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Recycling update - what's in and what's out

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/12/19 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Recycle

Doreen Schreiber is one of six “ladies in waste” at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Her role as Business Recycling Specialist is to help companies walk through the often-complicated business of reducing waste, and that includes recycling, composting, donating and strategizing how to reduce what’s going into a landfill.

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Another look at Where the River Burned

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/09/19 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Clean water

The 2015 book Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland looms large in 2019, the 50th anniversary of the last fire on the Cuyahoga River.

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My gravel driveway: A follow up story

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/05/19 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Clean water, Home landscaping

Ten years ago, we succeeded in convincing the city to let us replace a broken asphalt driveway—broken because it was growing over the tree root of a 75 to 100 foot tall white oak tree—with a new, well-constructed gravel driveway.

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Green Urbanism guru: Nature in cities to thrive

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/04/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Plants & animals, Natural Cleveland

When Timothy Beatley launched Green Urbanism in his eponymous 2000 book and 2010 Biophilic Cities program, he deftly tied together examples of cities where nature appears to be linked to health and happiness. Green Urbanism holds that “as a species we have an innate connection to nature. That we are happier, healthier and able to lead more meaningful lives when nature...

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Sustainability this week

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/29/19 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Reuse, Green buildings, Zero waste

A round up of news, trends or events related to sustainability in Northeast Ohio.

(near) Net Zero<br />The Bullitt Center in Seattle was built to operate at net zero emissions capacity. How tenants use net zero spaces is part of a Cleveland presentation in April.

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Eco-friendly landscapes

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We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.

Find local food

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Explore local food resources and a map of farmers markets in Northeast Ohio

Your location can cost or save

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See if your neighborhood is costing or saving you more than the average