Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson convened a three day sustainability summit in September 2009. A diverse group of more than 700 people participated in the Appreciative Inquiry process, developed at Case Western Reserve University, to rapidly identify areas of opportunity to reinvent Cleveland and Northeast Ohio’s economy.
Mayor Jackson’s vision is to embrace sustainable practices to promote economic development programs created by and for the communities in which those programs will be implemented. The summit had significant support from the region’s business community, including Lube Stop. WKYC-TV 3 was there to report on the event and Lube Stop’s effort to adopt sustainble business practices and the story is available here: