Correcting the Record on Cleveland’s Sustainability Performance

Last week, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a United Nations Initiative, released its first index to rank U.S. cities on sustainability performance. In this report, Cleveland ranked 99th out of 100 cities. To say the least, this was a surprise. For instance, in previous studies we’v... Read more

Staying Cool in the CLE

Extreme heat conditions are becoming more common in the City of Cleveland, especially with the worsening impacts of climate change. It's important that we prepare. Read more

Pollinator Partnership and National Pollinator Week

  Established in 1997, the Pollinator Partnership (P2) is the largest 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the health, protection, and conservation of all pollinating animals. P2’s actions for pollinators include education, conservation, restoration, policy, and research. Fin... Read more

Cleveland is Center Stage for Flourishing Business

  With the US government pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord and many nations closing their doors on immigrants, environmental and social challenges are rapidly turning into private sector risks and opportunities. Businesses are being called to take on the additional jobs of solving economic,... Read more

Sustainable Business in Cleveland- Part III: Leading by Example

Back in 2014, Sustainable Cleveland launched the “I am Sustainable, Cleveland” poster campaign to highlight how local businesses and organizations are serving as sustainability leaders. For our third installment in the Sustainable Business in Cleveland series, we revisit some of those leaders and... Read more

2017 Commuter Choice Awards

Does your organization encourage its employees and customers to use alternative transportation modes? If so we want to recognize and celebrate those efforts! Earn bragging rights among your peers for being one of the region’s top organizations for supporting green commuting.  Read more

Gohio Commute

Commuting plays an outsized role in our transportation system. While commutes account for just 19% of total trips, they make nearly 28% of total vehicle miles traveled. The daily commute has literally shaped our transportation system, as roads are built to accommodate congestion during rush hour. Read more

Sustainable Business in Cleveland Part II: Doing Well by Doing Good

9 Ways Cleveland-based organizations are making it easier for citizens and businesses to become sustainable   Read more

Guest Blog: Spring Ephemerals

  As the days get longer and the ground and air warm up, our native plants begin to unfold. These first woodland flowers of spring are called “spring ephemerals,” and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is awash in them. In the early spring, our native trees have not leafed out, so ample sunlight r... Read more

Guest Blog: Celebrating 100 Years

As I began my journey with Cleveland Metroparks on April 2, 1983, I was definitely not looking 34 years into the future. Unlike William A. Stinchcomb, the 27 year old, City of Cleveland Chief Engineer of Parks, who in 1905 had the vision to create what would eventually become the Cleveland Metrop... Read more

Guest Blog: What Can Students do About Air Pollution?

Do you want to help reduce air pollution in Northeast Ohio? Air quality has improved substantially in the last few decades, but there are still improvements that can be made. It is up to every citizen to be informed and aware of air pollution, and for them to be diligent in taking steps to reduce... Read more

Zero Waste Event Planning

Is it spring yet? These 60- and 70-degree days have us thinking about warmer weather, and everyone knows Cleveland comes alive in the spring and summer months with plenty of events every night of the week. As you begin to plan your social calendar and summer get-togethers, we encourage you to be ... Read more