Community Spotlight: Sustainable Cleveland

In this episode of Community Spotlight, host Leah Haslage sat down with the Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland, Matt Gray, to discuss Sustainable Cleveland and what the next steps the City of Cleveland plans on taking to continue building on its success.

In 2009, Sustainable Cleveland was launched by Mayor Frank Jackson with one goal in mind: make Cleveland an economically sustainable city. With a 10 year plan laid out, it was up to the City of Cleveland, its residents, and its businesses to bring the change they deserved to the place they call home. Now, 10 years later, Sustainable Cleveland has reached its goal of 2019.

Over the years, each Sustainable Cleveland conference has had a different focus on what should be improved in the City of Cleveland:

2011- Energy efficiency
2012- Local food
2013- Clean energy
2014- Zero waste
2015- Clean water
2016- Transportation
2017- Vibrant green-space
2018- Vital neighborhoods
2019- People

Be sure to catch the full conversation in our episode above.

For more information or if you have any questions, you can visit the website for Sustainable Cleveland at or contact the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability at 216-664-2455

Don’t forget to mark your calendars! The City of Cleveland will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire this year. You can find more information at or under the hashtag #Cuyahoga50

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