• Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Clean Up Drink Up: Litter CleanUp Bar Crawl

    Litter clean-up meets bar crawl!
    We all meet at the starting bar, grab a drink, and pick up all the litter on our walk to the next bar.

    About this Event

    We pick up litter on this walking bar crawl through Cleveland’s neighborhoods. Please meet us at the starting bar. We provide gloves, grabbers, and buckets and you pay for your own drinks as we go. Make new friends, help the community, and reward yourself with some drinks!



    Prosperity Social Club in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 09:00 AM


    Ohio’s Largest Done-in-a-day Clean Up

    Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for Riversweep, Northeast Ohio’s clean-up of the Cuyahoga River Corridor! We clean up to bring awareness to areas that will one day become a future trail and/or park. In 2018, 700 volunteers removed over 32,265 tons of trash, including 273  tires and went through 40 gallons of paint to cover up graffiti!


    Over the course of 29 years 19,108 volunteers have helped us extract and recycle 24,317 illegally discarded tires and picked up for disposal 655 tons of trash. In 2017 alone, 750 volunteers removed over 39 tons of trash, including 319 tires. In 2015, we added a new graffiti clean-up component to RiverSweep to help beautify the area.



    Volunteer for RiverSweep

    RiverSweep draws from across the area, students, activists and members of the business community all work together to clean our shared backyard.


    There are 10 separate clean-up sites so you can choose the location that’s most convenient for you. The first 700 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt- all will get gloves and bags. Volunteer truck drivers will only pick up bags of trash in visible areas along their route. Trash bags left in piles along the main street in your clean up area is best, preferably in groups or on the corner of intersecting streets. 


    Volunteers must sign a waiver before they participate.  A waiver is available for download below, and additional waivers will be available at your clean site location.  Children under the age of 16 must have the waiver signed by an adult.   


    For more information visit here.

    Cuyahoga River Corridor
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Drinking Water Week

    Open House Registration

    Join us as we celebrate Drinking Water Week with an open house at our Baldwin Water Treatment Plant.


    Explore our state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy free plant tours, family-friendly activities, water-related demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, food trucks, and our NEW Kids' Zone. Baldwin opened in 1925 in response to Cleveland's rapid growth after World War I. An outstanding feature of Baldwin is its enormous covered reservoir, which is one of the largest in the world. At the Open House, you'll meet the people who work hard each day to ensure safe, quality drinking water is there for you wherever and whenever you need it. The event provides a fun and educational opportunity to learn how water gets from Lake Erie to your home.


    Get to know your H2O with these great activities at our Open House:

    • Water Treatment Plant Tours
    • Water-Related Demonstrations
    • Hands-on Exhibits
    • Family Fun & Activities
    • Food Trucks
    • Kids' Zone




    Tour Information


    • The last tour leaves at 3 p.m.
    • No photography or videotaping is permitted inside the plant.
    • Tours involve considerable walking and standing. Accessibility options are available.
    • This is a working plant. You must stay with your tour group. Some areas will be loud.
    • Parking available for free on-site.


    To help expedite the process, please print out and complete the Plant Tour Waiver form and bring it with you to the Open House.


    For more Information contact the Education and Outreach office at 216-664-3173

    Baldwin Water Treatment Plan in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    ULGCG 1st Annual Wellness Fair

    Guild Mission and Purpose


    The Urban League Guild is an auxiliary volunteer group of men and women who are a cross-section of our community: serving as ambassadors supporting fund-raising, promoting membership and volunteer opportunities to serve the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.


    Guild Members are actively involved with: Working as mentors and support to Education and Youth Development, Day of service Activity that supports the community, Public awareness of the Urban League in the community, Civic Engagement, Fundraising and Urban League events including Black History Month Celebrations, annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon and other special projects




    This is a FREE event!!!!!

    Healthy Body, Healthy Food, Healthy Fun

    For more info email, ULGCG Health Committee Chair

    Fonda D. McClain at:

    Brought to you by, Urban League of Greater Cleveland GUILD. Billy L. Sharp, Guild President

    Friendly Inn Settlement in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Spring Botany Hike


    Join local tree-expert Dr. Ted Auch and the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership for an educational walk around Lower Lake focused on identification techniques for common native and naturalized trees and plants. Additionally, you will learn why different species of trees grow where they do and how trees/plants relate to storm water and pollution control.


    We will meet at the Lower Lake dam (Brook Road). Online registration will be available on our homepage at You can also contact Andrew at 216-325-7781 ext. 6783 or to register.



    Lower Shaker Lake in Shaker Heights, OH
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Reduced Waste Event Planning


    A ZeroWasteNEO Workshop


    The Sustainable Cleveland ZeroWasteNEO Working Group invites you to attend a brief workshop focused on reducing or eliminating waste from events, including Cuyahoga50, Xtinguish  and Common Ground events.


    Anyone involved in event planning, including event organizers, staff, venue coordinators, and caterers are welcome to attend this informative workshop to learn about planning strategies and product alternatives to reduce waste from your events. Information is applicable for events large and small.


    Workshop are FREE, however registration is required.

    Register here for all workshops 


    Cuyahoga Community College in Highland Hills, OH
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 07:30 AM

    Building Education Series: Water - The Health of Lake Erie and the Burning River Anniversary

    This session will look at the lake and the river today.  We'll talk about everything from algal blooms, developing new technology and stormwater management to preserve our water supply.  This year is the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga burning.  We'll celebrate the progress we've made over the last five decades.

    More information to follow.


    7:30 AM - Registration, networking and light breakfast

    8:00 - 10:00 AM Program

    2 CEU credits available for: Cleveland Engineering Society, BOMA, USGBC LEED, AEE, ASHRAE, pending for AIA HSW


    Register early.  Refunds available up to 1 day before the session.

    Members of AIA, ASHRAE, C2030D, COSE, CSU, USGBC: $10

    Non-Members: $15



    Oswald Building in Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Rain Barrel Workshop - West Creek Conservancy


    Learn how to install stormwater control measures on your property. This can help improve water quality and reduce your NEORSD stormwater fees! Rain barrels will be available to order at a discounted price.



  • Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:00 AM

    Bike to Work Day - May 2019


    Celebrate National Bike to Work Day on May 17th by swinging a leg over your bike and riding it to work! Join thousands of cyclists nationwide as we take to the streets and embrace the power of getting to work under our own power. We do our best to make this day special for local riders, and we hope it stokes the fire for you to consider leaving that car at home at lot more often in the future.

    Find Your Hub!

    We will have Hub locations all over town for you! What is a Hub? It's a place to meetup with your co-workers, join friends for a group commute, or maybe even park near in order to shorten your route if you're not ready to tackle the whole way. You can even add them as part of your route for fun, as each Hub has something special in store for you as a reward for riding! Something special like FREE coffee, snacks, fruit or something else to brighten your morning.

    There will be Hubs for you from 7:00 to 9:00am at:

    Downtown @ the Cleveland Bike Rack > 2148 E 4th St > Granola and yogurt parfaits from Fresh Fork Market & Coffee via Bike Cleveland until 9:30am

    Lakewood Public Library > Main Branch, 15425 Detroit Avenue > Coffee, water, muffins, fruit, energy bars provided by Lakewood Public Library

    University Circle @ Severance Hall > 11001 Euclid Ave > Coffee and snacks from uGO and and University Circle's Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee

    Cleveland Heights @ Edgehill and Overlook Road – one of Northeast Ohio’s most traveled bike routes. Free cyclist coffee, tea, and bagels from Heights Bicycle Coalition

    DEWEYS COFFEE > 13201 Shaker Square > Free Coffee, water, and muffins for all bike riders

    Kamm's Corners > 5 Points Coffee and Tea > Free coffee and 1 scone for each rider in collaboration with Kamm's Corners Development Corp.

    Plus, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will have a bus parked at The Bike Rack to show people how to use the front loaded bike racks you see on all the buses in their fleet.

    Bike to Work Day is proudly supported by: VeloSano


    Learn more: HERE

    Cleveland Bike Rack in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Tree Huggers


    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. -Chinese Proverb


    YOU can help increase canopy cover and reduce runoff all while beautifying your yard and your neighborhood - all by planting a tree!


    Proper planting and care are essential for young trees to survive and thrive. At this workshop, participants will learn the basics of tree planting and care, including a hands-on tree planting demonstration. An overview of county-wide tree canopy restoration efforts will also be presented.


    The $10 registration fee includes one 1.3 Qt. native tree and take-home instructions. Trees are available for a variety of soil and sun/shade conditions - please see tree descriptions below.


    Trees are supplied by Riverside Native Trees in Delaware, OH.


    Register online here, select your tree type and pay online by credit card.


    To register by phone, call Patrick Connolly at 216-524-6580 x1000 and mail a check, payable to Cuyahoga SWCD to: Cuyahoga SWCD, 3311 Perkins Ave., Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44114. If you are paying by check, you must call to register.


    Registration and payment must be received by May 10th 

    Cuyahoga Community College in Highland Hills, OH