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Cleveland Peace Action speaker David Beach calls for action to stem climate change

Cleveland Peace Action speaker David Beach calls for action to stem climate change by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    David Beach, writer, activist, former director of the Green City Blue Lake Institute, and the guest speaker at the April 9thmeeting of Cleveland Peace Action, spoke on the topic of climate change and political change. … Continue reading

Edgewater Beach clean-up

The West Side Tree Stewards and YOU can help our neighborhood be the RE-FOREST CITY!

The West Side Tree Stewards and YOU can help our neighborhood be the RE-FOREST CITY! (Plain Press, May 2019)    We’re betting you already knew that Cleveland used to be called the FOREST CITY.  The West Side Tree Stewards (a band of local Sherwick Tree Steward Training program graduates) want to help Cleveland’s Eco-Village and … Continue reading

Greenway threatened by shortsighted RTA development plans

Greenway threatened by shortsighted RTA development plans by Lennie Stover (Plain Press, April 2019)    A rare and vital urban forest on Cleveland’s near west side could soon give way to chainsaws if the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) approves plans being draw up by a Westlake developer to build a project between Columbus Road … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Safe Network plans for lead safe ballot initiative

by Bruce Checefsky (January 2019, Plain Press)           Community activist Tazz Mays is impassioned about lead safe legislation. As a volunteer for the Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a small organization seeking to pass lead safe legislation in Cleveland, he’s committed to getting enough petition signatures to place legislation on the ballot in the November 2019 election. … Continue reading

Tour des Trees cyclists stop at Public Square as part of race to raise funds for tree research

(Plain Press, September 2018)     Seventy-five cyclists arrived in downtown Cleveland on August 1st as part of North America’s largest fundraiser for tree research. The week-long Tour des Trees covered more than 500 miles, kicking off in Columbus, Ohio and looping through Akron, Cleveland and back. This year marked the first time the race was held … Continue reading

Air quality could worsen quickly should fuel economy standards freeze

Cuyahoga County residents could see increase in health impacts like asthma, bronchitis, and respiratory infections (Plain Press, September 2018)    The quality of the air you breathe in Cuyahoga County could take a significant hit should a federal government plan to roll-back vehicle emissions standards take effect. According to a recent Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency … Continue reading

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale

Tremont Gardener’s and Friends of Lincoln Park’s joint flower, herb, vegetable and garden sale took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Lincoln Park, W. 14th and Kenilworth Photo’s by Victoria Shea

The Litterbugz volunteers clean-up trash throughout the city

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)       On Saturday, April 21, over 1,000 volunteers met up at 35 locations in Cuyahoga County to pick up litter as part of the Great Cleveland Clean-up. The Litterbugz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to litter clean-up and prevention, organized the event. On the Near West Side of Cleveland, police … Continue reading

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