Sustainable Heights Network invites community to June 13 program

The first community event hosted by a revitalized Sustainable Heights Network will feature a presentation on Sustainable Cuyahoga: A toolkit of recommended best practices for cities in Cuyahoga County. The program will take place on Monday, June 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Lee Road Library.

Mike Foley, Cuyahoga County director of sustainability, in partnership with David Beach, executive director of GreenCityBlueLake Institute, developed the toolkit to provide best practices and resources for all 59 municipalities in Cuyahoga County. It includes recommendations for public officials to [enable them to] learn about sustainability issues, get help from local experts, and take action. It is also a resource for citizens who want to work with local government officials to improve their communities.

Chapters in the toolkit include: air quality, energy, food, green buildings, land use, solid waste, transportation, trees, and watershed management. Foley and Beach will present examples of best practices from around Northeast Ohio, including sustainable actions taken by Cleveland Heights and surrounding communities.

The Toolkit is available online at:

The Sustainable Heights Network will also present an update on its activities at the event, including information about upcoming programs and how residents can become involved. For more information about the Sustainable Heights Network, e-mail

Cathi Lehn

Cathi Lehn is a Cleveland Heights resident and the Sustainable Cleveland coordinator for the City of Cleveland Mayor's Office of Sustainability. She is also chair of the Sustainable Heights Network Steering Committee.

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