The Office for Sustainability will host the first Green Bag Lunch of 2018 Wednesday, Jan. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom. The event is titled. “Advocating for your Park with the Trust for Public Land.”
The Trust for Public Land staff will speak on how community members can help their own municipalities decide how park funding is spent. They rate city’s parks with their ParkScore program; Cleveland’s ParkScore was low in 2017 with a score of 54 out of 100. The Trust also has a Climate-Smart Cities program that helps citizens be an advocate for their favorite park.
Speakers on these programs will be:
Shanelle Smith, current MBA student at CWRU and state director at the Trust for Public Land; and
Matt Schmidt, program director at the Trust for Public Land.
A Q&A session will conclude the presentations.
Those attending are encouraged to bring their own lunch to eat during the talk; dessert and coffee will be provided.