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Free Screening of award winning documentary - Join us!

With humor, chutzpah, and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel to America’s vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of the truth about vinyl, the world's second largest selling plastic.

This film keeps with the theme of Earth Day 2024, 'Planet over Plastics', reaffirming the urgency to reduce global plastic pollution and ensure a more sustainable future. The screening is free and family friendly. RSVP is highly recommended to ensure the appropriate number of seats available. 

WHAT: Screening of “Blue Vinyl,” Winner of the Excellence in Cinematography Award at Sundance an Emmy-award-winning documentary film, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Kathy A. Smachlo, member of Beyond Plastics. View trailer here.

WHEN: Thursday April 11, 6.30 pm

WHERE: Heights Libraries – Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

We need volunteers!


Make & Take Community DIY Workshop at Made Cleveland

April 3, 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm (2 shifts)

Activities include helping set up and take down, greeting guests, and interacting with the crowd


Caledonia Ravine Clean Up

April 6, 11.00 am -1.00 pm

1975 North Taylor Road

We will be collecting trash both in the perimeter of the ravine and inside the ravine. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the terrain


Earth Month Challenge hosted by City of Cleveland Heights

April 20, 9.00 am - 2.00 pm

Forest Hill Park located at 2370 Lee Boulevard

Hosted by the City of Cleveland Heights, CHGT has invited to participate in it's Earth Day Challenge  Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. This event will consist of several challenges aimed at promoting awareness and stewardship of our Earth. One of those challenges will be a park clean up challenge which will have volunteers split into teams that each clean one of Cleveland Heights' parks. 

We hope to have the most volunteers of all groups participating! We need you!


Community Swap Meet

April 20, 10.30 am - 1.30 pm (2 shifts)

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Help set up the CHGT tent/table materials, manage Recycling Challenge, connect with visitors, share educational materials, sign up members, upcycle crafts with children, help pack up and take down


University Heights Sustainable Home Fair

April 21, 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm (2 shifts)

Wiley School Building - 2181 Miramar Blvd

Help set up the CHGT tent/table materials, manage Recycling Challenge, connect with visitors, share educational materials, sign up members, upcycle crafts with children, help pack up and take down


Forest Hill Park Clean Up

April 27, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Meet at the Tennis Course Parking lot off Forest Hill Blvd

We will be collecting trash along Forest Hill Blvd. Please bring gloves and used bags. We will provide large bags to consolidate the collected trash

Join our ECOCHALLENGE Team!

The Earth Month Ecochallenge, running from April 1st to April 30th, is a 30-day program focused on environmental and social engagement. During this month, you're invited to select actions that resonate with your values, committing to them for 30 days to foster and reinforce positive habits. Each action you complete earns points and generates real-world impact. Your efforts, combined with those of your team, contribute to a significant collective difference.

Our team's name is Earth Month in the Heights and you can become a team member by signing up here. Each time you complete one action, just log it in into our team's account. The more points we receive, the higher we will move into the worldwide leaderboard. 

OUR WORK

Advocacy

By aligning citizen action with public policy, we can improve and secure the environmental quality of our community  

Stewardship

By bringing people together we can identify socially equitable and economically viable solutions to our environmental challenges 

Education

Education - By sharing ideas, innovations, and a vision for a healthy and prosperous city for all, residents of Cleveland Heights will act responsibly towards the environment 

We need AWESOME people to help us do AWESOME things in our COMMUNITY