Sustainable Development

TAKE ACTION: Support Energy Sustainability Champions - #1 is rePower your home and business

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/21/2004 - 22:05.

Every home and business owner in NEO can be part of the sustainability and green building movement by being smart about energy efficiency - demand side management. The E4S champions described below can help us live and work smarter - we just need to be smart enough to get in touch with them first!

TAKE ACTION: Support Organic & Local Food Champions... #1 is Basketeria in West Side Market

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/21/2004 - 20:26.

Processed and industry-grown food harm body
and Earth, and most supposedly fresh food travels over 1,500 miles to reach us,
at great harm to the environment. Enlightened NEO shoppers seek outlets for eco-friendly
food - ideally organic and locally grown. While our choices are limited, the
Champions below work untiringly to improve our lot. Support them, and help seed
sustainable developments in the food "industry" for a healthier
future for all. You can support the *winner* by shopping at the West Side
Market - their stand is in the short wing of the produce stand, by the flowers
- support all these champions, thank them, and spread the word!

VISIT: E4S - Entrepreneurs For Sustainability

for Sustainability is an organization whose mission is to support a
community of entrepreneurs who will implement sustainability
in their new or existing businesses and encourages new
ventures, which will capitalize on emerging opportunities in a sustainable
economy in Northeastern Ohio.

E4S - Entrepreneurs for Sustainability, for Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/21/2004 - 16:29.

To find Ohioans walking the walk to make NEO a Green region by a blue lake, one needs look no further than the non-profit organization E4S. Learn more about this fantastic organization and contribute related insight here

BEST PRACTICES: City-Wide Green Building Goals Set in Boston

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/21/2004 - 15:59.

NEO leaders increasingly care about sustainable development, shaing a viewpoint expressed by Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston: "Green building
good for your wallet. It's good for the environment. And it's good for
people." Large industrial cities like Cleveland may find insight and best practices from initiatives like the Green Building Task Force of Boston - read on…

Taft dedicates fuel cell power plant in Westerville

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 15:51.

Earlier this week, Governor Taft dedicated a utility-scale fuel cell power substation in Westerville. Learn more. Fuel Cell Works carried the story.

Fuel Cell Today, a publication from the UK, also picked up the story.

Reason for Dear Peter

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 09:50.

Earlier in 2004, Peter Lewis offered to provide funding for a proposal to improve Northeast Ohio. Not that he hasn't already done his share - CEO of Progressive Insurance, Peter employs many people in the region, has been a major contributor to our arts and social program, and literally gave us the region's finest landmark building - the Gehry at University Circle - he has offered to do more. Unfortunately, on 11/16/04, Peter explained to area leaders that the proposals he received for the community were not sufficient. Rather than complain about Peter not funding proposals his wisdom rejects, REALNEO is getting the entire community involved to develop for and with Peter solutions that will lead to sustainable development for the region. Add pages to this book with your proposals, and comment on others - no whining... just winning!

VISIONING ON: Celebrating the Champions of Sustainability - E4S

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/19/2004 - 23:01.

Ah Ha - a moment of revelation. Here, ah ha is easily realized appreciating how many incredible people there are in NEO working to make this a sustainable place - a community at least as good for the next generation as for today. I started to appreciate this ah ha at the recent Wind Power Conference, but the point was really driven home at the Entrepreneurs For Sustainability (E4S) "Celebrating the Champions" meeting, where scores of NEO's truly great "entrepreneurs" recognized eight of their leaders - individuals who take risks, follow their good hearts, and daily make NEO a better place for today and the future. How often do you experience such an ah ha moment? Join E4S or just attend their next monthly meeting and you shall.

Creating Sustainable NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/19/2004 - 22:05.

Developing a sustainable community, defined by the UN as "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". How we may accomplish this for future generations of NEO is developing here!

America Unchained

Submitted by Gary Murphy on Fri, 11/19/2004 - 00:48.
11/20/2004 - 04:00

Support locally-owned Cleveland Heights businesses by participating in America Unchained, a nationwide campaign on November 20th when shoppers are asked to do their shopping at locally-owned independent merchants and restaurants.


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Biofuel economy development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/08/2004 - 16:52.

Numerous NEO researchers and entrepreneurs are interested in developing a bioenergy industry here, and signirficant progress is being made - follow and report on developments here!

Celebrating the Champions of Sustainability - E4S

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/04/2004 - 04:35.
11/16/2004 - 16:30

the Champions of Sustainability

November 16, 2004

- 6:15 P.M. Networking
6:15 - 7:30 P.M. Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 P.M. Networking

Lakes Brewing Company
- Tasting Room (entrance
on Carroll Avenue

events [at] e4sustainability [dot] org">Registration
is Required. RSVP for this free event today!

include your name, the names of any guests, your organization or business
and your contact information when you RSVP.


Great Lakes Brewing Company - Tasting Room (entrance on Carroll Avenue)