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Skip the Straw

Lake Erie supplies the water we drink. No matter where you live, your life depends on water. Year after year, trash enters our waterways, choking economies, harming wildlife and impacting the health of humans and communities.   Fortunately, this is one environmental issue we can all address. By p... Read more

Arbor Day Success

When my teacher first told me about the YSLP program last fall I was immediately interested. I was already planning to attend the Sustainability Summit and wanted to continue getting involved in the sustainability initiatives in Cleveland.    Read more

Happy Arbor Day!

Trees have been celebrated around the world on Arbor Day for over a century.  Read more

How to Keep Your Mattress Out of a Landfill

Mattresses take up a disproportionate amount of space in landfills. They’re difficult to pack down and often clog machinery in the process. You can help lessen your environmental footprint by choosing a biodegradable mattress and by disposing of your old mattress in an environmentally responsible... Read more

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District now recruiting Good Neighbor Ambassadors

In 2018, The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is celebrating the Year of Vital Neighborhoods with Sustainable Cleveland. Vital neighborhoods are the foundation of Cleveland. Through volunteering, education, or simply getting to know your neighbors, all members of a community can come togeth... Read more

2017 Year in Review on BW Campus

  As we reflect on milestones (cinder blocks?) of 2017 for recycling organic waste at Baldwin Wallace University (BW), this is a great time of year to reflect. We cleared 59,000 pounds or 55 cubic yards of organic waste recycled. Whether it is about the 39,726 pounds or nearly 29 cubic yards of c... Read more

10 Ways to Live More Sustainably in 2018

New Year means a fresh start, right?  Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet?  A new year can often call for new habits! Have you considered using 2018 to make your life a more sustainable one? There are so many ways to make your day to day life more sustainable, here are 10 to get your 201... Read more

New Year Resolution: End Food Waste!

  Not many of us spend much time thinking about our garbage, much less what it is comprised of. At Rust Belt RIders, we think about it obsessively. For the past four years we have helped businesses, organization, and schools - over 60 and counting, manage their waste stream. More specifically, we... Read more

17 Reasons to Celebrate 2017

  Let’s not kid ourselves – 2017 was not all roses for sustainability. The U.S. federal government has been busy rolling back environmental legislation at a furious pace, including the Clean Power Plan, and the U.S. is now the only country on Earth that has backed away from the Paris Climate Agre... Read more

2017- The Year of Vibrant Green Space

The expansion of parks and natural areas, community gardens, urban farms, green roofs, landscaped boulevards, bike paths, trails, schoolyards, recreational areas, and other public open green space in Cleveland were all celebrated during 2017, the Sustainable Cleveland Year of Vibrant Green Space. Read more

Cleveland Climate Action Plan Update- Green Jobs

  Looking to the Sun and Catching the Wind: Generating Green Jobs in Northeast Ohio     CAPTION: WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY ALONG THE LAKE IN FRONT OF THE GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER   Read more

Nature's Fortune and The Market for Corporate Environmental and Social Governance

  Maximizing business and conserving nature are not mutually exclusive activities. In his book Nature’s Fortune, Cleveland native, former investment banker, and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, Mark Tercek, argues that indeed, partnering with business as an environmental organization can “create si... Read more