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Celebration Points

Working Groups

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


Cross-Cutting Groups

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


Details on the Key Areas of Focus for SC2019

  
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SC 2019 2015: Sustainable Water

Sustainable Water
Mission: Reconnect communities with local drinking water and the Great Lakes. We will:

  • Update the public on the “state of the water” report, marking progress from 2010-2015.
  • Educate the public via an asset map of the region’s waterways, access and uses
  • Evaluate water quality via monitoring data center and assessment tools
  • Celebrate cleanup of targeted areas (Euclid Beach, removed dams) one big overall Stream Day, 1 big beach party, and yearlong programs and campaigns
  • Showcase businesses built around water conservation, harvesting, quality and stewardship showing that fresh water restoration and protection can be an economic development engine.
  • Bottle-free conventions and businesses, constant cleanups, water themes across arts and culture institutions, marketing and merchandizing

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We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play and grow old.


– City of Cleveland