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Designing the green city on a blue lake

David Beach  |  09/23/09 @ 1:00pm

Anticipation is building for the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit that will take place Aug. 12-14 at the Cleveland Convention Center. More than 600 people will gather to design projects to promote the creation of green jobs and a more sustainable economy. It is hoped that the summit will be a catalytic event - setting an agenda for intensive work over...more

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David Beach  |  09/23/09 @ 8:37am

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Seeing the Cuyahoga Valley

David Beach  |  06/28/09 @ 10:00am

We've always appreciated the photography in The George Gund Foundation's annual reports. Each year the foundation commissions a prominent artist to produce a portfolio of photographs on a grantmaking theme. The recently released 2005 report has pictures of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park by Geoffrey James that are especially amazing. You haven't "seen" the park until you see these pictures. To...more

EcoVillage's very green, small house

David Beach  |  04/29/09 @ 9:16am

Residents of the Cleveland EcoVillage celebrated the completion of the neighborhood's latest green building on Friday - the first Green Cottage. The three-bedroom house at 5810 Pear Ave. is expected to have heating bills of just $36 per month. It is also expected to achieve a Gold rating (and maybe the highest Platinum rating) under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes...more

Homes without furnaces

David Beach  |  04/17/09 @ 12:30pm

Home weatherization programs have been around for years and have provided important, if modest, energy savings for thousands of households in Northeast Ohio. Now a local group is calling for a much more aggressive approach - "deep energy retrofits" that reduce energy costs by 90 percent or more and allow homes to stay warm without furnaces.The Affordable Green Housing Center of Environmental Health Watch...more

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