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Obama on 3-C rail and strawbale greenhouses for Cleveland's urban farms

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/15/09 @ 11:21am

All Aboard Ohio will discuss the creation of a passenger rail line connecting Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati at the Gliden House tomorrow. Find out the latest plans, the impact of the federal stimulus bill, and why President Obama specifically mentioned the 3-C line.

ZeroLandfill Cleveland is saving tons of creative materials and art supplies from the landfill by 'upcycling' it. Come and dumpster dive for free materials from local design firms for your next arts and crafts activities this Friday, June 19th.

The New Agrarian Center (NAC) hosts a strawbale greenhouse raising / volunteer learning day at Vel's Purple Oasis Farm, on Cleveland's east side, on July 25-26. NAC built a strawbale greenhouse (pictured) at its George Jones Farm in Oberlin and found that it has a thermal or r-value, due to its thickness, of between 40-45 (single-pane glass has an r-value of 1). NAC believes its possible to return a once-thriving greenhouse business to Cleveland with energy efficient building techniques.

Homebuilder R.J. Perritt and a bunch of businesses in the west suburbs are raffling off a strawbale-built home in Amherst to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.

In partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative?, BrownFlynn Communications in Highland Heights has become the first exclusive U.S.-based GRI Certified Training Partner. GRI created the Sustainability Reporting Framework, which provides guidance for organizations to disclose their sustainability performance.

Local writer Marianne Eppig produced these video interviews and articles for Entrepreneurs for Sustainability on Cleveland's biomimicry pioneers. Explore how nature provides design ideas that don't require 'heat, beat or treat' during manufacturing.

The Cleveland Restoration Society is setting up an interactive, online resource guide to assist religious congregations of all denominations in creatively maintaining or seeking new uses for their under-utilized facilities. CRS got a $5,000 grant through the city of Cleveland, which qualified at the state's office of historic preservation as a certified local government, to set up the guidebook on its existing site www.clevelandrestoration.org.

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