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2013 Sustainable Cleveland Summit

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Cleveland Public Auditorium 500 Lakeside Ave E Cleveland, OH 44114

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Summit 2013

Together, We're Building a Thriving Green City on a Blue Lake

By engaging and working together, we can design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland that leverages its wealth of assets to build economic, social, and environmental well-being for all. Together, we can build a green city on a blue lake and you are invited to be a part of this transformation.

The 5th Annual Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit will be October 3-4 at Cleveland Public Auditorium in Downtown Cleveland. As we approach the halfway milestone of this ten-year initiative, we are charged with taking stock of our accomplishments and outcomes, gauging our progress, honoring the work of many, and charting the course for the next five years.

I suggest you join us for Summit 2013, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate Cleveland’s journey toward sustainability and to help design our future. What is expected of you is a commitment of your time to fully participate in the 2 days of the Summit and then to enact change at home, at work or in your neighborhood as an individual, part of an organization, or through a working group.

Sustainable Cleveland is a community of people from every walk of life working together to reshape Cleveland into a vibrant livable city with thriving businesses and a flourishing natural environment.

Summit Focus:

Summit 2013 will focus on the Year of Advanced and Renewable Energy and implementing Cleveland's Climate Action Plan.

We are celebrating the halfway mark of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 by honoring Sustainable Cleveland Heroes. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to make Cleveland a thriving green city on a blue lake? Please let us know. Honorees will be recognized at the Sustainability Summit. Nominate here.

Keynote Speakers: The City of Cleveland is pleased to announce two dynamic keynote presenters during the Summit on the topics of Advanced and Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Conscious Capitalism.

John Montgomery, Author of Great from the Start, is a frequent speaker on sustainable business, benefit corporations and venture capital at such forums as the Future Salon, TEDx, and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. John transforms public and private corporations for success in the new economic paradigm where corporations not only optimize profits for shareholders but also provide a material positive impact on society and the environment.

Chuck Kutscher,
National Renewable Energy Lab, is a Principal Engineer and G
roup Manager in the Center for Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration. His projects have included the design and construction of a solar cooling test laboratory; production of NREL's solar industrial process heat design handbook; modeling of advanced power cycles and cooling systems for geothermal power plants; and development of transpired solar air collectors, which won an R&D 100 Award and a Popular Science "Best of What's New" award. He is editor of the 200-page ASES report, Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., and writes a monthly column on climate change for SOLAR TODAY magazine. He recently received the 2008 Colorado Governor's Excellence in Renewable Energy Individual Award.

Events and Tours

The Cleveland Browns is one of the Cleveland Green Venues and is offering discounted tickets to the October 3rd home game after the summit. Please click here and use the promotional code: SCS2013

The Green Energy Ohio tour will be October 5-6th. Plan to extend your Summit by touring advanced and renewable energy projects in Northeast Ohio and throughout the state. On Saturday, October 5th, Summit participants can join A FREE BUS TOUR leaving from Lake Farm Park. The tour will be from 9am-5pm. Even if you're not attending the Summit, you can contact Valerie at or 440-231-0842 to reserve your spot on the bus!

For more information on the Summit and Sustainable Cleveland 2019, please visit