Sustainable Development

Case, after the levee broke

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 15:17.

With the demand by Case Professor Krauss for a no-confidence vote against the Case president and provost, the levee broke flooding Case with the community sewage brimming its highest offices since hurricane Lewis smacked NEO several years ago, demanding the complete reorganization of Case. The rains since from Lewis' further public contempt for Case overflowed all the protection the president and board could retain, and now the Case community is in ruins.

Proposal for Case: Add Cowen - Follow Tulane Blueprint

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 12:52.

I have a proposal for several actions Case may take to become the "World's Most Powerful Learning Environment", as Hundert proposes.

The first action is for the Case board and senior administration to form a panel of Blue Ribbon Advisors who are qualified and able to develop for the University a renewal plan. The panel must be expert in the subject, globally-respected and ready to begin immediately. Therefore, for the panel I recommend:

William G. Bowen, president, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, president emeritus, Princeton University

William R. Brody, president, The Johns Hopkins University

James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus, University of Michigan

Harvey Fineberg, president, The Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

Malcolm Gillis, president emeritus, Rice University

Eamon Kelly, president emeritus, Tulane University

Scott Cowen, president, Tulane University

Farris W. Womack, chief financial officer emeritus, University of Michigan

2006.02.28 NEO Film Excellence Roundtable at the City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 08:06.

Please join a casual collaboration of Northeast Ohio leaders interested in supporting "Film" as a cultural, educational, technological and economic engine of this community. "Film" is an important factor in the NEO economy, with many talented "film" professionals involved here in management, production, creative and other roles, creating $ millions in spending and wealth and making NEO a more interesting and fulfilling place to grow up and live. But, what is film, and what matters to the community and our economy?

Huge breaking story: Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/22/2006 - 16:36.

Huge news in Rhode Island today - "Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable" - will have major impacts in Cleveland. Cleveland is one year into a major regional initiative to eradicate lead poisoning in Greater Cleveland, where elevated blood level rates are some of the highest in the country, and it is very important that the paint companies are part of the solutions being developed. Rhode Island is where the battle against lead poisoning has proceeded the furthest in court, and now a jury has ruled against three paint companies, including our home-town Sherwin-Williams. Imagine some possible next steps... lead goes the way of asbestos and the old paint companies go bankrupt, and so goes away Sherwin-Williams and all its jobs in the region, with the assets going to our next Mittal... yet the bankruptcy settlement and asset sales help pay to eradicate lead poisoning here so our next generations are not mentally impaired and are able to contribute to the economy. What do the people of NEO rally around - saving jobs or saving minds... I can see the fanatical lines being drawn now. Is that the best we can do? Or can lead be viewed as a new frontier for open, responsible collaboration across our community (as is already happening in Greater Cleveland) AND with one of the biggest players on the industry - our own Sherwin-Williams - allowing us to respond here to our dirty laundry being aired in the RI courts, and in the process making Sherwin-Williams a stronger corporate citizen, in a safer, healthier, smarter community more worth living in. Read the complete story, from the Providence Journal.

African American Cultural Garden

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 02:29.
Who knows where this is... or should be? 

ODOT-Midtown Innerbelt Public Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 02/20/2006 - 12:34.
02/21/2006 - 09:00
02/21/2006 - 12:00

Participate in a public meeting where the community and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will debate the merits of ODOT's plans to alter exisiting freeway access within the Innerbelt Trench, including the planned elimination of Carnegie and Prospect Avenues.  


Myers University Club
3813 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

REALNEO Knows and Loves: West Side Market... "Best in World"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 18:48.


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"The Best Market in the World" is how a vendor at Basketeria describes the West Side Market, and he's close enough for me. Historic, striking, convenient, accessible, friendly, quality, fresh - a landmark and asset beyond measure - the West Side Market is a regular part of the lives of people in NEO who live right.

“Chemists Go Green”, Paul Anastas Kicks off Chemistry Colloquium Series at CASE

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 15:56.
02/23/2006 - 16:30
02/23/2006 - 18:30
Green Chemistry Institute leader's talk launches 2006 series

More and more chemists are "going green"—thinking about the environment when they design new molecules, compounds and products. Paul Anastas, director of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, will give the first of a series of talks on this theme when he leads off the Frontiers in Chemistry Colloquium at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday, February 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Goodyear Lecture Hall of the Agnar Pytte Science Center on Adelbert Road. This free, public event, sponsored by the Case chemistry department and Engelhard, is geared toward a general audience interested in learning how chemists are working for a safer environment.


Goodyear Lecture Hall, Agnar Pytte Science Center
Adelbert Rd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Rebuilding New Orleans: for Whom?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 12:32.
03/09/2006 - 08:30
03/09/2006 - 12:00

The devastation of whole neighborhoods of New Orleans raised the most uncomfortable race and class issues inherent in our cities.  This forum will explore the fundamental question:  What does the exposure of deep-seated race and class issues and the ambivalent national response teach us about the value we place on our nation’s cities, the people who live there, and the public policies that helped to shape those cities?


Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium
Cleveland, OH
United States

City Council hears Sustainability Program update

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 15:42.


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Pictured from left to right: Julius Ciaccia- Director of Public Utilities, Councilman Matt Zone, Andrew Watterson- Cleveland Sustainability Manager, and David Beach- Director, Ecocity Cleveland.

Ohio : Respite for the Working Poor

Submitted by DerekArnold on Wed, 02/01/2006 - 00:52.

I was reading a series on the working poor from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (you know, Cleveland had two newspapers once--Seattle has the Times and the P-I--but I digress) and I thought of a way to (1) jumpstart Ohio's economy and (2) bring bright, motivated people to Ohio. 

How about this:

E4S Puts the Farm Back in Food

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 17:15.
02/21/2006 - 17:30
02/21/2006 - 20:30

 Fifth Annual E4S Food Meeting & Celebrating the 50th E4S Third Tuesday Network Event!

  • Discover new ways to bring local sustainably produced foods to your employees and customers.
  • Explore how your business can support local farming.
  • Build a new industry in Northeast Ohio that will create new businesses and jobs.
  • Rebuild our access to healthy foods that are not dependant on foreign oil.


Great Lakes Brewery Tasting Room
1947 West 28th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

City Sustainability hearing this Wednesday

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 13:44.
02/01/2006 - 14:00
02/01/2006 - 16:00

Come out and show your support!

Friends and supporters of Cleveland's new Sustainability Program
are encouraged to attend a public hearing about the program held
by the Utility Committee of City Council at 2 p.m., Wednesday,


Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Campaign: Air Quality Working Group Meeting

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 13:30.
02/15/2006 - 18:00
02/15/2006 - 21:00

The Cleveland Clean Air Century Campaign quarterly meeting. Agenda items: NOACA SIP Planning for Ozone and Small Particles,Campaign News.

Subject:  Air  Quality

Contact: Linda Kimble    LKimble [at] ohiolung [dot] org    216-532-8211


Notheast Ohio Regional Sewer District
4747 East 49th. Street
Cuyahoga Hts, OH
United States

Winter Hike: Big Creek Oxbow Area

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 13:15.
02/12/2006 - 13:00
02/12/2006 - 14:30

The public is invited to join Friends of Big Creek for a walk from Memphis Ave. north to Big Creek.

Contact: Bob Gardin

email:    bgardin [at] friendsofbigcreek [dot] org

Phone :  216-661-4998


7619 Memphis Ave
Cleveland, OH
United States

Green Building Case with the Cleveland Foodbank

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 16:40.
02/03/2006 - 08:00
02/03/2006 - 09:30

The Cleveland Foodbank made a commitment to incorporate sustainable design principles in the new food distribution center and registered the project to pursue LEED-NC. Hear from the project team about the real challenges and successes of this green building's design and construction, and the data gathered since the building's occupation.


Myers University Club,
3813 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
United States

01.24.06 Excellence Roundtable: East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 18:32.

Inputs and outcomes from the January 24, 2006 Excellence Roundtable at the City Club featuring East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer.

East Cleveland Mayor shares bold vision and energy, at the Roundtable

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 01/24/2006 - 16:44.

At the 01.24.06 Excellence Roundtable at the City Club, a standing room only group of diverse area citizens came together to discuss the future of East Cleveland with newly elected Mayor Eric Brewer. If Mayor Brewer can deliver on his promise, potential and the opportunities offered in redevelopment of this unique community, he will be a hero in this region and in many respects in the country. I believe everyone left this roundtable expecting this will occur.

Midtown Wednesdays: Citizen Journalism Accelerates New Networks

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 01/22/2006 - 15:48.
01/25/2006 - 17:00
01/25/2006 - 18:45

Last week, we learned that Cleveland is the only U.S. city to be named as a finalist for the Intelligent Community of the Year award. (Others in the running are Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea; Ichikawa, Japan; Manchester, United Kingdom; Taipei, Taiwan; Tianjin, China; and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.) Read more.


Myers University, Chester Campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Citizen Journalism Accelerates New Networks

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/22/2006 - 09:36.

01-29-06: Notes from this session can be downloaded (see below)

Viewing Party- Citizen Hauser at A.J. Rocco's

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 17:34.
01/19/2006 - 19:00
01/19/2006 - 21:00

Whiskey Island Tour

A.J. Rocco's Bar will be hosting a viewing party from 7-9 pm for the Citizen Hauser video that will air at 8 pm on WVIZ (PBS).  A.J. Rocco's is located at 812 Huron Road in the Caxton Building (across from the Winking Lizard near E.9th).  Feel free to come early and and stay late.


A. J. Rocco's Bar
812 Huron Road (Across from Winking Lizard near E. 9th)
Cleveland, OH
United States

Citizen Hauser- WVIZ/PBS "Ideas" - THIS SUNDAY MORNING AT 11 AM

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 17:27.
01/22/2006 - 11:00
01/22/2006 - 12:00

Citizen Hauser airs on WVIZ (PBS) Channel 25 at 8 pm.

The Citizen Hauser video was produced by local independent film makers Jonathan Shick and Ryan Rodriguez, with Blue Hole Productions.  The video is unique both in its approach and subject matter as it directly highlights the struggle of one citizen participating in the public process to make Cleveland a better, more sustainable place to live. 


WVIZ/PBS- Channel 25

Citizen Hauser- WVIZ/PBS "Ideas"

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/18/2006 - 17:10.
01/19/2006 - 20:00
01/19/2006 - 21:00

Citizen Hauser airs on WVIZ (PBS) Channel 25 at 8 pm. 

The program will be aired again on Sunday Morning, January 22nd at 11 am.

The Citizen Hauser video was produced by local independent film makers Jonathan Shick and Ryan Rodriguez, with Blue Hole Productions.  The video is unique both in its approach and subject matter as it directly highlights the struggle of one citizen participating in the public process to make Cleveland a better, more sustainable place to live.  In addition, there are comments from local public officials including Tim Hagan, Jimmy Dimora, Peter Lawson Jones, Matt Zone, Paul Alsenas, and Chris Ronayne along with environmental activists Elaine Marsh and Peter Griesinger.


WVIZ/PBS- Channel 25

Entrepreneurs for Sustainability- Guest Speaker, Andrew Watterson

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 17:48.
01/17/2006 - 17:30
01/17/2006 - 20:30


Featuring the City of Cleveland’s Sustainability Programs Manager, Andrew Watterson

Tuesday, January 17, 2005

5:30 - 6:15 P.M. Networking
6:15 - 7:30 P.M. Presentation/Work Session
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. Networking


Great Lakes Brewiing Company Cleveland, OH
United States