Every year leading up to 2019, Cleveland will focus on one of the key areas fundamental to a sustainable economy. The SC2019 Celebration Points are designed to be accessible to all members of the community- households, neighborhoods, businesses, and institutions can all participate, either collaboratively or independently. Listed below are the various celebration points and their associated working groups. Additional information regarding SC2019 celebration points and working groups, can be found here.
Key Areas of Focus for SC2019:
2011- Energy Efficiency 2012- Local Food 2013- Advanced Energy and Renewable Resources 2014- Zero Waste 2015- Sustainable Water 2016- Sustainable Transportation 2017- Clean Green Spaces 2018- Vital Neighborhoods
Communications Resource Group Mission: SC2019 Communications Resource Group captures and distills the sustainability narrative of the Northeast Ohio region. We have created the tools and the environment to promote compelling stories that inspire action and urgency among a diverse population.
Engage 1.6 Million Mission: Create a campaign that engages the entire region (individuals, families, schools, businesses and others) in creating a green city on a blue lake, through common messaging, one-on-one interactions, social networking, the education system and community organizing.
Healthy Connections Mission: Greater Cleveland is a place that all citizens can thrive. Health is central to all the work in Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and should be addressed by all the work we do. Clean air, safe, vibrant communities, economic vitality, health access, health literacy, successful school systems all support the 70% of health determinants that are upstream of the healthcare provider system.
Institutional Partnerships Mission: Have established partnerships with a broad range of institutions in and beyond Cleveland proper, who are enthusiastically participating in Sustainable Cleveland 2019.
Public Compact Mission: To draft "The Cleveland Commitment: A Promise for Our Region’s Sustainable Future". This pledge can be read and signed by individuals, businesses and groups.
Social Compact Mission: Foster formal and informal connections built on trust, open-mindedness and transparent communications to create continuous (as opposed to episodic) community engagement on SC2019 and other issues that matter to our region; and to establish a framework for personal sustainability.
Sustainable Businesses and Business Incubation Mission: To support, educate and foster the growth of sustainable businesses by leveraging existing assets and adding new values.
Youth/Next Generation Mission: Youth are emerging as the next generation of sustainability
SC2019 2013: Advanced Energy and Renewable Resources
Advanced Energy Generation Mission: We are focusing on the best that Cleveland has to offer in order to develop a Center of Excellence for Clean Energy Production and Research.
Laboratories for Advance Energy Commercialization Mission: With the Laboratories for Advanced Energy Commercialization, we are providing a “one-stop shop” for information on advanced energy commercialization efforts in Northeast Ohio. This online gateway includes information on activities among industry, academia & government, as well as incubator/business start-up entities, to foster NEO’s position as a global leader in advanced energy technology commercialization.
Net Zero Energy Buildings Mission: Our aspiration is that Net Zero Energy buildings flourish in Northeast Ohio. Building owners take on the challenge to build net zero spaces to demonstrate that it is affordable and achievable in NEOhio. A repeatable design template for net energy buildings is created. Excess energy from the buildings is shared with neighbors to eliminate energy waste.
Zero Emissions Energy Initiative Mission: Generate 119MW of zero emission energy from existing or new industrial plants in Northeast Ohio by 2019.
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