Blog › 10.25.07



GCBL staff  |  10/26/07 @ 8:51pm

  • Attempting to move the logjam in the $1 billion Cleveland Innerbelt Project, Mayor Jackson and Greater Cleveland Partnership unite to keep important downtown access at Carnegie Avenue exit open.
  • What will the planet look like after the oil runs out? The national Peak Oil Conference in Yellow Springs, OH this weekend looks at when that will happen and how we can prepare. (GCBL has a special offer: The first person to post an idea about how society will be more sustainable without oil, wins two tickets to this weekend’s conference).
  • All Aboard Ohio, the nonprofit group advocating for passenger rail in Ohio, notifies GCBL that an Amtrak reauthorization bill is being debated in Congress this week, and that the rail service faces massive funding cuts.
  • Progressive Urban Real Estate emails us about a tour tonight of a traditional Rocky River Colonial that has been renovated for a contemporary lifestyle using green building techniques.
  • While you’re in Rocky River, stop by for an update on the Rocky River Watershed Council, which also meets tonight, 10.25.07
  • From ClevelandBikes: The Northeast Area Coordinating Agency (NOACA) just released a draft Regional Bike Plan as part of the bigger Regional Transportation Plan, Connections 2030–which prioritizes and requires addressing cycling on roads if federal money is used for resurfacing or reconstruction. To review the draft and offer comments in support of cycling.
  • The city of Cincinnati passed an ordinance this week granting a 100 percent, 15-year property tax abatement for all buildings meeting green industry standard, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
  • Want to acknowledge a company or entrepreneur who's making an impact in the sustainable economy in Northeast Ohio? Nominate them for an E4S Champion of Sustainability award.

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