Events

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Common Ground 2019 (Webinar)

     

    Description

     

    Interested in learning more about the Cleveland Foundation's Common Ground event? Join us for a Common Ground 2019 information session to learn more about this region-wide initiative and how you can get ready for June 30!

     

    ABOUT COMMON GROUND

    Common Ground is a region-wide day of community conversation that explores our community’s power to communicate and connect to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. On one day, residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties meet, share a meal, connect and discuss. In 2018, over 4,000 residents participated in forward-looking conversations that explored the many different ways we can make Northeast Ohio a better place.

     

    REGISTER

    Online Webinar in Lakewood, OH
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    Toast to Trees

     

    Celebrate Arbor Day Eve and Western Reserve Land Conservancy's urban reforestation efforts at Toast to Trees!

     

    The event is sponsored by Market Garden Brewery.

     

    The brewery will once again release a special tree-themed brew and generously donate $1 of every tree beer purchase to support our reforestation efforts.

     

    Advance registration is requested. Register here >

    Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Solar Co-Op Hosted by Cuyahoga County

     

     

    Residents Are Encouraged to Come Learn How to Save Money and Energy

     

    CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH — The Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability is hosting three informational meetings in April for residents interested in solar power for homes and businesses. Funding for this year’s program was secured at Monday’s Board of Control meeting.

     

    The Cuyahoga County Solar Co-Op meeting dates and times are below:

     

    • Tuesday, April 23 6-8 p.m.—Brookpark Community Center’s Community Room, 17400 Holland Road
    •  Wednesday, April 24 6-8 p.m.—Great Lakes Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Avenue, Cleveland
    • Thursday, April 25 6-8 p.m.—Cuyahoga County Public Library Mayfield Branch, 500 SOM Center Road

    In partnership with the non-profit Solar United Neighbors, the Department of Sustainability will discuss the 30 percent Federal Solar Tax Credit, how to find out if your home is right for solar, and how to use Cuyahoga County’s low-interest HELP Loan Program to purchase a solar system. Meetings will also discuss how to solve technical issues, information on typical industry warranties and the cost savings involved in forming a buyer’s co-op to solicit bids from installers.

     

    Solar United Neighbors of Ohio has worked with nearly a dozen solar co-ops, helping roughly 170 Ohio homes go solar, saving Ohio residents more than $5 million on electricity costs over a 25-year span.

     

    “The use of solar power is such a vital way to help improve the environment as we struggle with the effects of climate change,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “This program allows residents and business owners to support growing renewable energy production in Northeast Ohio while saving money at the same time.”

     

    Once the co-op reaches a membership of 100, bids will be solicited from dozens of installers. Members will choose democratically from among various installers. Co-op members save money by making a large-scale purchase and taking advantage of other member’s expertise. Each co-op member gets an individualized proposal that reflects the group discount.

     

    The first successful round of solar installations was completed in 2017.

     

    “We are excited to launch our third round of the solar co-op,” said Director of Sustainability, Mike Foley. “In the last two years of the co-op, we’ve helped educate hundreds of residents on the benefits of solar technology and how they can go solar in their own homes. The 80 households that have gone solar through the co-op in past rounds saved around 20 percent on the total cost of their installations. We expect residents in this year’s co-op will see similar savings, about $25,000 per household over 25 years. Going solar is something homeowners can do to both reduce their electricity costs and help mitigate climate change.”

     

    For more information on the impact of the solar co-op program, watch this video.

    Mayfield Branch in Mayfield, OH
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 07:15 AM

    Poverty and Workforce Development

     

    At this breakfast event, discuss and learn more about some of the top issues facing Northeast Ohio, such as:

     

    The region’s skilled labor shortage
    The opioid epidemic and its impact on NEO’s workforce
    Creating opportunities for ex-offenders as an economic and social imperative

     

    Schedule · Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    • 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM    Registration/Networking/Breakfast
    • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM    Economic Overview
    • 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM    Networking Break
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Panel Discussion
    • 10:00 AM                  Event Concludes

     

    REGISTER

    St. Clair Ballroom in Cleveland, OH
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Food Symposium 2019: Food, Water, and Community

     

    Food Symposium

    2019:

    Food, Water, and Community

    Our symposium is part of the Cleveland-wide series of events on the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga river fire.*

     

    Friday, April 26

    10:00am-5:00pm

     

    Food Market and Activities Fair

    Meet CWRU’s hunger and food-related student groups, University Farm representatives, and local farmers; browse our display of fresh herbs and microgreens (some will be available for purchase too), and enjoy some

    finger foods that showcase our theme on water and feature resource-friendly cooking options.
    Date:  Monday, April 26, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Location: Tinkham Veale University Food Court



    Food Week Keynote Speech: The Health of Our Lake: Lake Erie Ecology

    and Fish Consumption

    Speaker: Tory Gabriel, Extension Specialist, Program Manager, Ohio Sea

    Grant College Program
    Date: Friday, April 26, 12:30AM-2:00PM

    Lunch will be served starting at 12:00.
    Location: Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

    Register to attend: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39GJGNL



    Water, Food, and Community Reception

    Meet CWRU faculty, staff, and students and our community members interested in global food system studies.

    Hear the conclusions of the gatherings and retreat organized as part of the

    Food Institute Seed Sprint.

     

    Date: Friday, April 26, 3:00PM-5:00PM

    Location: Michelson and Morley, Tinkham Veale University Center

    Seating is limited. Please register in advance here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39GJGNL



    All of the events are supported by a UCITE Nord grant and the Provost’s Food Institute Seed Sprint.

    *more events at www.cuyahoga50.org

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Adopt a Tree at Mitchell's Ice Cream

     

    How are you going to celebrate Arbor Day? We have you covered! Join us for the 4th annual Land Conservancy Tree Adoption!

     

    Join us at Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location on Arbor Day to adopt your very own tree seedling! We will be at Mitchell’s slinging scoops, talking trees, and celebrating Arbor Day.

     

    Here’s how it works…

    Go to Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location (addresses below)

    Pick out a tree seedling

    Name your tree seedling and fill out your special tree adoption certificate (aww!)

    Eat LOTS of ice cream (yum!)

    Go home and plant your tree seedling then let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #ReforestOurCity or #ArborDay19.

     

    We are grateful for our sponsor of this event for the fourth year: Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

     

    We also appreciate support from our trusty tree provider: Bartlett Tree Experts – Cleveland.

     

    Mitchell's Ice Cream in Cleveland, OH
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Adopt a Tree at Mitchell's Ice Cream

     

    How are you going to celebrate Arbor Day? We have you covered! Join us for the 4th annual Land Conservancy Tree Adoption!

     

    Join us at Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location on Arbor Day to adopt your very own tree seedling! We will be at Mitchell’s slinging scoops, talking trees, and celebrating Arbor Day.

     

    Here’s how it works…

    Go to Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location (addresses below)

    Pick out a tree seedling

    Name your tree seedling and fill out your special tree adoption certificate (aww!)

    Eat LOTS of ice cream (yum!)

    Go home and plant your tree seedling then let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #ReforestOurCity or #ArborDay19.

     

    We are grateful for our sponsor of this event for the fourth year: Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

     

    We also appreciate support from our trusty tree provider: Bartlett Tree Experts – Cleveland.

     

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Spring Cleaning DIY Workshop

    Join us for a fun night learning about Spring Cleaning without the Chemicals! We will be learning about Thieves Cleaner, the ONLY cleaner you need to clean your ENTIRE house, without the chemicals!

     

    We will also be making 3 toxic free DIYs - Laundry booster, Stain stick roller and a soft scrub!

     

    WHAT IS INCLUDED:

    • 3 DIY make and takes
    • Glass spray bottle with Thieves Cleaner Sample
    • Toxic Free Cleaning recipe booklet
    • Thieves Fruit & Veggie wash sample
    • Sample of Thieves essential oil

     

    Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket so we make sure we have enough supplies!

    REGISTER

    Studio 200 in Sugarcreek, OH
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Earth Day: Great Lakewood Cleanup

     

    The Keep Lakewood Beautiful (KLB) organization was created in September 1982 to promote civic involvement through public interest in the general improvement of the environment of Lakewood.

     

    The volunteer board initiates, plans and coordinates programs for litter prevention, solid waste reduction, recycling, and green space beautification. New programming is always being developed, and new volunteers are always welcome.

    KLB is an affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful organization.

    Register for our Earth Day cleanup on eventbrite
    or call (216)-529-6601 for more information!

     

     

    City Center Park in Lakewood, OH
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Clean Up Drink Up: Litter CleanUp Bar Crawl

    Litter clean-up meets bar crawl!
    We all meet at the starting bar, grab a drink, and pick up all the litter on our walk to the next bar.

    About this Event

    We pick up litter on this walking bar crawl through Cleveland’s neighborhoods. Please meet us at the starting bar. We provide gloves, grabbers, and buckets and you pay for your own drinks as we go. Make new friends, help the community, and reward yourself with some drinks!

     

    REGISTER!

    Bookhouse Brewing in Cleveland, OH