As part of his Sustainable Cleveland initiative, Mayor Frank G. Jackson hosts annual summits, bringing together a diverse group of people vested in and dedicated to Cleveland to use their vast knowledge and imagination to create an action plan for building a green economy for Cleveland’s future. The summits incorporate the Appreciative Inquiry method (AI) as the facilitation method. AI is a collaborative, interactive, task focused and action oriented process which engages the whole system to create change. We are doing more than having conversations; we are building a green city on a blue lake.