Conventions a catalyst for green tourism

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/17/06 @ 2:38pm

GCBL reader Matt Russell agrees, “a green convention pitch could be a creative and innovative approach to selling the City of Cleveland as the host of the GOP convention.” And he wonders how to make it happen.In that vein, we spoke to Boston Green Tourism founder Dan Ruben about how Boston and New York greened the 2004 national conventions, how...more

Cleveland's edge: A green GOP convention

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/16/06 @ 10:44am

The Plain Dealer reported today that the 2008 National Republican Convention Site Selection Committee will visit Cleveland next week, the last stop in its tour of host cities on its short list. The story leads with city leaders having raised $8 million in cash pledges plus $10.5 million of in-kind contributions toward the cost of hosting the event (which will cost upwards of $75 million,...more

How will Cleveland address shrinkage?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/15/06 @ 4:26pm

With the 2005 American Community Survey recently published, the Plain Dealer has reported that Cleveland's population continues to drop. Despite former Mayor Campbell's 2003 initiative to boost the city past the 500,000 mark, it appears now that Cleveland is on track to drop below 400,000 residents by this time next year. Though it may seem counterintuitive, can this be seen...more

New energy for cities

David Beach  |  08/14/06 @ 10:37pm

In the absence of federal leadership, cities are leading the way to a sustainable energy economy in the U.S., according to "New Energy for Cities," a study by the Apollo Alliance. The study includes four Ohio communities — Cleveland (for investing in clean transit projects, such as the RTA Silver Line along Euclid Avenue), Bowling Green (for its municipal wind turbine farm), Canton (for building energy retrofits by the...more

Blowing in the wind

Kim Palmer  |  08/09/06 @ 3:13pm

With the recent spate of hot sticky weather, it may seem that our wind potential has something to be desired. But according to the American Wind Energy Association, based on Ohio’s average wind power output potential, the state could produce 4 billion kilowatt hours ranking it 36th in the nation.Unfortunately in terms of wind energy projects installed, Ohio ranks below...more

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