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GCBL staff  |  01/08/08 @ 3:02pm

RTA's rate hike to $4 for an all-day pass for trains and buses (due to rising fuel costs and flat Cuyahoga County sales tax revenue) went into effect this week. Michigan hopes for Cleveland wind power, writing, "Cleveland wind proponents see their initiative turning the city's 'Rust Belt-burning river' image into 'a Green City on a...more

Local food in winter

GCBL staff  |  01/08/08 @ 2:41pm

Who says you can't get local (often organic) food in the winter in Northeast Ohio? Certainly not North Union Farmer's Market, which, for the seventh year, has moved its popular Shaker Square farmer's market indoors on Saturdays (from 9 a.m. to noon until March 22). Last weekend's opener had 35 farmers vending winter crops like mushrooms, winter squash, potatoes, onions...more


GCBL staff  |  01/08/08 @ 10:47am

Low-mow grass tested by city of Cleveland. What's your consumption factor (and why that matters more than population)? Hint: depends on what part of the world you live in. Calculate your factor here.State Rep. Matt Dolan (R-Geauga County), the sponsor of Ohio's version of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, will speak here about protecting Great Lakes...more

Cities move from grey to green systems

GCBL staff  |  12/06/07 @ 4:50pm

Cities like Cleveland looking for more sustainable-and cheaper- solutions to handling storm water are slowly replacing big, expensive grey with lots of smaller green infrastructure. Green infrastructure refers to best management practices for storm water, such as rain gardens, vegetated swales, permeable pavements, rain barrels, and green roofs that mimic the natural capacity of the landscape to absorb precipitation where...more


GCBL staff  |  12/05/07 @ 5:13pm

Cleveland opens newest green space and bike/pedestrian trail at Treadway Creek in the southwest neighborhood of Brooklyn Centre. Read more. The Stocker Foundation in Lorain has issued a challenge to All Aboard Ohio and the West Shore Corridor Stakeholders-a $12,500 challenge. If the nonprofit group matches that amount in donations before November 2008, it can receive the funding to help...more

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