Reserve Your Spot at the 2016 Sustainable Cleveland Summit

Time still remains to reserve your spot at the 2016 Sustainable Cleveland Summit to be held at Cleveland Public Auditorium on Wednesday, September 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and continuing through Thursday, September 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Every year since 2009, Mayor Jackson convenes over 500 local business leaders, government officials, non-profit leaders, students, educators and residents around a central topic fundamental to a sustainable city. The theme for this year’s summit is sustainable transportation.

Summit participants will hear about this year’s sustainable transportation initiatives, including the Commuter Choice Challenge, the #imoveCLE selfie contest, ciCLEvia open streets events, the UHBikes bike share system, and much more.

Along with celebrating our accomplishments, the Summit will be an opportunity to recognize and address transportation challenges as a community.

This year the City of Cleveland is pleased to announce that the Cleveland Foundation will serve as a presenting sponsor and the Summit’s keynote speaker will be Gil Penalosa. Gil Penalosa is the founder of the internationally recognized non-profit organization, “8 80 Cities”. Mr. Penalosa advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age, gender, social, economic, or ethnic background. The keynote address on Day one of the Summit will focus on the design and use of parks and streets as public places and sustainable mobility.

Day two of the Summit will be a full day of visioning, design, and action planning centered on:

  • The current and upcoming celebration year topics of Sustainable Transportation and Vibrant Green Space.
  • Advancing the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, which incorporates the topics of: Energy, Local Foods, Waste, Clean Water, Vital Neighborhoods, and Engaged People.

To register for this year’s Summit, visit https://scsummit2016.eventbrite.com. Participants may register for single or both days of the Summit. Registration ends on September 17, 2016.

About Dan Williams

Director of Media Relations for Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland

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