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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.

Cleveland's two LEED-Platinum mark the future of green building

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/08/19 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Green buildings

The timing of both University Hospitals and the Children’s Museum of Cleveland earning LEED-Platinum plaques—for a new community health facility and renovation of an old Cleveland mansion—had a lot to do with U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam’s schedule appearance in Cleveland. But the significance of two major projects receiving the highest green building rating is nonetheless...

<br />USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam with Moderator and WCPN Producer Justin Glanville and the City Club of Cleveland.<br />University Hospitals earns a LEED-Platinum for its Women and Children Center that opened in Midtown Cleveland in 2019.<br />The Childrens Museum of Cleveland earns a LEED-Platinum on the same day at University Hospitals.

The Great Lakes, the Amazon: Saving the world's most precious ecosystems

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/30/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Climate, Water

To appreciate why the man made fires raging across the Amazon rainforest have the world paused in terror, let's turn the mirror—to look at how we have treated the Great Lakes.

<br />Image of a shipwreck in Lake Erie from diver Jeremy Bannister

Biomimicry in Healthcare comes to Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/19/19 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Plants & animals

The joke around the Biomimicry for Healthcare conference held by University Hospitals Ventures was, “We’re about 3.8 billion years behind.” Nature has that much knowledge stored in its DNA, and companies are slowly realizing that the 21st century path to resource efficiency is to unlock it. Resources include Great Lakes Biomimicry whose Director Trisha Brown explained that animals solve for...

<br />A grove of aspen trees form into a single organism by sharing a root system.

Sorting through the mess that is recycling

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/12/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Stuff

The fallout from China rejecting American recycling is complete. It has completely upended the market, says Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District Executive Director Diane Bickett. Worse, there may be no easy solution in sight.

<br />Inside a waste management facility in Cleveland.<br />

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