Events

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    World Water Day

     

    We are "Leaving No One Behind" as we travel the blue planet in this annual family-friendly fest. Grab your passport and explore why our human right to clean water matters worldwide. Try traditional crafts, listen to folk music, and enjoy ethnic food tastings. Free wagon rides and parking shuttle provided. In partnership with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and West Creek Conservancy.

     

    See flyer here

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Equity Planning

    What’s Next for Cleveland?

     

    Join a  discussion exploring the future of equity planning in Cleveland. Panelists will discuss how the principles of equity can be embedded into the many planning decisions currently playing out in Cleveland. They will draw on examples a new book edited by Krumholz & Hexter—Advancing Equity Planning Now. The forum will take an in-depth look at housing and community development but will touch on other planning issues addressed in the book as well. Panelists will discuss how a federal public housing initiative—the Rental Assistance Demonstration, or RAD—is currently being implemented by the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority including how city leaders and major stakeholders can leverage the redevelopment of large public housing properties. They will also explore opportunities to address equity through the city’s community development strategy.

     

    Register here.

     

    Keynote Speaker: 

    Patrick Costigan, Strategic Advisor with the RAD Collaborative

     

    Panel Moderator:
    Kathryn W. Hexter
    , Former Director of the Center for Community Planning and Development, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

     

    Norman Krumholz, Professor Emeritus, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

     

    Mark McDermott VP & Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

     

    Tania Menesse Director of Community Development, City of Cleveland

     

    Jeffrey K. Patterson CEO & Safety Director, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

     

    India Pierce Lee Senior Vice President, Program, The Cleveland Foundation

    Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Spring Meetup

     

     

    Join the Office of Sustainability for the first Sustainable Cleveland quarterly meeting of 2019 to be held in the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room on Wednesday, April 10th from 5:30-8:00pm. This will be a great opportunity to network with other sustainability leaders, take part in the Year of People, and learn about what's being planned for the culmination of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River fire (Cuyahoga50.org).

     

    For more information visit sustainablecleveland.org or direct questions to Cathi Lehn (216-664-2421 -or- clehn@city.cleveland.oh.us).

     

    This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in sustainability in Cleveland.

     

    Please register here.

     

    There will be a cash bar and complimentary light snacks.

    Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    Cleveland 2030 District Annual Meeting

     

    The Cleveland 2030 District will hold its first annual meeting to celebrate the winners of our friendly Green Building Challenge.  In collaboration with USGBC Ohio NEO Region, select 2030 members will be recognized for their exemplary reductions in energy and water use.  Our host, Thompson Hine, is on the 39th floor of Key Tower with spectacular views of the city that you won't want to miss.  

     

    In addition to recognizing our Green Building Challenge winners, we will have a silent auction in support of the 2030 District.  Here are just a few of the items up for auction:

     

    • One night stay at Metropolitan at the 9 and a gift certificate to Adega
    • Tickets to a popular show at Playhouse Square
    • Tickets to sports events including team swag
    • Wine lovers basket
    • Coffee lovers basket
    • Memberships to museums, Rock Hall and Great Lakes Science Center

     

    Hope to see you there!

     

    REGISTER HERE

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Opening Day for Trails

    Join us for a spring celebration along the Cuyahoga River on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail & Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail!



    Stop by to join us on a ride or hike, snacks and refreshments from Cleveland Metroparks' Merwins Wharf, fun, freebies—and to learn more about the great pathways in northeast Ohio and around the state!


    What's happening:
    ▪️ Program begins at noon.


    ▪️ Tours: Depart at 12:30 p.m. and again at 2 p.m.



    👟 Future Redline Greenway Tours (12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.): Guided hike to the future site of the Redline Greenway Trail. Please wear footwear needed for a rugged hike.



    🚲 Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Bike Ride Tours (12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.): Explore the not-yet-opened-to-the-public section of the Towpath. This will be a bike ride from Merwins Wharf to Steelyard Commons.



    For the last six years, thousands of trail users across the country—long-timers and newbies alike—have joined Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in celebrating America's exceptional trails and trail systems on Opening Day for Trails. And to make the Opening Day for Trails - 2019 a real home run, you’ll even get a swing at winning some awesome trail gear courtesy of our sponsors and partners at Wheel & Sprocket, KEEN, Adidas, Hydro Flask Patagonia and Topo Designs. Learn more: railstotrails.org/openingday.


    We hope you’ll join us on the trail to make this year’s Opening Day one of the best yet! Start spreading the word with your friends and family now using #RTCOpeningDay.


    Happy trails!

     

    For more information visit here.

    Merwin's Wharf in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Trails and Greenways

    for our Metropolitan Future

     

    Building trails in densely developed urban areas can be difficult, time consuming and very expensive. It often requires overcoming many barriers, including freeways, major roads, watercourses, pipelines, utility corridors and railroad lines, industrial properties and brownfields as well as dealing with reluctant property owners. In spite of these challenges, the Greater Cleveland area has experienced a significant increase in the number of trails and greenways that are being planned and constructed, providing important alternative transportation modes by linking neighborhoods, educational and institutional facilities and parks and recreation areas. Trails and greenways increase property values, promote healthier lifestyles and serve as catalysts for economic development.

     

    Over the past decade, hundreds of community officials, urban planners, engineers, developers and interested citizens have attended a series of Northeast Ohio Trails and Greenway conferences to learn about the latest in trail planning and development. Although 2019 is an off year for the conference, the Levin College Forum is pleased to bring together local experts who have been involved in the planning and development of a number of local trail initiatives to present updates on their latest trail projects.

     

    The panel will include:

     

    Freddy Collier, Director, Cleveland City Planning Commission

    Michael Mears, Senior Planner, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

    Brian Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metroparks

    Michelle Johnson, Director of Community Planning and Design, Environmental Design Group

    Derek Schafer, Executive Director, West Creek Conservancy

    Moderator: James M. Kastelic, Research Fellow/Lecturer, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University 

     

    Register for this forum.

    Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Building Green and Sustainably

    Are we still building buildings in the 21st century or are we building a sensing computer with a roof? Companies investing in digital transformation are seeing double digit revenue and profit increases (MIT, 2018).  How will the 21st century economy change the way we build – who will be the winners and losers? Is your business positioned to flourish or perish? Our panel of experts moderated by Dr. Bill Paolillo will use the Greenest Office Building in the world as a case study to explain the implications of how the Internet of Things (IOT) in the Built Environment is changing the way we build, creating a more engaged workforce and requiring a new level of defense from cyber threats. 

     

    Speakers:

    • Joe Compton, CISSP, CISA, QSA, Principal, Skoda Minotti 
    • Brian Taylor, Director of Building Automation and Energy Management, Air Force One
    • Austin Nutter, Account Executive of Building Automation and Energy Management, Air Force One
    • John Paganini, CEO, IoT Directions 
    • Dr. Bill Paolillo, President Welty Infrastructure Group, DOM I Vice -Chair, USGBC OHIO

     

    Registration:

    $10 - USGBC Ohio, Cleveland 2030 District Members, GCP/COSE Members
    $25 - Non-members

    Questions? Contact the GCP events team at events@gcpartnership.com or call 216-592-2390. 

    GCP Offices in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    Toast to Trees

     

    Celebrate Arbor Day Eve and Western Reserve Land Conservancy's urban reforestation efforts at Toast to Trees!

     

    The event is sponsored by Market Garden Brewery.

     

    The brewery will once again release a special tree-themed brew and generously donate $1 of every tree beer purchase to support our reforestation efforts.

     

    Advance registration is requested. Register here >

    Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, OH
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Adopt a Tree at Mitchell's Ice Cream

     

    How are you going to celebrate Arbor Day? We have you covered! Join us for the 4th annual Land Conservancy Tree Adoption!

     

    Join us at Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location on Arbor Day to adopt your very own tree seedling! We will be at Mitchell’s slinging scoops, talking trees, and celebrating Arbor Day.

     

    Here’s how it works…

    Go to Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location (addresses below)

    Pick out a tree seedling

    Name your tree seedling and fill out your special tree adoption certificate (aww!)

    Eat LOTS of ice cream (yum!)

    Go home and plant your tree seedling then let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #ReforestOurCity or #ArborDay19.

     

    We are grateful for our sponsor of this event for the fourth year: Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

     

    We also appreciate support from our trusty tree provider: Bartlett Tree Experts – Cleveland.

     

    Mitchell's Ice Cream in Cleveland, OH
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Adopt a Tree at Mitchell's Ice Cream

     

    How are you going to celebrate Arbor Day? We have you covered! Join us for the 4th annual Land Conservancy Tree Adoption!

     

    Join us at Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location on Arbor Day to adopt your very own tree seedling! We will be at Mitchell’s slinging scoops, talking trees, and celebrating Arbor Day.

     

    Here’s how it works…

    Go to Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Ohio City or the University Circle location (addresses below)

    Pick out a tree seedling

    Name your tree seedling and fill out your special tree adoption certificate (aww!)

    Eat LOTS of ice cream (yum!)

    Go home and plant your tree seedling then let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #ReforestOurCity or #ArborDay19.

     

    We are grateful for our sponsor of this event for the fourth year: Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

     

    We also appreciate support from our trusty tree provider: Bartlett Tree Experts – Cleveland.