Mayor's Office of Sustainability

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.”

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Green Roof Press Conference

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Green Roof Press Conference

On Friday, June 23rd, Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Port Control Robert Kennedy, and Chief of Sustainability Matthew Gray announced that Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) was awarded an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency FFY 2012 Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source grant and has installed two demonstration vegetative roofs at CLE.

Arbor Day Planting

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Tri-C Sustainability Play

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Updated List: City Recycling Drop Off Sites

Updated List: City Recycling Drop Off Sites

As residents take advantage of the convenience of curbside recycling, drop-off sites have seen a decline in usage The City will continue to to accept bulk recycling at its Ridge Road Transfer Facility. Accepted items include glass, paper, plastic, metals and cardboard. In addition to the Ridge Road facility, a number of additional recycling drop-off sites will remain available.
 

City of Cleveland Earns Recognition as 2016 Tree City USA

City of Cleveland Earns Recognition as 2016 Tree City USA

The City of Cleveland, a municipality committed to environmental sustainability, earned recognition as an Arbor Day Foundation 2016 Tree City USA. The award recognizes cities with an outstanding commitment to urban forest management. Environmental sustainability is a key initiative of Mayor Frank G. Jackson, who launched Sustainable Cleveland 2019, a ten-year effort to transform Cleveland into a "Green City on a Blue Lake."

Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Year of Vibrant Green Space Kick-off

Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Year of Vibrant Green Space Kick-off

Recently, on Friday, January 20, 2017, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the new Chief of Sustainability, Matt Gray, welcomed visitors and guest to the annual Office of Sustainability’s kick-off event declaring this year as the Year of Vibrant Green Space held at Cleveland City Hall in the Rotunda. Vibrant Green Space can be defined as an accessible and active public space that connects people to place, nature and one another.

Sustainable Cleveland Kick-off

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Youth Sustainability Leadership Program Supports Community Action

Youth Sustainability Leadership Program Supports Community Action

The City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability partnered with Earth Day Coalition to coordinate the Student Environmental Leadership Conference for hundreds of Greater Cleveland high school students. The conference, led by students participating in the Office of Sustainability’s Youth Sustainability Leadership Program, featured a presentation from the 2016 Sustainability Summit, themed Year of Sustainable Transportation, and several workshops highlighting Sustainable Cleveland’s 2017 theme, Year of Vibrant Green Space. Carol Thaler, Director of Administration and Outreach at Great Lakes Biomimicry, provided the keynote speech, and professionals from Holden Arboretum, Cleveland Metroparks, Let’s Move! YMCA, and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District provided workshop support as expert facilitators.

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