Sustainable Cleveland is a community of people from every walk of life working to transform Cleveland into a Green City on a Blue Lake.  Let us know what you've achieved at work, at home, or in your community to make Cleveland more sustainable.  We are collecting success stories to demonstrate progress and to inspire others!


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  • Erie Hack

      Erie Hack was a $100,000 competition, run by Cleveland Water Alliance and DigitalC, that activated over 200 techies, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs from six cities in the U.S. and Canada to tackle Lake Erie’s key challenges with creative tech solutions. Though just in its first year, the ... Read more


      The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities' advocacy group called SOUP, the Stir One Up Program, is partnering with the NE Ohio Regional Sewer District to collect plastic grocery bags to both benefit the environment AND help the homeless. Both agencies are collecting plastic bags a... Read more


    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Cleveland State University as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2016-17 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Horizon League. CSU beat its conference rivals by using 18 ... Read more

  • Tulip Tree Planted

    We planted our tulip tree today! Grow strong tree, grow strong! Read more

  • 2016 Kwanzaa

    The Family For Life Foundation ended 2016 with a wonderful Kwanzaa program. Partnered with RidAll Green Partnership, Trinity COGIC, African House International and local residents we presented the community an evening of Spirit, culture, art, dance and fun. Read more

  • Cleveland 2030 District 2016 Progress

    The Cleveland 2030 District is a non-profit organization with a mission to engage progressive property owners, professional partners, and community stakeholders to create a dramatically efficient built environment in Cleveland. Cleveland is one of 15 cities across North America supporting Archite... Read more

  • NEW Cuyahoga County Bike Map Created by NOACA

      In 2016 the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) created a new Cuyahoga County bike map! Maps are free, printed on weather-proof paper and are available at bike shops, libraries and tourism information centers. Read more

  • CMSD 2nd Graders Pedal in PE class

      Second grade students in select schools across Cleveland now learn to walk and bike safely as part of their physical education class. Through a 5-module curriculum, students practice safely crossing the street, starting and stopping on their bicycles (using brakes, not feet!), fitting and weari... Read more

  • #BuildingABetterWarren

    We have built a jobs program that employs our residents in the fight against blight, harvesting materials before demolition, installing green projects after demo, and rehabbing salvageable homes. Read more

  • Willow Room Salon helps make beauty sustainable

    Motivated by beauty, nature and authenticity, Willow Room Salon aims to encourage these same values in each person they meet inspiring them to live a sustainable and holistic life. In 2014 they participated in THE ECO SALON CONTEST a worldwide competition launched by Davines. Not only were they r... Read more

  • Motorcars Honda Receives International Carbon Neutral Award

      Motorcars Honda receives International Carbon Neutral Award to become the First Dealership in the World   July 13, 2016 (University Circle) - BP will roll out the ‘green’ carpet for more than 5,000 residents and businesses at Wade Oval Wednesdays’ on July 13th at Wade Oval in University Circle ... Read more

  • Turning 'trash' Into Healthy Local Food

    Cleveland landscaper Anibal Garcia diverts grass clippings and leaves from city sanitation trucks to Omowale Farm in Ohio City, where it is composted and used for fertilizer. Hoping to promote edible landscaping, farmer Hayes Rowan offers perennial plants, including lavender, lilac and strawberry... Read more

  • RiverSweep 2016 Collects 80 Tons of Trash

    RiverSweep is a long-running program by Canalway Partners which is Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort. Each year, local businesses, schools and individuals team up to clean our shared backyard. RiverSweep 2016 featured 950 volunteers who cleaned 80 tons of trash (including 475 tires), pa... Read more

  • Introducing UH Bikes

    On Saturday, May 14th, University Hospitals announced its system sponsorship of Cleveland's bike share system which will launch this summer in Downtown and University Circle. Read more

  • WKYC Tree Challenge

    In an effort to bring back Cleveland's nickname -- the Forest City -- WKYC Channel 3 is challenged companies and organizations to purchase trees and plant them on Arbor Day. Eleven companies accepted the challenge: Bernstein Private Management Cleveland Metroparks Dominion Lubrizol Oswald Compan... Read more

  • AJ Rickoff Elementary School Sustainable Transportation Play

    Three cheers to AJ Rickoff Elementary School and Kulture Kids for using the Year of Sustainable Transportation as the theme for their integrated arts and science curriculum. 250 Kindergarten through third grade students were involved in the performance that explored sustainable transportation. T... Read more

  • Fire on the Water: Cuyahoga Briefly

        Cleveland Public Theatre produced 6 original performances about Clean Water during Sustainable Cleveland's Year of Clean Water in 2015. Kudos to CPT for engaging artists and audiences about how to keep our water resources fishable, swimmable, and drinkable! In this video, witness a special p... Read more

  • Congrats to Doreen Schreiber newly certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate!

    Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District staff member Doreen Schreiber, recently became a certified U.S. Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) through the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC). Doreen joins an elite group, becoming one of only four people in Ohio certified as a ZWBA.   As the Dist... Read more