ECO SPEAKS CLE

Diane Bickett and Greg Rotuno

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.

Cleveland Recycles, Again!
Jun 7 2022
Cleveland Recycles, Again!
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 that is identifying ways to develop and implement circular economic strategies that provide community-wide benefits by designing waste and pollution out of our economic system, keeping products and materials in use as long as possible, protecting and regenerating natural systems, and creating new jobs. The Circular Cleveland initiative is a partnership between the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Neighborhood Connections. Join us to hear the ideas and programs taking shape for using "waste as a resource" and creating a more circular and sustainable Cleveland and region.  Guests:Orensel (Ren) Brumfield - Recycling Coordinator, City of Cleveland Cathi Lehn - Sustainable Cleveland Manager, Mayor's Office of SustainabilityResources:Recycle Cleveland Program InformationThe Circular Cleveland InitiativeCircular Cleveland Partners  and Grants- Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Neighborhood Connections Donation Guide - Pass it On:  A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable StuffCuyahoga Recycles (city by city) recycling information
Drink Local Drink Tap - Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda
Mar 15 2022
Drink Local Drink Tap - Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda
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 is changing that by digging wells in remote villages. She just returned to Cleveland after completing her 100th Drink Local. Drink Tap project and joined Eco Speaks CLE to talk about her work as a filmmaker, writer, educator, organizer, fundraiser, hydrologist,  and above all, humanitarian. You will never take water for granted after hearing her speak. Erin inspired Greg and me to create the Eco Speaks CLE team to raise money for Drink Local. Drink Tap through its annual fundraiser - 4 miles 4 water. The event will be in Cleveland on June 11th. We invite all Eco Speaks listeners to participate on our team. Our goal is to raise $6,000. That is enough to fund the drilling of one well in Uganda. Find a link below. Guest: Erin Huber Rosen, Founder and Executive Director of Drink Local. Drink TapResources:About ErinJoin the Eco Speaks CLE team at the 4 Miles 4 Water fundraiser on June 11. Learn about World Water Day - March 22  DLDT Wavemaker CurriculumBuy the book Make Waves 4 Change