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Department of Sustainability

Together, we are creating a sustainable, healthy, equitable, and resilient Cuyahoga County.

We are stewarding a healthy environment to enhance the well-being of Cuyahoga County citizens and visitors, developing the County in a sustainable manner and engaging, educating, and activating our stakeholders on important sustainability matters.

Featured Initiatives



Fresh Water Institute

With education and research, advocacy and access and economic development on the Great Lakes as the three pillars of its mission, the FWI will protect and catalyze this global treasure that is our largest freshwater source.
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Solar Co-Op

Solar co-ops make it easy for residents and small business owners to save money with a bulk discount by going solar in a group.
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Cuyahoga County has formed a new energy utility – Cuyahoga Green Energy – focused on renewable energy and resiliency.



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Bring Your Own Bags

Learn how retailers and consumers can work together to eliminate plastic checkout bags.
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Tree Canopy

The Healthy Urban Tree Canopy Grant promotes tree planting and maintenance projects.
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Sustainable Stores

For Retailers and Shoppers this program celebrates stores that are taking steps to be more environmentally friendly.