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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CNN: 'In Cleveland, Sheep Could Be Key to City's Renewal'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 2:18 PM

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While their headline may be a candidate for the Overstatement Of The Millennium Award, you should still check out this pieced published today on cnn.com, called "In Cleveland, sheep could be the key to city's renewal." It's about how a sheep have been saving money by chomping on the grass of vacant lots, instead of using a landscaping crew:

"There's a lot of empty land, and not a lot of money to take care of it," said Michael Fleming, executive director of community development organization St. Clair Superior, which founded the sheep grazing program in 2012 with $8,000 in grant money.

The program is part of a broader city effort launched in 2009 that seeks to green a specific sector each year until 2019, including energy, transport and open space.

The idea is to not only be more environmentally friendly but to eliminate wasteful spending that can then be directed toward job creation and making the city more livable, said Jenita McGowan, the city's chief of sustainability. In 2012, the focus was on food, and many of the programs are still going strong.

You should read the whole thing here, and watch the video published along with the piece below:

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