Zerolandfill harvests; West 83rd Street Project; Sustainable Design at Kent; Reimagining transportation event
Marc Lefkowitz | 07/14/11 @ 2:17pm
·Were you able to make it to ZeroLandfill? Cleveland Harvest last Friday? You'll have four more opportunities to "shop" for "upcycle" materials. This Friday, July 15 from noon to 3 pm artists, educators, crafters, home schoolers, arts organizations and community programs can pick up the materials samples that they received from graphic design, interior design and architectural firms. 4750 E 131st Street, Garfield Heights (Parking is in the rear of the building).
·Plain Dealer editors urge Gov. Kasich to veto Substitute House Bill 231: "No caveats or signing statements can save (it) from opening the spigot on commercial water withdrawals from Lake Erie. Voters should call Gov. John Kasich to urge him to veto this flawed measure." The Governor's email.
·The former Orchard Hills Golf Course (pictured right) became part of the Geauga Park District, and is now Orchard Hills Park (thanks in part to the Western Reserve Land Conservancy). Biologist Paul Pira from the Geauga Park District will present how the golf course is being reclaimed and reforested. Join Citizens for Oakwood (which has a petition to put the rezoning of the former Oakwood Golf Course as a big box development on the November ballot) for this tantalizing look into what could be Oakwood's future. Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at Noble Road Presbyterian Church; 2780 Noble Rd.; Cleveland Heights.
·"I will make Cleveland the best city for cycling and pedestrians in the world -- I will change this city!" That important pledge can start with simple steps. Join in the fun and help re-imagine Cleveland's transportation infrastructure by attending a July 21 11 a.m. free film screening at the wonderfully renovated Capitol Theater in Cleveland's Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. The films present ideas and strategies from Cleveland's peer cities and how we can improve cycling and transportation in Cleveland. Join planners, constituents, decision-makers and cyclists with these thoughtful, inspiring and visually compelling looks at our transportation future. Food will be available through area merchants. For more information.
·The West 83rd Street Project repairs the hole still felt from the house that exploded on this Near West Side street from a gas line leak. "A canvas for a memory-evoking art installation, while also creating a harbinger for the abandoned home's ultimate demolition. The animated silhouettes, shadows, and text tell the story of a community attempting to understand issues of loss, abandonment, and home - a task that much of Cleveland at the present must do." Opening July 28. For more information.
·Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design fourth-year student show, "Sustainable Design" presents new concepts in energy conservation, carbon neutral and LEED-Platinum designs. Currently running 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at KSU Taylor Hall, Schidlowski Suite.
·Moving Planet is a worldwide rally on September 24 calling for solutions to the climate crisis-a single day to move away from fossil fuels. In cities and towns across the world, people will take to the streets on bicycles, skateboards and on foot to come together as a global community dedicated to moving our planet in a new direction (CNN called their International Day of Climate Action in 2009 "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history")
·Geoff Delperdang and his Cycling for Climate Change is in Cleveland this week exploring what we're doing to stop climate change. He's biking from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about climate change as well as see what great things are being done across the country.
As Good Jobs First report "Paid to Sprawl" shows, Ohio's tax policy is fueling sprawl. This video documenting June's Transit Workers conference focuses on a solution: Transit, as a civil rights and economic prosperity issue. Watch "Where Ohio Needs to Go."
·A new Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) analysis on how gas prices are affecting the cost of transportation in different places around Cleveland. CNT is a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to urbanism that is economical, equitable and environmental (cnt.org). That includes helping people understand how transportation costs change depending on where and how you live.
·Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center will host the 2013 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Conference, scheduled for October 27-November 3, 2013. NAHRO, the nation's leading housing and community development advocate for affordable housing, expects 1,500 attendees.