As a native New Yorker, many of my
childhood years were spent seaside — countless summers along the Long
Island Sound, eyeing the sand for crabs and learning the proper way to
eat every type of clam imaginable.
One hundred days of farmers markets, bike rides, festivals, outdoor concerts, biergartens, live theater, summer blockbusters, air-conditioned experiences and more to keep the boreds away all summer long *
This year’s Green Issue focuses on sustainability. With headlines consistently popping up detailing climate change, pollution and energy crises, we should all be "going green," but beyond that we should also be thinking about going sustainable — whether that's following the 10 simple “green” steps Green Umbrella suggests for your life and home, or taking it a bit further, like the residents of the Earnshaw Ecohouse, who want to be entirely sustainable by 2017.
Green Umbrella, the region’s environmental sustainability alliance, wants to unite as many businesses, nonprofits, local governments and universities as possible in a coordinated effort to help improve the quality of life and the environment in Greater Cincinnati.
For years, the potential of some of
Cincinnati’s most historic neighborhoods and urban locales sat
unrealized. The past decade has seen enormous change, however, as
re-urbanization efforts heavily target the architecture and spirit of
neighborhoods like Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills.