Wrapping Up the Rain Barrel 2021 Program

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Waste Collection & Recycling Meeting Recap

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Plastic Free July with Sustainable Cleveland

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Scooting into Summer: Key Tips for a Good Ride

  You may have seen orange, green, and black scooters on sidewalks around town and wondered what they’re for and how to use them. Or maybe you are a UHBikes bikeshare aficionado and are curious about what’s next for bikeshare in Cleveland. Read more

Learning to See the Beauty in Nature: A Walk through the Garden

The act of gardening is an ever-evolving learning process. There is always something to tend to, from watering, weeding, or pest management. It can get frustrating at times, especially when a garden is carefully planned with specific plants and some do not survive or plants show up that you don’t... Read more

Circular Economy and Fashion Recap

   “For fashion, a circular economy means ensuring that products (apparel, footwear, accessories) are used more, are made to be made again, and are made from safe and recycled or renewable inputs”. - Excerpt taken from Vision for a circular economy for fashion - Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2018) Read more

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step

Have you taken on new sustainability habits this year? Or maybe you began your journey with research before deciding what steps you'll take next? Either way, we salute you for your curiosity and ambition to take the first steps to living a little more greener. To help inspire your journey, we'd l... Read more

Tree Planting 101: Finding the Perfect Tree & Planting Spot

    April is all about our planet’s stewardship, from Earth Day to Arbor Day and now for the first year ever - National Native Plant Month. Many organizations have tree sales and giveaways in April, so this is a perfect time to discuss tree care. There are a few things to be aware of before you ... Read more

What is 100% Clean and Renewable Energy?

  One of the goals of our Cleveland Climate Action Plan includes reaching 100% of electricity demand from clean, renewable energy by 2050. In the environmental world, this is sweetly shortened to 100RE. To help us achieve this goal, we released Cleveland’s Clean and Equitable Energy Future report... Read more

Cleveland’s climate goal progress recognized by Global Covenant of Mayors

  In 2015, the City of Cleveland committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) to work towards achieving our climate goals. As Cleveland implements its climate commitments, our progress is recognized by a system of GCoM badges shared with the global community. In 2020... Read more

Gardening Season is Upon Us

"It’s April! Time to get outside and get dirty!"   We recommend you taking our team member Patti D.'s advice!   After a seemingly endless 2020, the lengthening days and warmer temperatures are triggering the urge to get in the yard and clean up the gardens. Wait, what? We *shouldn’t* get down and... Read more

Women's History Month: Celebrating Women of the Past, Present, and Future

Throughout the month of March, we celebrated Women's History Month by sharing the lives and stories of women from the past, present, and future leaders in sustainability. Read more