SUCCESS STORIES

Sustainable Cleveland is a community of people from every walk of life working to transform Cleveland into a Green City on a Blue Lake.  Let us know what you've achieved at work, at home, or in your community to make Cleveland more sustainable.  We are collecting success stories to demonstrate progress and to inspire others!

 

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Cleveland 2030 District 2016 Progress

The Cleveland 2030 District is a non-profit organization with a mission to engage progressive property owners, professional partners, and community stakeholders to create a dramatically efficient built environment in Cleveland. Cleveland is one of 15 cities across North America supporting Archite... Read more

NEW Cuyahoga County Bike Map Created by NOACA

  In 2016 the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) created a new Cuyahoga County bike map! Maps are free, printed on weather-proof paper and are available at bike shops, libraries and tourism information centers. Read more

CMSD 2nd Graders Pedal in PE class

  Second grade students in select schools across Cleveland now learn to walk and bike safely as part of their physical education class. Through a 5-module curriculum, students practice safely crossing the street, starting and stopping on their bicycles (using brakes, not feet!), fitting and weari... Read more

#BuildingABetterWarren

We have built a jobs program that employs our residents in the fight against blight, harvesting materials before demolition, installing green projects after demo, and rehabbing salvageable homes. Read more

Willow Room Salon helps make beauty sustainable

Motivated by beauty, nature and authenticity, Willow Room Salon aims to encourage these same values in each person they meet inspiring them to live a sustainable and holistic life. In 2014 they participated in THE ECO SALON CONTEST a worldwide competition launched by Davines. Not only were they r... Read more

Motorcars Honda Receives International Carbon Neutral Award

Motorcars Honda receives International Carbon Neutral Award to become the First Dealership in the World   July 13, 2016 (University Circle) - BP will roll out the ‘green’ carpet for more than 5,000 residents and businesses at Wade Oval Wednesdays’ on July 13th at Wade Oval in University Circle to... Read more

Turning 'trash' Into Healthy Local Food

Cleveland landscaper Anibal Garcia diverts grass clippings and leaves from city sanitation trucks to Omowale Farm in Ohio City, where it is composted and used for fertilizer. Hoping to promote edible landscaping, farmer Hayes Rowan offers perennial plants, including lavender, lilac and strawberry... Read more

RiverSweep 2016 Collects 80 Tons of Trash

RiverSweep is a long-running program by Canalway Partners which is Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort. Each year, local businesses, schools and individuals team up to clean our shared backyard. RiverSweep 2016 featured 950 volunteers who cleaned 80 tons of trash (including 475 tires), pa... Read more

Introducing UH Bikes

On Saturday, May 14th, University Hospitals announced its system sponsorship of Cleveland's bike share system which will launch this summer in Downtown and University Circle. Read more

WKYC Tree Challenge

In an effort to bring back Cleveland's nickname -- the Forest City -- WKYC Channel 3 is challenged companies and organizations to purchase trees and plant them on Arbor Day. Eleven companies accepted the challenge: Bernstein Private Management Cleveland Metroparks Dominion Lubrizol Oswald Compan... Read more