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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.

Cleveland sustainability reaches a summit

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/17/19 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

There were moments of reflection at the tenth and perhaps final Cleveland Sustainability Summit, an idea that was hatched to draw together, inspire change and, in Mayor Frank Jackson’s view, grow green jobs over a decade.

<br />The 2019 Sustainable Cleveland Summit Trees break out group work on a plan to raise neighborhood interest in the Cleveland Tree Plan.Long time support<br />(left to right) Cleveland Foundation Steven Love, Cleveland Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray, Key Bank Sustainability Director Andrew Watterson, and Gund Foundation John Mitterholzer have attended and participated in many of the sustainability summits.<br />Mayor Frank Jackson closes the 2019 Sustainability Summit, answers the question of what is next, saying, We will not give up. We are going to take some time to figure out what to do in the future, but it will be something.

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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Ideas for state and local leaders to tackle climate change

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/12/18 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Transform

A new UN report out this week contained no equivocation about the “dire” and “accelerated” affects of climate change. Immediately, the pundits went to work on analyzing what will happen if we don’t respond. The report also put a fine point on the “politicization” of climate change as the biggest obstacle for a response. To place the report in context, it...

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Cleveland is a divided city

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/13/18 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Cleveland can have its gentrification — its $200,000 condos near modest housing in Tremont or Ohio City, says urban guru Alan Mallach. Where it needs to be more concerned for its future is in many parts of the city where poverty and lack of opportunity have reached crisis proportions.

<br />An abandoned home in Cleveland<br />Alan Mallach produced this slide on the disparity between jobs added in Cleveland and non resident commuters who have taken them. Years 2000 - 2016.

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