• Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Less Waste and Plastic Free: Reduce 101


    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! The 3Rs are in that order for a reason. Recycling is important, but we must all make an effort to reduce the amount of waste we produce in our homes first. The average American generates 4.51 pounds of waste per day - we'll discuss specific strategies for reducing waste in your home.



    Virtual / Online
  • Monday, October 26, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Cuyyahoga Recycles: Ask the Composting Experts


    Did you start a backyard compost pile for the first time this year? Have you been composting for a while, but you still have questions? Join us for this fun, interactive webinar where you'll have the opportunity to speak with local composting experts.



    Virtual / Online
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM



    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.



    Virtual / Online Event
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 02:00 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. 




    Virtual / Online
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Removing Barriers to Employment with the CQE and Record Sealing: A Training for Community Members


    The Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry is holding a PUBLIC training on the Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) and Adult Record Sealing. Formerly Incarcerated Persons and other Community Members are welcome to attend.


    The CQE can benefit individuals with criminal convictions who cannot seal their criminal records but face significant barriers to employment. Record sealing is for individuals with eligible offenses incurred as an adult. Filing procedures and client eligibility requirements will be discussed during the training. Volunteer attorneys will be available onsite to assist with CQE applications. Disclaimer: Assistance with any application does not imply a client-attorney relationship and all workshop participants are responsible for consulting with their own lawyers about any legal matters.


    All trainings will be held at the North Star Neighborhood Recovery Resource Center at 1834 E. 55th St, Cleveland, OH 44103. Presentations will begin promptly at 3:15 p.m. Please see below for the workshops agenda:


    • 3:00 to 3:15 p.m.: Registration & Welcome
    • 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.: Presentation on Record Sealing & The Certificate of Qualification for Employment
    • 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Q&A with The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland or the Public Defender's Office
    • 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Assistance with the CQE Application



  • Sunday, November 08, 2020 at 08:00 AM



    Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Six feet of social distancing between non-family participants will be required.


    Masks required. Due to COVID-19 concerns, no binoculars available for rent. Note: our building (and restrooms) remain closed to the public, so please plan accordingly.



    Shaker Parklands in Cleveland, OH
  • Monday, November 16, 2020 at 08:00 AM through November 19, 2020

    The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative Virtual Conference

    Many times, the responsibility of managing wildlife and wildlife conflicts in communities falls on local governments. The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative (OCWC) was created to help Ohio’s communities manage wildlife and the situations that arise when people and wildlife meet.


    The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative was created in 2011. It grew from a small contingency of central Ohio localities to a state-wide response. Every year, we hold a conference in November in order to meet the following objectives:


    • Provide resources, knowledge, and assistance to Ohio communities managing wildlife and human-wildlife conflict. 
    • To create opportunities where communities can find support through networking with other communities and organizations, agencies, and other professionals that have wildlife management experience.


    Online / Virtual Event
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 08:00 AM

    Building Education Series 2020 - Water Conservation Projects


    We will examine a variety of water conservation projects and how they contribute to an operationally efficient building.

    Everything you wanted to know about how to conserve water in a building. We will look at simple projects all they way up to installing cisterns, reclaiming and using gray water.



    Virtual / Online Event