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The heat is on, in the Cleveland!

The heat is on in Cleveland! Here are seven tips to keep you cool, and save money!

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Summer in CLE – It’s heating up!

Summer in Cleveland is a time to get out and shake off the blues left after a long and cold winter. This summer has been a busy time with FREE outdoor concerts just about every evening along with community festivals every weekend. There’s never a dull moment!

So what are you planning for this weekend? Cleveland Public Power is gearing up to share tips on energy efficiency at the annual Burning River Fest on Whiskey Island. According to the Burning River Foundation this event is  “Intended to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region and Cuyahoga River ecosystem, the annual Burning River Fest features live music, fresh food and chef demos from local farms and eateries, educational exhibits, artists from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle, and a special appearance by Great Lakes Brewing Company’s® Christmas Ale™! ” If you’re coming down stop by and check out our Energy Bike.

Energy Bike Panel

This is the board from our Energy Bike, designed by the Ohio Energy project.

If Whiskey Island and environmental concerns are not for you, check us out at Family Unity in the Park, the annual festival, concert and fireworks show at Luke Easter Park. Stop by CPP’s booth and spin the Prize Wheel for a chance to win CPP swag, and see how much you know about energy efficiency and conservation!

We hope to see you enjoying summer in CLE!

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Lake Breeze = Great Kite Flying

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 Tips for safely flying your kite!

With such beautiful Cleveland weather right now, what better way to enjoy it than to fly a kite!  Make these Cleveland winds work in your favor and experience aerodynamic forces first hand.  Seems simple enough, right?  Well there’s actually a lot to consider prior to getting that kite off the ground.  By exercising the 3 C’s of kite safety: Caution, Courtesy, and Common Sense, you will be successful in staying safe.

Caution – Be aware of your surroundings, know what is in front and behind you at all times.  Kite lines conduct electricity, so do not fly your kite near any overhead power lines or in any thunderstorms.   Should you get your kite tangled in a power line, DO NOT TOUCH THE LINES OR THE KITE!  Electricity can easily travel down your kite lines to you regardless of the type of line you are using, and it can most likely kill you.  Immediately release the lines and handles and move away!  Call your local utility company immediately to inform them of what just happened, and then secure the area so that no one gets hurt.

Courtesy – Have consideration of others.  Do not fly kites near any roads where drivers can become easily distracted.  Try to avoid flying your kite near other kite flyers.  Never fly your kite over people.  Be patient with children and spectators, they probably are not aware of the dangers associated with kite flying and are only curious to see what you’re doing.

Common Sense – Be aware of the limitations of your skills and strength, and do not fly anything too large for the conditions, or try anything too complicated.  Make sure your kite anchors are strong and secure enough to contain your kite.  Never leave your kite unattended as winds can change direction and intensity very quickly.  Keep in mind that at some point your skills, strength, or equipment will fail you; therefore, try to fail SAFE!

By following these simple safety tips flying a kite should be a breeze.

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