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Cleveland's manufacturers readying themselves for a carbon tax?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/28/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy

Are Cleveland's big companies planning ahead like Exxon for a new energy future? Plus, a new look at a Circle-Heights link.

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What we know for certain about climate change

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/04/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate, Clean air

1,000 barrels of oil were burned in the time you clicked on this page. We consume 300 billion barrels of oil per year. To put that figure in perspective, BP spilled 5,000 barrels of oil per day in the Gulf of Mexico and the slick was the size of Delaware and Rhode Island.

Up in the air<br />A coal-fired power plant east of Cleveland.A long drive<br />Driving accounts for a quarter of emissions in Northeast Ohio.Tale of the tape<br />The Keeling curve shows the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere from the 1960s to the present.

Oberlin Dashboard animation makes acting for climate fun

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/17/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy, Clean water, Home

Aaron Kozloff landed his first job since graduating last December from Oberlin College managing The Environmental Dashboard. Success will hinge on an idea hatched by three of his former teachers, John Petersen, a professor in Systems Ecology, Rumi Shammin in Environmental Studies and Cindy Frantz in Social Psychology. They want to know how many of Oberlin’s 8,300 residents will alter...

See the change you want to be<br />The Oberlin Environmental Dashboard displays real time energy and water use at community and building levels.

Conversations at Cleveland Sustainability Summit

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/04/13 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy, Local food system

At Cleveland’s 5th annual sustainability summit—the halfway point to the 50th anniversary of the last fire on the Cuyahoga River—the theme of the year is advanced and renewable energy. How did that translate into action in 2013?

EcoVillage Produce<br />Growing food on vacant land in the near west side of Cleveland and selling it at Gordon Square Farmer's Market.

Finding green jobs also good for environment

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/29/13 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy, Clean air, Clean water

A new jobs report out today shows Cleveland leading the nation in unemployment. Sound of Ideas reported that 4,000 new unemployment claims were filed here since the Recession began. So, where will the recovery come from as we learn to pivot from the era of steel mills employing thousands to building a green city on a blue lake?

Moving to work<br />Cities that establish goals for bike infrastructure can make the case with keeping roads safe and creating jobs. Cleveland workers paint Sharrows in University Circle.Growing green<br />Cleveland's Garden Boyz are learning a trade and are part of a burgeoning local food economy.Green on down the road<br />Green infrastructure, like this permeable parking lot at Courtyard Marriott in University Circle, could be a jobs creator.

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