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Cleveland Comeback: Transforming Cleveland Into a Bright Green City on a Blue Lake

Now five years old, Sustainable Cleveland is half way to achieving its ten-year plan to engage people to work together to create a “thriving and resilient” Cleveland. Its goal: to transform Cleveland to a bright green city on a blue lake. Driven by Mayor Frank Jackson, Sustainable Cleveland focuses on four foundational categories of a sustainable economy: Personal and Social Environment; Natural Environment; Built Environment and Business Environment. Each of these foundations, according to the Sustainable Cleveland web site, has priority areas being addressed by strategy and action within City government and in the greater Sustainable Cleveland community.

GreenTown spoke with Matt Gray, director of sustainability for the City of Cleveland, about the progress made to date in Cleveland and the work ahead. Click here to read the full interview.