Trees Help Ease

Submitted by metroparks muse on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 10:48.

Yet another reason to push for 'more green' - it can lead to 'more clean' air. Something that both urban areas and their schools need to address. (Not that suburbia is immune to pollution. Dirty air is everywhere)

Right On

Submitted by metroparks muse on Sat, 08/16/2008 - 13:45.
Today on WCPN at 4:00 (or listen online) but do hear this week's On The Media on investigative reporting and the effects of our changing media on critical issues.

A Green Light for Conservation

Submitted by metroparks muse on Fri, 08/15/2008 - 20:25.

 The city of Akron deserves a Green Light Award for moving us into the future. They (and note this is a city, not even a park system) are eliminating ODOT's roadside mowing by using low growing, low maintenance plantings. It's no surprise that Cleveland is being left in the dust and the rust when our neighbor, from the same struggling area, is actively finding and implementing new solutions.

Bioneers Conference 2008

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/13/2008 - 17:05.
10/17/2008 - 08:30
10/19/2008 - 18:00

Bioneers Conference 2008 Bioneers, now in its 19th year is an acclaimed leading-edge forum that features a solutions-based approach, connecting environment, social justice, health and spiritual networks.  For the second year, Great Lakes Bioneers—Cleveland will bring to Northeast Ohio the excitement and energy of the inspiring social and scientific innovators speaking at the national conference and a wide-ranging line-up of regional and local speakers, workshops and tours to communicate and celebrate the trailblazing work taking place in our region.  This year’s conference will emphasize water and the important and diverse role that it plays in the social, economic, and natural environment of the Great Lakes Region.   


Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue Cleveland State University (CSU)
Cleveland, OH
United States

Share your Vision for Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 18:41.
09/06/2008 - 11:00
09/06/2008 - 16:00

Photo taken by lmcshane at the Westmoreland Museum Greensburg, PAPhoto taken by lmcshane at the Westmoreland Museum Greenburg, PAWhat's your vision for Cleveland?

Enter to Win $1,000

10,000 Visions of Cleveland Event

Date: September 6, 2008

You will do as I say

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 08/03/2008 - 08:24.

Today 8/3/2008, Chris Ronayne gets a front page editorial on the Forum page of the Plain Dealer.  Chris lives in Cleveland and drives to work every day.  I know his commute, because I made a similar commute when I worked at Metrohealth Hospital in the eighties.*  My drive time?  Ten minutes from University Circle to Metrohealth Hospital. Sure, sometimes, it was 15-20 minutes, if traffic held me up, or, if it took forever to get out of the parking lot, but I literally made the commute every day with my eyes closed.  It scared me so much to realize that I was driving in a trance, that I committed myself to public transportation. 

Which interruption of supply delivery puts your own personal survival at risk?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 08:35.

Bloggers for Obama, Part 2

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 15:41.

I had so much fun at the Barack Obama campaign headquarters in East Cleveland, leading up to the March primary, meeting people and feeling part of something important, that I was excited by news the Shaker Heights campaign office was opening, July 24, 2008... hope to see one in EC soon. Sudhir and I stopped by to enjoy the good vibe. Cool to see a group line dancing to the energy. As we left, Sudhir said he'd like to go to a McCain event, just to see how it compares... I suggested he go to church or a gun show in Central Ohio...

Cuyahoga County Fair

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 08:59.
08/04/2008 - 09:00
08/10/2008 - 21:00

The Cuyahoga County Fair.
August 4-10th

Old-time family fun.  Take your bike on RTA and ride back.


Berea Fair Grounds
164 Eastland Rd 44017
Berea, OH
United States

A Star is Born: Community Transformation at the Nexus of Social and Environmental Justice

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 18:44.


Back in January of 2007 I first proposed the application of innovative, sustainably powered aquaponics in tandem with organic farming to uplift underprivileged communities and resolve urban blight.  East Cleveland, where we have worked for years now, to facilitate positive change, remains a tremendous opportunity for Urban aquaponics integration, especially given the extraordinary connections falling into place recently toward the Star Neighborhood Vision.  A two-year quest to secure financially viable and socially redeeming use for the old Hough Bakeries building has finally manifested, through trial and tribulation, with the likely emergence of multiple schools at the Star Village, as it is now called, on Lakeview in East Cleveland.  REALNEO and Star Neighborhood Development founder Norm Roulet deserves kudos for perservering through political turbulence and facilitating the key connections to make this work.  

Ingenuity Cool

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/11/2008 - 13:47.

Graphics speak louder than words, but, of course, the kids know that!!!

Investors Fund US $10.75 M for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 19:43.

by Peter Myers

Hawaii, United States []

Private investors have completed the US $10.75 million equity financing for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, the innovative renewable energy project for downtown Honolulu. The company anticipates a construction start date of January 5, 2009.

Midtown Brews: The Youngstown Business Incubator

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 12:46.
07/10/2008 - 17:30
07/10/2008 - 19:30

Coming up at Midtown Brews with Meet The Bloggers...

The Youngstown Business Incubator: A Global Model of Quality, Connected Business Innovation

Join us to learn about aligning assets and networking talent the old fashioned way: by sharing know-how and seasoned expertise from one company to another just when it's needed.


1900 Superior Avenue, Suite 105
Cleveland, OH
United States
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The Gulf in Golf

Submitted by metroparks muse on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 21:20.

Not only does the PD take on golf, Page 1 - front and center But Scene pitches in (sorry) with a story on the changing face of highschool baseball.

What do you know about "The E. C."?

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 14:22.

East Cleveland does not have a historical society like Westlake or a popular annual home tour like Ohio City, but it should. So for now, I am founding the online East Cleveland Historical Society on Realneo. Please feel free to join. There is no membership fee. Membership only requires that you share your knowledge and research.

Can you recommend someone for this job?

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 22:59.

If you or you know of someone who might be suitable for the job contact Lev Gonick at LevDOTgonickATcaseDOTedu

Can you recommend someone for this job?

<lev [dot] gonick [at] case [dot] edu><betseymerkel [at] gmail [dot] com>I have served on the Lawrence School Board in NEOhio for 6 years (

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Evolutionary Biology

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 13:10.
Awhile back, Roldo mentioned that the newspaper still has relevance. Today, this article proves it.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Parade Camp

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 09:03.
05/21/2008 - 10:01
06/14/2008 - 10:01


Join your neighborhood community ARTS center for costume-making, dance & music that will be presented for thousands at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle Celebration! Special guest artist, Trinidad Carnaval artist, Michael Guy James, leads the group, and is joined by artists from around the world and around the corner--including the Passport Project Global Dance & Music Collective.



Passport Project
12803 Buckeye Rd. 44120
Cleveland, OH
United States

Promote PEACE and Understanding

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 11:18.
05/06/2008 - 14:00
05/06/2008 - 15:30

Passport Project is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to host a group of Women Leaders from Korea on Tuesday, May 6 th from 2:00 - 3:30pm . This project consists of six visitors (accompanied by two State Department Interpreters) who are invited to the U.S. under the auspices of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program ( , and will spend three weeks traveling around to different U.S. cities, Cleveland being one of them.


Passport Project
12803 Buckeye Rd. 44120
Cleveland, OH
United States

A REALNEO Welcome to the Newest Observer... the Heights Observer

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 22:11.

April 10, 2008, Heights Observer Volume 1, Number 1 hit the streets with the lead story "Why Citizen Journalism?". Contributing writer Michael Wellman observes "The interaction of two primary themes has largely been responsible for the growth of citizen based journalism: dissatisfaction with the content of traditional media and advancements in technology", and "“A common goal of citizen journalists is to recapture journalism as a truly democratic practice that is thoroughly rooted in -- and thus directly serves -- the real lives and interests of citizens.” (see" Wellman also writes of the emergence of "hyper-local" journalism, enabled by Observer Newspapers and preached by Lakewood Observer founder Jim O'Bryan... for good reason.

Past Meets Future

Submitted by metroparks muse on Mon, 04/28/2008 - 19:41.

As part of its mission of conservation and preservation, Cleveland Metroparks should be a leader in promoting sustainability. Documenting and then decreasing utility and fuel use, cutting back on herbicides and pesticides, recycling beyond paper goods or state mandates - showing the way to greener lifestyles. Except for water conservation at the zoo and the purchase of a few hybrid SUVs (while still maintaining a huge stable of on and off road vehicles) there has been little effort to change.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 04/13/2008 - 14:21.

"It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,

CMSD School Public Meetings

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 13:47.
04/10/2008 - 18:00
04/10/2008 - 19:30

6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Neighborhood High Schools--Collinwood HS, East HS, East Tech HS, Glenville HS, JFK HS, Lincoln-West HS, John Marshall HS, Rhodes HS, South HS  and specialty high schools Max Hayes HS, John Hay HS, Martin Luther King HS.


Various locales Cleveland, OH
United States

Carolyn Strauss founder of slowLab

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 09:18.
04/22/2008 - 18:00
04/22/2008 - 19:00

Carolyn Strauss of slowLab speaks at the Talalay lecture series.

Don't think "silver bullet" or "big" in the ways you have been. Ah... the shrapnel of social and natural capitalism... it's more like a mushroom colony... Here's one of my favorite projects - Min Tanaka Body Weather Farm (reminds me of Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow).

Here's a preview:

slowLab is an emerging organization based in New York City and with activities worldwide.


Westfield Insurance Theater at Ideastream
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 08:19.
05/21/2008 - 18:00
05/21/2008 - 19:00

Winner of the 2006 TED [Technology, Entertainment Design] Prize, the motto of Sinclair’s group, Architecture for Humanity, "design like you give a damn" sums up his design vision. With projects ranging from designing mobile health clinics combating HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa to establishing mine clearance programs and building playgrounds in the Balkans his mission is to create sustainable and innovative living standards for the masses.


Westfield Insurance Theater at Ideastream
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States