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Air of anxiety over Cleveland's waste-to-energy plant

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/10/13 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Stuff

Concerns about pollution released from a proposed plant that will melt plastic, and possibly tires and medical waste at E. 79th and St. Clair turned out a vocal group of residents of Cleveland's east side last night.

Air apparent<br />Vadxx Electric CEO Jim Garrett explains his company's process of melting plastic and tires at a proposed plant on Cleveland's east side. Vadxx marks the spot<br />Akron-based company Vadxx Electric proposes to build a $70 million facility at E. 79th and St. Clair that melts plastic and tires in to crude oil.Reducing waste?<br />Vadxx presented this sample of post-consumer plastic (#1-7) that will be melted at their proposed east side Cleveland plant.

What's the meaning of this? Redefining sustainability

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/08/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Stuff

John Ehrenfeld has a blue pill/red pill proposition. As in The Matrix, we have but two choices: We can continue to be “Havers” or we can become “Beings” again. We can consume like there’s no tomorrow because it feels good now, or we shift our minds back to Caring—for our bodies, our family and the world. “I’m talking about acting out...

Path into nature<br />The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is the recreational spine of Northeast Ohio and one of the most popular trails in the country.Field trip<br />To combat nature deficit disorder, educational programs need to immerse kids in nature. (Photo by Cleveland Metroparks)Into the woods<br />Hiking at Lake Metroparks' Chapin Forest Reservation.Botany field trip<br />Jim Bissell, curator of botany at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, identifies a plant at Holden Arboretum. Growing hobby<br />Birders crowd the boardwalk at Magee Marsh to watch warblers and other spring migrants that stop at the marsh before crossing Lake Erie to northern breeding grounds. Lakefront access<br />One of the region's top goals should be greater public access to Lake Erie.

Visiting the land of away

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/01/09 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Stuff

Do you ever wonder what happens to your trash and recycling when you throw it 'away'?

The land of away<br />Waste Management waste transfer facility in Northeast OhioHow your recyclables get treated<br />Waste Management's recyclables sorter in its Oakwood Village facilityto the landfill<br />Waste Management waste transfer facility where municipal waste is trucked to the landfill

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