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Green on the ground in Lorain County
Submitted by rnojonson on Sat, 10/24/2009 - 18:13.
Wow Man!! did you see that??????????
It was on the front page of the Plain Dealer for Saturday October 24, 2009. The second headline read, "Green idea for Oberlin: a sustainable arts district".
This is the greatest thing ever (especially since I expressed the same idea). First taking all that we know about green energy, sustainability and building an living environment among real common folk, starting with a city block, doing green on the ground and practical. Then, using the arts as a catalyst, a seed to grow the green culture and grow businesses around it.
I don't know how it will work out, but if you don't start, it won't happen at all. So, from retro-fitting older buildings to designing and putting up brand new buildings, the green opportunity is there. And just like when Cleveland was rejuvinating parts of itself, invite the arts community. Why??? Because the arts community knows how to embrace the new and live with transitions and transformations of culture. I also think Oberlin is a fitting town because of a history of transitions, from the Underground Railroad to today.
You got to have a green proof of concept in Ohio, not California, because it is different here.
So, everyone get that paper, get it laminated, read it over and over and get pumped.