• Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Upcycle Mini Makers: Holiday Hack


    Hey, creative kiddos! Join us on December 14 to experience our shiniest materials buffet yet! In this edition of Upcycle Mini Makers, we’re diving into our collection of sparkly, festive pieces and parts in order to upcycle some holiday-worthy creations.


    At our Mini Makers workshops, it’s all about dreaming, scheming, and creating something that only YOU can make. You’ll dive into our gigantic buffet of materials and use that creative brain of yours to upcycle whatever your little heart desires! Maybe you’ll choose to upcycle a festive ornament. Perhaps you’ll create an extravagant hat to wear on New Years Eve. Maybe you’ll make a few handmade gifts for family and friends.


    Whatever holiday objects your family needs this season, you can create it. Got an idea? Great! We’ve got the materials and tools to make it come to life. Need inspiration? We’ve got that too, along with examples of a variety of festive creations you and your grownup can make together. Plus eggnog and cookies.



    Upcycle Parts Shop in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    Film Screening: Cleveland Portion of Black Buckeyes: A Tale of Two Cities


    This event is a screening of the initial version of the Cleveland portion of our documentary film, Black Buckeyes: A Tale of Two Cities. Twenty-four Clevelanders are featured in a probing documentary film that addresses the African American experience in Cleveland. Produced and directed by the Reverend Dr. Leah Lewis, this film is a springboard to comparing the Cleveland experience to that of African Americans in Cincinnati. The film begins with a heretofore unknown historical figure--a runaway slave who descendants settled in Cleveland--that ties together the experiences of Black Buckeyes.



    In Black Buckeyes, the Reverend Dr. Leah Lewis interviews African Americans in her hometown of Cleveland, a city seeking to emerge from eight decades of population loss and decline. Ultimately, she will engage activists in Cincinnati where African Americans are squarely in the midst of a social and economic renaissance. But first, Dr. Lewis introduces the story of Margaret McQueen, who with two other women escaped slavery in Parkersburg, West Virginia, crossed the Ohio River into Cincinnati and whose descendants are positively impacting life in Cleveland.



  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Night of Sustainability - PechaKucha


    Please join us on Tuesday, December 17, at John Carroll University (JCU) for A Night of Sustainability an inspiring evening of fun, creativity, and storytelling. Hear experiences and stories from business and community leaders, key influencers, and passionate change agents from Northeast Ohio and beyond. Powered by PechaKucha, this dynamic event will welcome activists, entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders to share their stories of sustainability. Following presentations, the new part-time MBA cohort invites you to join us for a holiday reception.


    Japanese for “chit-chat,” a PechaKucha features a series of 6-9 speakers, each sharing ideas and experiences about topics ranging from art, travel, education, business, and technology to food, film, or music. The topics are endless as presenters share dynamic 400-second long presentations (20 slides X 20 seconds each). This rapid-fire presentation style will engage the audience and spark creative thinking. We seek to inspire leaders, influencers, and innovators to engage in dialogue and form meaningful relationships across communities.



    John Carroll University in University Heights, OH
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    DCR Community Gathering


    We'll have new and continuing discussions on improving Downtown, and we'll also build relationships to make that change possible. All while keeping it fun and friendly!


    Bring your voice and your neighbors, connect with public officials, and leave with ideas and new friends.


    Each month we are also collecting donations for neighbors experiencing homelessness. If you can, please bring new socks, new underwear, hand sanitizer, or toiletries to the Community Gathering.



  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 07:30 AM

    Building Education Series 2020 - Outstanding Sustainable Companies


    This session will look at companies that have been able to incorporate sustainability in their culture and business model. We will learn what steps they took and the benefits they gained.



    Oswald Building in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 08:30 AM

    2020 New Beekeeper Classes


    Join the Summit County Beekeepers Association for a New Beekeepers class. Learn the basics about the exciting world of beekeeping and the essentials to begin a successful year working with and caring for bees. In addition, you are invited to our hands-on inspection of a hive after wintering, lighting a smoker, and installing a package of bees (Spring 2020) as part of the classes.



    Bath Nature Preserve in Akron, OH
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    2020 Cleveland Seed Bank's Annual Winter Seed Swap


    Celebrate National Seed Swap Day on Jan 25th by attending the Annual Winter Seed Swap! The event is free and open to all.
    Swap heirloom and native seeds, rhizomes, and tubers with other gardeners across our bioregion. Learn, network and prepare for the gardening season ahead. Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about saving seeds and sharing their seed stories! 
    St. Patrick's Hall in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Green Bag Lunch Series: Changing Ecosystems at the CWRU University Farm


    Dr. Mike Benard will share his research about amphibian ecology and conservation conducted at the CWRU Farm and other parts of Northeast Ohio. Topics covered include how amphibians are affected by climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution.


    Q&A will follow the presentation.


    Coffee and dessert will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to eat their lunch during the event.



  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Introduction to Permaculture Systems: Edible Food Forests


    Permaculture Design is a holistic ecological design process that integrates various systems of land management practices, building design and community building that work with nature, as opposed to working against it. Join us as we discuss the origins, ethics and tools of permaculture, with an exploration of how permaculture design can provide an ecological lens with which to observe and work with forests for optimal resilience.



    Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Green Bag Lunch Series: Green Buildings and Our Health


    Dr. Aparna Bole, Pediatrician at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, will speak to the intersection between green buildings and health, especially children.

    A Q&A will follow the presentation.

    Watch the video that Dr. Bole narrated by Health Care without Harm.

    Coffee and desserts will be provided. Participants are encouraged to eat their lunches at the event.