• Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Environmental Literacy & Civics: Education to Change the World


    Join EARTHDAY.ORG on Tuesday, January 26th, for an engaging global panel as we observe World Environmental Education Day. The webinar will examine the interdisciplinary nature of environmental and climate change education and how we use civic education to inspire hope and action for students across the world. 



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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 04:30 PM

    January 2021 Virtual Meeting: Circular Economy in Cleveland



    Join us for the Sustainable Cleveland January 2021 Virtual Meeting on January 27th at 4:30 pm. This meeting will be co-hosted with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and will focus on the launch of Circular Cleveland, an initiative that will build on collaborations to create circular economy* strategies in Cleveland, including ways you can get involved.


    Late last year, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to launch Circular Cleveland in partnership with the City of Cleveland and Neighborhood Connections.


    During our January meeting, we will introduce the concept of a circular economy and provide details about the two phases of the grant to be implemented over the next two years. We will also provide national and international examples of the circular economy as well as examples in Cleveland of the circular economy already in practice.


    *Definition of a circular economy:

    Our current economic model is linear and can be summarized as Take, Make, Waste. The circular economy reduces waste and pollution by designing it out so there is no waste, it keeps products and materials in use by reuse, repair, and regenerates nature with programs like composting, no-till farming, and restoration. The circular economy also creates local wealth and opportunities.


    For more information on the circular economy visit the Ellen MacArthur Foundation website who is a leading expert on the topic.



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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Recycle Right in Cuyahoga County (Webinar)


    Join us to learn best practices for recycling right in Cuyahoga County and what you can do to make a meaningful difference right in your own community. Free. Open to the public. 




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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 06:00 PM




    In May 2015, The City of Cleveland and The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) entered a five-year agreement stemming from the DOJ determining the Cleveland Police Department engaged in a pattern of excessive force. The city is mandated to make sweeping policy changes in how the Cleveland Police Department interacts with the community. The goal of the Cleveland Consent Decree is to repair community trust and protect the constitutional rights of the people of Cleveland. This series will address the mandated police reform and explore topics that impact our community such as use of force, bias-free policing, and citizen complaints, among others.




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  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 09:00 AM

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business



    Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Greater Cleveland invites you to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business Virtual Conference on January 28, 2021!

    Sponsored by KeyBank, this half-day conference will feature accomplished and inspirational speakers and entrepreneurs from across Northeast Ohio.


    Virtually join business owners, community leaders, management, and other business professionals across all industries to discuss topics like:

    • Removing bias and creating & retaining inclusive teams
    • Having difficult conversations at work
    • Expanding supplier diversity
    • And more!



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  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM



    You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Do you have soda cans, cardboard, pens, pallets or electronics? Results from a waste audit provide a map on how to reduce waste including what you can and should be recycling or composting. 

    Learn the steps to conducting a successful waste audit at your workplace. You'll learn how to interpret the results and apply what you learned to improving your waste reduction and recycling program.



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  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    NOACA Lunch&Learn: Cross-Talk (Engineers/Planners) for Better Understanding


    NOACA Lunch & Learn Series

    The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is offering a series of Lunch and Learns to bring together people from diverse backgrounds and organizations in an informal atmosphere to collaborate and learn how you can drive personal, team and business development to the next level. These events are offered every third Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m.


    NOACA is keeping a close eye on the developing situation surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by limiting social interactions and in-person meetings. Our number one goal is the safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and communities throughout Northeast Ohio. As such, NOACA will not entertain any in-person participation at the NOACA headquarters until further notice. Therefore, the Lunch and Learn sessions will be conducted as virtual meetings for now.


    Join our network and view our upcoming lists of guest and topics. When you sign up, NOACA will send you a notice when the registration is open. A link to the scheduled online meeting will be provided after you register.


    Cross-Talk: “Engineer-Speak” & “Planner-Speak” for Better Understanding and Collaboration


    A tight relationship between planners, designers and engineers is crucial to workflow and working together to produce the best community project. Whether these disciplines speak to aesthetics, function, standards or operations, sometimes transportation and infrastructure projects suffer because planners, designers and engineers don’t always speak the same language when developing projects. In this session, learn how a planner’s view of a project or situation may differ from an engineer’s viewpoint, and how an awareness of those differences can lead to more successful projects and more productive relationships.



    • Freddy L. Collier, Jr., Director, Cleveland City Planning Commission, City of Cleveland
    • Nichole English, P.E., Planning and Programming Administrator, Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works
    • James R. Gills, P.E., P.S., Lake County Engineer
    • Janine Rybka, Director, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District




    Virtual / Online
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 05:30 PM



    The solo ride defined cycling in 2020, as the pandemic brought unprecedented changes to nearly every facet of life – with our Annual Meeting being no exception. We’re still bringing you updates on this past year, and a look forward as always. But this year’s meeting will also include a very special guest – Leah Shahum –  the Founder & Executive Director of the Vision Zero Network. While we are sad that we don’t get to mingle with all of you in person, we’re excited to bring you a change of program this year and make the best out of a challenging year!



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  • Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:30 PM

    Investing in our Global Future: Why the Education of Girls Matters


    Across the globe, young girls face innumerable challenges when it comes to education. Girls are four times as likely to be out of school than boys from the same background and, in 2016, an estimated 61 million girls were not receiving an education at all. Educated girls are less likely to be forced into child marriage, can increase a country’s economy by over $1 billion a year, are more equipped to take on local and national leadership roles, and are simply able to exercise greater autonomy over their lives.


    Over the last decade, the girls’ education community has grown in scope, size, and funding. A recent report from UNESCO found that the number of girls enrolled in both primary and secondary education is now the same number of boys. And then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, disrupting the education of girls, pulling many out of school to care for sick family members or to join the workforce. All of these responsibilities keep girls away from school, increasing their chances of pregnancy or becoming a child bride. On top of this, many schools remain closed and travel restrictions bar young girls from accessing “safe spaces” like after-school programs or health services.


    We know educating girls saves lives, and builds stronger families, communities and economies. What is global impact of the health crisis on girls’ education and on their well-being? How are current efforts being adapted to life in a pandemic to ensure girls have access to quality education and achieve their full potential in life and livelihood?



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  • Monday, February 01, 2021 at 04:30 PM

    Virtual Nature Story Time: Feathered Friends!


    Children ages 3-1/2 to 7 years of age with an adult are invited to join the Nature Center on Zoom to read a story and partake in a craft. This season, the characters in the stories teach us that there are many different ways to get to know the birds in your neighborhood! The activity modeled after each reading will show your junior naturalist how they can join in the fun.


    Monday, January 11
    Beautiful Blackbird, by Ashley Bryan

    Monday, February 1
    Love Is, by Diane Adams


    *Last day to register is December 7.

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