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  • 6/29/2020 03:11 PM

Today Mordecai, Indigo, Adam, and Jonathan write in the new Cleveland Business Journal that the uprisings in response to the police murder of George Floyd means it's time for an ownership revolution. Nothing less will do. Check it!

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  • 6/16/2020 11:32 AM

Through Americorps VISTA, we’re recruiting a motivated new team member unwilling to accept the inequality in Cleveland today, and ready to act for justice. As a part of the Cleveland Owns team, you’ll work in community organizing and co-op development related to our solar portfolio, including Cleveland Solar Cooperative and the Hough Community Solar Garden.

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  • 6/1/2020 12:17 PM

Cleveland Owns is proud to work with a group of organizers, residents, and institutions in the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods resisting the specific economic injustice of food apartheid. We're planning for a food cooperative in that area owned by residents and workers.

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  • 5/26/2020 04:21 PM

This weekend the Cleveland Solar Cooperative held its first official member meeting, approved bylaws and elected a board. We're thrilled to see this group take flight! The Cleveland Solar Cooperative, a project of Cleveland Owns, will promote a more democratic energy system through collective ownership of solar arrays.

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  • 5/14/2020 10:37 AM

Access to electricity, gas, water, and internet is a human right. We're proud to join more than 50 anti-poverty groups in Ohio in a letter to Governor DeWine and Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Ohio Randazzo calling for humane statewide utility policy during the covid-19 crisis, to ensure every household has electricity, water, gas, and internet. Doing so will upset the large, profitable corporations that have monopolized the provision of these human rights for decades. But before the crisis, and more than ever today, in the middle of a global pandemic, their profits are less important than our rights.

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  • 4/22/2020 02:09 PM

Today in an article in Cleveland Scene, board members Mordecai, Adam, and Jonathan describe the urgent need to use collective ownership to rebuild a more equitable economy in Northeast Ohio.

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  • 3/26/2020 11:15 AM

We're standing with people in Northeast Ohio living without power during the pandemic, and with people at risk of having lights shut off when bills come due after the crisis, through a petition to demand that First Energy handle this crisis in a way that's humane and accountable. We're conducting the #covid19blackout on Thursday, March 26

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  • 2/28/2020 10:18 AM

Cleveland Owns released 'Equitable Community Solar,' a report that describes policies for community solar programs that promote racial and economic equity. The report proposes an ambitious, expansive roadmap for equitable community solar -- 30 policies and program guidelines that promote community ownership and governance, participation by low- and moderate-income households and households in pollution-burdened neighborhoods, and a rapid expansion of clean, renewable energy.

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  • 2/4/2020 04:28 PM

We're launching the Cleveland Heights Community Solar Fellowship.

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  • 2/4/2020 04:26 PM

We are super excited to introduce you all to Ashley, the new organizer at Cleveland Owns who will be launching the Cleveland Heights Community Solar Fellowship this month!

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  • 12/23/2019 03:39 PM

Here at Cleveland Owns, we’ve got lots to celebrate from 2019. We’ve incubated five cooperative businesses, along the way working with some 50 aspiring member-owners. We hosted our first Community Solar Fellowship, and brought together another 50 people at our launch party in October.

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