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Case strives to act sustainably

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/07/06 @ 2:28pm

In November 2005, Case Western Reserve University Provost John Anderson formed an Energy Advisory Committee with the goal of reducing Case’s energy consumption by 15 percent and fostering a cultural shift toward a more “sustainable” campus. Since then, the committee has been amassing, organizing, and presenting data of the campus’ behaviors as the first step in designing its strategic plan...more

Hotter than blazes

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/04/06 @ 12:22pm

As temperatures topped 100 degrees in Northeast Ohio this week, it brought to mind the perennial Ozone Action Days and... just what the heck do they mean? Also, with the deadline for Northeast Ohio’s air pollution control plan looming, we ask NOACA Senior Environmental Planner Pamela Davis about actions the regional transportation planning agency will take to improve the air...more

Scenic Ohio awards

David Beach  |  07/28/06 @ 5:43pm

Scenic Ohio, the organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the visual quality and scenic character of Ohio’s towns and countrysides, presented its first annual awards today to Beachwood, Bath, Worthington, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Winning projects included: Beachwood's new city park in the median of Shaker Boulevard, which features trails, wetlands, and ecological restoration.Bath Township's conservation planning, heritage...more

Clinic wants to create a public square on Euclid

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/27/06 @ 9:58am

The Cleveland Clinic wants to divert car traffic off of Euclid Avenue and create a public square between E. 86th and E. 105th streets.“Removing cars would create a pedestrian-friendly ‘campus center’ along Euclid, as the nonprofit behemoth seeks to green up and soften its institutional look,” The Plain Dealer’s Tom Breckenridge reports today.A city official familiar with the proposal says, “It...more

Clinic's public square stirs interest

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/27/06 @ 9:24am

When a giant like the Cleveland Clinic proposes to shut down Euclid Avenue to car traffic and create a pedestrian mall between E. 86th to E. 105th streets, it’s going to generate a response. And not only with RTA — which is in the middle of the Euclid Corridor Project and is pulling its hair out over the timing of the...more

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