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Air Quality Improvement Not High Priority of Ohio Government

Submitted by Martha Eakin on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 13:34.

    Down in Columbus our Ohio Senate is considering, today, a bill (SB265) that would prevent our state from enacting stronger air pollution health standards than are required by the federal government. Passage of this bill would not be good for our health.  Consider the fact that a recent study reported in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that the levels of ground level ozone presently considered safe by the EPA are in fact too high.  The authors of the study found that breathing ozone at these currently permissable levels can increase the risk of premature death. 

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I-Open: An Invitation to Learn

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 03/05/2006 - 19:02.

New Approaches to Economic Development: Building Prosperity through Open Networks

Date: Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28

Midtown Wednesdays: EcoCity Cleveland's GreenCityBlueLake Network: The Future of Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 10:41.

Date: Wednesday, March 8

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

Midtown Wednesdays: Creating an Informatics Culture: Technology, Learning & Visualization

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/25/2006 - 20:50.

Date: Wednesday, March 1

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH

A National Legacy of African American Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 02/23/2006 - 23:03.

African American community leaders came together at Myers University to make new connections, share an appreciation of Cleveland's rich history of African American cultural institutions and long standing leadership contributions to the history of American innovation and entrepreneurship.

Huge breaking story: Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/22/2006 - 16:36.

Huge news in Rhode Island today - "Jury holds 3 ex-makers of lead paint liable" - will have major impacts in Cleveland. Cleveland is one year into a major regional initiative to eradicate lead poisoning in Greater Cleveland, where elevated blood level rates are some of the highest in the country, and it is very important that the paint companies are part of the solutions being developed. Rhode Island is where the battle against lead poisoning has proceeded the furthest in court, and now a jury has ruled against three paint companies, including our home-town Sherwin-Williams. Imagine some possible next steps... lead goes the way of asbestos and the old paint companies go bankrupt, and so goes away Sherwin-Williams and all its jobs in the region, with the assets going to our next Mittal... yet the bankruptcy settlement and asset sales help pay to eradicate lead poisoning here so our next generations are not mentally impaired and are able to contribute to the economy. What do the people of NEO rally around - saving jobs or saving minds... I can see the fanatical lines being drawn now. Is that the best we can do? Or can lead be viewed as a new frontier for open, responsible collaboration across our community (as is already happening in Greater Cleveland) AND with one of the biggest players on the industry - our own Sherwin-Williams - allowing us to respond here to our dirty laundry being aired in the RI courts, and in the process making Sherwin-Williams a stronger corporate citizen, in a safer, healthier, smarter community more worth living in. Read the complete story, from the Providence Journal.

The Djembe or Talking Drum: An Aesthetic that Speaks of Human History, Culture & Art

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 14:16.

Join us today for Midtown Wednesdays to learn about Cleveland's rich history and bright future supporting African American culture.

Date: February 22

NEO African American Cultural Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 01:20.

A community of interest focused on developing an African American Cultural Center and driving innovation in the sharing of understanding and strengthening of African American and all culture in Northeast Ohio.

Basketeria - organic produce

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 18:04.
Basketeria - organic produce

The 02-15-06 Midtown Innovation Map with Names

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 17:15.

Here is yet another version of the Midtown Innovation Map. Colors have been added for a visually interesting affect.

Software designer, Valdis Krebs, likens these portraits of communities to works of art. Snapshots of social relationships.

Building Quality, Connected Places: Envisioning a NEO African American Cultural Center

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 11:20.

In 1915 a pair of Oberlin graduates, Russell and Rowena Woodham Jelliffe, established a place where people of different races, creeds and religions could seek cultural excellence together. The location later became known as Karamu House. Join us to celebrate Cleveland's rich history of African American institutions continuing to strengthen culture and history.

Be a part of envisioning a new African American Cultural Center and brainstorming new ways of sharing knowledge and resources for a dynamic entrepreneurial place in NEO.

Learning to Look at the Networks in New Ways

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/18/2006 - 14:00.

Thank you for the comments and insights. All maps should be considered open community contributions and resources. We can post Maps with Names every week. Let us know what would be most valuable to you. If you have questions, contact myself (betseymerkel [at] aol [dot] com) or Dennis Coughlin (denniscoughlin [at] i-open [dot] org) for a copy.

“Chemists Go Green”, Paul Anastas Kicks off Chemistry Colloquium Series at CASE

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 15:56.
02/23/2006 - 16:30
02/23/2006 - 18:30
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Green Chemistry Institute leader's talk launches 2006 series

More and more chemists are "going green"—thinking about the environment when they design new molecules, compounds and products. Paul Anastas, director of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, will give the first of a series of talks on this theme when he leads off the Frontiers in Chemistry Colloquium at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday, February 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Goodyear Lecture Hall of the Agnar Pytte Science Center on Adelbert Road. This free, public event, sponsored by the Case chemistry department and Engelhard, is geared toward a general audience interested in learning how chemists are working for a safer environment.

Location

Goodyear Lecture Hall, Agnar Pytte Science Center
Adelbert Rd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Cleveland's Rated #14 by Fit Pregnancy

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 16:05.

According to Case Management Professor Sandy Piderit, on her NEOBEAN (North East Ohio Breastfeeding Education and Awareness Network) site:

Creating Innovation Networks in Midtown

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 22:49.

June Holley was leading this week's forum. June is a nationally recognized researcher and practitioner in identifying, leading and coaching innovation networks.

Our first question from June: What would you like to see happen in Cleveland?

Monitoring Sustainability in Cleveland

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 02/06/2006 - 09:21.

Cleveland City Council recently hosted hearings on sustainability programs of the City. an effort to take a long-term look at city acitivities and their cost and impact.  I was pleased to attend, but I have to confess to being less enthused than other comments I've read.  The content of the hearing, the report of the "sustainability initiatives" by Cleveland Sustainability Manager Andrew Watterson and the overall value and importance of sustainability initiatives by ECOCity's David Beach, was absolutely terrific.  Mr. Watterson has done a great job to engage offices to embrace initiatives and really move forward.  David Beach framed the overall issues effectively and clarified the importance of sustainability for the overall health and progress of the region.  Sadly, however, I thought the demonstration of value was largely one way and several Members of Council demonstrated only moderate familiarity, appreciation and understanding of the issues.

 

Getting Results: Positive Deviance, Networking Hubs and Action Projects

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 02/04/2006 - 15:22.

Date: Wednesday, February 8

Perspectives on Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders: How to Lower Your Risk

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 02/03/2006 - 12:34.
02/20/2006 - 19:30
02/20/2006 - 21:00
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Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University “Perspectives on Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders: How to Lower Your Risk” on February 20, 7:30 p.m.

Location

Jewish Community Center
26001 S. Woodland Road
Beechwood, OH
United States
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City Council hears Sustainability Program update

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 15:42.

Location

United States

 

Pictured from left to right: Julius Ciaccia- Director of Public Utilities, Councilman Matt Zone, Andrew Watterson- Cleveland Sustainability Manager, and David Beach- Director, Ecocity Cleveland.

Healthspace Cleveland FREE admission on President's Day

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 12:30.
02/20/2006 - 10:00
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HealthSpace Cleveland

FlagHealthSpace Cleveland has FREE admission on President's Day.  Feb. 20, 10am-4:30pm  http://www.healthspacecleveland.org/events/eventdetail.asp?eid=148

Location

HealthSpace Cleveland
East 89th Street Just before Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Winter Wellness Weekend

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 17:07.
02/11/2006 - 10:00
02/11/2006 - 17:00
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Awaken from hibernation and discover a world to cultivate body, mind and spirit. Special exhibits and vendors - free with admission to the garden. Co-sponsored by Balanced Living Magazine

Location

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Midtown Wednesdays: Green City Blue Lake Portal

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 13:10.
03/08/2006 - 17:00
03/08/2006 - 18:45
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Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Creating an Infomatics Culture: Technology, Learning & Visualization

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 11:33.
03/01/2006 - 17:00
03/01/2006 - 18:45
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Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Getting Results: Positive Deviance, Networking Hubs and Action Projects

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 10:58.
02/08/2006 - 17:00
02/08/2006 - 18:45
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June Holley is President and founder of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), a regional entrepreneurship organization in southeastern Ohio. She has pioneered the implementation of many innovative entrepreneurship strategies including business networks, Kitchen Incubators, youth entrepreneurship, regional entrepreneurship networks, policy networks and cluster-focused initiatives.

Location

Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States