A recent exchange with a colleague about the health of Lake Erie ended in something of a stalemate. We both shared concerns about water quality and environmental degradation and how the lake, our drinking water supply, will be affected by harmful algae blooms, climate change-induced weather, and the creation of artificial reefs off the coast of Cleveland from the soil...
With global warming starting to make its presence felt, we present five important things Clevelanders can do to reduce their environmental impact.
In her book, The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and The American Tragedy author Anna Clark recounts how the water supply for an entire city could be contaminated with lead, a neurotoxin that made countless residents very ill. The crisis, unfortunately, was nothing new. Places like Love Canal, and big cities like Cleveland and Washington, D.C. defined massive-scale environmental tragedy. What made...
In his 2016 book, The Well-Tempered City, socially active developer Jonathan Rose makes a compelling case that cities will survive in our “VUCA times” (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) by tapping the innovation gene that can be found in Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier which modernized music. Bach’s circle of fifths tuning method is an example for cities.
Almost a decade on from Northeast Ohio’s food study, the one that made waves because it contained a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) to shift 25% of the food we eat to local, one of the needs identified—to concentrate the many, small, regional farmers, urban gardeners and flea and farmer’s market purveyors as an entity—is finally being met. Food hubs could...
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