The search for the greenest places leads to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. The reputation of Phipps was solidified when it built its Center for Sustainable Landscapes in 2012. It is one of only a handful of buildings nationwide to be recognized as a Living Building, the most stringent green building rating system in the world. The...
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The scaling back of a highly regarded but ‘soft funded’ urban agriculture program that has repurposed vacant land since Cleveland Botanical Garden launched it in 1996 highlights the tenuous hold that even well-organized efforts to re-conceive urban land as anything other than dwelling space or bricks and mortar business often face.
Eric Schreiber learned long ago that presenting Al Gore’s famous climate presentation is a lot like drinking from a fire hose. So the retired diagnostic radiologist and member of The Vice President’s crop of presenters has pared back to the essentials what we need to know about a topic that consumed 7 hours of a presidential town hall on CNN...
The 10th Cleveland Sustainability Summit has us thinking about cities — how they are proving to be more nimble than the slow, state grind or federal backslide on economic, social and environmental sustainability.
There were moments of reflection at the tenth and perhaps final Cleveland Sustainability Summit, an idea that was hatched to draw together, inspire change and, in Mayor Frank Jackson’s view, grow green jobs over a decade.
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