Sustainable Development

Convention Facilities Authority-Public Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 10:55.
01/10/2006 - 09:30
01/10/2006 - 11:30

Full CFA Board Meeting: Open to the public.

Cleveland Convention Center - Room 210 - Tuesday, January 10th 9:30 AM.


Cleveland Convention Center
Lakeside Avenue Room 210
Cleveland, OH
United States

Northeast Ohio Watershed Council Meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 17:31.
01/31/2006 - 18:00
01/31/2006 - 20:30

A meeting to discuss water quality issues in Northeast Ohio. Call to RSVP. Free and open to the public.

 Contact: Kristy Meyer

Contact phone: 614-48


Boston Store, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula, OH
United States

Celebrate Cleveland! Mayor Jackson's Inaugural Party

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:48.
01/07/2006 - 18:00

Celebrate Cleveland!  Celebrate with Mayor Jackson, Cleveland's 56th mayor, at his Inaugural Party! 

This event is free and open to the public.


CSU Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Making this city great again! Mayor Jackson's Inauguration Promise

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:18.

Mayor Frank Jackson 

Mayor Frank Jackson was sworn in as Cleveland's 56th mayor by Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones on January 2. It was a full house at East Technical High School with most of the city council members present to honor their former president. The new mayor received standing ovations as he entered the room, took the oath of office and after he finished his inspiring inaugural address.

Design proposal for

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/23/2005 - 12:46.

When it comes to demonstrating the transformational potential of social computing, will lead by example. We have an excellent team now challenged to make an incredible user experience of great value to the community.

Multi-state sustainability conference

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/20/2005 - 15:19.
01/23/2006 - 09:00
01/23/2006 - 16:00


 A day and a half sustainable growth meeting focusing on water quality planning and renewable energy development. The meeting (hosted by Ohio EPA in partnership with the Ohio University's George V. Voinovich Center for Leadership and Pubic Affairs on behalf of the Multi-State Working Group) is designed for open dialogue to identify and promote opportunities and directions for Ohio to become more sustainable.


Columbus, OH
United States

Tinker's Creek watershed meeting

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/20/2005 - 14:55.
01/18/2006 - 16:30
01/18/2006 - 18:30


John Tertuliani of the US Geological Survey will discuss the chemical sampling of Tinker's Creek planned for summer 2006. Food and beverages provided. Free and open to the public.



OEPA Northeast district office
2110 E. Aurora Rd
Twinsburg, OH
United States

The case for local food system

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/20/2005 - 14:34.
01/11/2006 - 13:00
01/11/2006 - 16:30


In today's global marketplace, Arizona ships lettuce to Ohio and Ohio ships food-grade soybeans to Japan. But emerging circumstances are increasing the momentum for developing local food production and distribution systems. Keynote: Jeff Sharp, assoc. prof., human and community resource dev., OSU. Panels cover community economics, health, and environment related to local food systems. Fee.


Agricultural Admin Auditorium Columbus, OH
United States

Choosing a LEED Rating System

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/20/2005 - 14:27.
01/06/2006 - 12:00
01/06/2006 - 13:00
January's LEED@Lunch topic is Choosing a LEED Rating System. The discussion will include LEED Accredited Professionals who have completed projects with various LEED systems including LEED-NC, LEED-EB and LEED-CI. Lunch is provided. Please register by Tuesday, January 3 so that lunch preferences can be accomodated. Fee.



Cleveland Environmental Center
3500 Lorain Avenue Lower Level
Cleveland, OH
United States

Geology along the Doan Brook gorge

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/20/2005 - 14:09.
01/03/2006 - 12:00
01/03/2006 - 13:00


Dr. David Saja, curator and head of minerology at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, leads a discussion of how to looks at millions of years of geologic time through visible rock layers, and understanding natural and human forces.


Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
United States

All Aboard Ohio!, Rail Transportation Advocacy

Rail transportation has been known for its ability to environmentally friendly.  Take a look at Ohio's current proposal for high-speed rail development.  In addition to this rail development

12.16.05 Presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment to the Cleveland City Planning Commission

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 11:01.
12/16/2005 - 09:00
12/16/2005 - 11:00


The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will give a presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment "Signature Bridge" plan to the Cleveland City Planning Commission on Friday, December 16.  The planning commission meeting will start at 9:00 am at Cleveland City Hall in Room 514.


Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave E Room 514
Cleveland, OH
United States

Rollout of Alternatives Report for the Cleveland Innerbelt

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Tue, 12/06/2005 - 11:21.
12/16/2005 - 00:00
12/16/2005 - 12:00

Rollout of the "alternatives Report for the Cleveland Innerbelt - December 2005 (no deadline date available at this time).  A full report will be available via, and at branches of the Cleveland Public Library, which will outline ODOT's Recommended Alternative.  ODOT will receive public comment on this report.


Top Ten Reasons ODOT Must Reconsider the Southern Bridge Alignment Plan- NOW!

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 12/05/2005 - 16:26.



On November 17 an 18, I participated at the last three meetings regarding ODOT's “Recommended Preferred Alternatives” for the Cleveland Innerbelt Plan. My conclusion is that ODOT must hit the brakes and reconsider the Southern Bridge Alignment Plan (South Bridge) before it is too late... read the whole story at NEO Bridge today!


11.29.05 Notes from NEO Net Impact Meeting - Envisioning Positive Change for East Cleveland

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Fri, 12/02/2005 - 15:58.

Minutes for Net Impact Meeting - AJ Rocco's Nov 29     7-9 PM

Attendees (10)

Akash Abraham

Katya Chistik

Sustainability at the center of Cleveland - A.J. Rocco's starts composting

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/02/2005 - 09:21.

Sustainability becomes part of everyone's everyday life in Cleveland as we all connect together and leverage the strengths of all. There was a perfect demonstration of that this week at REALNEO's home away from the office - A.J. Rocco's Espresso Bar and Restaurant - as a result of REALNEO member Sudhir Raghupathy bringing together a group of socially conscious young people he calls NEO Net Impact, on Tuesday, November 29, at A.J. Rocco's. Just two days later, A.J. Rocco's became the first downtown restaurant participating in a program to add their organic waste to a composting initiative in Ohio City.

‘Emerging Cleveland’ to lead holiday tours for ex-pats

Submitted by jsmuscatello on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 14:03.
12/27/2005 - 10:00
12/27/2005 - 15:00


Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2005

‘Emerging Cleveland’ to lead holiday tours for ex-pats

CLEVELAND -- The student chapter of the American Planning Association at CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs will present a holiday tour of new developments and off-the-beaten-track gems in the City of Cleveland.


‘Emerging Cleveland’ to lead holiday tours for ex-pats

Brown bag it and learn about branding at EcoCity

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/30/2005 - 10:56.
12/08/2005 - 12:00
12/08/2005 - 13:00

Please join us for a special brown bag lunch, noon to 1 p.m., at the Cleveland Environmental Center, 3500 Lorain Ave. (lower conference) next Thursday, December 8.


Cleveland Environmental Center
3500 Lorain Ave. Lower Conference Room
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States

Community-Owned Wind Energy - Dec. 1st info. meeting

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/27/2005 - 20:00.
12/01/2005 - 18:00


What can be more sustainable than community-owned Wind

This can be a reality.

You can be a part of the solution.

Solution to energy shortages!


University Circle 10916 Magnolia Dr. - off Hazel or E. 108th street (University Circle)

Welcome to REALNEO, your virtual community for NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 12:10.

REALNEO.US has been up and running since October, 2004, and has 1,000s of postings, 100s of members, and gets 1,000s of hits a day from all around the world. To join the free REALNEO community, simply create an account - if you are already a member, log in. Some suggestions on how to participate... go to the events calendar to find something interesting to do around town, and add events you think others will enjoy ("create content", "event")... go to the Community Forums and comment on the topics, or add a topic for collaboration with others... post a thought to your blog ("create content", "my blog")... comment on the thoughts of others... invite your friends to join you, and make new friends. If you have questions or would like to do more for the community, like cover events, email info [at] realinks [dot] us.

11.22.05 Excellence Roundtable: Innerbelt Project and plan for new "Signature Bridge" over the Cuyahoga

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/16/2005 - 13:35.
11/22/2005 - 10:30

REALNEO is hosting our November 22nd NEO Excellence Roundtable at the City Club with the Innerbelt Bridge Plan featured as the discussion topic. We will be joined by Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Director Paul Alsenas, and we have invited representative of the Ohio Department of Transportation. One outcome we hope to see from this process is increased support for developing a new "Signature Bridge" for Northeast Ohio. We invite you to attend and participate in these discussions.


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor

ODOT Innerbelt Plan Public Meeting

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/15/2005 - 14:14.
11/17/2005 - 15:30

Friends of Northeast Ohio, a day for a new bridge to our future is arriving Thursday, November 17th, when the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will present their plan to supplement the current I-90 Innerbelt bridge over the Cuyahoga River by building a second bridge immediately to the north of the current span. If you care about the form, flow and future of our community, you must care about this near $ billion project. The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, area newspapers and universities, and broad community leaders all agree this project offers a great opportunity to reshape Cleveland forever. There is broad agreement we should replace the current I-90 bridge with a world-class span. In doing so, we may relocate the bridge south to allow further development around our $500 million gateway district, and create an astounding gateway entrance to our city. To help further such enlightened outcomes, has provided a social networking site to this community, found at - thanks to Cleveland Institute of Art Future Center Director David Moss for site design support. Please join your community at NEO Bridge to interact on this issue. And, most important, please join your community at the Wolstein Center this Thursday, November 17th, at 4:30 pm for a public forum with ODOT...


Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Christopher Ronayne Named President of University Circle Incorporated

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/15/2005 - 11:17.

Chris Ronayne HeadshotThe
appointment of Christopher S. Ronayne, as the new President of
University Circle Incorporated (UCI) was announced today, November
14, at UCI’s Annual Meeting by R. Thomas Stanton, Chairman of UCI’s
Board of Trustees. Ronayne will lead the 40-member nonprofit
organization’s efforts to continue the development of University Circle
into one of the country’s premier urban districts. Ronayne is only the
seventh president to serve UCI since its founding in 1957. He succeeds
Terri Hamilton Brown, who is stepping down to join National City Bank.

11.08.05: Stuart Hart, Sustainability Thought Leader, Speaks at Case

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 11/10/2005 - 15:10.

Stuart Hart spoke before an engaged audience at the Dively Executive Building at Case November 8th , sharing a 21st century vision for a more sustainable future made possible by a paradigm shift in business which considers the creative application of disruptive technology and bottom of the pyramid (BOP) strategy.

Our Great Lakes - Be Part of It

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 11/09/2005 - 16:11.



The historic Cleveland Harbor Coast Guard Station on Lake Erie

The people of Northeast Ohio are
fortunate to have one of the world's greatest bodies of freshwater at
our doorstep. Cleveland, being the largest metropolis on Lake Erie,
needs to leverage this great asset and realize its potential to make
Northeast Ohio a world contender. The citizens, organizations, and
public officials have begun the collaboration needed to make it
happen. The only way we can keep the momentum going to restore our
Great Lakes is to get involved and “be part of it.”