An Open Letter to Our Public Officials:

 'ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION';  As part of ICEA's 25th Anniversary,   the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) would like to expand this original Ohio's Coastweeks 1994 celebration concept from the ARK in Berea into a National Educational program for children in  all 50 States focusing on the natural beauty, iceality, history and development for future uses of America's coastlines.

Specifically, ICEA is seeking to petition the Federal Government to administer and help fund the building of the COASTWEEKS Program. This program would be very similar to the Great Depression Era New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) Program called the Federal Art Project (FAP). Almost every community in the United States has riverfront parks or green shoreline spaces which would benefit from this program,
especially rural and inter-city areas that would provide positive local community guidance
for the youth and jobs for the unemployed who are able to work....
....We Can Do This!


Ambassador Renate


Ohio COASTWEEKS  2019 Childrens Art and Essay Contest

As part of Ohio's Coastweeks 2019 celebration, the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) will hold the
Official 23th Annual Coastweeks 2019 Art and Essay contest for Children.

The contest portrays important issues about Lake Erie through Art focusing on the natural beauty, history and future uses. David comments on why he organized this area's only comprehensive art/environment program for young children at ICEA……"to plan strategies of sustainable development for a Great Lake like ours that is endowed with renewable and non-renewable resources requires a scientific and empiric deep knowledge supported by a lingering bioregional educational action that needs to begin with our young children." These combined elements will eventually increase the public's awareness through ICEAlity and enable the protection of Lake Erie's valuable and delicate systems.
The theme, 'I Can Help Lake Erie', encourages young Ohioans to be part of the solution, not the pollution that finds it way into the lake."
The posters and essays are exhibited at the
Great Lakes Historical Society's Inland Seas Maritime Museum in Vermilion, Ohio and the
ARK in Berea in the Cleveland Area.

For over 25 years ICEA has inspired generations of citizens, teachers and children to take an active role in their environment through ICEAlity. As an example of these endeavors, in 2007 the new Coe Lake Nature Trail and Riparian Restoration Project was built to foster an appreciation for Berea's natural environment and history.

International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
Box 81496
Cleveland, Ohio 441181 USA
Tel/Fax: 440-891-8376


The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is a force for socially responsible activity. ICEA's mission is ICEAlity that is to "Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through the Arts". ICEA was founded by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987 to meet the compelling needs of ordinary citizens for access to current, balanced, understandable information about complex global issues. Over the years, ICEA has gained a reputation for excellence based upon a unique library of specialized, current information on global importance and a wide range of imaginative programming and collaborations with other organizations to meet the needs of a broad constituency. With affiliates across the globe, ICEA supports research, information sharing and effective action promoting a sustainable Culture of  Peace.

The historic ARK in Berea,  is the first structure in Cuyahoga County to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, it  inaugurated the green building trend that is now sweeping America. The Ark in Berea is the home and studio of American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca and is also a museum, community center, and art gallery. The ARK in Berea is the home of the Environmental Art Movement.

ICEA is a place where people are encouraged to develop their own unique individual skills and talents for themselves, their community, nation and the world.  The center provides a healthy holistic environment to aid people in their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual as well as artistic growth.  Sustainable business leadership training programs are available to corporate and community organizations.  Consultants and Speakers are available for all topics relating to the Humanities, Arts, and the Environment.

Annual Ongoing Projects are:
Ohio COASTWEEKS Children's Arts and Essay Contest.
World Childrens Peace Movement

Great American Peace Trail

Volunteers are welcome for specific projects and committees. Training is provided.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Ohio Lake Erie Commission   One Maritme Plaza, Toledo, Ohio 43604

Ohio Department of Natural Resources  1930 Belcher Dr.  Columbus, Ohio  43224

Ambassador Renate
Box 81496 Cleveland, Ohio 44181 Tel/Fax 440-891-8376

Carla LaVigne
Great Lakes Historical Society
Box 435 Vermilion, Oh 44089 Tel 440-967-3467

Christopher H. Gillcrist
InLand Seas Maritime Museum
480 Main St. Vermilion, Oh 44089 Tel 800-893-1485

Ohio’s Coastweeks Coordinators
One Maritime Plaza, Fourth Floor, Toledo, Ohio 43604
Tel 419-245-2514 

COASTWEEKS Water links to UN and Non-UN System sites:

United Nations


International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

UNDP and Water



UNICEF - Water, Environment and Sanitation

World Bank Group

World Health Organization

World Meteorological Organization



The additional resources links on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not necessarily represent an endorsement by COASTWEEKS.

American Water Resources Association

Global Water Partnership

Institute of Water and Environment

International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)

International Office for Water

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

International Water Association

International Water Management Institute

Programme Solidarité Eau

Stockholm International Water Institute

Universities Council on Water Resources

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

World Resources Institute

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

World Water Council

World's Water

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When you join the Farmgirl Sisterhood, you'll be able to participate in fun celebrations like our Farmgirl Jubilee.

The first annual Farmgirl Jubilee was celebrated in 2015, forever more to be held during the first weekend in May.  During our special weekend, together in person or online, we celebrate friendships and our connections to our ethnic roots.  It's when we honor our fatherland, our homes, families, and friends.  We celebrate by adding beautiful gardens to our backyards, by discovering the satisfaction of home-cooked meals made with healthy ingredients, by renewing our commitment to the simplifactions of our daily lives, by rediscovering outdoor spaces together with friends, and by meeting new friends who inspire us and help us stay the course in meaninful ways.



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You are listening to WCSB Cleveland, 89.3 on your FM dial.  
Wilkommen zum heutigan Deutschen Americanishen Radio Program, Euer Heimat Radio Program mit alte Heimatslieder und Volks Melodian.
Wir hoffen das jeder eine schoene Woche gehabt hat und wir wuenschen heute jedem einen schoenen Sonntag!



Very special birthday greetings go out to Meta from your daughters and grandchildren, from Paul Weber and the whole German Community in Canada and here in Cleveland and, of course, from us here at the Cleveland German Radio Show.  Meta we hope your birthday celebration was a happy one with lots of happy surprises because that is what birthdays are all about.  We wish you many many more years of happiness, good health and dancing at your German Events.
Be happy, Meta.  And here is a song for you.......Danke schoen mit rote Rosen!  Enjoy


A friendly hello goes out to Christine und Manfred Barth.  We hope you are enjoying our Cleveland German Radio Show!  
And here is a song for you.......


We have a special friend listening to us from the WCSB Polish hour, Joe Fetzkanyan.  It is always a pleasure to meet one of the DJ's of WCSB.  
We hope you enjoy listening to our ompapa music!


Special greetings go out to Jan Franik and also to Colleen and Laverne


And Sonja Sekic it was so nice to meet one of our Cleveland German Radio Facebook Friends.  Heartfelt greetings go out to you, Joshua, Andreas,
Sidney and Kelley.  Keep on listening to us!  


You are listening to our Cleveland German Radio Show on WCSB Cleveland, 89.3FM.  We play more cowbells than any station in the nation!


We always enjoy saying hello to people on our Cleveland German Radio Show.  Hi Karin Campana!  David is going to play a special song for you!  Enjoy!



Guten Morgen
Ein neuer Tag beginnt
Guten Morgen
Wenn wir zusammen sind
Ob regen oder Sonnenschein
Wir wollen heut zusammen sein
Egal ob's draussen regnet oder Sonnenschein
Heut ist wider Kita Zeit
Guten morgen, Guten Morgen
ein neuer Tag beginnt!


News from the Munich Oktoberfest!!!!  

Well, the iconic Oktoberfest in Munich is coming to an end tomorrow.  I am sure there are happy times and people from all over the world enjoying the festivities with a lot of beer drinking, schnitzels, dirndls, lederhosen, laughter and dancing the night away in Munich!  Happy times!  For those of you who are there experiencing the great Gemuetlichkeit in Munich, we are thinking of you.  When you get back, come on our Cleveland German Radio Show and talk about your experience!  We would love to hear all about it!

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LEFT SOMETHING BEHIND THERE,  HERE IS THE LIST FROM THE WIESN LOST AND FOUND BECAUSE Reading the list of articles left behind at Oktoberfest is the only reason to get up in the morning after Oktoberfest has come and gone. The Wiesn lost and found is a treasure trove of potential Oktoberfest trivia. For instance, this year so far, Oktoberfest visitors left behind: 1,300 passports, 600 wallets, 520 smartphones, 360 keys, 325 pairs of glasses, a set of dentures, a pair of crutches (“It’s a miracle! I’m healed!”), a license plate, 620 pieces of clothing, and a drinking horn --- Great, who invited the Viking?

SO IF YOU THINK Oktoberfest is all brats, brews, and boobs? Think again! Actually, in a lot of ways that is true, but still. What I’m trying to say is, there’s a lot of Oktoberfest SECRETS you probably don’t know. A lot of secret goings-on and strictly in-the-know information. There may even be a hidden staircase or two. I’m just speculating, of course, but I dunno… maybe…?
BUT STAY TUNED AND I MAY spill the beans on all the Oktoberfest SECRETS I do know and I’ll get back to you on those secret passageways.



How to observe October as German American Heritage Month
October 38/30 2ND HR



Exscuse me guys i'm und david the producer of the CGRS
I was wondering if you can wrap it up because this is not REALLY a talk show and MARY KELLY, REEZY, ROBERTA AND MARIA PAUL ARE ALL ladys who are waiting for the music to start AND i DON'T WANT THEM TO START CALLING IN
Thanks very much

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CLEVELAND POLKA STUHLTANZEN, America's Newest Dance Craze from Cleveland
Something special happens whenever the music starts, some people sway back and forth, others bob their head in time with the beat. From the tiniest movement to the most bold, moving the body in a rhythmic way that expresses emotion, releases energy, or simply shows delight, is the definition of dance. From ballroom to polkas, dancing is also one of the most enjoyable ways of getting up, moving, and keeping fit. But for seniors from the German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovenian and many many more from Cleveland's ethnic community it has become a thing of the past....but not anymore!
The Benefits of CLEVELAND POLKA STUHLTANZEN for Seniors is that when someone dances, art and sport intersect. Because it simultaneously combines physical, emotional, and cognitive stimulation, this accounts for the many benefits that dancing holds for older adults. CLEVELAND POLKA STUHLTANZEN is a progressive dance form which uses the chair as the central point for the choreography. Now Seniors, even those in wheelchairs, who love to dance can create new and fun interesting movement opportunities into their lives. Senior CLEVELAND POLKA STUHLTANZEN offers elderly people physical benefits which include improvement in balance, strength and gait, which will help reduce the risk of falls. As well as work their arm and leg muscles. As well as improving their balance it will also help improve their coordination. Ambassador Renate says "The CLEVELAND POLKA STUHLTANZEN program is part of a broader strategy of bringing arts of various kinds into the care setting developed from the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM). Possibly, with teachers and classes, this can be a developed Senior dance program as a model for other long-term care facilities across America and the World.
"Remember, you don't get too old to dance, You grow old because you stop dancing".
Chair exercising is not a new idea, but taking it to a new level is, I came up with the idea of CLEVELAND POLKA STUHLTANZEN by watching Liza Minelli's Mein Herr Cabaret - Group Chair Dance Performance at Millers (Zürich, Switzerland) April 2023. This performance that was part of the Can't Stop the Beat Musical Theater production from Close Encounters Theater group Zürich)
Ambassador Renate Jakupca