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The Green Issue 2016: Small Steps, Big Change

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Every year around Earth Day, we take a second to evaluate our impact and ask a couple of questions like, “What’s my carbon footprint and how can I reduce it?” “Should I be biking more?” and “Why isn’t my compost working?”

Starting Small

Cincinnati’s first tiny living project aims to create affordable and sustainable urban housing

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cincinnati native and University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning architecture grad Brad Cooper is heading the region’s first tiny living project, Start Small Homes.   

Pocket-Sized Power

Water-purifying packets distributed by a local nonprofit are helping rural Kenyans affected by HIV/AIDS

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Since teaming up with the Cincinnati-based P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program in 2010, SOTENI International has provided 30 million liters of clean drinking water.

On-Point Natural Nails

OTR’s Spruce nail salon offers eco-friendly services and modern manicures for conscious consumers

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
One of the most shocking things you experience when walking into Spruce Natural Nail Shop on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine is the smell — it actually smells good.  

Sustainable Cincinnati

City moving forward with proposed greening goals

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Green Umbrella, the region’s environmental sustainability alliance, is working with businesses, universities, individuals and local governments to make Greater Cincinnati one of the most sustainable U.S. cities by 2020.  

Go Green

Sustainable events in Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Dig into this list of green goings-on perfect for celebrating Earth Day.

Love List 2016

Ten inspiring locals on passion, love and Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
CityBeat’s 2016 Love List will introduce you to, in a strictly platonic way, 10 passionate Cincinnatians in various service, creative and philanthropic industries who have turned what they love into their lifestyles.

Love List 2016: Patty Brisben

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Patty Brisben, Pure Romance founder and chairwoman, created her company more than two decades ago with the goal of empowering women to discuss, explore and learn more about topics of sexuality.  

Love List 2016: Lindsay Nehls 

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Artist Lindsay Nehls seems to have fallen hard for Cincinnati, and after nearly a decade living in the Queen City, she has settled right in.

Love List 2016: D. Lynn Meyers

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A job at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the 1980s laid the foundation for an impressive theatrical career, directing plays and casting movies. In 1995, Ensemble Theatre turned to her at a dark moment when it seemed to be on the brink of closing.  

Love List 2016: Chuck Beatty & David Wolff

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Along with OutReels program director Wolff, Beatty aims to create a festival dedicated to supporting the creative and critical discussion of LGBTQ issues via film, which, as the most democratic art form, simultaneously reaches and engages the mainstream as well. 

Love List 2016: William Thomas II, Derrick Braziel & Allen Woods

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
In a small office located on the bustling Vine Street drag of Over-the-Rhine, three guys can be found gathered around a wooden high-top table, causally making plans to change the city.   

Love List 2016: Todd Hudson

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
For chef Todd Hudson, Mason was a natural choice for his first restaurant, housed in a converted century-old farmhouse on a halcyon drag of Main Street.

Love List 2016: Eddy Kwon

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Growing up in Minneapolis, violinist, composer and teacher Eddy Kwon was surrounded by water and trees, but also arts and music via the city’s diverse cultural centers and two orchestras.   

Love List 2016: Carolyn Evans

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Carolyn Evans lives her life by two mottos: “I want to be the person my dog thinks I am” and “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”