Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 05/06/2007 - 10:14.
05/12/2007 - 09:00
05/12/2007 - 12:00

river sweep
RiverSweep is Ohio Canal Corridor's 18th Annual, environmental awareness and clean-up initiative developed by Ohio Canal Corridor. The event partners multiple non-profit organizations with private companies to clean areas along the Cuyahoga River Valley and its tributaries. RiverSweep is a "done in a day" event where volunteers gather at one of seven designated areas.


various -- see link Cleveland, OH
United States
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Blue Pike Farm Open House

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 09:45.
05/05/2007 - 10:00
05/05/2007 - 14:00

Greetings from Blue Pike Farm.

There is much to do in the St. Clair / Superior neighborhood on Saturday
May 5th.

First, there is the Blue Pike Farm Open House. We are holding our Spring


Blue Pike Farm
E. 72nd
Cleveland, OH
United States

Honoring Honoré

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 05/01/2007 - 13:13.
05/19/2007 - 17:00
05/19/2007 - 20:00


Opening Reception -
Saturday, May 19, 5-8 pm, and Sunday, May 20, 2-5 pm. 
You are invited to celebrate the artistic life of Honoré Guilbeau Cooke with a retrospective of her work in a variety of media.  If you are not already familiar with Honoré’s art, do visit the murals on the exterior and the interior of the Peninsula Library. http://www.peninsulalibrary.org/mural.php  A beloved and respected member of the Peninsula community, Honoré was a well-known artist and person extraordinaire. She was also one of the founders of the Peninsula Library & Historical Society and a trustee for 27 years. Show runs thru the end of June 2007.


Peninsula Art Academy
1600 West Mill Street
Peninsula, OH
United States

Challenging NEO to become world center for $ multi-billion micro wind industry

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 20:06.


I recently posted on realneo about a report I saw on CNN profiling Lucien Gambarota, an inventor in Hong Kong who has developed and begun manufacturing micro wind turbines - see http://realneo.org/Micro-Wind-Turbines. He is also working on technologies to capture energy from waves, and hybrids of wind and wave.


Submitted by johnmcgovern on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 16:04.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ms. Daryl Davis, event coordinator
216-631-0557 (day) or daryl [dot] davis [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Terry Schwarz talks about "Shrinking Cities" at SPACES

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 04/29/2007 - 01:04.

Friday night I attended a reception and lecture at SPACES Gallery for select Cleveland organizations with interest in urban planning and sustainability. The current exhibition at Spaces, Shrinking Cities, explores strategies for post-industrial urban areas and should be of great interest to anyone interested in urban planning and sustainability. Terry Schwarz, Senior Planner at the Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio, was to give a tour of the exhibition. My affiliation? I am an energy ambassador at Case. I am also an art historian, and although there are some witty, beautiful and innovative works represented in the exhibition the theme and the messages of the show truly over power the aesthetics. One could easily forget they are in an art exhibition.

University Circle Blog on Joe Stanley and "Design for people, not institutions"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 17:46.

Joe Stanley

 It is very nice to see my favorite real urban planner Joe Stanley featured on Lee Batdorff's very informative University Circle Blog - and thanks to Joe for mentioning us here at realneo! We set up and host his http://neomainstreet.com site, which is one of the best uses of Drupal in this region, and presents excellent work by a talented planner and designer. Joe is working on all the community development projects I'm involved with, including overall East Cleveland planning and the Star Intergenerational Neighborhood planning and The Intergenerational School, along with other work Joe does independently.

How will you spend arbor day?

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 16:40.
04/27/2007 - 10:00
04/27/2007 - 17:00

We live in "Forest City" so Arbor Day should be an important holiday in Cleveland. Here is one idea how you might celebrate ...


Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
United States

Just A Nice Perspective On Solar Power

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 07:26.

PV Panels Being Installes On A Workshed Roof


****(....this is part of a series of articles, and the author is just finishing up the building of his workshop)****

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Hong Kong Inventors Unveil New Micro-Wind Turbines Suitable for City Dwellers

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/24/2007 - 23:13.

Buzzing Hong Kong is better known for keeping lights on all night and the air conditioner running full blast, not saving energy. But engineers in the city have introduced an innovative wind energy technology than can help both rural and city residents protect the environment and cut down on energy costs - without having to spend a fortune on an expensive device. Claudia Blume reports.

Shrinking Cities explorations at SPACES, Cleveland Urban Design Center, AJ Roccos and all around our 77 square mile town

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 23:39.
04/20/2007 - 16:30
04/20/2007 - 20:00

"I think Cleveland is a good place. Inner city is rough, but the outskirts is real beautiful, and great schools there. Plus my family, my mom and my sisters, they're all in Cleveland, so it's easier for me to be there than anywhere else." This quote, from an excellent Free Times interview with Charles "Wish Bone" Scruggs, of Cleveland-roots, Grammy award winning, multi-platinum rap trailblazers Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, sings the woes of a place branded as a "Shrinking City", where even the urban hard-core Thugs chose the 'burbs over the 'hood. The result of such out-migration, and downright defection, as is the case with all the other members of Bone, is the subject of a series of art exhibitions and related events taking place over the next month, all over town... which event sponsor Kent Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) introduces by pointing out: "In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Cleveland had lost nearly 20,000 residents in just five years. The city’s population of 458,684 was the lowest in nearly one hundred years." Starting Friday, April 20, 2007, at 4:30 PM, with a lecture at CUDC, explore what it means when a city loses its Bones...


Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
820 Prospect Avenue Related events at Spaces Gallery and A.J. Rocco's
Cleveland, OH
United States

Leading the World in SOLAR POWER

Submitted by Serendipity on Wed, 04/18/2007 - 15:56.

If you thought you needed to have solar panels in extremely sunny places to make it worth while, then think again!  Germany is leading the world in energy produced by the sun. This fact does not surprise me.  The Germans have been energy savvy for a long time.  I remember a trip to Münich in 1990, when I was amazed at the advanced system they had in place for commuters on bicycles.  Not only did they have separate bicycle lanes in the busy roads, but they even had traffic lights specifically for cyclists.

    If Germany can produce 1,000 Kilowatt hours per square meter per year, from solar power alone, imagine what places with extremely sunny climates can do.  However, the point is, it does not matter how little sun there is, anything is better than nothing.

   Got Solar Power?

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Anthropocentrism - It's "just" a word...

Submitted by Charles Frost on Tue, 04/17/2007 - 08:03.


Noun 1. anthropocentrism - an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values


Submitted by Martha Eakin on Mon, 04/16/2007 - 20:38.

This is the title of a children’s book that spent some time in our house.  I believe the afflicted robin of the title died of pesticide poisoning.  I thought of him the other night when my friend Susan mentioned she had seen three dead robins in the past week.  That comment made me recall that I had watched a robin feebly hopping in a busy intersection and not at all removing himself from danger.  As we stood on the corner, in the snow, another person waiting to cross Lee entered our conversation; she too had seen dead robins – two – recently.  Now perhaps we all saw the same three robins….but  it is still weird, something is up.  Sleuth Susan went home and discovered that many robins have been stretched to the breaking point by the recent high/low extreme weather we’ve been having. Read more

Put An End To JUNK Mail

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 04/13/2007 - 11:20.

Two ways to put an end to junk mail >>>


Cleveland Screening of "An Unreasonable Man"

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 04/13/2007 - 09:53.
04/20/2007 - 01:00
04/21/2007 - 23:59

Don't miss the new documentary about Ralph Nader's life, An
Unreasonable Man, premiering Friday, April 20, 2007 in
Cleveland and Columbus. Click here to watch a quick preview.
 On opening night and Saturday, April 21 in Cleveland,


Cedar Lee
Cedar Rd. & Lee Rd.
Cleveland Hts., OH
United States

The Best Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: PM Lab Test

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 04/11/2007 - 11:01.

The Best Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: PM Lab Test

The Compact Fluorescent Bulbs That Were Tested

A Windmill In Lorain....

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 04/11/2007 - 06:35.

I used to see this when I was a small child back in the 1950's, when we would drive up to the lake from Wellington to swim at Beaver Creek Park.

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Free screening: THE BERNADETTE CORPORATION, Get Rid of Yourself

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 22:12.
04/11/2007 - 18:30
04/11/2007 - 19:30

The question "Am I possible?" is the beating heart of Get Rid of Yourself, and it echoes throughout Bernadette Corporation's existence on the borders of fashion and art.  The group is influenced by Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren, and Jean-Luc Godard. They are also interested in new immigrant cultures surrounding their loft "headquarters" on the Bowery in New York City. Bernadette Corporation's interventionist projects function as a critique of our global culture, which constructs identity through consumption and branding.


Cleveland Institute of Art, Aitken Auditorium
11141 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 15:13.

Cuyahoga County has issued  RFQ 8382 for a so called “Feasability Study concerning Lake Eire Wind Energy Center”. See County site here.  Responses are due April 23. 2007  The  "Center" is not a center as in a building, but  an offshore installation of  turbines.

Cycling and Climate Change Debate

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 04/09/2007 - 12:12.

I went to a very good talk about climate change and the "Inconvenient Truth" at the Natural History Museum last week.  The dialogue was led by local businessman/ environmentalist Jeff Friedman. It occurs to me that cycling can be a stronger part of climate change discussion.  


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 04/08/2007 - 16:09.

Actually, this is a view from the Peace Bridge which crosses the Niagara River at Buffalo.  The view is through my Greyhound window and shows the (8 – count the blades) Clipper turbines on the huge slag piles of the old Bethlehem Steel mill in Lackawanna.   Look how high the slag is over the ice on Lake Erie.  The turbine towers are over 300 feet tall, so the slag pile is at least 100 feet high - that's the way we used to do it - just dump our debris in the Great Lakes.  Cleveland did that too - Burke Lakefront Airport is on the old City dump.

water vs petrol/ corn here vs corn there

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 04/08/2007 - 13:52.

I stopped into the very end of David Morgenthaler's talk at CSU a few weeks ago. When I arrived I heard Phil Lane step to the mic to ask Morgenthaler if he was investing his venture capital in second tier carbon trading markets. Lane went onto describe sustainable businesses and innovations like his own innovation which he said is being built somewhere (not Cleveland) currently -- a car that gets 100 mpg. While Morgenthaler indicated that he did not have an interest in investing in carbon trading, he did say that he was interested in knowing more about Lane's auto invention.