Tuesday, February 02, 2021 at 07:00 PM
Join Stephen Love, Program Manager for Environmental Initiatives for The Cleveland Foundation as he provide us with an update of initiatives and programs of The Cleveland Foundation. Stephen oversees the development of an Environmental Grantmaking strategy, including efforts to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the parks and greenspaces we enjoy by supporting policies and practices that link environmental protection, climate action, health, equity and economic prosperity. He will provide us with an update of initiatives and programs of The Cleveland Foundation.Virtual / Online
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 at 12:00 PMOn December 11, 2020, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) adopted a new policy prioritizing racial and economic equity when making regional decisions about highway interchanges. NOACA is the first metropolitan planning organization (MPO) in the state to require this level of analysis for proposed highway interchange projects. Previously, decisions were made primarily focused on the impact of traffic flow and safety; with the new policy, consideration will be given to economic development, environmental justice, quality of life, transit and bike use, and racial equity.This new policy follows decades of highway additions and expansions that encouraged suburban and exurban sprawl at the expense of the urban core - a practice that is often cited as a contributing factor to the region's racial segregation, persistent economic inequality, generational urban poverty, and struggling school systems.Many supporters of the policy believe it is long overdue - and hope it will lead to greater cooperation to strengthen the region as a whole, rather than pitting communities against each other in competition for jobs and new development. Others question the practicality of any continued suburban expansion given the region's flat population growth.Join us as three regional leaders discuss the policy and its short- and long-term implications for the future of Northeast Ohio.The livestream will be available beginning at 12 p.m. here:
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM
Identification & Discovery: A Botanical Love Story
Middle School Science Teacher & Science Curriculum Coordinator
BIO Ms. Cannon’s research focused on the biology of parasitic plants, understanding the host cues that lead to germination and successful establishment, as well as the role of disturbances like fire in determining plant rooting patterns and genetic diversity, with an eye toward conserving populations of endangered parasitic plants. She brings her experience and excitement for research directly into her classroom teaching, and is also active in school-based and non-profit activities that support diverse communities, including: leading the Kids of Color affinity group and the middle school WISE (Women in STEM Education) club, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator for the United States Quidditch, and the DEI consultant for the International Quidditch Association.
SUMMARY What’s in a name? Is it who you are? Do your traits make you small or tall, bud or blossom, bright or uniquely subtle? Is it your deep roots, tucked safely into the earth, grounded in your heritage? Perhaps its in your DNA, ingrained in a system that was deemed you an integral part of the community: to heal, protect, or nurture. In this talk I will discuss how love is about growing to know yourself., and much like plants you may find that you were misidentified the entire time.Virtual / Online Event
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 08:00 AM
The future of transportation is exciting. It includes the Cleveland to Chicago hyperloop, new advancements in electric vehicle technology, driverless vehicles, shared mobility, funding for electric vehicle charing stations in NEO, and the infrastructure needed to advance transportation innovation.Virtual / Online
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 08:00 AM
How important is it to reach the Paris Agreement? Scientists are now calling climate change a climate emergency. We will discuss the impact of embodied carbon and how our choices for building materials affect the environment.
More information to follow.Virtual / Event