Sustainable Transportation

What is your opinion about building noise and privacy barriers along our nation's freeways

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 11:01.

Help us Envision a Sustainable Cleveland, REALNEO ! Appreciative Inquiry takes hold.

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 12:14.
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Sometimes there's no bigger impact than hearing from City leadership itself.  There is no excuse not to apply and attend - to have your voice heard, and to make a difference !   Come help us.


For REAL COOP Members, Draft Executive Summary of INFO FOOD Initiatives for Cuyahoga County

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 06:03.

Since our founding, in 2004, REALNEO has become a groundbreaking free, open source social network of global interest – recently recognized as one of the top networks of our type in the country, by the Knight Foundation.

In 2008, the members of REALNEO.US formed REAL COOP, an Ohio legal cooperative, which now owns and operates REALNEO.US and REAL.COOP. We are unique in the world of social computing, and a global innovator in the evolution of information systems.

From the REALNEO.US homepage:

Will Allen's "A Good Food Manifesto for America"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 05:10.

Thanks to Laura McShane for posting this morning a comment linking to Will Allen's "Good Food Manifesto" on his Growing Power blog. I, and millions of other people, became aware of Will last Sunday, when he was featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine article "Street Fighter", but folks who follow local foods best practices surely knew of Will long before.

Welcome to Real NEO; Open Source Capital of the Brightest Greenest State of Earth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 13:00.

Smartest Greenest Breuer

Over the past 20 years, I've spent most of my "professional" time as an entrepreneur, with world-class expertise conducting multi-dimensional, multi-client relational comparative data and best practice analyses of any aspects of the world's largest and best global enterprises, environments and systems, and developing and consulting on innovations and total quality improvement. This work has generated a wealth of knowledge on large general systems, with a unique expertise in information systems and telecommunications. REALNEO is a product of this highest level expertise, drawn from the best practices of the best organizations on Earth. What REALNEO has developed for Cuyahoga County - what has been generated out of the REALNEO-generated Real Cooperative - takes general systems innovation to a whole new level of making us the brightest greenest place on Earth. So, we really do have a purpose to Cuyahoga County owning the Breuer, and the vision is beautifully expressed in this great rendering above, to be REAL COOP citizen headquarters of the open source capital of this brightest greenest state of Earth.

Michael Moore nails it on farewell letter to old GM

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 19:44.

Michael Moore says goodbye to the old General Motors and offers some really good advice to President Obama.

He offers nine really good suggestions for the GM makeover (that'd be our taxpayer makeover of GM). The first one sets the stage well.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Submitted by CleveEngSoc on Wed, 05/27/2009 - 16:05.
06/04/2009 - 09:30
06/04/2009 - 11:30

• Meet at Tower City Rapid station. Tour will begin at Tower City Green/Blue Line Platform Track 10E directly into the Rail Shop (Transportation time 15-20 minutes to/from TC)
• Tour/Presentation of Rail Shop will be conducted by Timothy O'Donnell, Manager of Rail Equipment
• The Shop tour will consist of a walk 'n' talk through each Shop section. Inspection, Defect Repair, Motors, Truck Shop, Body Shop, HRV Midlife. There will also be a (very) short description of the Heavy and Light Rail cars.
• Return to Tower City


Terminal Tower Tower City Rapid Station
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States

Environmental Campaign Training

Submitted by ohio citizen action on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 14:03.
03/28/2009 - 09:30
03/28/2009 - 16:30

Are you concerned that your children's health is affected by pollution?
Do you want some answers about your industrial neighbors?
Do you want to build your environmental campaign skills?


Cleveland State University
Euclid Ave. and E. 22nd St. MC 438
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

Ohio Passenger Rail Social Networking Site

Submitted by jenita on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 18:48.

 All Aboard Ohio has just launched a social networking site, Ohio Passenger Rail. Join to: stay updated on the latest news, meet others who are interested in passenger rail and become a part of the grassroots movement to increase our transportation options.  

Passenger Rail Lobby Day

Submitted by jenita on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 09:17.
03/03/2009 - 08:45
03/03/2009 - 15:30



131 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Phone: 614-487-7506

How do you get yourself downtown for an event?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 11:33.

Invest in Cycling and Walking to Restore NE Ohio Neighborhoods

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 15:05.

Northeast Ohio has the opportunity to rebuild our neighborhoods and by offering healthier and more active transportation choices, we can create thriving neighborhoods where people want to live. However, the current transportation network leaves us way behind the curve. New investment to support walking and biking will create pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, an important step to get the nation back on track. Fortunately, it's a cost-effective step we can take in these tight financial times.

FAQ's about Renewable Energy for Homes <-Moebius Nature Center---<

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 22:06.
02/28/2009 - 22:00
02/28/2009 - 23:00
Moebius Nature Center Fungus Amoungus

Yes, Solar Erica aka Erika Weliczko of REpower Solutions will discuss renewable energy applications for homes and common questions. Learn some in's and out's about ways that you can make your house less dependent on outside energy sources at a nature center that has its own natural gas well! Ironic no?


929 East Mennonite Road
Aurora, OH 44202
United States


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 09:57.
10/08/2008 - 17:30
10/08/2008 - 20:00

Cleveland – Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones will host a
fourth public forum to discuss the proposed Medical Mart/Convention Center

The purpose of the forum is to share as much information as possible about
the Medical Mart and Convention Center projects with the public.

The forum will be:

I GRO EC at Coit Road Farmers Market, for over 75 years

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 14:27.

The Coit Road Farmers Market is one of the most endearing places in real NEO. Hidden away in a near-dead industrial graveyard of East Cleveland, with the curb-appeal of a brownfield, it is not a place one goes without intent. So it amazes me that just about every time I go there I see someone I know. I guess I know some pretty smart people.

New Silver/Health Line Bus Stop at E. 9th and Euclid - detail

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 23:26.
New Silver/Health Line Bus Stop at E. 9th and Euclid - detail

New Silver/Health Line Bus Stop at E. 9th and Euclid - detail - Ameritrust Building in background

Art of the Day: Silver Line RTA Bus Stations and Green Spaces on Euclid Avenue

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 22:37.

Public Art is site specific, so designing public art for a five-mile site - a bus line - must be quite a challenge. Now, as the "Euclid Corridor" "Silver Line" "HealthLine" street improvements, light fixtures, bus stops, signage, green spaces, trees, grass and technologies are becoming apparent, I think much of what has been assembled works for most of the sites I've seen... despite basically wiping out the city, and costing over a $billion, retooling of an existing bus line. Whether the infrastructure and facilities will prove very functional, I have my doubts... we'll know after the first winter of full service. But the form of the bus station, designed by Robert P. Madison International, and light fixture shown in this picture of the East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue "Breuer Stop" works astoundingly well for this important site... one of the most important on the line. In this case, it appears the art was well conceived for the surroundings.

New Silver/Health Line Bus Stop at E. 9th and Euclid

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 22:24.
New Silver/Health Line Bus Stop at E. 9th and Euclid

While "they" may be calling the rehab'd bus line down Euclid Avenue the "Health Line", the stations were clearly designed to the Silver Line theme, which I prefer.