• Friday, November 08, 2019 at 08:00 AM



    Toledo’s innovative Lake Erie Bill of Rights will share the stage with a family of "forever chemicals" and other hot topics at the 19th annual Great Lakes Water Conference on Friday, Nov. 8 at The University of Toledo College of Law.


    Titled "Lake Erie Bill of Rights, PFAS, Plus More," the conference will feature three panels of law and policy experts. One panel will debate the City of Toledo’s controversial new "rights of nature" ordinance that has attracted national and international attention. The other two panels will explore water quality problems posed by PFAS chemicals, a proposed rule affecting the reach of the federal Clean Water Act, the new H2Ohio initiative, and a proposed new diversion of Great Lakes water.


    Carrie Sowden, archaeological director of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, will be the keynote speaker. The conference is sponsored by the College of Law and its Legal Institute of the Great Lakes.




  • Friday, November 08, 2019 at 12:30 PM through November 09, 2019

    Enspire 2019 Conference - Teaching in the 21st Century

    • Hands-on workshops
    • Networking and teacher support
    • Peer-to-peer learning that continues all year
    • Take-home tools for your classroom
    • Be Enspired! Mini-grants for Northeast Ohio Educators* funded by EY and Burton D. Morgan Foundation
    • Substitute teacher reimbursement available



  • Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Gardening 101 - How Do We Grow From Here?


    Free classes!

    Learn what you need to grow a garden in Northeast Ohio from seed to harvest, including information on preparation and preservation of your fruits and vegetables. Participants will take home garden plants, kitchen herb gardens, garden pollinator plants, trees and valuable gardening and food prep information.

    INFO & RSVP: or 216-256-9672

    We are including information on pollinators, sustainable food production, the value of trees in the city, clean water, the impact of climate change on our area, recycling in Cleveland and more!

    All Classes held at the Cleveland Roots Community Garden,
    3257 W. 41st Street, Cleveland, OH 44109.
    (Clark-Fulton neighborhood at W. 41st Street & Robert Avenue)

    Presented by the Cleveland Roots Community Garden with the generous support of Neighborhood Connections & Cleveland Climate Action Fund through a Neighbor UP! Action Grant.



    Cleveland Roots in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 07:30 AM

    Building Education Series: Environmental Health and Impacts on Human Health

    A candid conversation about how our environment and air quality effects our health and what we can do to mitigate these factors.

    More information to follow.


    7:30 AM - Registration, networking and light breakfast

    8:00 - 10:00 AM Program


    2 CEU credits available for: Cleveland Engineering Society, BOMA, USGBC LEED, AEE, ASHRAE, pending for AIA HSW


    Register early.  Refunds available up to 1 day before the session.

    Members of AIA, ASHRAE, C2030D, COSE, CSU, USGBC: $10

    Non-Members: $15



    Oswald Building in Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Mobile Food Pantry (Food Is Medicine)


    From March - November of each year, the Cleveland Dept. of Public Health @ J. Glen Smith Health Center partners with the Greater Cleveland Foodbank in receiving over 6000 pounds of produce each month to distribute to the community at large. We are considered a "Food is Medicine" site in which we have nursing students who take blood pressures, glucose and cholesterol readings (as available); food demos, managed care agency tables, community agency tables, community agency participation by volunteering which includes our partnership with the Greater Cleveland Volunteer Association!

    For those who would like to receive produce, please bring bags and arrive early (line forms at 3:00pm)! For those who would like to volunteer, please contact Kathy Rothenberg-James at

    Contact with questions: Kathy Rothenberg-James at; 216-664-2362 or 216-857-7467 (cell)


    J. Glen Smith Health Center in Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Bike Smarts 2019 Educational Series


    Join Bike Cleveland every 3rd Tuesday for informative classes on a wide range of cycling topics. Each class is $10 (FREE to Bike Cleveland members with code) and they are all held at our Ohio City office beginning at 6:30pm. Light refreshments and snacks are provided.



    Pre-registration is required, and is open until Noon of class day. Workshop class size is restricted to 20 attendees, and the on-bike class size is restricted to 10 attendees, so register early to guarantee your spot. If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know immediately so we can reschedule you and give your spot to someone on the waiting list.


    Overview of Class Dates & Descriptions:


    April ABC's of Cycling:: *Beginner :: 26 Tips For Cycling > League of American Bicyclists Need to know information for safe cycling.


    May DIY Wrenching:: *Beginner *Intermediate :: Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Maintenance :: Keeping your chain clean, flat tire repair, wrapping handlebar tape, brake maintenance.


    June - August Rolling Bike Smarts :: *ALL :: Offering an on-road experiential learning opportunity in which participants learn bike law and practice positioning themselves on the road for maximum visibility and predictability. *Bring Your Own Bike & Helmet


    September Back to School & Work :: *Beginner *Intermediate :: Offering educational tips for commuters using Public Transportation bikeshare options.


    October Traffic Laws :: *ALL :: Staying Safe & Legal While Cycling for Fun :: Tips for cycling legally & safely provided by local lawyer or police officer.


    November Winter Riding Fun:: Tips for staying motivated on your bike during the winter months.



    If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Deltrece at deltrece@bikecleveland,org or call 216-273-6872.



    Bike Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 07:00 AM through November 21, 2019



    The Partners in Community Forestry Conference is the largest international gathering of urban forestry practitioners, advocates, researchers, and government leaders. At this year’s conference in Cleveland, Ohio, you will be among fellow attendees who are passionate about all things trees — from planting and tending to the latest research. Everyone comes together to share their best practices and find new ideas to bring home.


    Bring your skills, your hunger for knowledge, and your passion for community forestry as you mingle with like-minded professionals — the thinkers, doers, and thought leaders in community forestry.


    The Partners in Community Forestry conference offers:


    • Relevant, practical research findings.
    • Best practices — for your trees and your organization.
    • Current trends in community forestry.
    • All the continuing education credits you need for the year.
    • Plenty of fun networking opportunities.


    Enhance your program and your professional network by joining your colleagues in Cleveland this November.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 08:30 AM

    2019 ideastream® Technology + Learning Conference


    This professional learning experience for educators focuses on integration of instructional technology to improve teaching and student achievement. A refreshed agenda includes a keynote on personalized learning and a choice of sessions with a variety of education technology tools!



  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Take a Hike® Holiday Tours


    Two special Take a Hike® 60 minute walking tours led by Tom Yablonsky, Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation Executive Director. Meet up just inside The Arcade, 401 Euclid Avenue.

    • 2pm | Historic Euclid Avenue Tour
    • 4pm | Grand Department Stores Tour



    The Arcade in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Moving Towards Equity 2019


    Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is pleased to offer Moving Towards Equity, a series of four peer-learning sessions on how to operationalize racial equity learning at your organization.


    The series will take place over four interactive sessions:

    • December 5: The final session will be informed by conversations and interests expressed in earlier sessions.


    All sessions are free to attend and open to all CAC General Operating Support grant recipients. Each session will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at MidTown Tech Hive, 6815 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44103. 




    The MidTown Tech Hive in Cleveland, OH