Emily Bacha one of Freshwater’s #Fresh10

Emily Bacha (CBB 2018, LookUp 2005) was recently named to Freshwater Cleveland’s #Fresh10, “a group of talendted professionals under 34 years old all making their mark on The Land – and beyond.” Bacha currently serves as Director of Communications and Marketing for Western Reserve Land Conservancy. She told Freshwater, “I have the privilege of proudly…

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Put your car keys down to drive change in NEO

by Joseph Calabrese (LC 2002) CEO, General Manager, Secretary-Treasurer Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority   In the famous words of Rodney Dangerfield, I often feel like screaming, “I get no respect.” We know that some of you know of RTA, but maybe you don’t always think of RTA as a travel option. Here are a few examples…

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Urban Watershed Regatta

Ebony Hood pitched her idea for a youth regatta, complete with training and coaching, as a way to expose them to a new form of urban sport that is connected to the environment they live in at Accelerate 2017 Her idea came to fruition on August 10, 2017 with an event for K-12 students.

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Ohio City Clean Up and Green Up Day

Steve Roberts pitched his idea for an Ohio City clean up day at Accelerate 2015. After the event, he worked with Ohio City, Inc. to organize a group of neighborhood volunteers to clean up Ohio City. Steve saw his vision become reality on May 9, 2015 with the Ohio City Clean UP and Green Up…

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ReForest City: Trees for Community Health and Engagement

Laura Marks wanted to engage residents to plant trees on private property in Cleveland and its inner-ring suburbs. She pitched her ReForest City idea, bringing neighbors together to plant trees in low-income neighborhoods, at Accelerate 2015. Since February 2015, she has been working to increase publicity and popularity of her community gardening initiative to allow…

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