The average mattress takes up to 40 cubic feet of landfill space. Mattresses are difficult to compact and often clog compacting machinery, raising the cost of overall disposal. Once in the landfill, their unique composition creates dangerous soft spots in the landfill. Your mattress doesn’t need to end up in a landfill because you have more options than in past decades.
Now in its 10th year, the 2018 Sustainable Cleveland Summit will take place September 20-21 at Cleveland Public Auditorium. We need the Sustainable Cleveland community to help finish strong in 2019 and begin preparing for what comes next. By bringing together more than 500 sustainability leaders, the Summit provides an opportunity for all of us to work across sectors to strengthen initiatives, foster collaboration, and learn about recent innovations.
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Lake Erie supplies the water we drink. No matter where you live, your life depends on water. Year after year, trash enters our waterways, choking economies, harming wildlife and impacting the health of humans and communities.
Fortunately, this is one environmental issue we can all address. By picking up what’s out there and changing the behaviors that allow trash into the water in the first place, we can support the vision of a trash free Lake. Clean water has so many benefits, from healthy wildlife to strong economies.Read more
When my teacher first told me about the YSLP program last fall I was immediately interested. I was already planning to attend the Sustainability Summit and wanted to continue getting involved in the sustainability initiatives in Cleveland.
Mattresses take up a disproportionate amount of space in landfills. They’re difficult to pack down and often clog machinery in the process. You can help lessen your environmental footprint by choosing a biodegradable mattress and by disposing of your old mattress in an environmentally responsible way.
In 2018, The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is celebrating the Year of Vital Neighborhoods with Sustainable Cleveland. Vital neighborhoods are the foundation of Cleveland. Through volunteering, education, or simply getting to know your neighbors, all members of a community can come together to create a greater Cleveland.Read more
As we reflect on milestones (cinder blocks?) of 2017 for recycling organic waste at Baldwin Wallace University (BW), this is a great time of year to reflect. We cleared 59,000 pounds or 55 cubic yards of organic waste recycled. Whether it is about the 39,726 pounds or nearly 29 cubic yards of compost (that broken down from the raw waste weight of 59,000 pounds) directly used to benefit education or the 204 cinder blocks removed to shape a new 35-foot by 35-foot growing area raised bed, truly the use of organic waste for higher education has inspired my team at BW.Read more
New Year means a fresh start, right? Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? A new year can often call for new habits! Have you considered using 2018 to make your life a more sustainable one? There are so many ways to make your day to day life more sustainable, here are 10 to get your 2018 off to a green start!Read more