Action & Resources Guide
Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Action and Resources Guide downloads:
In February 2010, the City of Cleveland issued a “Request for Proposals for Preparation of a Strategic Vision and Plan For Sustainable Cleveland 2019.” Complete bid documents are here. The city selected New York City based Economic Transformations Group as lead of a consulting team which completed the 2019 Action and Resources Guide, released the week of the second annual 2019 summit in September 2010.
Excerpts from the Guide
The core purpose of this guide is to support and empower leaders from all walks of life to make tangible progress on matters that are of interest and importance to them. It provides a framework in which conversations and actions can take place in a way that aligns with a greater vision of a sustainable economy.
In essence, it is a road map. A map gives an abstract picture and overview of the landscape, but doesn’t capture the actual experience of the journey or the adventures and challenges along the way.
The Path to 2019
1) Implement the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Celebrating Progress Action Plan
Celebrating progress toward Sustainable Cleveland 2019—a yearly community wide celebration to increase momentum, create new collaborations, and tell the story of Cleveland’s transformation
2) Align with the set of Priorities and goals in the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Strategic Framework
Business, community, and government come together to focus on target outcomes and actions to strengthen our economic foundations
3) Understand forces that are shaping sustainable economies around the world & here in Cleveland
Economic, social and environmental context that informs the conversation and inspires proactive & innovative responses
4) Use the 2019 supporting structures & Tool Kit
Stewardship Structure, Measuring Progress Framework, Initiative Design Framework
5) Take action in a way that is uniquely your own
SC2019 actively encourages the creative chaos and experimentation that is the hallmark of American freedom and our entrepreneurial spirit.
Every year leading up to 2019, Cleveland will focus on one of the key areas fundamental to a sustainable economy. The SC2019 Celebration Points are designed to be accessible to all members of the community—households, neighborhoods, businesses, and institutions can all participate, either in collaboration or independently.
- 2011—Energy Efficiency
- 2012—Local Foods
- 2013—Renewable Resources & Advanced Energy
- 2014—Zero Waste
- 2015—Clean Water
- 2016—Sustainable Mobility
- 2017—Clean Green Spaces
- 2018—Vital Neighborhoods
Celebration points are ordered based on:
- Skills progression
- Alignment with city initiatives and existing community celebrations
- Alignment with community momentum