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Smog worries

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 2:57pm

Northeast Ohio is nearing a deadline for submittal of a plan to meet new federal air quality standards for ozone and fine particles. Regional planning officials-and business leaders-are increasingly worried that it will be difficult to comply, even if we adopt a suite of control measures that goes well beyond E-Check tailpipe testing.The larger question for the region: Can we use this kind of regulatory mandate in...more

Gund Foundation pushes applicants on climate change

David Beach  |  05/31/07 @ 10:19pm

You may be working on arts issues, education, or health care, but the George Gund Foundation still wants to know what you are doing to address global warming. Yesterday, the foundation announced that it will require nonprofit organizations to submit a climate change statement as part of all future grant applications, beginning with proposals submitted for the September 15, 2007...more

Cuyahoga County creates office of sustainability

David Beach  |  03/06/07 @ 5:39pm

Sustainability is catching on!Cuyahoga County announced yesterday that it is creating a new office of sustainability to review the environmental impact of current operations and coordinate green development across the region. Veteran county planner Joyce Burke-Jones has been named to lead the office. This follows the example of City of Cleveland, which hired a sustainability program manager in 2005 (with the...more

Sustainability at Weatherhead

David Beach  |  01/04/07 @ 6:31pm

CWRU's Weatherhead School of Management is getting even deeper into social responsibility and sustainable business with a new chair of social entrepreneurship, endowed with a $2.4 million gift from Chardon-based Fairmount Minerals. Fairmount is the first company in Northeast Ohio to become a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the international initiative that brings companies together with UN agencies, labor,...more

Stormwater regionalism

David Beach  |  12/28/06 @ 2:07pm

Recent heavy rains and flooding have heightened appreciation for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's intention to explore the creation of a stormwater program. The Plain Dealer editorialized its support here, and we explained the issue here. At the sewer district's July 20 board meeting trustees will vote on the next step — whether to authorize district's executive director Erwin O'Deal...more

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