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Making personal choices can reduce carbon emissions

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/18/16 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Reduce, Driving, Transportation

Last week, we wrote about the communities in Northeast Ohio that have the best and worst carbon footprints. It did reveal some notable trends like how income, density and distance from the central city determine how the region stacks (and pollutes) up. Today, we look at what can be done about it. What are we as individuals capable of doing to...

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Natural Cleveland: March

Jill Collins  |  03/15/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Explore, Natural Cleveland

The following is the March post exploring nature in the city; written by naturalist and illustrator, Jill Collins, with editing by local writer and instructor, Justin Glanville.

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Sustainable Cuyahoga toolkit: An illustration of how hard it can be

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/14/16 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

We have received a lot of positive feedback and questions about the Sustainable Cuyahoga Toolkit released last week by Cuyahoga County’s Department of Sustainability and the GreenCityBlueLake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

<br />Ian Lockwood uses this language chart to test the assumptions of traffic engineers against community vision.

Sustainable Cuyahoga: A toolkit of recommended best practices for communities in Cuyahoga County

David Beach  |  03/10/16 @ 5:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

In the past few months GreenCityBlueLake has been working with the Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability on a toolkit of sustainability and environmental best practices for communities. Now the toolkit has been released and is posted on the county website for download. It’s full of practical ideas, links to model policies, and connections to local experts. Check it out and...

Making it easier to be sustainable<br />The Sustainable Cuyahoga toolkit provides great ideas for what local governments can do to facilitate the transition to more sustainable practices, such as renewable energy. (Photo by AAT Solar)

High and low carbon footprints of Cleveland vs suburbs

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/10/16 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Live

In a nod to Throwback Thursday, GCBL revisits a post from two years ago that looks at who has the smallest and largest carbon footprints in Cuyahoga County by ZIP Code?

<br />Gates Mills (in the dark red blotch) has Northeast Ohio's highest carbon footprint. Households there produce 50 tons more carbon per year than in Cleveland. Source: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network, Average Annual Household Carbon Footprint (2013).<br />Carbon footprint analysis of Cleveland's 44106 ZIP code, the most densely populated (in green) in the city. Source: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network, Average Annual Household Carbon Footprint (2013)

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