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Ten things your city can do to be more sustainable

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/22/19 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Live, Transform

The 10th Cleveland Sustainability Summit has us thinking about cities — how they are proving to be more nimble than the slow, state grind or federal backslide on economic, social and environmental sustainability.

<br />A chicken coop at the Cleveland Convention Center<br />Black Girls Do Bike / Cleveland<br />A pop up street calming project in Lakewood<br />A before and after series of photos of a street in Cleveland that lost all of its ash trees to the pest, the emerald ash borer.

What climate action is needed most in Cuyahoga

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/05/19 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Explore, Live

Cuyahoga County and Cleveland are simultaneously working on Climate Action Plans. They hired the same firm to measure where carbon emissions are generated. For Cleveland, Industry and Air Travel is concerning. For Cuyahoga County, individual transportation outpaced all others, including power plants, which have lowered their carbon emissions. We should encourage city and county to adopt sweeping change based on...

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Most important sustainability stories of 2019

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/28/19 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

Here are some of the most important sustainability stories that are emerging thus far in 2019. If you know of another important sustainability story, please share it in the Comments section.

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Dispatches from a Green City on a Blue Lake: The 2016 edition

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/28/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

We hope you enjoy this year in review! It's been a pleasure bringing it to you.

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High and low carbon footprints of Cleveland vs suburbs

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/10/16 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Live

In a nod to Throwback Thursday, GCBL revisits a post from two years ago that looks at who has the smallest and largest carbon footprints in Cuyahoga County by ZIP Code?

<br />Gates Mills (in the dark red blotch) has Northeast Ohio's highest carbon footprint. Households there produce 50 tons more carbon per year than in Cleveland. Source: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network, Average Annual Household Carbon Footprint (2013).<br />Carbon footprint analysis of Cleveland's 44106 ZIP code, the most densely populated (in green) in the city. Source: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network, Average Annual Household Carbon Footprint (2013)
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