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Recycling

Paper Retriever

Paper Retriever collects magazines, shopping catalogs, newspaper and office paper for local fund-raising purposes.

Address: 16065 Industrial Lane Cleveland, OH 44135

City of Independence Recycling Services

The city of Independence collects recycling at the curb on regular trash pick-up days. Learn about which items are recylced by visiting the website.

Cuyahoga County Recycling

The pdf guide online provides general information about community-sponsored recycling programs in Cuyahoga County. Please note that the recycling services provided by each community are for residents only. For additional recycling information, please contact the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749.

OneCommunity

OneCommunity is helping to close the digital gap in Northern Ohio schools and provide our region's organizations with an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution for computer disposal with Green Computing. Our technology recycling initiative keeps unwanted computers and other technology resources out of landfills by refurbishing them for use in classrooms across Northern Ohio.

Foods

North Union Farmers Market

Buy fresh, local produce directly from the grower.

Address: North Union Farmers Market P.O. Box 201074 Cleveland, OH 44120

Local Food Cleveland

Local Food Cleveland is an action network for everyone who is passionate about growing a thriving local food economy and culture around Cleveland, OH.

PickYourOwn- NE Ohio

PickYourOwn.org,where you can find a pick-your-own farm near you! This web page provides a detailed list of Cleveland's, Akron's and northeast Ohio's pick-your-own (PYO, U-pick, pick-it-yourself) farms. Always call the farm to confirm location and hours. The page also contains links to other parts of Ohio.

Organic Farms in Northeast Ohio

A list of organic faremrs and producers certified by The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA), an organization dedicated to sustainable farm practices. A list of organic farming resources is also provided.

North Union Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm from June 5 - August 28, 2013.

Address: Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center 26900 Cedar Road Beachwood, OH 44122
Construction

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC works to transform the way our buildings and communities are designed, built and operated to improve our quality of life and protect natural resources for future generations. We strive to become the recognized leader of the sustainable building movement in the region, to assist the local government in implementing sustainable practices and LEED standards, and to provide outstanding sustainable education opportunities for the local design and construction communities.

Renewable Energy Installers in Ohio

Certified Photovoltaic Installers/Integrators in Ohio

Home Energy MD- Energy Audits

Home Energy MD is a company that provides energy audits to make your home energy-efficient.

Blue Sky Energy Systems, LLC

Blue Sky Energy Systems is a Cleveland, Ohio area based company specializing in sustainable energy products and related services.

Maronda Homes

Maronda Homes is a designer and builder of quality, affordable and Energy Star®-rated homes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, Ohio

Energy Incentive Programs, Ohio

Savings for Ohio

Website: ENERGY.GOV
Sustainability

GreenCityBlueLake

GreenCityBlueLake is the online home for the exciting people, projects, and ideas creating a more sustainable future in Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Carbon Fund

As the first community-based, open-access carbon reduction fund in the United States, the Cleveland Carbon Fund invests in local community projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spark economic development in Cleveland. The Fund provides an easy, highly transparent option for anyone wishing to play a role in reducing carbon emissions. By investing in the Cleveland Carbon Fund, donors can be assured their worthy contributions are making sustainable, positive change in local Cleveland neighborhoods.

Good Nature Organic Lawn Care

Good Nature is an Ohio based company providing Cleveland and Columbus with family friendly and environmentally responsible landscape services. We offer a full line of Organic & Natural services for your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden. We are proving that you don't need chemicals in order to have a beautiful landscape!

Corporate Sustainability Network

CSN connects, convenes and facilitates dialogue among key business leaders of Northeast Ohio's 150 largest corporate citizens, enabling them to learn and share sustainable best practices to create value for their companies and the community. Our team strives to stimulate economic development, job creation, social welfare and environmental stewardship throughout our region.Visit the website for event listings and more information.

Green Energy Ohio

GEO promotes renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass & low-impact hydro) statewide by acting as a clearinghouse to inform Ohioans on sustainable energy.

Ohio EPA

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Projects

This website offers information and resources on energy programs, green infrastructure, trail improvements, and public works.

Transportation

Cleveland Metroparks Trails

Find maps of trails in the Cleveland Metro area.

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Find bus routes, schedules, fares, and more online.

Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky

Rideshare, OKI Regional Council of Governments

Ohio Incentives and Laws | Alternative Fuels Data Center

Listed below are incentives, laws, and regulations related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles for Ohio.

Events

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Events

The Museum offers a variety of year-round activities for visitors of all ages. Some are free with general admission and some require reservations or special tickets.

Cleveland Metroparks Events

Bring the entire family to a Cleveland Metroparks special event for free fun while you learn about nature. Ranging from bugs and buzzards to hikes and swimming, Cleveland Metroparks events are always a great place to spend your day.

Recycle Your Computer Month

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is sponsoring Recycle Your Computer Month during the month of August. Residents can recycle unwanted home computer equipment at local collection events sponsored by participating cites.

2011 Compost Seminar and Bin Sale Schedule

For 2011, the Solid Waste District introduces the Compost Seminar and Bin Sale program to provide Cuyahoga County residents with affordable compost bins and "how to" instructions.

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association Event Calendar

An event calendar for the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA). OEFFA is an organization, which includes farmers, backyard gardeners, consumers, retailers, educators, researchers and other who share a desire to build a sustainable, healthy food system. Events include workshops and tours.

Ohio River Sweep

Sierra Club, the Miami Group

Misc

Cuyahoga Valley Park Trip Planning

This guide provides tips for planning a field trip to the park or a trip to the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEE). The CVEE is recognized as one of the top environmental education centers in the U.S., the center provides innovative education programs that offer children the opportunity to discover the wonders and magic of learning in and about the outdoors.

Address: 1403 W. Hines Hill Road Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Visit the website for information about volunteering, planning a trip, and more!

Address: 1403 W. Hines Hill Road Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Shaklee Corporation

As the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., we've been making people healthier for over 50 years. And we've made it part of our job to make the planet healthier along the way.

We were doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word. In fact, as early as 1960, we made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever. And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

Cleveland Botanical Gardens Green Corps Program

The Gardens hold a variety of community-based workshops and events including the Green Corps Urban Youth Program. Green Corps is a horticulture-focused work-study initiative in which urban youth learn valuable life skills that promote academic achievement and workforce readiness.

Cincinnati zoo & botanical garden

Address: 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Beachwood City

Explore the local city site that offers a calendar of environmental events, community planning information, and utility and recycling resources.