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
Art Mart Mission: “ArtMart” is a community-based destination where all Clevelanders can come together to craft and have fun while being creative. We repurpose materials that have been diverted from landfills. Come to ArtMart to create art, attend classes, connect with friendly educators, buy amazing art and earn a certificate in Arts and Trashology.
Cleveland Composters Mission: Use social media networking to build an enthusiastic community of residential composters in order to transform yard and kitchen waste into fertile soil.
Construction and Demolition Mission: An infrastructure developed to support an economically viable recycling and reuse market for construction and demolition materials for the building industry.
Zero Waste Mission: We have thousands of zero waste organizations by 2019. Residencies and businesses divert more than 65% of their waste from the landfill; businesses inspire other companies to shift their cultures so that zero waste is incorporated into business plans; what gets measured is managed and so incorporated into the business plans, gold self-rating system for companies to improve and grow in their journey to zero waste.
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