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Ground up building

GCBL staff  |  06/24/08 @ 2:37pm

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is building a straw-bale and cob "stewardship center", and is looking for volunteers who want some hands-on training in natural construction. Susan Clellen, a builder and designer of environmentally sustainable buildings, is the project leader. She'll demonstrate mixing cob, applying natural earth plaster and other green building techniques, then turn over the...more

Jack Johnson supports local nonprofits, including GCBL

GCBL staff  |  06/22/08 @ 8:59pm

GCBL was at Blossom Music Center on Wednesday as one of four local non-profit groups chosen for pop musician Jack Johnson's All At Once campaign, a social action network that encourages fans to "discuss issues and events, explore nonprofit groups, and take action to make positive change in the local and world community." GCBL and a few other environmental groups,...more

Rock for the planet

GCBL staff  |  06/11/08 @ 10:58am

GreenCityBlueLake is supporting pop star Jack Johnson's Village Green, an area at all of his shows featuring local and national non-profit groups.Stop by GCBL's table where we'll help calculate your climate friendliness and come up with new ways to reduce your impact on the planet. more

Nominate a conservation teacher

GCBL staff  |  06/11/08 @ 9:35am

Each year, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History honors a local teacher involved with conservation education. Nominees are leaders, imparting lessons about the region's native biodiversity. The award is presented at the Museum's Conservation Symposium which is held the Friday after Labor Day each year. This year's symposium is on Friday, September 5. Its title is Keeping Current: Stream...more

Connecting Towpath to neighborhoods

GCBL staff  |  06/06/08 @ 12:19pm

As the Towpath Trail inches its way from Old Harvard Road to the Flats, Cleveland's south side and its neighbors aren't waiting to get connected. Brooklyn Heights, Parma, Seven Hills and Independence are banding together to create the West Creek Greenway Trail, a 16-mile on-and off-road loop with linkages to the Towpath at Canal Road on the southern end and...more

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