• Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 04:30 PM

    Sustainable Cleveland - September 2020 Monthly Virtual Meeting


    This month's topic will focus on energy awareness!


    Join us for the September Sustainable Cleveland Monthly Meeting on September 23rd at 4:30pm. This month's topic will focus on energy awareness. The Office of Sustainability’s Energy Management team - Anand Natarajan, Energy Manager and Elizabeth Lehman, Energy Analyst, will provide useful resources for the community on how to save energy and money, and share updates on the City of Cleveland's efforts in leading by example.


    To kick the month off, we have put together a primer on what energy is, why it is important, and how it effects our environment.




    For more information visit or direct questions to


    We hope you can join us!





    The virtual link and access code for the Sustainable Cleveland - September 2020 Monthly Virtual Meeting: Energy Awareness is listed below:

    Date: September 23, 2020

    Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

    Meeting link:

    Meeting password: Cleveland


    Join by phone: +1-415-655-0003 US Toll

    Access code: 172 986 2472


    Join by video system


    You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

    Meeting number (access code): 172 986 2472​


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  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Cleveland Spaces Vital Places Virtual Workshop "Creating a Network": Creating the Networking


    Join Cleveland Vital Spaces to learn how Networking can help building support and power to move your initiative forward.



    Online / Virtual Event
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 at 05:00 PM through September 26, 2020

    Sustainable Oceans Conference 2020


    The Sustainable Oceans Conference is a free public event that brings together a wide audience. The goal is to promote opportunities for collaboration to address the range of issues affecting our ocean. The annual conference is supported by the Sobey Fund for Oceans and is organized annually by the students of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University. It is the only student-led conference of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and is being held for the 9th consecutive year.


    The ocean is our lifeline. It feeds us, provides the air that we breathe, links vast continents, and helps foster  deeper human connections. A healthy ocean supports a healthy Earth, yet finding ways to help our ocean flourish can be challenging. How can one individual make a difference when there is such a diversity of global interests influencing the ocean? The theme of our conference this year is Local Ripples, Global Waves. Leading up to the UN Decade for Ocean Science, we aim to inspire our community in Atlantic Canada to consider how their local engagement towards a healthy ocean can contribute to global solutions. 


    The conference aims to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for creating healthy oceans and sustainable economies. Collectively, the Sustainable Oceans Conference aims to promote opportunities for collaboration on solutions addressing a range of issues affecting our ocean ecosystems.  While the overall aim of the event remains the same, each new class brings in different perspectives, themes, keynote speakers, and academic presentations that make each year’s conference unique.


    The Sustainable Oceans Conference 2020 will take place online on Friday September 25th, and Saturday September 26th, 2020. 

    For more information on registration and speakers, please visit our Sustainanable Oceans Conference 2020 website.



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  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 04:00 PM




    The Environmental Heroes, a group of middle and high school citizen scientists at Case Western Reserve University's Gelfand STEM Center, invite you to participate in this youth led Climate Action Summit scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020, 4:00pm-6:00pm via Zoom.


    Keynote speaker Dr. Eric Schreiber, representing former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, will share information about climate change.


    Environmental Heroes students leading the event will engage the audience in action steps to convince the state legislature to develop and implement a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for Ohio.  (Thirty-two states already have some form of CAP.)


    The action steps include letter templates for members of the legislature urging them to prepare a CAP, petitions signed by all attendees, individual pledges to address climate change, and steps to take following this summit.  Representatives from offices of sustainability and environmental advocates from around the state will share some of their own offices' efforts.

    Please register for this free event by e-mail: .  (Space limited on Zoom.)  Connecting information will be provided to registrants.

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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 08:00 AM through October 02, 2020

    Sister Cities Conference 2020


    A 3-day interactive event bringing together representatives from 20+ sister cities to discuss their partnership goals, successes, and aspirations to cross-pollinate ideas and forge a connection.


    This event is free and open to all community members interested in learning more about Cleveland’s international connections from a ground-level perspective.


    We will have representatives from our Sister Cities engaging with community members, business leaders, students, and civic leaders. The host committee of the Sister Cities Conference will be on hand to speak about the city-city relationship, past accomplishments, and goals for the future.


    Benefits of a Sister City: Direct contact with local businesses, civic leaders, and educational institutions around the world. Increased cooperation, respect, and hence prosperity for both cities and their people.



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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    At Work: Behaviors for Recycling Success


    Recycling right at work has its own challenges. Proper signage, employee training and consistent education is key. Learn best practices to reduce waste and recycle at your facility, workplace or school and how recycling makes a meaningful difference.Free. Open to the public.



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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 07:00 PM



    In partnership with Cleveland Foundation, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes invites you to Join your neighbors for an evening of conversation and action-planning. We will explore the topic of equitable access to nature.

    Bring your ideas, experiences and aspirations to share with the group as we learn what each other see as opportunities for themselves to be “counted” amongst the hikers, naturalists, scientists, adventurers, or decision makers that enjoy and impact the environment around us. What can we do as a community to expand these opportunities to be more equitable to all?

    Common Ground is a day of community conversation. On a single day, you can be a part of an exciting region-wide initiative to explore our community’s power to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. Common Ground is presented by the Cleveland Foundation and thousands of engaged residents. Learn more at



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  • Sunday, October 04, 2020 at 08:00 AM



    Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Six feet of social distancing between non-family participants will be required.


    Masks required. Due to COVID-19 concerns, no binoculars available for rent. Note: our building (and restrooms) remain closed to the public, so please plan accordingly.



    Shaker Parklands in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Cleveland Spaces Vital Places Virtual Workshop "Creating a Network": Speed Networking


    Join Cleveland Vital Spaces to learn how Networking can help building support and power to move your initiative forward.



    Online / Virtual Event
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 08:00 AM through October 15, 2020

    Sustainable Cleveland 2020 Virtual Summit


    Celebrating Sustainability. Building the Future.

    Since 2009, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland initiative has engaged more than 15,000 people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland region. Over the past ten years, Sustainable Cleveland has supported collaboration and action to make Cleveland a greener, cleaner place to live, work, and play for all. From improved water and air quality to increases in bike infrastructure and clean energy, Sustainable Cleveland has come a long way... but we know there's much work to do.


    We invite you to attend the Sustainable Cleveland 2020 Virtual Summit from October 14th -15th. We will celebrate the many people and organizations that have gotten us this far, and build off this foundation for even greater progress. The Summit will include remarks from Mayor Frank Jackson, keynote presentations, recognition and awards, facilitated discussions on key priorities going forward, and much more. Through the 2020 Summit we will:


    • Celebrate Cleveland’s progress in sustainability since 2009
    • Share stories of collaboration and action inspired through the SC initiative
    • Recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses leading by example to advance sustainability in Cleveland
    • Feature keynote presentations focused on creating a more sustainable and equitable economy
    • Advance Cleveland Climate Action Plan priorities that require community-wide action, such as reaching 100% renewable electricity, trees, access to vibrant green space, sustainable transportation, clean water, and creating a circular economy
    • Continue charting our collective path forward for continued engagement in sustainability and climate action

    We thank the Summit sponsors not only for making this event possible, but for being critical partners in sustainability. For more information visit:

    Save the date and register today!

    Additional event details, including how to register for presentations and breakout sessions will be sent closer to the Summit date.



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