Turning the Rust Belt Green in Cleveland

Stumbled across a few good articles about the sustainable initiatives in Cleveland:

Summer 2009: Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard and Steve Dubb

Summer 2006: Cleveland: Community Action Turns the Rust Belt Green
by Ed D’Amato

Fall 2006: Cleveland Rocks (Really) by Joel Makower

Check these out – even if you’re not from around here – because they have a lot to say about the recovery of the Rust Belt.

Why should you care about the Rust Belt? 

Well, because it’s the heartland of the U.S., and not only does it supply the nation with a great proportion of its agricultural and industrial necessities, but it also wraps around the World’s largest supply of fresh water.  Think about that for a second.  If the Rust Belt isn’t doing well, then odds are that the rest of the nation that it supplies won’t do as well either.


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