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Climate consciousness turns the corner

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/12/07 @ 8:55pm

You know that climate change has really broken through to mass awareness when it makes the cover of Sports Illustrated, which it did on March 12 with a special issue on "Sports and Global Warming." Time magazine countered with a cover story on April 9, "The Global Warming Survival Guide."These are just two of the countless media stories in recent...more

Unprecendented event for climate action

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/12/07 @ 8:53pm

In an unprecedented show of support, Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone and a diverse group of speakers from business, government, labor, and environmental groups called for strong solutions to global warming during a press conference at Cleveland City Hall today. Offering a kick-off to the April 14th National Day of Climate Action, speakers called for immediate federal legislation to reduce carbon...more

Transmissions from a green planet

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/11/07 @ 11:33am

Focus. Finish task, move on, sip coffee, glance at Blackberry. War, famine, global warming. OK. What’s next… Environmentalism, author Bill McKibben writes in The Ecologist, is now the art of recognizing why we're never satisfied—the root of over consumption and of global warming (burning hydrocarbons is the new cigarette smoking!). “Compared to 1950, the average...more

PUCO adopts rule changes, studies renewable energy portfolio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/02/07 @ 12:19pm

We're pleased to see the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio taking a step toward ‘advanced energy’—renewable solutions to the problems facing the Ohio electricity industry—with last week's much anticipated rule changes. Although PUCO’s ruling mostly sets the stage for further study of, for example, how to connect (and fairly compensate) renewable energy producers to the grid (aka interconnection), it...more

Spring cleaning

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/28/07 @ 11:58am

April means its time to spring clean, so it follows that Cuyahoga County’s “Recycle your computer” month is gearing up to collect hundreds of used CPUs, monitors and printers. From April 1-30, residents can recycle unwanted computers by dropping them off at participating city service departments throughout the county. All computers will be recycled by RET3 job corp.,...more

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