Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Keeping Cleveland Clean: Reporting Nuisance Properties and Illegal Dumping

Keeping Cleveland Clean: Reporting Nuisance Properties and Illegal Dumping

Residents are encouraged to help keep the City of Cleveland beautiful, healthy and clean by reporting nuisance properties and illegal dumping.The objective of the city’s lot cutting and cleaning program is to keep vacant lots and the exteriors of vacant structures within the city aesthetically pleasing and to eliminate health and safety hazards. Its activities include cutting weeds and removing debris from vacant lots.

Office of Sustainability Kicks Off Year of Vital Neighborhoods

Office of Sustainability Kicks Off Year of Vital Neighborhoods

Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Office of Sustainability kicked off its 2018 Year of Vital Neighborhoods with an event in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda on January 26th. Since its 2009 inception, Sustainable Cleveland 2019 has held a celebration each year to mark a new sustainability initiative. This year’s theme, the Year of Vital Neighborhoods, will set the stage for the entire year, with a focus on neighborhood-level collaboration and action on a variety of issues – trees, water quality, active transportation, climate change, local food, vacant land use and more.

Year of Vital Neighborhoods

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1/26: Sustainable Cleveland’s Year of Vital Neighborhoods Kickoff

1/26: Sustainable Cleveland’s Year of Vital Neighborhoods Kickoff

The City of Cleveland is designating 2018 as the Year of Vital Neighborhoods and will host a kick-off event on Friday, January 26 in the City Hall rotunda from 11am to 2pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. RTA’s FREE trolley stops right in front of City Hall. Vehicle parking is available at Willard Garage at regular rates (and bike parking is free!).

LEARN MORE. SAY MORE. DO MORE: CLE Climate Action Plan Neighborhood Workshop Series

LEARN MORE. SAY MORE. DO MORE: CLE Climate Action Plan Neighborhood Workshop Series

Sustainable Cleveland, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Resilient Cleveland team, and ioby will present series of neighborhood workshops connecting health, community and quality of life to climate action. Workshops take place twice a month from December 2017-April 2018 and give attendees and residents the opportunity to develop ideas and act on them with support through crowd funding and the Cleveland Climate Action Fund. There is up to $5k available in support per neighborhood project.

City of Cleveland Designated “SolSmart Bronze” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

City of Cleveland Designated “SolSmart Bronze” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

Cleveland is receiving a Bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier and more affordable for homes and businesses in the city to go solar. This designation recognizes Cleveland for taking steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. For companies looking to expand, a SolSmart Bronze designation is a signal that Cleveland is “open for solar business.”

VIDEO: The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling in the City of Cleveland

VIDEO: The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling in the City of Cleveland

For America Recycles Day, City of Cleveland Waste Commissioner Paul Alcantar and Office of Sustainability Director Kristin Hall discussed in a Facebook Live video some of the things Clevelanders should know about recycling.

Mayor Jackson Issues Statement Opposing Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Mayor Jackson Issues Statement Opposing Repeal of Clean Power Plan

"The Trump Administration’s decision to repeal President Obama’s Clean Power Plan was the wrong decision and I disagree with it. This decision threatens the health and safety of families and communities by worsening climate change and increasing dangerous air pollution. Moving forward with our Cleveland Climate Action Plan, I remain committed to ensuring cleaner air, a stronger economy, and a healthier future for generations to come.”

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