Sustainable Transportation

E4S - Entrepreneurs for Sustainability, for Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/21/2004 - 17:29.

To find Ohioans walking the walk to make NEO a Green region by a blue lake, one needs look no further than the non-profit organization E4S. Learn more about this fantastic organization and contribute related insight here

Taft dedicates fuel cell power plant in Westerville

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 11/20/2004 - 16:51.

Earlier this week, Governor Taft dedicated a utility-scale fuel cell power substation in Westerville. Learn more. Fuel Cell Works carried the story.

Fuel Cell Today, a publication from the UK, also picked up the story.

Creating Sustainable NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/19/2004 - 23:05.

Developing a sustainable community, defined by the UN as "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". How we may accomplish this for future generations of NEO is developing here!

Satellite shows impact of human footprint on landscape

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/12/2004 - 18:58.

Future Forum presenter David Beach spoke of the impact of the "human footprint" on our landscape, and a project in Europe uses satellite data to show how mankind is trampling the environment there. Results of these findings will raise consiousness and lower impacts of development like flooding. Read a few highlights here, link to story at PhysOrg for more info.

Those who are not involved in local economic development are the Quiet Crisis

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/11/2004 - 22:21.

People who complain there aren't leaders in Northeast Ohio fighting each day to improve our economy and quality of life are themselves ignorant and to blame for the problems in this community. Innumerable exceptional, dedicated, capable and effective leaders fight day in and out to improve everyone's lives here, every day - it is the people who do not participate actively in this process who are our region's "quiet crisis"?. Each day we have opportunities to be solutions - visit the REALNEO calendar frequently to get up to speed and learn where, when and how to make differences in the future of this community, participate in forums on-line, find and share insight with our community leaders, and take personal responsibility, now.

Notes on History of Electric Vehicle and contextualization

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/10/2004 - 15:29.

Important outside speaker is making presentation on the
history of the electric vehicle, to contextualize for the future - overflow
crowd at Case... mix of students and others - shows this is a topic of great
interest. Interesting the event comes just an hour after the close of the Wind
Power Conference - the time for sustainability in NEO has come.

Notes from on-site:

November 10, 2004 - "The Electric Vehicle; Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 07:44.
11/10/2004 - 14:00

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NEO's own Parker Hannifin invests in electic scooter maker

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 02:10.

From Crain's Cleveland Business, a very cool story about a local industry leader taking the lead in alternative energy vehicles - an electric scooter, with many key components manufactured by NEO's Parker Hannifin.

If you visit their website and check out the product brochure you'll see this product is hot. May be a while before we see any in the streets of Cleveland... but perhaps we can convince Parker & Vectrix to make us one of the first communities for USA distribution (how about putting an assembly line here, as well?!?)... beginning in 1996... read on, in Crain's: