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

5 Questions with The Nature Conservancy's Mark Tercek

Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. Mark will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit. Read more

Integrating Equity in Climate Action Planning

Integrating equity in city climate action planning has been prioritized in a few cities across the country, most notably to date Portland, Oregon and San Diego, California. Other cities, like Seattle, have led efforts to increase equity in programs, policies and procedures across city operations ... Read more


  In 2013, the City of Cleveland led a year-long process to develop the Cleveland Climate Action Plan (CAP), which outlined 33 actions to move our city towards emissions reductions and more climate resilience through measures in six focus areas. In 2017, in accordance with the commitment to updat... Read more

Why Attend the 2017 Summit? Here's 9 Good Reasons.

Now in its 9th year, Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Sustainable Cleveland Summit is back and better than ever. Presented by the Cleveland Foundation, the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit will take place September 27th and 28th at Cleveland Public Auditorium. It will bring together people from all walk... Read more

Sustainable learning

How the Mayors Summer Rain Barrel program brings youth, residents, and rain barrels together. Read more