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GCBL staff  |  08/19/08 @ 11:46am

  • Part-time farmer and head of Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors, Bruce Boyd writes about the economic impact of developing a system for local food, which is lacking in most Midwest farming states. Ohio can learn from Illinois which recently passed a Food, Farms, and Jobs Act, which provides a framework for developing infrastructure for processing, storing, and distributing locally grown foods; preserving farmland, especially on the urban fringe; retraining farmers to meet the growing demand for organic food; and establishing farmers' markets in Chicago neighborhoods to bring healthier food choices to these communities.

    Read Boyd's suggestions for creating a local food system.

  • The first certified "green" restaurant in Ohio—the GreenHouse Tavern—is looking for artwork made of recycled/reused material by local artists. They will be opening in the winter of 2008 on East 4th street, in downtown Cleveland. For more information, contact Everest Curley at everestcurley@gmail.com
  • Is eating less beef the best thing you do for the environment? According to a 2006 UN report, globally, greenhouse gas emissions from all livestock operations account for 18% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, exceeding those from the transportation sector.
  • Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has called for restoring passenger train service along the 3-C Corridor (Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati). The Ohio Environmental Council wants you to let Governor Strickland and your Representative and Senators in Washington D.C. know here that you support restoration of train service along Ohio's 3-C Corridor.

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