People, Planet, Progress: A Decade of Sustainable Cleveland

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25 sustainable energy projects all on one Cuyahoga County map
If you want to find an environmental project near you, we have a solution. Presenting a map of Cuyahoga County with the locations of 25 projects, created with the help of Sustainable Cleveland.
Saving the planet: Young leaders in Northeast Ohio’s climate movement
Young people worldwide are taking the lead on battling climate change, and Cleveland is no exception. A number of local students are raising awareness and planning events, including potentially two summits here in 2020.
'Last' Sustainable Cleveland 2019 event just the beginning
The final event of the decade-long Sustainable Cleveland 2019 effort drew 600 attendees to Public Auditorium on Oct. 16, pursuing the ultimate goal of creating “a green city by a blue lake.”
Sustainable Cleveland 2019 hits peak year but still driving forward
Sustainable Cleveland 2019 will celebrate a decade of accomplishments Wednesday, Oct. 16, at its annual event, while looking for ways to accelerate progress.
Ripple effects of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 spread across city
Sustainable Cleveland 2019 has spent the last decade changing the area's environmental landscape with bold and creative efforts.
5 green jobs that are making an impact in Cleveland
Meet five Clevelanders working hard to keep the environment clean and green.
Fresh Fest shows just how charming is urban farming
Urban farming is enjoying a revival worth celebrating, and they did just that at Fresh Fest at Otter Park in Cleveland's Kinsman neighborhood on Sept. 7.
Sustainable CLE: A conscious Clevelander's resource guide for living green
The environment is on the minds of a lot of people these days. What can an ordinary person do? Plenty, it turns out, just by following these helpful tips for your daily routine, compiled with the help of Sustainable Cleveland.
Power switch: Cleveland starts move to 100% renewable energy by 2050
When the city of Cleveland revised its 6-year-old Climate Action Plan in 2018, it set an ambitious goal: to use 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050. 
Summer Sprout takes urban gardeners from rookies to green thumbs
Replacing urban vacant lots with green spaces provides countless benefits for local neighborhoods, but one of the most rewarding parts of the city's gardening program is seeing beginning gardeners transform into leaders.
The next step in making CLE a bike-friendly city is getting our seniors on two wheels
They say one never forgets how to ride a bike—and if the freewheeling folks taking part in Silver Spokes are any indication, it’s 100 percent true. 
Is 10 years the magic number when it comes to a more sustainable future for CLE?
When the Cuyahoga River caught fire on June 22, 1969, a 23-year-old Frank G. Jackson had just returned home from his tour of duty in the Vietnam War, and he remembers the eco-catastrophe as being “probably the last thing on [his] mind” at that time. A lot has changed in 50 years, and the now-Mayor of Cleveland is squarely focused on not only the health of the Cuyahoga River, but the city’s sustainability as a whole.
FreshWater Cleveland launches dedicated series spotlighting Sustainable Cleveland
When it comes to sustainability, Cleveland has come a long way, baby. Not only is the city celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire—and the progress the river has made in the last five decades (it's now safe to fish!)—but this year marks the culmination of Sustainable Cleveland's 10-year initiative. FreshWater's new "People, Planet, Progress: A Decade of Sustainable Cleveland" series will highlight their efforts and achievements and mark the design of a new decade.
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