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Group outlines green economic plan for Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/16/06 @ 11:28am

The Ohio Environmental Council today issued a 65-point action plan for how Ohio can combat global warming, yet strengthen its mainstay industries of agriculture, coal, and manufacturing. The group’s report calls for deep reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions through a wide-scale transition to cleaner energy technologies, including no-till farming, coal gasification power plants, and energy-efficient manufacturing processes,...more

RTA seeks public art for stations

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/12/06 @ 4:22pm

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is calling for artists to submit public art proposals as part of the reconstruction of two Rapid transit stations. The Puritas station (art budget: $50,000) and the E. 55th station (art budget: $80,000) are currently being designed. Applications are available here and are due to RTA by July 21.Are you an artist who's longed to submit a proposal...more

RTA seeks public artists

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/05/06 @ 10:09am

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is looking for artists to design and install art pieces for two of its rapid transit station renovation projects. RTA needs artists for both the Puritas and for the E. 55 Rapid Transit Station Reconstruction projects. Both stations are currently being designed. RTA sets aside 1 percent of the construction cost for public art...more

A regional sustainability czar?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/02/06 @ 1:36pm

We find it encouraging that Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson sees the connection between water and economic development on a regional scale.Still, recent attempts at regionalism underscore the need for a regional sustainability director. Like Cleveland’s sustainability director, one point person for all things relating to sustainability could facilitate progress on many fronts.Read more here.more

Strategies for connecting local farms to universities

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/01/06 @ 11:29am

This time of year, the arrival of fresh produce is a welcome relief. The popularity of farmer's markets show how superior taste and local food go hand-in-hand. With that in mind, seven colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington created a network to bring locally produced fruits, veggies, dairy, flour, and meat to campus. In the process, they're changing the purchasing habits of the largest food service corporations —...more

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