Events

  • Monday, April 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Green Food & Green Thoughts: Your Ability to Support Sustainability!

     

    An event to showcase green practices that anyone can incorporate into their work, home and community!

     

    • Panel discussion on food and sustainability featuring plant forward chefs and green aware community leaders: Chef Anna Harouvis, Anna in the Raw and Good to Go Café, Patrick Kearns, Executive Director, the Refugee Response, Chef Giovanna Mingrone, Founder/President Stone Soup Cleveland, Vegan Vicki, Urban Sweetness

    • Fun, interactive activities

    • Cooking demonstrations

    • Local sustainability resource fair

     

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    Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    Defining the Green New Deal-Providing Fair Health Care

     

    What is the Green New Deal all about?  What issues do we need to address to make this resolution a reality?

     

    West Shore FACT is presenting a speaker series on Climate Crisis and the Green New Deal. House Resolution 109 was introduced last February by Representative Alexandria Ocazio-Cortez (D-NY) and a matching resolution was introduced in the Senate by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). It’s called the Green New Deal because, just as America rallied to defeat war rivals in World War 2, our country must rally to meet the threat of catastrophic climate change today.

     

    The Resolution calls for America to transition to renewable energy, retrofit buildings for energy efficiency, fix crumbling infrastructure, build clean industries, invest in electric vehicles and high-speed rail, fix broken inner city neighborhoods, guarantee not for profit healthcare, provide opportunities to earn a living wage for everyone, support locally organized projects, and preserve the biodiversity of our natural areas.

     

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  • Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Learning for Life: Container Gardening Made Simple

     

    Make good use of your space and beautify your landscaping, deck or patio! Learn about one of the hottest trends in gardening-growing plants and herbs in a wide variety of containers. Join Sarah Baldwin, Tri-C Hospitality Management Center of Excellence staff member and Master Gardener, as she shows you how to choose your container as well as how to design, maintain and make the most out of your garden. 

     

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  • Friday, April 10, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Lyceum Lecture Series: Alone with Britt Ahart

     

    Join survivalist Britt Ahart from the History Channel’s show Alone for a presentation on how isolation and being deprived of socialization and creature comforts adjusts one’s perspective on life.

     

    Though he was raised in the suburbs in Virginia, Britt always had a love for nature. His admiration for the outdoors led him to explore the art of bushcraft, and primitive, solitary survival. He initially honed his outdoor skills in the boy scouts, but soon sought out more challenging experiences. He turned to a self-taught approach as he learned how to survive alone in the wilderness, having only his knowledge and minimal tools to keep himself alive.

     

    The wilderness survival expert got to showcase his skills to the world after appearing on the History Channel’s show Alone, where he spent time in Patagonia and Mongolia surviving off the land with minimal supplies.

     

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    Happy Days Lodge in Peninsula, OH
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 04:30 PM

    Tour Series 2020: The Children's Museum of Cleveland

     

    In partnership with Cleveland District 2030 and NEO Region USGBC Ohio Chapter come tour the Children's Museum of Cleveland.

     

    Built in 1866, this LEED certified project is a testament to what can be accomplished in a historic building.  This millionaire's row mansion features a number of exhibits to enable children to pretend, develop their imagination and foster skills like communication and problem-solving.  Between donations and tax credits, the museum secured the funds needed to renovate and create an amazing place for children.  

     

    The museum will host a networking happy hour directly following the tour.

     

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  • Friday, April 17, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    1st Annual Northeast Ohio Green Conference

     

    Bringing Cleveland, Ohio to the Forefront of Sustainability

    This year’s theme is focused on where Cleveland, Ohio sits on the movement towards sustainability and will have an all-inclusive panel discussion on this theme. Along with that, student and educator poster sessions and breakout sessions will expand upon this theme with specific topics around sustainability and the natural world in Northeast Ohio.

    Youth and Educator led Breakout Sessions and Poster Sessions – We are actively seeking out breakout session and poster session presentations from school groups and/ or educators. Our objective is to provide students and schools with an opportunity to share and showcase their current and past work to address sustainability and natural sciences on any of the following topics;

    · Sustainability

    · Renewable and nonrenewable energy

    · How the natural world functions (plants, animals, geography, etc.)

    · Lake Erie

    · Economic impact of moving to a sustainable economy

    Call for proposals are now open! To submit a 30- 45-minute breakout or poster session, please follow this link SUBMIT A BREAKOUT OR POSTER SESSION PROPOSAL (deadline for proposals is March 6, 2020.)

    Please share this event with others! We hope to gain a diverse student population with a mix of educators to provide an educational experience and an opportunity to grow and network themselves.

    **More information will be provided in the coming months!**

    Please contact Macon Hoover with any additional questions (m.hoover55109@gmail.comor 330.840.9989) or click HERE.

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Earth Day Tree Planting 2020

     

    Do you want to make a positive lasting impact on the environment in Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Join your fellow volunteers in celebrating Earth Day on April 18 by planting native trees! We will also be removing invasive plants surrounding the site to improve the viability of our newly planted trees. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to help preserve CVNP for future generations. Kids are welcome!

     

    Planting native trees helps to reduce storm water runoff which aids in improving the overall quality of the Cuyahoga River watershed. Because of your participation in Days of Service, such as Earth Day, CVNP volunteers continues to make meaningful steps in helping to improve the health of the river!

     

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  • Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    Sip N Sew Earth Day

     

    Turn an old button-down shirt into a fabulously chic dress, apron or skirt in honor of Earth Day! All Sewing levels are welcome as we learn basic sewing techniques to complete fun and fashionable projects!

     

    We have the sewing supplies to complete the project, sewing machine usage, snacks and two complimentary glasses of wine (or other beverages). There will also be fabrics on hand for purchase to complete this project.

     

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  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    Dr. Ray's Energy and the Environment Speaker Series Special Earth Day Gues

     

    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Dr. Ray's Energy & the Environment Speaker Series has invited Dr. Patricia DeMarco to speak on The Rights of Nature. Dr. DeMarco is a professor, author, researcher and councilwoman. Her book Pathways to our Sustainable Future, A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh will be available for sale before the talk.

     

    Dr. DeMarco is senior scholar at Chatham University in Pittsburgh and an elected official, serving as Vice President of the Forest Hills Borough Council, Pennsylvania. She is also a former executive director of the Rachael Carson Homestead Association and director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. DeMarco has spent a thirty-year career in energy and the environmental policy in both private and public sector positions. In 2017 she was honored with the Freudenburgh Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

     

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    Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Growing Future Farmers: Aquaponics/Hydroponics

    Hydroponics and aquaponics systems might be the future of high-density farming in urban environments. Incorporate biology, chemistry, physics, and design/engineering into one project.

     

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    West Geauga High School in Chesterland, OH