Committee - Environment


The City of Cleveland will set aggressive environmental goals (e.g., 100% renewable energy, zero emissions, zero landfill use) for the next decade. It will implement realistic plans to reach each of these goals emphasizing the employment of city residents in reaching these goals.

  1. Develop a plan for zero landfill use by 2030 with full implementation of the recycling program and expansion to include apartments and condominiums and development of yard waste management as well as organic waste composting.  

  2. Assure that the existing trash collection fees are entirely used to pay for this new state of the art waste management system

  3. City of Cleveland in cooperation with Cuyahoga County, The Port Authority, and Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory, should form a commission to research the effect of plastic pollution on Lake Erie and how to reduce plastic pollution.

  4. The Division of Forestry will set aggressive goals to reforest the city using native species to prevent spread of tree-killing pests.

  5. The City will use and expand its public power system to advance the production of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency through on-bill financing and property assessed clean energy funding where feasible.

  6. Cleveland will appoint a independent and unique lobbyist for its alternative energy and environmental agenda in Columbus.

  7. The city of Cleveland will use its property tax rebate program to advance green energy production.

  8. The city of Cleveland should create an environmental oversight committee made of non-elected community members that will assess compliance with sustainable and green energy practices to replace the anticipate federal cutbacks in this area.

  9. City of Cleveland should create a solution to the problem of toxins and pollutants in our drinking water. The city should recognize that toxicity of the presence of lead, chromium-6, and voluntarily added toxic waste byproduct hydro-fluorosilicic acid aka “fluoride”, and form a committee to study and fix the issue swiftly and with community support.

  10. City of Cleveland should not allow hydraulic fracturing within the city.

  11. City should recognize the disproportionate burden of pollution on lower and middle-income Clevelanders.

  12. City will implement a carbon tax on natural gas and coal companies for the purpose of offsetting the environmental consequences to negatively impacted areas.

  13. City will implement an aggressive abatement of lead paint in houses and apartment buildings with a goal of 90% reduction in childhood lead poisoning by 2025.

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