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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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

AJ Rickoff Elementary School Sustainable Transportation Play

Three cheers to AJ Rickoff Elementary School and Kulture Kids for using the Year of Sustainable Transportation as the theme for their integrated arts and science curriculum. 250 Kindergarten through third grade students were involved in the performance that explored sustainable transportation. T... Read more

Fire on the Water: Cuyahoga Briefly

    Cleveland Public Theatre produced 6 original performances about Clean Water during Sustainable Cleveland's Year of Clean Water in 2015. Kudos to CPT for engaging artists and audiences about how to keep our water resources fishable, swimmable, and drinkable! In this video, witness a special p... Read more

Congrats to Doreen Schreiber newly certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate!

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District staff member Doreen Schreiber, recently became a certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) through the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC). Doreen joins an elite group, becoming one of only four people in Ohio certified as a ZWBA.   As the Dist... Read more