Environment

The Future of Food -documentary

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 18:24.
06/03/2006 - 15:30
06/03/2006 - 17:00
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   This documentary will be shown twice, with a discussion after each showing.
1st show 3:30
2nd show 6:00

"There is a revolution going on in the farm fields and on

Location

TALKIES FILM & COFFEE BAR
2521 Market Ave
Ohio City, OH
United States

2006 Lead Awareness Week Rally July 19 in downtown Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 20:15.

 

 Wednesday, July 19, a rally will be held in downtown Cleveland to expand awareness of the critical community health, education and economic crisis of lead poisoning. The rally will begin by the Old Stone Church on Public Square, where supporters will convene for a march to Cleveland Mall C, next to Cleveland City Hall - there will be presentations on lead and other appropriate activities...

Join small group of people changing the world by eradicating lead poisoning in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 14:45.


 

I saw this posted at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries at a meeting planning a rally for lead awareness to be staged in downtown Cleveland - meeting at Tower City around 11 AM and marching to City Hall for presentations and enlightenment at noon - July 19th at Cleveland Hall Rotunda - please let me know if you'd like to help in the planning and logistics by posting here or emailing norm [at] realinks [dot] us - more info to post to  REALNEO soon.

Green Wash Should Be On Your Radar Screen

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 08:06.
Green Wash Should Be On Your Radar Screen

These days green wash comes in many flavors, colors, and varieties.    There are even a few colorful local examples we have been tracking for some time now at Buckeye Sustainability Institute.  Anyone have some good examples of their own they would like to share?

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Port Access Only - no public entry - when is the independent study due out?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 01:42.
Port Access Only - no public entry - when is the independent study due out?

It astounds me to go to one of the only spots downtown with a view of the lake and see the mess built by the city, port and community leaders in just the last decade or so - and they talk about a lakefront plan, with this mess on their hands. As Steven Fong (Dean of Architecture at Kent) said, before taking on master plans, do a few smaller things well. Well, here are acres of blocked off lakefront - acres of shabby surface parking lots - a disgrace. And a road to the lake has a big concrete barrier, 8 foot chainlink fence, and unfriendly signs everywhere. We love you too.

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Ethanol: Myths and Realities

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 18:51.

With high gas prices making alternative fuels increasingly attractive, no alternative fuel has received as much attention as ethanol. Some hail the fuel, which can be derived from plants including corn, wheat, barley and sugarcane, as a savior of American energy policy, while others see it as a fad popularized by its heavily subsidized corporate backers."

UPDATE- Cleveland Innerbelt Project

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 13:18.

Bridge in France

The ODOT Cleveland Innerbelt Project's- Project Development Process (PDP) & Public Involvement Process (PIP) seem to be in limbo since the last public meeting on November 17, 2005.  ODOT's and City of Cleveland's PDP & PIP Schedule has not been followed and appears to be five (5) months behind schedule.  The "Alternatives Report" and the "Economic Impact Analysis" were scheduled to be completed in December 2005, for public review and comment.  THE REPORT AND ANALYSIS - DO NOT EXIST AT THIS TIME.  Even though the general public has been effectively removed from the public processes, a lot of activity has been going on since November 2005.  Below is a brief update on some of those activities.  Please visit www.neobridge.net to participate in this community discussion and to get the latest updates on OUR Cleveland Innerbelt Project.

Which has bigger footprint? Econoline-Porsche

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 17:33.
Which has bigger footprint? Econoline-Porsche

I thought this was an interesting pairing - which has the better eco footprint - a hard working Ford Econoline Van or a hard playing Porsche cabrio. Unlese you need to haul lots of ladders, you get much better mileage with the Porsche... but the sustainability of the commute from Palm Beach to Shaker Heights is another matter...

Hummer of the Day: saving a few bucks at East Cleveland Silvermans

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 16:18.
Hummer of the Day: saving a few bucks at East Cleveland Silvermans

If you're going to have a Hummer, the blue seems most up-beat and friendly. And I guess I'd rather see a Hummer driver shopping in East Cleveland than anywhere else... unless this is the owner of Silvermans, and he/she can afford a Hummer 'cause he overvcharges everyone... I'll see if it's there regularly

Highlander Hybrid claims around 30 mpg

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 09:12.
Highlander Hybrid claims around 30 mpg

I saw two Toyota Highlander Hybrids on May 19th, 2006 - the first day I even noticed they exist - now I'm paying more attention to all the iron around me. I looked up buyer feedback online and it seems this vehicle delivers below the claimed 30 mpg, and most buyers gripe it is overpriced, but owners also feel better about themselves for trying to make a difference in the environment

Hummer double parked on Huron - May 19, 2006

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 01:51.
Hummer double parked on Huron - May 19, 2006

About the size of the Fed Ex truck it double parked behind, and probably worse for the environment - taking road hog to new high.

Welcome to the Less Gass Memorial Image Gallery

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 01:45.
Welcome to the Less Gass Memorial Image Gallery

Here are photos of icons of our times of environmental crisis and transformation, where humans still must fight to share the roads with Hummers, and social sonsciousness in America is at an astounding low... see what such a world looks like, starting May 20, 2006.

Most days, A.J. Rocco's is bike central downtown

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 22:23.
Most days, A.J. Rocco's is bike central downtown

Here on a typical nice spring day, there are several messengers, commuters and pleasure riders around A.J. Rocco's - also featuring a "Share the Road" bike - share the love.

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Catching up with new economy superstars, now living in East Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 20:45.

While looking for lead testing kits and information in East Cleveland, at Silvermans, I slipped into paparazzi mode as I spotted three future leaders of our NEO new economy, chilling on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. They let me snap their pictures, which will be worth a fortune when these guys are famous. It can happen, when we keep our kids lead free.

Brush with lead poison - day 1: Interpreting Blood Lead Test Results Difficult

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 00:46.
Sherwin Williams ISKO

My son just turned one and we had him lead tested - the pediatrician's office called to report the results are less than 3 micrograms per deciliter - no level of lead is safe, and 3 µg/dL is certainly harmful.

In defense of the cormorant -- and ethical journalism

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 08:54.

I was so offended by the article the Plain Dealer ran on the cover Tuesday: "Ravenous birds facing last meal in Ohio soon" that I feel the need to post some factual inormation about cormorants. It is not that I necessarily oppose reducing the population of these birds -- what the article is essentially about -- its the over the top, purple prose I find insulting. i.e. "the cormorants look like prehistoric lizard-birds designed by Edgar Allan Poe on a bad night." Is this a phrase that belongs in Cleveland's daily paper or a cheap tabloid?  Why does reporter Bill Sloat want to make us hate these birds, and does he think readers are so impressionable? Can't he just tell us the facts? There is actually an interesting story here -- about the human impact on nature.

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Whiskey Island - RiverDay 2006 Event - Saturday May 20

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 06:18.

Whiskey Island RiverDay Event

 Celebrate the Region's Newest Waterfront Park - Wendy Park at Whiskey Island

"A Bug Bash": Celebrating 40 Years of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 11:17.
06/25/2006 - 16:00
06/25/2006 - 19:00
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The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is flying ack to the sxities with swams of activities:
All you Tree Huggers and Flower Children are guaranteed a Rockin' good time!

* Groove to the live music of renowned children's musician Justin Roberts

Location

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Boulevard Parking available on the street
Shaker Heights, OH
United States

RiverDay 2006 Events - May 20th

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 09:36.
05/20/2006 - 10:00
05/20/2006 - 16:00
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RiverDay 2006 Events

The Friends of the Crooked River has announced an exciting line-up of events for the 16th Annual RiverDay celebration to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006. First held in 1991, RiverDay is a day long festival of activities celebrating the Cuyahoga River and its watershed. Join the celebration of the Cuyahoga River. This year's theme is “Bringing Down the Barriers- Opening the River, Hearts and Minds.”

Location

Cuyahoga River Watershed OH
United States

RiverDay 2006 Events - Saturday, May 20th

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Mon, 05/15/2006 - 09:16.

Cuyahoga River seen from Whiskey Island

The Friends of the Crooked River has announced an exciting line-up of events for the 16th Annual RiverDay celebration to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006.  First held in 1991, RiverDay is a day long festival of activities celebrating the Cuyahoga River and its watershed.  Join the celebration of the Cuyahoga River.  This year's theme is “Bringing Down the Barriers- Opening the River, Hearts and Minds.”

The Coit Road Farmers Market Spring Celebration

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 05/12/2006 - 09:54.
05/13/2006 - 08:00
05/13/2006 - 13:00
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The Coit Road Farmers Market
15000 Woodworth (between E. 152nd and Coit)
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
(216) 249-5455
Map at www.coitmarket.org

Location

The Coit Road Farmers Market
15000 Woodworth (between E. 152nd and Coit)
East Cleveland, OH
United States

Snow Monkeys Showing Signs of Chemical Exposure

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sun, 05/07/2006 - 06:59.
Snow Monkeys Showing Signs of Chemical Exposure

I wonder where we can find the details of the actual GEM spill.  Release estimates for air and storm water releases. 

Environment Canada wondered if the city shut down its water intakes?  Anyone know?

You got to watch out for toxic exposure.. have you seen what they were saying back in 1993?


Wind Map

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 13:09.
Wind Map
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Save the Broadway Mills buiding from ODOT

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Wed, 04/26/2006 - 09:03.


On Thursday April 13 Ed Hauser, with support from the Gilotta family, made a presentation before the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, nominating the old Broadway Mills building, now homebase to Gilotta Fuels, for landmark status.  Hauser nominated both the building, built in 1894, and the remaining portion of the old central viaduct at the building’s base.  Motivated by a communication from ODOT, sent at 5:33p.m. on the evening before the hearing, a majority of  Landmark Commission members voted to table the nomination until ODOT could make a presentation at the Commission’s next meeting. That’s right, the Commission that is supposed to protect Cleveland’s landmarks decided not to even begin consideration of potential landmark status because of ODOT’s request.

Global Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability and Protection

Submitted by Shimshon on Mon, 04/24/2006 - 16:51.
04/28/2006 - 13:00
04/28/2006 - 16:00
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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs and the U.S. State Department are sponsoring a visit to NE Ohio by an international delegation of resource-managers, policy and decision-makers, business people, and journalists from around the world, all with interests and expertise in environmental issues. On Friday, April 28, the delegation will come to Cleveland State for a luncheon, presentations, and panel discussion focusing on linking local environmental initiatives to the global challenges of environmental sustainability and protection. Cleveland State University faculty and distinguished guest panelists will present information about regional approaches to environmental issues, followed by a panel discussion intended to promote exchange of ideas and collaborative links with our international guests.

Location

Joseph E. Cole Center
3100 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
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