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

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