The mission of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Vital Neighborhoods working group is to cultivate sustainable neighborhoods of choice where residents are engaged, empowered, enlightened, resilient and self-reliant.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
In order for sustainability to be successful, people have to join together and everyone
has to make a contribution. Sustainability has to be inclusive and this working group
strives to reach as many people as possible in all Cleveland’s neighborhoods at all socio-
In 2011, the Vital Neighborhoods Committee hosted “Green Your Block Energy Efficiency
Challenge” to begin recruiting participants in block clubs citywide. Residents will take action to reduce household energy consumption by changing incandescent bulbs to CFLs, installing a programmable thermostat and by installing a low flow showerhead.
In 2012, The Vital Neighborhoods Committee hosted a Local Foods Challenge for residents and organizations in Cleveland neighborhoods. The winners in each category,
who achieved both local food outcomes and engaged their community, will win $550 in
support of their project. Also, the committee collaborated with Neighborhood Progress
Inc. on the First Annual Citywide Local Foods Potluck, to be held on Sept. 29th, 2012
at Edgewater Park, Upper Pavilion.
Marka Fields: Mfields@city.cleveland.oh.us
- How do you GROW, SHARE, EAT and LEARN about food in your neighborhood? The Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Vital Neighborhoods Committee is having a contest to find Cleveland’s most inspiring local food stories in 2012, the Year of Local Foods. To be eligible for the contest, your neighborhood must be within the City of Cleveland. Month ...