Major Events

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October 12 & 17: Native Species Garden Planting

Cpl. Knight Commons, Southwest corner of Biddulph & Ridge Roads Brooklyn, OH

Join Cuyahoga Soil and Water as they talk about the importance of native plants and how they benefit pollinators, control storm-water, improve curb appeal, and provide food and habitat for birds, insects and wildlife. Help them install the native plant garden!

4:00pm presentation 4:30pm garden installation (until finished)

The site will be dug out. They need help filling it with soil, planting plants, and covering with mulch. Bring gloves, water, hand trowels, and shovels.

October 26, 2016: 2016 – Sustainable West Side

20401 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
6 – 8:30 PM

West Shore Fact is hosting a gathering of west side communities to share ideas, network, and to learn about sustainable living on a local level.

Cuyahoga County Office of Sustainability is offering a tool kit to support these areas: air quality, energy, food, historic preservation, land use, solid waste, transportation, recycling, trees, land, and watershed management.

Communities will share information about their initiatives in watershed protection, community tree planting, community gardens, expanded cycling opportunities, recycling, building efficiency, and other environmental enhancement projects.

Everyone interested in creating a more sustainable community is welcome at this meeting.

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➡ Every Monday: Meat-Free Monday. Meat production uses tremendous amounts of water and is one of the greatest sources of methane emissions.  Methane is 80%-100% more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon in a 20 year time period. For more information about Meat-Free Mondays go to: neosierragroup.org/meat-free-mondays

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Contact Jessica Ferrato at jessica.ferrato@sierraclub.org to sign up for a cleanup or a workshop, arrange a drop-off of donated items for a fundraiser, help prepare & distribute rain barrels to salons, volunteer to help out with any event, or find out more!

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Recurring Events

SATURDAYS 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Saturday Walks at the Nature Center Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 S. Park Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44120 (Map)

Meet at the front door to the exhibit area each Saturday for a walk around our trails led by the weekend naturalist. Free! For a Nature Walk Schedule, call (216) 321-5935 or visit www.shakerlakes.org

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3RD MONDAY EVERY MONTH, 6-8 PM
City Fresh Mondays
Great Lakes Brewing Company Cellar

A monthly gathering of folks who want to learn, have dialogues and collaborate on issues related to food, health, community development and the environment. Hosted by the New Agrarian Center and Great Lakes Brewing Company. Free! For more info, contact Brad Masi, NAC Executive Director

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Other Resources for Fun Activities Cleveland Metroparks
216-635-3200

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
216-524-1497 or 440-546-5991

Lake County Metroparks
800-227-PARK

Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio
330-562-4053

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
216-321-5935

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