In 2013, the City of Cleveland led a year-long process to develop the Cleveland Climate Action Plan (CAP), which outlined 33 actions to move our city towards emissions reductions and more climate resilience through measures in six focus areas. In 2017, in accordance with the commitment to update the CAP every four years, the Office of Sustainability has focused on doing just that, however, with a different approach.
Now in its 9th year, Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Sustainable Cleveland Summit is back and better than ever. Presented by the Cleveland Foundation, the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit will take place September 27th and 28th at Cleveland Public Auditorium. It will bring together people from all walks of life to help design Cleveland's sustainable future. The Summit provides an opportunity to work across sectors, foster collaboration, and learn about recent innovations.
REGISTER HERE before September 11th before prices go up. You can register for both days or either day.
9 Reasons to Attend Summit 2017Read more
Established in 1997, the Pollinator Partnership (P2) is the largest 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the health, protection, and conservation of all pollinating animals. P2’s actions for pollinators include education, conservation, restoration, policy, and research. Financial support for P2 comes through grants, gifts, memberships and donations from any interested party. P2‘s policies are science-based, set by its board of directors, and never influenced by any donor.
With the US government pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord and many nations closing their doors on immigrants, environmental and social challenges are rapidly turning into private sector risks and opportunities. Businesses are being called to take on the additional jobs of solving economic, social and environmental challenges—as well as prospering financially. A growing number of businesses now see that combating the world's challenges can be a driver for increased economic prosperity while also actively improving the environment and society: we call it flourishing enterprise.Read more
Back in 2014, Sustainable Cleveland launched the “I am Sustainable, Cleveland” poster campaign to highlight how local businesses and organizations are serving as sustainability leaders. For our third installment in the Sustainable Business in Cleveland series, we revisit some of those leaders and feature many new faces, each of whom are embedding sustainability into their operations.Read more
Does your organization encourage its employees and customers to use alternative transportation modes? If so we want to recognize and celebrate those efforts! Earn bragging rights among your peers for being one of the region’s top organizations for supporting green commuting.Read more
Commuting plays an outsized role in our transportation system. While commutes account for just 19% of total trips, they make nearly 28% of total vehicle miles traveled. The daily commute has literally shaped our transportation system, as roads are built to accommodate congestion during rush hour.
9 Ways Cleveland-based organizations are making it easier for citizens and businesses to become sustainable
As I began my journey with Cleveland Metroparks on April 2, 1983, I was definitely not looking 34 years into the future. Unlike William A. Stinchcomb, the 27 year old, City of Cleveland Chief Engineer of Parks, who in 1905 had the vision to create what would eventually become the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District in 1917, I just wanted to explore my new workplace and how I fit in. Through my time as a naturalist, nature center manager and now coordinator of the Centennial, I have fallen into a deeper understanding of Stinchcomb’s vision and what it has meant to so many. For this I am grateful.
Do you want to help reduce air pollution in Northeast Ohio? Air quality has improved substantially in the last few decades, but there are still improvements that can be made. It is up to every citizen to be informed and aware of air pollution, and for them to be diligent in taking steps to reduce it. As part of the Lexus Eco Challenge, six students at Saint Joseph Academy decided to do something about air pollution.Read more