Recap from the 10th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit


Thanks to all who joined us for the 10th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit on September 20-21, 2018. More than 500 sustainability leaders learned about new innovations, advanced existing initiatives, and co-created Cleveland's sustainable future.  


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The 2018 Summit built off our collective progress by focusing on:
  • Neighborhoods: Neighborhood-level sustainability and equity;
  • SC2019: Preparing for next year's culmination of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and what comes next;
  • Water: Advance water issues locally and nationally by marking the 50th anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River burning on June 22, 2019;
  • Climate: Implementing the new Cleveland Climate Action Plan by advancing work on green biz, sustainable transportation, clean energy, green space, and more!


We had four dynamic speakers this year. Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, served as our Day 1 keynote by highlighting progress in clean water, but also challenging attendees on the hard work that remains. Day 2 featured a stirring keynote from Rue Mapp, Founder of Outdoor Afro, and two ignite talks from Brigadier General Stephen Cheney of the American Security Project and Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado.


It's clear we made another step forward in transforming Cleveland into a Thriving Green City on a Blue Lake.


Summit Recap


Media Coverage


Videos Presented at the Summit




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