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Green Cuyahoga and tie it together

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/23/19 @ 10:45am  |  Posted in Land, Water

Trees are the centerpiece of Cuyahoga County’s new plan to rejuvenate a county that is at a crossroad. Adding a couple of strategic goals, and using County resources to do it, would make an already good idea even better.

Doan Brook flooding<br />Too much pavement causes Doan Brook to routinely flood and blow out pipes which costs a lot of money to fixMorgana Run<br />Converting an old railway into a trail in Cleveland, Slavic Village is an example of reuse that spurred more development.Bike to School Day<br />Lots of kids bike to school in Bay Village.Green Corridor<br />Warrensville Center Road is a piece in the Eastside Greenway waiting to be built with the right incentives and push from the Executive level.

Recycling update - what's in and what's out

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/12/19 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Recycle

Doreen Schreiber is one of six “ladies in waste” at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Her role as Business Recycling Specialist is to help companies walk through the often-complicated business of reducing waste, and that includes recycling, composting, donating and strategizing how to reduce what’s going into a landfill.

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Another look at Where the River Burned

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/09/19 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Clean water

The 2015 book Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland looms large in 2019, the 50th anniversary of the last fire on the Cuyahoga River.

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My gravel driveway: A follow up story

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/05/19 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Clean water, Home landscaping

Ten years ago, we succeeded in convincing the city to let us replace a broken asphalt driveway—broken because it was growing over the tree root of a 75 to 100 foot tall white oak tree—with a new, well-constructed gravel driveway.

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Green Urbanism guru: Nature in cities to thrive

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/04/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Plants & animals, Natural Cleveland

When Timothy Beatley launched Green Urbanism in his eponymous 2000 book and 2010 Biophilic Cities program, he deftly tied together examples of cities where nature appears to be linked to health and happiness. Green Urbanism holds that “as a species we have an innate connection to nature. That we are happier, healthier and able to lead more meaningful lives when nature...

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