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The City of Cleveland launched a 10-year initiative in 2009 to transform itself into a "Green City on a Blue Lake." With the goal of making the region attractive to young professionals, this administration seeks at every turn to reduce carbon emissions, expand green spaces, increase bike access, and improve the health and wellbeing of its residents -- all while fostering sustainable economic growth. Sustainability is about more than installing CFLs; it is a way of looking at everything from food and art to architecture and transportation with an eye towards the future. Paying heed now to the triple bottom line ensures that tomorrow's generation will have the opportunity to do the same.

Features

Gary and Laura Dumm

Gary and Laura Dumm: Here There Be Monsters

Local artists Gary and Laura Dumm mix the likes of Frankenstein and vampires with pesticides and global warming - along with a side of humor - in an evocative new show.

Italo Gonzalez

Hardcore commuters fuel Cleveland's two-wheeled renaissance

Meet Italo Gonzalez. He rides 6.6 miles to work most every day – including those marked by rain, sleet and snow. And he's not alone.

Nicole McGee

Upcycle Parts Shop engages the community though creative reuse

A conversation with Nicole McGee about the Upcycle Parts Shop and her work as a community organizer, fundraiser, and creative reuse artist.  

Keith Sutton of Sutton Development Group (left) with business partner Dave Territo (right) and Adam Davenport, head of EcoVillage Development (center)

Tiny Homes Take Shape in EcoVillage

A tiny home project in Detroit Shoreway's EcoVillage sparks controversy, attracts admirers.

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District

Rethinking recycling

Dropping that plastic water bottle into a recycling bin is just the beginning of the story. And far too often, we're all making big recycling mistakes.
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Green Founders

jeff battershell

jeff battershell

City: Lakewood
Meet Jeff Battershell, founder of Keepin’ it Fresh, an embroidered product company that focuses on water conservation and the brewery industry.
ann king

ann king

City: AsiaTown/St. Clair Superior
Meet Ann King, founder of BORROW Rentals, a custom rental house for unique furniture and accessories in Cleveland with four employees. 
bill ayars

bill ayars

City: Cleveland
Meet Bill Ayars, co-founder of Perspectus Architecture, a full-service planning and architectural design firm in Shaker Square with eight principals and 36 employees. 
alec mcclennan

alec mcclennan

City: Emerging Neighborhoods
Meet Alec McClennan, founder of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, a Cleveland landscaping company with 25 employees.
deej lincoln

deej lincoln

City: MidTown
Meet James "Deej" Lincoln, founder of Reclaimed Cleveland, a retail and custom furnishings company in Midtown.
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