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Sustainability group offers Greater Cleveland a choice: Vibrant or bankrupt

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/15/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

The Vision for Northeast Ohio laid out in the three-year, $4 million study of how we build today and what that means for the future could be a path to freedom. Unlike Norse demi-god Loki’s claim in Cleveland-scened "The Avengers" that we are ruined by freedom, I feel the VibrantNEO plan releases us from the fear of destruction (and not...

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South Euclid again stays ahead of vacant properties, plus, wetlands grew at the edge of Lake Erie

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/14/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Vibrant cities, Home renovation, Plants & animals

A round-up of sustainability stories and opportunities for January 14, 2014.

Greening the suburbs<br />One of seven home rehabs that the city of South Euclid used  federal funds to bring back on the market.Wetlands watchers<br />Wetlands at Old Woman Creek in Lake Erie's west basin.

University Circle and the Heights should have stronger bike connections, plus preparing for an Arctic Vortex

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/10/14 @ 4:00pm

Here are some of the big sustainability stories in Northeast Ohio for the second week of January, 2014.

Train's coming<br />RTA broke ground on its Little Italy Rapid Station.Linking Circle and Heights<br />The Circle-Heights Bike Plan aims to improve bike ability between University Circle and the Heights. But does it aim high enough?

Mary Dunbar is pushing Cleveland Heights to be more than a casual bike mecca

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/09/14 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

If anyone can be said to embody the spirit of bicycling in Cleveland Heights, Mary Dunbar might be the best candidate. Underneath a bob of brown hair, silver wire-rim glasses, and a reserved manner, Dunbar exudes warmth, creativity and a healthy sense of humor, especially when you get her talking about the monumental task of asking people to leave their...

Car free<br />Mary Dunbar and her husband Rob biking in Holland on one their bike vacations.Going up<br />Cleveland Heights painted a bike lane on Edgehill Road in 2013.Cross town commute<br />Cleveland Heights painted a bike lane on North Park Boulevard.Room for bikes?<br />Is Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights in need of bike lanes?

Did you have yourself a green holiday?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/06/14 @ 2:00pm

Thinking about where your Christmas tree goes? How about your old TV? Post-holiday thoughts and news items below.

<br />Greener city<br />Seven Hills will retrofit its rec center with high efficiency boiler and AC using an innovative financing tool. Public Service Director Stewart Lovece and Emerald Cities Shanelle Smith review plans.<br />

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