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Video of the Day: Middlebury College Biomass Gasification Plant - A Milestone Toward Carbon Neutrality

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 15:45.

A short virtual tour of Middlebury College's biomass plant, which opened in January 2009.

In exploring alternative fuel sources for the many coal burning powerplants in Ohio, biomass is an obvious alternative. Our bright green proposal is to make hemp biomass the center of a bright new economy in this state. Below is how one great university has used wood biomass (as UNC plans) to move to carbon neutrality and the forefront of bright, green college leadership. But, they don't use hemp...  no university does, yet...

From the Middlebury College website, about their biomass initiative:

A Milestone Toward Carbon Neutrality

Our biomass gasification plant represents eight years of creative collaboration among Middlebury students, faculty, staff, and trustees. It will

  • cut Middlebury’s carbon dioxide output by 40 percent,
  • reduce our use of fuel oil by 50 percent,
  • stimulate a local, renewable energy economy.

Lakeview Road in East Cleveland Declared Area's Worst Road, Compliments of University Hospitals and MCCO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 23:59.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer missed a nice opportunity to pick up on a major social injustice issue today when they announced with much stupidity and little diagnosis "Lakeview Road in East Cleveland picked as area's worst road: Road Rant"... leading to the usual cackles from the cleveland.commies about how my city should be rototilled and dissolved into Oz... while the big story is why Lakeview Road is the worst road in Ohio, as that is the fault of adjoining property owners MCCO and University Hospitals. Those parasitic corporate charities, along with RTA, if I recall right, have for years been using THEIR TAX-EXEMPT blighted brownfields on either side of Lakeview at Euclid as staging areas for their ego-tripping across Greater University Circle, all leading to MCCO plans to build a $250-300 million coal-fired powerplant AT Lakeview and Euclid, for University Circle institution use... already approved by Cuyahoga County and the City of East Cleveland... now all boarded-up. Work on the Euclid Corridor, the Ireland Cancer Center, and MCCO expansion, featuring a period of years of heavy construction equipment access, has abused our tax-base, roads and trust entirely. All while University Hospitals and MCCO contaminate the neighborhood by burning coal. And the ignorant, disrespectful, inaccurate Plain Dealer declares this EC's fault. This is the PD's fault!

Vandalism around treehouse update

Submitted by tremontsoul on Fri, 05/28/2010 - 10:52.

Update:

Once again our maintenance we hired (exclusive of treehouse) which has been maintaining our property on an as needed weekly or bi-monthly basis for 10 years has had their hands increasingly full picking up trash--broken beer bottles, glass, pizza boxes, and other items around treehouse on our property. Not only does this create a very hazardous situation, but invites strays on the property.

NASA climatologist makes pitch against coal

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 05/07/2010 - 13:57.
Staff Writer - the Daily Tar Heel

A group of clean energy activists braved the cold rain Tuesday to hear a leading climatologist make his case against coal.

Speaking in front of UNC’s Cogeneration Facility, a power plant a half-mile from campus that burns coal and natural gas, Columbia University professor James Hansen challenged all universities to eliminate coal use and push for clean energy.

Another Issue I Support To Bring Funding To The IT Sector in NEO - Yes on Issue 1

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 14:58.

While I have never considered Issue 1 - the Third Frontier - offered me direct opportunity, as an Information Technology entrepreneur I do recognize this relatively low-burden, low-exposure state funding offers great opportunities for many other important technology initiatives across Ohio. The results are well documented by the well organized supporters of Issue 1 - see their message posted below - and I certainly expect this will pass by a large majority (if not, I will be shocked). Assuming this passes, I'd like to see changes in the processes for how Third Frontier money is used in the future, as I believe all our processes in the state and region must become brighter and greener. But we can't try to accomplish that without this funding being available for the technology sector. I'll vote for Issue 1, and then become active making sure the money has as great an impact as possible - results so far provide a good foundation. I recommend you do the same... see the official story below:

NEO Leaders Speak Of Driving New Economy Growth - Since November, 2008, real NEO Has Grown Like This!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 11:38.

I've been asked what our traffic looks like over time, so I pulled a few quick charts of the number of visitors to realneo since we started using Google Analytics, and what they have visited, to measure performance of this site - and we've grown by pretty much all counts I've considered important by 30-100% since then - in some cases by 1,000s% - in less than a year-and-a-half.

Havana's Urban Redevelopment: Learning from the Past and Aiming to the Future

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 21:17.
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You are cordially invited to a lecture by noted Cuban Urban Planner

julio césar pérez Hernández

who will present

Location

Case Western Reserve University
11130 Bellflower Road Clark Hall, Room 206
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Obama... did you chew your pencils growing up? George W? Cheney? Probably lead poisoned!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/22/2010 - 11:06.

Lead poisoning from pencil paint

I was doing some research on lead paint on toys - still a huge problem in America and world-wide, as the lead industry keeps expanding - and I thought about all the lead American children were exposed to growing up in my generation, and the generations before me, during the foolish industrial era in America. Consider the harm caused to us - older Gen-X, Baby Boomers, down through "The Greatest Generation" - the greatest price for which is still to be paid in healthcare-costs, pain and suffering for industrially-impaired older adults and senior citizens suffering for such socially-irresponsible behavior as chewing their pencils in school, as kids.

Ever wonder what is growing at the Old Brunswick Florist building on Carnegie Avenue?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 11:45.
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Ever wonder what is growing at the Old Brunswick Florist building on Carnegie Avenue? Companies.  Cool companies. Like seeds in miracle grow ---- fresh new companies are blossoming at the old flower shop ---  under the watchful eye of Goldstein Caldwell

Location

Old Brunswisk Florist Building
10550 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
Phone: 216-929-0677

Land Banking: Helping Blighted Neighborhoods Prosper - Jim Rokakis, Cuyahoga Country Treasurer, at City Club

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 20:37.
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Land banking is an idea that originated in Ohio, and with the passing of enabling legislation for Ohio, has now become a practice that will help significantly in blighted neighborhoods. There are still many, many foreclosures and walk-aways. Neighborhoods are being decimated, especially inner-city neighborhoods. This policy is being looked at in other parts of the country, and Rokakis has recently made presentations to national groups on the idea.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave The City Club Building, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-621-0082

Jonathan Schell on "Obama's Nuclear Disarmament Pledge: Has the Time Come?" - Case Law School

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/09/2010 - 16:23.
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Here's an opportunity to hear one of the world's most acclaimed writers on the Nuclear Age. Jonathan Schell, author of the landmark 1982 book, "Fate of the Earth," will speak at Case Law School, Monday, April 12, from 12 noon to 1 pm. The program is free and open to the public. He will speak on "Obama's Nuclear Disarmament Pledge: Has the Time Come?"

Location

Case Law School
11075 East Boulevard Moot Courtroom (A59)
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States
Phone: 216.368.3304

To collaborate with intellectuals to optimize the value of information technology on Earth for all

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 14:00.

"Entrepreneurs" do not maintain résumés for employment, but they do need to maintain a running tally about their professional lives, for various purposes... something I refer to as a curriculum vitae (CV). As I'm growing many entrepreneurial initiatives, I'm updating my CV... so I tracked down my latest version, from 2000. Since then, I've launched ICEarth, realNEO, Star Neighborhood Development, 7Gen, and Bigbang Tech, which I must now add to my life-list below... useful information for someone first getting to know me... but is that good enough for Ireland?

Tribute to Ruby

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 18:33.

The CWRU community and REALNEO lost a great soul suddenly and without warning this past week.  Ruby Zuppert administered day-to-day operations in the Art Studio/Art Education department of Case Western Reserve University. 

realneo Seed and Plant Swap

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 03:19.

Would any Realneo members like to participate in a seed and plant swap? I would be happy to host. Please post your thoughts on possible dates and times. We could also include garden tools and other gardeing related items if people are interested.

Art of the Night: Ronald Bladen, "Light Year" in the Dark

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 03:30.

Since Evelyn featured as Art of the Day the Ronald Bladen "Light Year" sculpture, recently installed near Kelvin Smith Library, on the Campus of Case Western Reserve University, and I hadn't seen it yet, I thought I'd see how it looked in the dark.

Minimalist art should look good in the dark!

"Where can I get an application for Linux that is similar to XYZ program on Windows?"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 03:03.

To understand the value of Linux - besides it being the best operating system in the world, for free - consider the cost of proprietary software for Windows and Apple, for the many tasks people do with a computer - the things you may want to do - and that with Open Source you may do all of these things for free. For reference, look over the following list of open source programs comparable to Windows programs and realize Windows programs are not free... open source programs are free - list from linuxquestions.org:

Family and Community Day/Exhibition Opening, Cleveland Museum of Art: Art of the American Indians, The Thaw Collection

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 15:35.
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Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection


MARCH 7–MAY 30, 2010
Admission free

Location

Cleveland Museum of Art
United States

Dance Workshop with Sevi Bayraktar, Films with a Women's Focus ...

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:43.
03/07/2010 - 11:00
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The Cleveland Food Coop, Cleveland Food Not Bombs & Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice are sponsoring theses events in celebration of International Women's Day, events are free but seating is limited.

Sevi Bayraktar is from Istanbul, Turkey performing Gypsy and Flamenco dances.

Location

The Cleveland Food Coop
11701 Euclid Aveue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Luncheon, Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice Featuring Women ad Militarism Panel ...

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 12:37.
03/06/2010 - 13:00
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Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice Featuring Women ad Militarism Panel, Music & Dance, Ione Biggs Award.

Just one of the Cleveland Area Celebrations of International Women's Day

Location

Kan Zaman (restaurant)
1616 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

International Women's Day

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 17:27.
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Have you heard of International Women's Day? I first learned about this holiday/event that celebrates the many achievements and contributions of women about three years ago. Please check out the website International Women's Day to learn about the history of International Women's Day and ways it is celebrated around the world. Next year will be the centenary of International Women's Day. 

Now Would Be A Good Time For An Outside Audit of All Things Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 16:45.

What are the results of the $billions in public money spent in Ohio on Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in the past decade? Now is the time for an OUTSIDE audit, before our outbound leaders spend more of our money on the wrong things, while asking citizens for more money for the friends of current leadership to transfer to their new chosen-ones.

Do you have a chosen one?