SUSTAINABLE CLEVELAND 2019 - Briefing Paper for 2009 Summit

To succeed, we will need to expand and amplify the existing networks in the region. We can build upon examples such as WIRE‐Net’s Great Lakes Wind Network, Corporate Sustainability Network, E4S, Cleveland‐Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, GreenCityBlueLake, Northeast Ohio Biomimicry Action Network, and NorTech’s advanced energy initiative and other technology networks, Great Lakes Science Center’s Fresh Water Institute, neighborhood development, and other promising initiatives. In addition, there are emerging social media networks, such as localfoodcleveland.org and zerowasteneo.org. And we have a leading initiative working on the technology of networked communications, One‐Community.