CLEVELAND HEIGHTS GREEN TEAM

2021 ACTION PLAN

EDUCATION

Support the city as it transitions to automated refuse collection, with heavy emphasis on education and outreach about proper recycling and waste management


ADVOCACY

Engage with CH mayoral candidates regarding their views on the intersection of economic development and sustainability as part of their candidacy platform, with the purpose of educating and mobilizing voters

STEWARDSHIP

Reach out to residents and local sister organizations to understand their visions for healthier and more sustainable practices, in order to establish a collaborative roadmap for action


LET'S MAKE EVERY MONTH A PLASTIC FREE MONTH BY TAKING THESE SIMPLE ACTIONS:

Water

Bring a stainless steel water bottle rather than drinking water out of disposable plastic bottles.

Bring your own bag

Always bring your own bags whenever you shop, not just for the supermarket. By bringing your own bag, you alone can save between 400 and 600 plastic bags per year.

No plastic straw, please

Practice when you dine out next time. With time it will become natural to you to say “No straw for me, please!” while encouraging business to change practices,

Take the pledge to skip the straw

To-go cups

Bring your own stainless steel or ceramic mug. Carry one in your car. All to-go cups have that plastic lid, a major contributor to plastic pollution.

To-go food containers and utensils

Whether you prepare school lunch, order takeout, or go out to eat, take along your own reusable containers and utensils for sandwiches, snacks, and leftovers.

Smoking

Not that you need another pressure to stop smoking if you already do, but did you know that cigarette filters are actually made of plastic? Every butt you put on the ground or in the bin and don’t recycle is contributing to plastic pollution worldwide.