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University Circle Green Team - March 2009 Update (Better Late than Never!)

Chris Bongorno  |  04/07/09 @ 10:25am

Hello Green Team!

My apologies for the late update. I hope you've all received this by email as well.  If not, please let me know! 

 It's been just over a month now since our February Green Team meeting and there have been a number of projects on the move. As always, if you have news items, questions, or anything else you'd like to share with the team, please here on the UC Green Team forum pages.

  1. 1. April is Earth Month, so you're sure to find a number of events in the Circle and around town focusing on environmental stewardship and sustainability. Check your neighbors' event calendars for more information and share your events on the GCBL site.
  2. 2. Case Western Reserve University will celebrate the LEED Silver and Gold certifications for its Village at 115 development on April 13th, beginning at 1:00 PM at the Village Starbuck's. This event will coincide with CWRU's Earth Day and "Sustainapalooza" celebrations.
  3. 3. Efforts continue in the Circle to bring more public recycling facilities to high demand locations. UCI staff has shared several recommended locations with the Division of Waste Collection in hopes of securing more bins this spring. At present, the only public bin for co-mingled recyclables is located in the UCI parking lot at 10831 Magnolia Drive.
  4. 4. Staff at the GreenCityBlueLake Institute have generously offered to advise a number of Circle organizations who would like to conduct a carbon footprint analysis for their offices. If you are interested, we are looking for 3-4 small institutions to begin this process. UCI will be participating and we hope several others will too! Contact me by responding to this email if you would like more information.
  5. 5. Lastly, planning continues for the 2nd Annual Cleveland Bicycle Week, which will be held from May 10 ? May 16 this year. If you or your organization would be interested in participating, there are many ways in which you can do so. Please contact me for more information.

As always, let's keep in touch and keep the dialogue going on ways in which we can make our neighborhood and region a healthier, more sustainable place to live!

Chris Bongorno, LEED AP,University Circle Inc.

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