A 3-day interactive event bringing together representatives from 20+ sister cities to discuss their partnership goals, successes, and aspirations to cross-pollinate ideas and forge a connection.
This event is free and open to all community members interested in learning more about Cleveland’s international connections from a ground-level perspective.
We will have representatives from our Sister Cities engaging with community members, business leaders, students, and civic leaders. The host committee of the Sister Cities Conference will be on hand to speak about the city-city relationship, past accomplishments, and goals for the future.
Benefits of a Sister City: Direct contact with local businesses, civic leaders, and educational institutions around the world. Increased cooperation, respect, and hence prosperity for both cities and their people.
Cleveland, OH 44114
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This month's topic will focus on energy awareness!
Join us for the September Sustainable Cleveland Monthly Meeting on September 23rd at 4:30pm. This month's topic will focus on energy awareness. The Office of Sustainability’s Energy Management team - Anand Natarajan, Energy Manager and Elizabeth Lehman, Energy Analyst, will provide useful resources for the community on how to save energy and money, and share updates on the City of Cleveland's efforts in leading by example.
To kick the month off, we have put together a primer on what energy is, why it is important, and how it effects our environment.
For more information visit sustainablecleveland.org or direct questions to Sustainability@clevelandohio.gov.
We hope you can join us!
*** PLEASE NOTE: THE EVENT LINK HAS BEEN UPDATED***
The virtual link and access code for the Sustainable Cleveland - September 2020 Monthly Virtual Meeting: Energy Awareness is listed below:
Date: September 23, 2020
Meeting password: Cleveland
Join by phone: +1-415-655-0003 US Toll
Access code: 172 986 2472
Join by video system
You can also dial 22.214.171.124 and enter your meeting number.
Meeting number (access code): 172 986 2472
Many times, the responsibility of managing wildlife and wildlife conflicts in communities falls on local governments. The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative (OCWC) was created to help Ohio’s communities manage wildlife and the situations that arise when people and wildlife meet.
The Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative was created in 2011. It grew from a small contingency of central Ohio localities to a state-wide response. Every year, we hold a conference in November in order to meet the following objectives:
- Provide resources, knowledge, and assistance to Ohio communities managing wildlife and human-wildlife conflict.
- To create opportunities where communities can find support through networking with other communities and organizations, agencies, and other professionals that have wildlife management experience.
The Sustainable Oceans Conference is a free public event that brings together a wide audience. The goal is to promote opportunities for collaboration to address the range of issues affecting our ocean. The annual conference is supported by the Sobey Fund for Oceans and is organized annually by the students of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University. It is the only student-led conference of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and is being held for the 9th consecutive year.
The ocean is our lifeline. It feeds us, provides the air that we breathe, links vast continents, and helps foster deeper human connections. A healthy ocean supports a healthy Earth, yet finding ways to help our ocean flourish can be challenging. How can one individual make a difference when there is such a diversity of global interests influencing the ocean? The theme of our conference this year is Local Ripples, Global Waves. Leading up to the UN Decade for Ocean Science, we aim to inspire our community in Atlantic Canada to consider how their local engagement towards a healthy ocean can contribute to global solutions.
The conference aims to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for creating healthy oceans and sustainable economies. Collectively, the Sustainable Oceans Conference aims to promote opportunities for collaboration on solutions addressing a range of issues affecting our ocean ecosystems. While the overall aim of the event remains the same, each new class brings in different perspectives, themes, keynote speakers, and academic presentations that make each year’s conference unique.
The Sustainable Oceans Conference 2020 will take place online on Friday September 25th, and Saturday September 26th, 2020.
For more information on registration and speakers, please visit our Sustainanable Oceans Conference 2020 website.
The Environmental Heroes, a group of middle and high school citizen scientists at Case Western Reserve University's Gelfand STEM Center, invite you to participate in this youth led Climate Action Summit scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020, 4:00pm-6:00pm via Zoom.
Keynote speaker Dr. Eric Schreiber, representing former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, will share information about climate change.
Environmental Heroes students leading the event will engage the audience in action steps to convince the state legislature to develop and implement a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for Ohio. (Thirty-two states already have some form of CAP.)
The action steps include letter templates for members of the legislature urging them to prepare a CAP, petitions signed by all attendees, individual pledges to address climate change, and steps to take following this summit. Representatives from offices of sustainability and environmental advocates from around the state will share some of their own offices' efforts.
Please register for this free event by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . (Space limited on Zoom.) Connecting information will be provided to registrants.
Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Six feet of social distancing between non-family participants will be required.
Masks required. Due to COVID-19 concerns, no binoculars available for rent. Note: our building (and restrooms) remain closed to the public, so please plan accordingly.
2600 S Park Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44120
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