed — from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond — with shopping, consumption, and waste. According to Use Less Stuff, average household waste increases more than 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, contributing...
Cities reinvent themselves. And so the rise of small box—a project to retrofit steel shipping containers into micro-retail spaces for Cleveland’s Warehouse District—fits neatly in that category.
Dear parents of Millennials looking for the perfect holiday gift. Your twentysomething kid probably isn't yearning for a sweater from the mall. If they’re at all like Daniel Brown and Michael Robinson, consider making a small donation to their crowd funding campaign and support their dream. In Brown and Robinson’s case, that would be starting a bike composting business in...
Four years ago, GreenCityBlueLake helped to lead several initiatives to measure Northeast Ohio’s progress toward greater sustainability. GCBL conducted the first detailed inventory of the region’s carbon emissions (which has now informed the City of Cleveland's Climate Action Plan). And we also supported the region's first Genuine Progress Indicator, which was developed by ecological economists Rumi Shammin and Ken Bagstad. A...
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