June 18: Kids Kites and Clean Air Event at Edgewater Park; highlights thousands of Ohio jobs created with clean energy economy

New Report finds thousands of jobs can be created by investing in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Infrastructure improvements In Ohio

Repair Ohio report, federal carbon rules and local action on climate highlighted as ways to Protect Health & Boost Economy in Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio – Business and labor leaders, public health advocates, kids and families from northeast Ohio to host a news conference on Wednesday, June 18th at 2:00pm ET to release Repair Ohio report.

This report comes on the heels of global wind day and the US EPA’s proposal to address climate change by limiting the carbon pollution from power plants. Speakers will outline the positive impacts possible from investments in clean energy, infrastructure improvement programs and the renewable energy potential in northeast Ohio as well as money saving sustainability efforts already taking in place around Cleveland.

Media interested in attending the news conference should RSVP to Marnie Urso at 216-246-7150.

WHAT: Kids, Kites and Clean Air
Press Event highlighting benefits to Jobs, Economy, Public Health from investments in renewable energy and sustainability in northeast Ohio

WHEN: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, 2:00pm ET
WHERE: Edgewater State Park (lower section)
WHO: Featured Speakers: Lee Geisse, Blue Green Alliance; Dr. Lorry Wagner, President of Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation; Nancy Hughes, Sustainability Manager, Cleveland Metroparks

**Great Visuals; Kids flying colorful kites, families, Lake Erie**

Contact: Marnie Urso, 216-246-7150, murso@audubon.og or Erin Bzymek, 202-706-6916, erinb@bluegreenalliance.org