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NEOCycle 2014

Bike Scene Social

As the summer solstice looms, groups of cycling advocates invite riders to celebrate Cleveland’s best bike year ever amid a host of two-wheeled activities with something for everyone.

The Putzfrau

Q & A: Frank Samsel

The founder of Samsel Supply in the Flats chats about his days as a pioneer in the effort to clean up the Cuyahoga River.

Cleveland Tree Coalition

From tree beer to EarthFest: Seven ways to celebrate all things green along the North Coast

As host to Earth Day and Arbor Day, April is a very green month indeed — and Fresh Water readers will delight in this roundup of alt options to honor Mother Nature, from toasting her trees to walking among them.  


First-prize Donnelly Eber Architects, out of New York City and Cleveland-based Simcon Homes

Architectural offerings evoke loft-like feel, nod to traditional and row housing

Three architect-builder teams—ranging from international to local—have risen to the top in a design competition that focused on three lots in Shaker Heights' Moreland district. The prize-winning results are innovative, energy-efficient and appropriate for middle-income housing.

Jumar Newell of LaunchArts

From minding the ledgers to urban farming: The Dealership is where businesses go to grow

Fresh Water pulled into the funky co-working space on Lee Road and met up with four of the resident businesses to get their stories and hear about what motivates and excites them.

The Zoarville Station Fink Through-Truss Bridge

100 miles of the Towpath Trail - one step at a time

Walking the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail reveals the details of fascinating sights, from stunning infrastructure and industry to magical cities and even a ghostly wetland.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy land conservation work around the region

Quiet Land Conservancy tackles blight, spreads green throughout Northern Ohio

From the reclamation of the Henninger Landfill to saving a Russell Township farm, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy fosters thriving urban centers, green space and more by preserving some 5,000 acres annually.  

Kids from Kinsman planting trees

Climate Ambassadors: street-level environmental activism

Orchestrated by regional organizations and led by residents, this grassroots initiative tackles climate change where it has a disproportionate impact: amid lower income citizens.  

The Chelton Park Mural project

With cutting-edge architecture and creations by locals, art is rising in the Moreland district

Whether it's a national design competition, kids making their own space or locals splashing color amid an active greenspace, Shaker Heights' Moreland district is alive with art and community collaboration.

Gary and Laura Dumm

Gary and Laura Dumm: Here There Be Monsters

Local artists Gary and Laura Dumm mix the likes of Frankenstein and vampires with pesticides and global warming - along with a side of humor - in an evocative new show.

Italo Gonzalez

Hardcore commuters fuel Cleveland's two-wheeled renaissance

Meet Italo Gonzalez. He rides 6.6 miles to work most every day – including those marked by rain, sleet and snow. And he's not alone.

Nicole McGee

Upcycle Parts Shop engages the community though creative reuse

A conversation with Nicole McGee about the Upcycle Parts Shop and her work as a community organizer, fundraiser, and creative reuse artist.  

Keith Sutton of Sutton Development Group (left) with business partner Dave Territo (right) and Adam Davenport, head of EcoVillage Development (center)

Tiny Homes Take Shape in EcoVillage

A tiny home project in Detroit Shoreway's EcoVillage sparks controversy, attracts admirers.

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