City of Cleveland Hosts 11th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit October 16

More than 500 participants from around Northeast Ohio will gather at Cleveland Public Auditorium Oct. 16, 2019 to celebrate 10 years of progress in sustainability and build toward the future. This year’s summit will culminate Sustainable Cleveland 2019, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 10-year initiative to begin developing a “Green City on a Blue Lake.” The initiative engages all Clevelanders to work together to develop a thriving and resilient city that leverages its assets to build economic, social, and environmental well-being for all.

Tickets to 2019 Summit are available here. Online registration ends October 13th.

“Since its inception, my vision for Sustainable Cleveland 2019 has been centered on a need to engage citizens to develop a thriving and resilient region,” said Mayor Jackson. “With the support of community leaders and residents, it has since transformed from a vision into an innovative plan of action that continues to move Cleveland toward even greater progress.”

Summit participants will learn about new innovations, strengthen existing initiatives, and co-create what comes next for Cleveland’s sustainable future. Featured speakers include:

  • India Birdsong, CEO of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority;
  • Dr. Richard Ezike, Mobility and equity expert;
  • Michael Waas, Global VP of Brand Partnerships at TerraCycle;
  • Nik Engineer, Executive Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation; and
  • Michael Shank, Communications Director at the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance.

“Over the last 10 years, the community has come together to help people make smart, sustainable choices at home, at work, and in the community,” said Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray. “Now is the time to build off this strong foundation to accelerate progress in a number of key areas, from clean energy and trees to sustainable transportation and access to green space.”

For more updates on the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit, the City of Cleveland’s commitment to sustainability, or additional ways to green Cleveland’s businesses and neighborhoods, visit