Sustainable Cleveland seeks to include a growing number of people in the work of making Cleveland more sustainable. To measure this indicator, we track the cumulative number of people involved in the project's workgroups — small groups that focus on specific areas of work, like local food production or zero waste. Note that this data may underrepresent the amount of people because we are only able to track working group members that also attend the annual Summits.
We also track the number of active working groups and "graduates". A working group is considered a graduate if they become their own organization or business. Often times, working groups are no longer active if they've completed their mission or merged with another group.
Source: Sustainable Cleveland Summit Registration Forms
Since 2010 the number of working group participants has steadily increased to over 700.