CityBeat - Green http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-241-1-green.html <![CDATA[Green Issue - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Under the Green Umbrella - The regional eco alliance wants to make Greater Cincinnati one of the most sustainable U.S. cities by 2020]]>

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. 

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<![CDATA[Species Superheroes - The Cincinnati Zoo’s endangered wildlife team saves plants and animals with science]]>

The humble beginnings of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife team, or CREW, go back to a little lab in a closet within the zoo’s elephant house in 1981. 

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<![CDATA[Intentional Living - The Earnshaw Ecohouse offers residents an ecologically conscious lifestyle and visitors a model of sustainability]]>

At the Earnshaw Ecohouse in Mount Auburn, a small community of individuals are working to go off-grid and become a fully sustainable residence within the next two years. 

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<![CDATA[Milkweed to Monarchs - Cincinnati Nature Center’s plant-your-own milkweed initiative aims to help save the Monarch butterfly ]]>

The plight of the Monarch butterfly will take a positive turn following the launch of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s large-scale “Milkweed to Monarchs” project. 

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<![CDATA[Green Classes and Events - ]]> WEDNESDAY 15 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series: Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation ef]]> <![CDATA[Edible Outdoors Forest Forage - Native plant specialist Abby Artemisia leads weekly walks to help identify edible and non-edible plants ]]>

 Join Carriage House Farm’s Native Plant Specialist Abby Artemisia for her weekly “Friday Frolic in the Forest” in LaBoiteaux Woods in Northside for a taste of a combination of culinary wonderland and Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet.

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<![CDATA[Outside Recess - Leave No Child Inside combats childhood obesity, A.D.D. and depression with exposure to the great outdoors]]>

Leave No Child Inside has initiated some extremely successful projects during its seven years in existence. Its leaders recently coordinated with Cincinnati Public Schools’ “5th Quarter” system, which supports community organized summer learning.

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<![CDATA[More Than a Green Thumb - Buying local produce and growing your own benefits you, your wallet and the environment]]>

The phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle” is an environmental mantra that has been drilled into us, but as much as managing our output has a positive impact on waste production, natural resources and our wallets, so does managing our input.

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<![CDATA[Guide to Going Green - Upcoming classes, markets and events for a natural-leaning lifestyle ]]>

Check out our green listings and pick a few ways to spend this spring exploring ways to improve yourself and the world around you.

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<![CDATA[Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village's Community Fruit Orchard - ]]>

It all started with a simple grant proposal by ecovillager Suellyn Shupe at Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village in Price Hill to the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), a national organization dedicated to improving the environment in cities and metropolitan areas.

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<![CDATA[The Big Green List - ]]>

Our big Green List of local recycling, green media, community, building supplies, energy, sustainable food, green spaces and transit, environmentally conscience communities and more. If you're looking to improve the world around you, this is a great place to start.

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<![CDATA[Shades of Green - 10 reasons Cincinnati is greener than you think]]>

Cincinnatians just love to joke about that old, clichéd quip often attributed to Mark Twain: “When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it’s always 20 years behind the times.” The colloquialism is used to exemplify anything considered remotely backward, from legislation to fashion to potholes. Signs of life, though, are sprouting up around the city like a canary dandelion through a crack in the cement.

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<![CDATA[Solar Earth LLC - ]]>

Installing solar panels is one way a household can help the environment while saving money in the long term. In Cincinnati, one company offering the service is Solar Earth, a start-up founded by Julie Jones and Jennifer Wolford that installs solar panels on both businesses and homes.

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