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Natural Cleveland: April

Jill Collins  |  04/05/16 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Natural Cleveland

Flowers are out and on the trees. The world is flowering. Everyone knows the daffodils. Most trees also flower even if they are quiet and unobtrusive, like oaks. If you know you are looking for a tree's flowers, you could stalk the tree to learn its phenology—the study of seasonal phenomena. Some tree flowers you might like, and notice more, like...

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Mode share makes car lite trip more viable

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/04/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Driving

Like many families, we took a trip over spring break. We made part of our plan to reduce both personal and environmental costs in our choice of transportation modes.

<br />On the platform of the Los Angeles Metro<br />View from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.<br />At Union Station in Los Angeles<br />Streecar and cyclists in San Diego<br />Waiting room at Sante Fe train station in San Diego<br />Taxi in Tijuana, Mexico<br />Riding the Red Line home in Cleveland.
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Cleveland transit advocates take aim at state leaders and Waterfront Line

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/21/16 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

As Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority opened a two week schedule of public hearings on its proposed 3% cut to service and a fare hike, a group of transit riders rallied peacefully but with emotions on display outside its downtown office, calling on the agency to re-consider their decision.

Peaceful but pointed <br />A big turnout of protesters to service cuts and fare increase at RTA include Reverend Pamela Pinkney Butts who said that riders will not have their voices silenced by state leaders.<br /><br />Riders on the RTA HealthLine, a success story showing how transit can be at the center of revitalization when investments are made.

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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