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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.

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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.

Mansfield Frazier of Vineyards of Chateau Hough

Trending: urban wineries

Meet urban winemakers and visit a vineyard in an unlikely corner of the city in this closer look at NEO's fledgling winemaking movement.

Winter sledding in the Cleveland Metroparks

Metroparks' Emerald Necklace glitters with activity the year round

Whether the mild winter continues or Jack Frost breathes chilly air over us and lays a snowy blanket beneath us, the Cleveland Metroparks offers a host of activities for people of all ages and abilities throughout the winter months.  

Chris Bond, Farm Horticulturist at CWRU Squire Valleevue Farm empties the waste brought in for composting

Giving food scraps a new purpose

The concept of saving compostable food from landfills, and instead putting it to good use, is a notion that is starting to catch on in Northeast Ohio.
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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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