Last year, Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed on to the Climate Mayors campaign, pledging his support for the Paris Climate Agreement locally though the White House had announced it would no longer honor the agreement. This week, Climate Mayors petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency not to repeal the important Clean Power Plan in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
As a longtime supporter of fighting climate change, Mayor Frank G. Jackson launched a strategic initiative in 2009 to tackle environmental issues in the City of Cleveland with the goal of building a “green city on a blue lake.” Each year, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, led by Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray, has taken on different themes to promote a more environmentally conscious Cleveland. For example, 2017 was the Year of Vibrant Green Space and 2015 was designated the Year of Clean Water. Each theme of the 10-year initiative includes yearlong outreach opportunities and education events aimed at promoting sustainability in the community.
What defines a Sustainable Cleveland?
- A community of people from every walk of life working together to reshape Cleveland into a vibrant livable city with thriving businesses and a flourishing natural environment.
- A resource that offers information and actionable tools so you can make smart, sustainable choices at home, at work and in your community.
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