Events

  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Virtual Community of Practice

     

    Give yourself a mid-week refreshing break in these challenging times. Try this weekly learning exchange or optional easy hangout for all who care about building community. 
    Have a question, challenge, or breakthrough? Bring it to this supportive, energizing gathering to tap others' experiences, wisdom, and connections or choose from other timely breakouts and hosts scheduled each week. Come be inspired while building your toolkit. Grounded in Community Network Building and the Neighbor Up Network, but no prior knowledge of those are needed.
    Join by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/737002697
    Meeting ID: 737 002 697
    Or call in by dialing: 1-929-205-6099 and then dialing this code: 737002697#
    Or with one tap mobile+19292056099,,737002697#
    -30 minutes before each gathering:
    Informal gathering time, to help you connect to the online space and each other.
    -1 hour after each gathering:
    Optional informal networking, hang out and debriefing time.
    -Alternates weekly between 1pm & 6pm
    If you need tech support in advance, please let us know in the Facebook event discussion or by texting/calling
    Erika Brown at 216-313-7263
    Virtual / Online
  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Backyard Composting 101 hosted by Cuyahoga Recycles (Webinar)

     

    Join Cuyahoga Recycles for an informative webinar on how to start composting in your own backyard. You'll learn about how composting works, the benefits of composting, and how to set up a compost bin in your yard to manage your food scraps and yard waste.

     

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  • Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    At Work: Advanced Recycling

     

    Already have a workplace recycling program? Let’s have an interactive discussion on how to decrease waste, recycle more, try composting and solve your current problems.

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  • Friday, April 09, 2021 at 11:30 AM

    Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Webinar

     

     

    An estimated 10,000 tons of plastic pollution enter the Great Lakes each year. This talk will cover what we know about plastic in the Great Lakes, some science-based solutions, and ways to engage the public in reducing their plastics consumption.

    Presentations

     

    Plastic pollution in our Great Lakes: The science that can inform solutions

    Dr. Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor in Ecology, University of Toronto

    An estimated 10,000 tonnes of plastic pollution enter the Great Lakes each year. As a consequence, microplastic particles are found in Great Lakes surface water, sediments, and fish. This contamination extends to our local sportfish and drinking water. This talk will go over what we know about plastic in our Great Lakes and some science-based solutions.

     

     

    Skip the Straw, Ban the Bag, Does it really work?

    Jill Bartolotta, Extension Educator, Ohio Sea Grant
    Susan Bixler, Extension and Outreach Assistant, Stone Lab

    Have you ever wondered if the skipping and banning of single-use plastic items really works? Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory are working on several projects with Ohio businesses and consumers to Skip the Straw or Ban the Bag. We have spent the past two years working closely with businesses to phase out single-use plastics and educating consumers on the issue of plastic pollution. We will share highlights from these projects and discuss next steps.

     

     

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  • Monday, April 12, 2021 at 04:30 PM

    Nature Story Time Series: How Do Plants Grow?

     

    Children ages 31/2 to 7 years of age with an adult are invited to join the Nature Center on Zoom to read a story. This season, the characters in the stories will teach us how plants grow and how one garden can impact the whole community. The activity modeled after each reading shows your Jr. Naturalist how they can join in the fun.

     

    • April 12: Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood by Tony Hillery
    • May 17: Butterflies Belong Here: A Story of One Idea, Thirty Kids, and a World of Butterflies by Deborah Hopkinson

     

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  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Recycle Right in Cuyahoga County (Webinar)

     

    Join the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District for a FREE webinar. Learn best practices for recycling right in Cuyahoga County and what you can do to make a meaningful difference right in your own community.

     

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  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00 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.

     

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  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Backyard Composting 101 hosted by Cuyahoga Recycles (Webinar)

     

    Join Cuyahoga Recycles for an informative webinar on how to start composting in your own backyard. You'll learn about how composting works, the benefits of composting, and how to set up a compost bin in your yard to manage your food scraps and yard waste.

     

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  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    At Work: Behaviors for Recycling Success

     

    Recycling right at work has its own challenges. Proper signage, employee training and consistent education is key. Learn best practices to reduce waste and recycle at your facility, workplace or school and how recycling makes a meaningful difference. This webinar and discussion is facilitated by Doreen Shreiber, Business Recycling Specialist.

     

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  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    AT WORK: WASTE AUDITS

     

    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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