You may have seen orange, green, and black scooters on sidewalks around town and wondered what they’re for and how to use them. Or maybe you are a UHBikes bikeshare aficionado and are curious about what’s next for bikeshare in Cleveland.Read more
The act of gardening is an ever-evolving learning process. There is always something to tend to, from watering, weeding, or pest management. It can get frustrating at times, especially when a garden is carefully planned with specific plants and some do not survive or plants show up that you don’t want. However, gardening also teaches patience and flexibility and to expect the unexpected.Read more
“For fashion, a circular economy means ensuring that products (apparel, footwear, accessories) are used more, are made to be made again, and are made from safe and recycled or renewable inputs”. - Excerpt taken from Vision for a circular economy for fashion - Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2018)Read more
April is all about our planet’s stewardship, from Earth Day to Arbor Day and now for the first year ever - National Native Plant Month. Many organizations have tree sales and giveaways in April, so this is a perfect time to discuss tree care. There are a few things to be aware of before you just dig a hole and plop a tree into it if you want your planting to truly be successful.Read more
Throughout the month of March, we celebrated Women's History Month by sharing the lives and stories of women from the past, present, and future leaders in sustainability.Read more
Throughout the month of February, we've celebrated Black History Month by highlighting Black Sustainability Leaders who have worked to create a greener future for our planet and our local communities.
With a wide range of sustainable careers, backgrounds, and expertise including youth employment, equitable food access, and plastic pollution; they've each made significant strides and accomplishments to building a thriving green city on a blue lake.
As Energy Efficiency Day approaches next month, we wanted to continue the conversation about energy efficiency in our homes. In our previous blog post, we shared several energy and utility assistance programs available to residents, namely, electric, natural gas, water and sewer assistance programs. We want to share a few more resources to assist with your energy efficiency efforts.
Whether it’s through heating in the winter, cooling in the summer, using appliances, medical equipment, and more - energy plays a crucial role in ensuring that our homes are safe and comfortable. This energy also comes at a cost through our monthly utility bills. For many, these bills can present a difficult financial burden that can threaten utility shut-offs, debt, and even eviction.Read more