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National media on greening Cleveland

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:31pm

One of the objectives of GreenCityBlueLake is to tell the stories of all the amazing people and organizations who are developing a more sustainable future for Northeast Ohio - and, in the process, create a cool new image for the region. A good example of what can be done is in the Summer 2006 issue of Yes! magazine, a national publication on sustainable communities. Read the story about...more

A great Public Square?

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:30pm

Cleveland Public Square has been ranked among the world's prominent squares most in need of improvement. Over the years, many city advocates have imagined how great it would be if the cross streets were removed and the four quadrants of the square were united as 10 acres of beautiful, usable, walkable park. As the expansion of downtown housing generates greater demand for quality urban...more

New symbol for the lakefront

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:27pm

On May 4 a towering new presence was erected on the lawn of the Great Lakes Science Center on Cleveland's lakefront - a 150-foot tall wind turbine. It's the first turbine on the southern shore of Lake Erie, and supporters hope it will be a highly visible symbol of the potential for Northeast Ohio to become a center of advanced energy manufacturing.The science...more

Cleveland Foundation blasts Ohio power policies

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:26pm

In an extraordinary set of comments to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), The Cleveland Foundation recently blasted state electricity policies for producing:No true competition in retail electricity service. Likely future electricity price increases to retail customers. Minimal innovation or entrepreneurism in electricity markets. Dubious reliability of electricity service. Unsustainably high air emissions from electricity generation. Go here to see our...more

Sewer district moves on stormwater

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:24pm

After studing the issue for several years, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is preparing to take on a vital new role - stormwater management. At its board meeting on May 18, district trustees will discuss whether to begin developing a "strategic implementation roadmap" to guide the formation of a stormwater agency in the near future. Soon, customers in the district's...more

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