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Best wishes for Jon

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/13/07 @ 12:51pm

The Gund Foundation's environmental program officer Jon Jensen will soon be leaving Cleveland to become executive director of the Park Foundation in Ithaca, NY. At the August 21, 2007 Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S) networking event, the region's sustainability community will gather to celebrate Jon's many years of grant making. Prior to the meeting, we're inviting people to share their...more

Greening the American economy

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/07/07 @ 4:07pm

Last Sunday, the Plain Dealer reported on two bills in Congress that will not only redirect a small portion of oil companies’ profits to fund a raft of renewable energy research and development projects—the legislation promises a green overhaul of the American economy. This may be the beginning of a national effort—similar to the Apollo mission that put...more

Green-collar Jobs Act: Is Ohio ready?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/02/07 @ 3:12pm

Part of the energy package currently being considered in Congress includes the Green Jobs Act 2007, which seeks $120 million a year to begin training workers for jobs in the clean-energy sector. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis (D.-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D.-Mass.), the goal is for 35,000 people a year to benefit from vocational education to work...more

Think big (mpg)

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/30/07 @ 10:26am

Smart Cars will be in Cleveland this weekend as the national tour for these 40+ mpg babies (manufactured from a material named Trespa, 80% of which comes from fast-growing European timber without formaldehyde, CFC and asbestos) get ready to hit the U.S. market in 2008. Test drive one from 12 – 7 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday at Wade Oval...more

Sales tax vote raises more questions

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/26/07 @ 8:15pm

Today’s public hearing preceding the Cuyahoga County Commissioners' 2-to-1 vote to raise the county’s sales tax by ¼% to pay for a proposed convention center was a very stilted affair. Advocates for both sides of the decision got together at the Cleveland Public Library Stokes Wing to disagree and talk through each other. Absent was an abundance of...more

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