City of Cleveland Gets ‘A’ Rating For Environmental Action Efforts

The City of Cleveland has recently been given an ‘A’ rating on its environmental action efforts by CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project.

CDP is a not-for-profit charity that rated cities worldwide on their green efforts, ultimately naming 43 city around the globe to the list. Read more and view the full list here.

“The City of Cleveland is proud to be recognized as a leader in environmental action,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “It is important for us to leave for future generations a thriving sustainable green city on a blue lake.”

This year, marks the 10-year culmination of Mayor Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland initiative. The initiative is aimed at making Cleveland a more environmentally conscious city for generations to come. Read more about the initiative here.

Other hallmarks of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 include:

  • A goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050
  • The Cleveland Tree Plan, which would add 50,000 new trees to the city by 2020
  • By 2030, reduce residential and commercial energy use by 50 percent and industrial use by 30 percent

Click here to read Sustainable Cleveland’s Climate Action Plan.