16Oct 2016

Economists have long argued that increases in worker pay can lead to improvements in productivity—indeed, that it can actually be profitable to pay workers higher wages.  Last year, Justin Wolfers and Jan Zilinsky of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, decided to explore literature and theory on how pay increases influence productivity. Their article summarizes […]

22Jul 2016
health care costs

A Brief History of the U.S. employer-based Healthcare system by Alice Faryna M.D. The USA is unique in the industrialized world in avoiding a move to an equitable form of universal coverage, stemming back to the post depression era of the 1930’s. Blue Cross was created to help Baylor University’s troubled HC facilities, by offering […]

20Jun 2016

Policy Forum on Conservative Thought and Sustainability   OSBC was an organizing partner for this interactive policy forum — bringing together national and Cleveland area business leaders, policy makers, the media and RNC delegates — to examine the financial benefits that companies large and small are realizing through environmental sustainability practices. Held July 20th Cleveland-Marshall College […]

11Jun 2016

Village Bakery & Cafe opened in 2002 with a mission to support farms in the foothills of Appalachian Ohio, by nourishing our neighbors and inspiring a culture of interdependence.  Our progress is measured by how much we can “invest” our purchasing power in organic, fair trade, and renewable systems, and how little we can contribute […]

11Jun 2016
Village Bakery Athens Ohio

Congratulations to OSBC member, Christine Hughes, owner of the Village Bakery & Cafe! Village Bakery & Cafe is one of the three winners of Green America’s Spring 2016 People & Planet Award, in the organics category. Each winner receives a $5,000 prize to support their business’s green mission. “We are so thrilled to accept this […]

19May 2016
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OSBC members and friends are invited to join this ASBC Webinar: The Conservative Case for a National Carbon Tax : Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) Catrina Rorke, R Street Institute Fifth in a series of Webinars about Climate Change June 8th, 4 – 5 PM ET Stopping climate change will ultimately require action from Congress. […]

24Mar 2016

By Zach Bernstein The debate over whether climate change is real is essentially settled. Now the question is, what are we going to do about keeping temperatures from rising out of control? Here’s one idea: Support a carbon tax. This might seem odd, especially given the name, but carbon taxes are becoming more and more […]

22Mar 2016

House bill that would stifle states requiring their own GMO labeling fails in the Senate. While some companies prepare to comply voluntarily to meet consumer demand, others continue to resist. Senate bills remain, however, that threaten mandatory labeling efforts.

10Mar 2016
Third Sun Solar

Third Sun Solar is the premier full-service provider of clean energy systems in the Midwest. They have earned a sterling reputation with over 14 years of experience and more than 400 successful clean energy installations. Third Sun guides customers toward the best solar solution, they make solar pay off—in the short term and the long run—for every one of their customers.

10Mar 2016

Sustainability Studies theme brings Frances and Anna Lappé, a mother-daughter team internationally renowned for their work on sustainable food systems, food justice and grassroots democracy, to Ohio University in March to discuss “The Sustainable Food Movement Rising.” The founders of the Small Planet Institute will discuss sustainable food systems in a lecture on Wednesday, March […]

24Jan 2016
Evergreen Cooperatives

The initiative was designed to create an economic breakthrough in Cleveland. Rather than a trickle-down strategy, it focuses on economic inclusion and building a local economy from the ground up. Rather than offering public subsidy to induce corporations to bring what are often low-wage jobs into the city, the Evergreen strategy calls for catalyzing new businesses, owned by their employees.