9th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit

Group to focus on what can be accomplished before the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River burning

9th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit

September 27 - September 28

2:30-5:30 pm (September 27); 8 am-5 pm (September 28)

Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114

The Summit brings together Clevelanders from all walks of life and provides a unique opportunity to work across sectors, foster collaboration, learn about recent innovations, and design the future of the Cleveland region.

2017 is the Sustainable Cleveland Year of Vibrant Green Space. This year’s Summit will build off past accomplishments and accelerate Cleveland’s positive momentum in developing healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities. We are pleased to welcome Mark Tercek, president & CEO of The Nature Conservancy, as this year's Summit keynote speaker.

The 2017 Summit presents a unique opportunity to crowdsource expertise from more than 500 participants to collectively:

--Help update the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, which incorporates the topics of: Energy, Water and Land Use, Community Engagement, Waste, and Transportation. Specifically, how can we accelerate progress in climate action that also advances equitable outcomes in health, access to green jobs, resiliency, and more?

--Celebrate the Year of Vibrant Green Space and work to continue its expansion

--Develop plans for the Year of Vital Neighborhoods in 2018

--Leon Bibb will be speaking at the Summit as a spokesperson for Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future. Bibb is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who brings a unique perspective on Cleveland's transformation over the last half-century. His talk will set the stage for an exercise with all Summit participants focused on what we can accomplish by June 22nd, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the infamous river burning.


Draft Agenda

Day 1: $20
Day 2: $30
Both days: $50


Presenting sponsor: Cleveland Foundation