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Oakwood redux The historic Oakwood Country Club, a swath of 150 acres of beautiful open space straddling Cleveland Heights and South Euclid, was sold to local developer First Interstate Properties on December 31. Two weeks later the South Euclid City Council began the rezoning process of 40 acres of residentially zoned land to build big […]

FirstEnergy: Not as smart as they want you to think that they think that you think they are

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On April 27, at about 1:30 in the afternoon, a violent, hail-filled cold-front passed through town, knocking a tree branch onto a power line in a neighbor’s backyard. It knocked a pole-top transformer out of commission and caused a hyper-local power outage – about a dozen homes on the block. The outage lasted 36 hours; […]

The rehabilitation of invasive foliage: Public Enemy No. 1

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My bride has always enjoyed puttering in the garden. But it wasn’t until she took a job at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History a few years ago that her interest started to take focus. She has become interested in native flora. Among the many dimensions of this interest has been her evolution into the […]

Land use forum shows need for regional planning

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by Deanna Bremer Fisher A standing room-only crowd of more than 150 people attended the FutureHeights forum on land use and development on Thursday, April 17 at Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights. While Cleveland Heights residents made up the majority of attendees, several South Euclid and University Heights residents also attended. Mark Chupp, a […]

The outspoken Sam Bell on sustainability

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Video of Sam Bell on sustainability Lusty Wrench’s Sam Bell – who makes a living fixing cars – believes the private automobile is fundamentally unsustainable. Hear that and other key insights on sustainability in his shop, in City Hall and elsewhere. This was delivered at the Sustainable Heights event held 3/2/11 at Menu 6. This […]

Tommy’s owner Tom Fello speaks on sustainability

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Video of Tommy Fellow on sustainability Tommy talks about how sustainability governs his business practices. This is one in a series of videos from the event. Here’s another, of E4S Founder Holly Harlan; and one of Tom Fello, owner of Tommy’s restaurant.

Power networking for sustainability

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A 14-ton garbage truck averages 72 feet between each start and stop – and 80 percent of the heat generated in braking can be recaptured and redirected into the next acceleration. The city doesn’t want to be on the leading edge of such technology.