Marc Lefkowitz | 01/30/08 @ 1:34pm
Recently, we've added content to GCBL that focuses on discussions of advancing sustainability in the region, including:
- Other cities are moving toward bans or a special tax on plastic bags which are clogging up our waterways and landfills. How can Northeast Ohio effectively manage to reduce the use of one-time plastic bags? Read more.
- Sustainability advocates are working with The City of Cleveland to establish a "green team" that would offer a more streamlined approach to development. Born out of the city's three pilot green neighborhood projects known as LEED-ND, the green team will identify where green requirements bump up against the city's codes and work to alleviate any potential hurdles. Read more and share your ideas.
- Ken Brickman has started a conversation about the need for environmental education in the college curricula in Northeast Ohio. "NEO has an opportunity to not only present the business practices of a sustainable economy, but also create educators of environmental stewardship. With little in the way of environmental education college level programs and plenty of future jobs in the field, an infrastructure waiting to be created is at hand. What to teach?..." Read more
- Northern Ohio's bicycle groups are coming together to produce the first ever "Cleveland Bicycle Week" May 12 ? 16, 2008. The steering committee has posted initial ideas for events during the week. Comments and suggestions are welcome.