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ECO SPEAKS CLE is where the eco-curious can explore the unique and thriving environmental community in Northeast Ohio. Each episode delivers inspiring stories of local sustainability leaders and provides practical tips to move from eco-curious to eco-confident. ECO SPEAKS CLE is hosted by Diane Bickett and produced by Greg Rotuno. Diane spent her 31-year career helping others to reduce waste and recycle more while working at Cuyahoga Recycles and Greg is a young, multi-media specialist. Together, Diane and Greg offer a multi-generational perspective to help sustainability newcomers and masters alike, connect, learn, and live with the planet in mind.

ECO SPEAKS CLE is where the eco-curious can explore the unique and thriving environmental community in Northeast Ohio. Each episode delivers inspiring stories of local sustainability leaders and provides practical tips to move from eco-curious to eco-confident. ECO SPEAKS CLE is hosted by Diane Bickett and produced by Greg Rotuno. Diane spent her 31-year career helping others to reduce waste and recycle more while working at Cuyahoga Recycles and Greg is a young, multi-media specialist. Together, Diane and Greg offer a multi-generational perspective to help sustainability newcomers and masters alike, connect, learn, and live with the planet in mind.

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ECO SPEAKS CLE is where the eco-curious can explore the unique and thriving environmental community in Northeast Ohio. Each episode delivers inspiring stories of local sustainability leaders and provides practical tips to move from eco-curious to eco-confident. ECO SPEAKS CLE is hosted by Diane Bickett and produced by Greg Rotuno. Diane spent her 31-year career helping others to reduce waste and recycle more while working at Cuyahoga Recycles and Greg is a young, multi-media specialist. Together, Diane and Greg offer a multi-generational perspective to help sustainability newcomers and masters alike, connect, learn, and live with the planet in mind.

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English


Episodes

Plastic Free July with Sierra Club Ohio

7/5/2022
In this episode, we kick off Plastic Free July with Elissa Yoder Mann, Conservation Program Manager with Sierra Club Ohio. According to Elissa, "plastic-free" is more a journey than a destination, given all the ways that plastic packaging has invaded our lives, but there are ways to have a "plastic-less" life. Sierra Club Ohio is participating in the global Plastic-Free July campaign by asking people to join the movement and refuse single-use plastic this month . Take the Plastic Free...

Duration:00:19:16

The Perpetual Problem of Plastic

6/21/2022
This is the first of an Eco Speaks CLE series on plastic. In this episode, we tackle the subject of plastic pollution with Jill Bartolotta, OSU Extension Educator with Ohio Sea Grant. Jill is a researcher focusing on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. Her work informs plastics policy, international research, and education projects. Listen and hear Greg take a pop quiz about plastic pollution and hear Jill speak about how microplastics and the overuse of disposable plastics threaten our...

Duration:00:41:39

Cleveland Recycles, Again!

6/7/2022
In this episode, we talk about recycling and circularity in the City of Cleveland. After a long hiatus, curbside recycling returns to Cleveland on June 13th, and here to tell us about the reinstated program and how to participate, is Cleveland’s Recycling Coordinator, Orensel Brumfield. Also joining us to talk about the Circular Cleveland initiative is Cathi Lehn, the Manager for Sustainable Cleveland. Circular Cleveland is a 30-month initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

Duration:00:45:43

Pumped Up to Pedal with Bike Cleveland

5/17/2022
Bike Cleveland is creating a region that is sustainable, connected, healthy, and vibrant by promoting bicycling and advocating for safe and equitable transportation for all. In this episode, our guests Jacob VanSickle and Diana Hildebrand with Bike Cleveland speak about National Bike Month and all the ways to get out and have fun on two wheels. Are you curious about the rules of the road for cyclists and drivers, the future of carbon-free transportation in Cleveland, and the cool new bike...

Duration:00:42:09

#10 - Cheers!

5/3/2022
In Episode #10, Greg and I have a beer and talk about our podcasting adventure thus far while recapping our favorite parts of episodes 1-9. Join us as we shoot the breeze and talk about what's in store for ECO SPEAKS CLE down the road. And if you haven't yet had a chance to hear every episode, we will catch you up and help you find topics that "speak" to you. As always, thanks for listening!

Duration:00:32:12

Earth Day and the BEL Effect: The Black Environmental Leaders Association

4/19/2022
April 22 is Earth Day. On this day in 1970, 20 million Americans marched for clean air, clean water, and environmental justice. In this episode, we honor Earth Day with a conversation about environmental activism with a focus on health, diversity, inclusion and equity with SeMia Bray and David Wilson, Co-Directors of the Black Environmental Leaders Association (BEL). BEL has a three-fold mission: Advocate for environmental justice, Incubate environmental leaders and Inform through community...

Duration:00:49:47

Respect the Rust! Building a Salvage Economy at RBX

4/5/2022
Jessica Davis knows salvage - where to get it, how to move it, and how to help others buy and sell architectural salvage and used building materials. Jessica is the founder and owner of Rebuilders Xchange (RBX) and she is on a mission to build a salvage economy here in Cleveland. In this episode, Jessica gives us a quick tour then we sit down to talk about how she turned 70,000 sq. ft. of the old Osborn Manufacturing plant into a vibrant retail hub filled with unique items rescued from...

Duration:00:41:47

Drink Local Drink Tap - Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda

3/15/2022
Meet Erin Huber Rosen, the Founder and Executive Director of Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.™ Since 2010, Erin has been inspiring people to "Be the Drop" to recognize and solve our local and global water issues. What started as a campaign to encourage people to ditch bottled water and conduct beach cleanups to protect Lake Erie, grew into a global campaign to increase access to clean water and sanitation in rural Uganda. Imagine being a kid and walking 4 miles every day just to get water. Erin...

Duration:00:49:32

Go Native! Good Natured Ways to Prep Lawns and Landscapes for Spring

3/1/2022
Spring is right around the corner and Eco Speaks CLE is here to help you get ready. In this episode, we speak with Alec Mclennan, the founder and president of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care and Amy Roskilly, the manager of conservation education for the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District. This episode is jam-packed with eco-friendly spring cleanup and planting tips for lawn, landscape and garden. Our experts share ways to maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful yard without harmful...

Duration:00:49:19

Going Solar with Cuyahoga County and Solar United Neighbors

2/15/2022
Cuyahoga County and Solar United Neighbors are working to expand solar in northeast Ohio by making it more affordable and accessible. In this episode, we demystify solar power and the process of going solar by speaking with Cuyahoga County Sustainability Director, Mike Foley, and Ohio Program Director for Solar United Neighbors, Tristan Rader. Join us for our conversation as we hear the latest about the Cuyahoga County Solar Coop, local solar projects, and what the future holds, including...

Duration:00:47:22

Feeding People Not Landfills - Rust Belt Riders

2/1/2022
In this episode, Dan Brown and Zoe Apisdorf with Rust Belt Riders speak about how they are feeding people and not landfills by collecting food waste from residential and commercial customers and turning it back into resource-rich compost and soil products to support our local food system. Listen and hear about the importance of composting for our planet, ways to participate, and the opportunities for increasing composting access and infrastructure in the region. Guests: Dan Brown , Founder...

Duration:00:50:13

Six Acres of Goodness: The Ohio City Farm

1/18/2022
In our first interview of 2022, we spoke with Patrick Kearns and Michael Bartunek about The Ohio City Farm, one of the largest urban farms in the United States. This six-acre gem cultivates fresh organic produce, along with opportunities for refugees that have resettled here in Cleveland. Our cover photo shows the farm on a winter day while winter vegetables grow in the hoop houses and planning for the 2022 growing season is underway. In this episode, we talk about the history of the farm,...

Duration:00:37:45

Taking the "OOPS" Out of Recycling in Brooklyn

1/4/2022
In this episode, we "talk trash" and hear how the City of Brooklyn implemented a city-wide Cart Tagging project to reduce contamination in its curbside recycling. In this feet-on-the-street approach to recycling education, teams of students were sent through the city to inspect recycling carts. Households that were not recycling correctly got an OOPS Tag attached to their cart that identified what they did wrong and how to recycle properly. Cart tagging can be a time-consuming and...

Duration:00:38:36

Brewing for Good - Bonus Episode

12/21/2021
In this bonus episode to Brewing for Good, we continue our conversation with Pat and Dan Conway of Great Lakes Brewing Company to hear how they got their start in the craft beer industry and opened the first micro-brewery in Ohio in 1988. Sustainability takes on new meaning in this story because the story of Great Lakes Brewing is also the story of the rebirth of a neighborhood. Tune in for some interesting insights about these two entrepreneurs and their Ohio City...

Duration:00:14:31

Brewing for Good at Great Lakes Brewing Company

12/14/2021
The Conway brothers are two of the most trailblazing, generous, and fun people you could ever meet. Together, they brought us craft beer, the first Christmas ale, a revitalized Ohio City, and a model company that incorporates a Triple Bottom Line approach in all they do. Since 1988, Great Lakes Brewing Company founders and co-owners, Pat and Dan Conway have been brewing award-winning beer while also brewing good for the environment, the community, and their workers. In this podcast, I was...

Duration:00:37:16

Welcome to Eco Speaks CLE

11/25/2021
Diane and Greg introduce themselves and talk about why they started ECO SPEAKS CLE and what they want to share with their listeners.

Duration:00:07:51