According to a report recently released by the American Wind Energy Association, wind is now the largest renewable energy source in the United States. The Department of Energy estimates that 20 percent of energy consumed in the U.S. could come from wind by 2030. Situated on Lake Erie with a constant wind stream, Northeast Ohio is poised to potentially become a hub for the offshore wind industry. Initiated more than a decade ago, Icebreaker - the first freshwater wind project in the United States - is scheduled to begin construction in 2018. Consisting of six wind turbines located seven miles from the Lake Erie shoreline, the goal for Icebreaker is to make enough electricity to provide energy to 6,000 homes by 2019. Icebreaker could also be a game-changer for economic development, generating new jobs and positively contributing to the region's manufacturing and construction strengths. How do we take to advantage of these opportunities to create a flourishing wind indus...
Northeast Ohio has a long history with industry and sustainability. In 1969 the Cuyahoga River burned, making Cleveland's industry the center of national headlines and simultaneously sparking the catalyst for the passage of the Clean Water Act. Around the country, coal production has been on the decline since 2008. Despite this decrease in a mainstay energy source, renewable energy accounted for only 11 percent of American energy production in 2015. Simultaneously, since 2011, natural gas production in Ohio and nationwide has increased more than twelve-fold, largely due to the extraction of natural gas below the Utica Shale.In 2011, Ohio’s 267 million metric ton carbon footprint and less than 3 percent renewable energy use ranked Ohio third last in energy consumption, but cities have been working to turn those statistics around. Toledo even recently earned the nickname “Solar Valley” because of the large presence of solar manufacturing. In December, Ohio Governor John Kasi...
In The Crime of Complicity, author Amos N. Guiora examines the bystander effect through the lens of his parents’ personal Holocaust story. Six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, the deadliest genocide in our history. Since the mid-1940s, “Never Again” has been a global rallying cry whenever human rights are under threat. Throughout the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, and various other authoritarian regimes, communities have fought the bystander effect by harkening back to the Holocaust and the atrocities that the world watched happen. In 2016, President Barack Obama admitted 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. as part of his resettlement program. Survivors of the Holocaust have likened the
nearly 470,000 people that have died in Syria to the apathy seen in the Holocaust; some even go so far to call Syrian refugees the “Anne Frank” of modern times. How do we continue to fight the bystander effect in contemporary society? Join us for a conversation with ...
Online reservations for this event are now closed. Call (216) 621-0082 for ticket availability. Cleveland development has been booming in places like Downtown and Ohio City while other neighborhoods continue to vie for investment dollars, hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in city living. Have the recent developments in real estate and infrastructure benefited city as a whole? As interest in urban living continues to increase, how can we ensure a balance between investing in neighborhoods and the interests of existing residents? Join us for a Dinner + Dialogue with Mark McDermott, Vice President and Ohio Market Leader for Enterprise Community Partners, and Khrys Shefton, Director of Real Estate Development at Famicos Foundation, on how to create vibrant, diverse, and equitable Cleveland neighborhoods. Location:The Black Pig2801 Bridge AvenueCleveland, OH 44113Tickets: $45 (includes three-course prix fixe dinner and gratuity, with vegetarian and gluten-free o...
Online reservations for this event are now closed. Call (216) 621-0082 for ticket availability. The movie Hidden Figures, released in December 2016, tells the story of the
African-American women who played a crucial, but often overlooked, role in the
space race and John Glenn's successful orbital mission in 1962. Their
success does not tell the story of all women, and women on the whole continue
to lag behind men with women of color facing even more obstacles to success in
STEM fields. But it's an unparalleled story and
one that has resonated with people across the country and across every race. In the 60 or so years since the Hidden Figures story, women's labor has expanded the economy
by an estimated $2 trillion dollars.
While women hold nearly half of all the jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold
less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. And
this is despite the fact that women today are more likely than men to graduate
from college and go on to pursue an advanced...