Media Recognition

Sustainable Cleveland (SC) wants Cleveland to be widely known for its focus on sustainability. We track the number of national and local media stories that are related to the initiative or Cleveland’s focus on sustainability.


Sustainable Cleveland tracks local and national media recognition by using GoogleNews to send alerts for a variety of search terms that relate to Sustainable Cleveland. We count an article if it meets the following criteria:


  • Mentions Cleveland, OH or Cleveland-area business
  • Relates to the goals of SC action areas, goals, or local sustainability in some way
  • Can be an editorial, blog post, etc.


Each year’s media count runs from January 1st to December 31st. Note that regional media sources are classed as ‘national’. 



Source: City of Cleveland, Mayor's Office of Sustainability

*Updated 10/14/2019