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Health through Sustainability: August 2020 Virtual Meeting Recap

The August monthly series topic focused on the many layers of health through the lens of sustainability. Our Outreach and Education Liaison Philena Seldon led the discussion with an inter-generational panel focusing on a multilayered perspective on what health and sustainability mean in the prese... Read more

How Pollution from Energy Generation Can Affect Our Health

Pollutants released by burning fossil fuels can have a harmful impact on human health by contributing to the four leading causes of death in the United States (cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, heart disease, and stroke) and damaging the major organ systems of the body:   Respiratory... Read more

Future of Sustainability Lies with Our Youth

Today we celebrate International Youth Day! Across the world, countless young people are taking action in their communities to create a more sustainable future. We wanted to highlight one of those youth - our Youth Sustainability Leadership Program (YSLP) participant Kynnedy Simone Smith. She bec... Read more

Happy Book Lovers Day!

In honor of National Book Lovers Day on August 9th, we wanted to share a list of environmental books recommended by our Sustainable Cleveland staff members. If you’re looking for your next green read, take your pick! Read more

Story of Plastic Film

Thank you for your interest in the topic of plastic and plastic pollution.   In this blog you will find comments/reviews about the Story of Plastic film from local experts and members of the Plastic Reduction Working Group, as well as resources related to the topic.   Read more

Scrap the Idea of Putting Things in the Landfill!

Did you know you can take metal items to local area scrap yards? Check out this list of local resources. Read more

Waste Reduction & Composting: July 2020 Virtual Meeting Recap

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Cleveland Spaces Vital Places

A program hosted and organized by the Sustainable Cleveland Vital Neighborhoods Working Group   Cleveland Spaces Vital Places is a series of seven (7) workshops designed to inform residents about resources and practices needed to revitalize vacant lots in their community.   Read more

Natural Cleaning (Part 3): Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing/Isopropyl alcohol is the perfect disinfectant to use in nearly every room of your home! And because it evaporates quickly, there is little concern for water damage, especially to sensitive electronics like keyboards. Read more

Virtual Quarterly Meeting Resources & Video

We were excited to see so many of you join us for our first virtual Quarterly Meeting of 2020. Our Chief of Sustainability, Jason Wood, started us off with an overview of where Sustainable Cleveland is heading beyond 2019 to build off the momentum generated in the first 10 years of the initiative... Read more

Pollinator Week 2020

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. It is celebrated on June 22-28, 2020.   Read more

Part 2: Natural Cleaning: Ridding Your Home of Unnecessary (and Dangerous) Toxins

Most of us have peroxide in our homes, right? We typically reach for it when we get cuts or scrapes, but did you know it does so much more? Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an excellent disinfectant, often used in hospital settings to sanitize surfaces and bedding. It can be used all around your home ... Read more