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GCBL staff  |  08/11/08 @ 12:28pm

  • More than 150 manufacturers met at last week's Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case to learn about new business opportunities in the expanding wind supply chain market in Ohio. At this first of five regional wind supply chain workshops, WIRE-Net's Great Lakes Wind Network explained global trends driving market demand for key components in an already sold-out supply chain.

    In 2008 WIRE-Net and the Ohio Department of Development began working on a $1.3 million project to create a comprehensive plan to identify, expand, and promote Ohio's robust wind energy supply chain.

    To learn more about this effort and upcoming wind supply chain workshops, click here.

  • In a recent survey by national transportation reform groups (designed by Collective Strength and conducted by Harris Interactive), Americans clearly indicated that we should be spending more transportation dollars on active transportation facilities.

    Help Ohio set a reform agenda on its priorities for transportation and land-use in order to build a more sustainable society.

  • Join the Entrepreneurs for Sustainability Network on August 19 as we begin to explore how to create a sustainable region by 2020. What needs to be done and how do we work together to create the possibilities? Read more.
  • The City of Akron is promoting cycling: On Friday, August 22 Akron Bike Week kicks off with an organized bike to work day and a dedication of a new bridge on the Towpath Trail at Ash and Quaker streets. The week is packed with activities like bike commute training, bike valet at the farmer's market and Tour de Akron on Saturday. See flier for complete information.
  • Kevin Cronin of ClevelandBikes sent us a USA Today article about Ripon College in Wisconsin, which will offer freshmen free mountain bikes, helmets and locks in exchange for a promise not to bring a car to campus this fall. The $300-per-student cost is funded by private donations. College president, David Joyce, says the project was meant to avoid building a parking garage, but other benefits like reducing pollution, promoting exercise and high gas costs were considered.

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