Welcome to the new website of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute, the sustainability center of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The new site is designed to help you as an individual—and Northeast Ohio as a region—think deeply about a sustainable future.
The site is based on a three-step process:
- Explore: Until you experience Northeast Ohio and the natural systems that support life here—the soils, the water, the plants and animals, the climate—it’s hard to know how to take care of this place. So the first step is to explore the bioregion, root yourself here, learn to love your home territory.
- Live: Empowered with the intimate knowledge of place, you can begin to improve your own life. You can lead a healthier, more fulfilling life that has less environmental impact.
- Transform: Beyond the changes you can make in your own life, we all need to work together on big, complicated things like the design of more sustainable cities, buildings, and transportation systems. We need a sustainability policy agenda and projects that transform the region.
Initially, the content on the site is meant to frame questions. In the coming months and years, the site will grow as we add information, expand resources, and engage people in conversations about what sustainability will really mean in Northeast Ohio. Ultimately, we hope this website will provide the ideas, values and information you need to explore, live and transform.
What do you think so far? You can leave a comment below or send a message here.