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World Wildlife Fund nominates Cleveland in “We Love Cities” campaign

Cleveland: a green city on a blue lake
Cleveland: a green city on a blue lake
Joshua Rothhaas

Cleveland has been chosen as a global finalist in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “We Love Cities” campaign.

The green city on its blue lake is one of only three US cities ranked among the world’s leaders as an environment where humans and nature can exist in productive harmony.

Here’s why the World Wildlife Fund says “We love Cleveland”:

Cleveland’s celebration of 2013 as the year of Advanced and Renewable Energy couldn’t be more fitting for this successfully sustainable city.

Why was Cleveland chosen?

These are a few of the reasons why the World Wildlife Fund chose Cleveland for this award:

• Mayor Frank Jackson’s annual sustainability summit, held every year since 2009.

• Cleveland’s Neighborhood Climate Action Toolkit, helping neighborhoods and residents take actions to advance their neighborhood goals, while also furthering Cleveland’s climate action goals.

LEEDCo’s offshore wind project in the Great Lakes, the first offshore freshwater wind project in North America.

• And, of course, Cleveland’s celebration of 2013 as the year of Advanced & Renewable Energy.

To see even more reasons, scroll down to the photographs on the WWF “We Love Cleveland” page.

About the Competition

Cleveland is one of 34 cities, from 14 countries, that the WWF selected as a global celebration of the world’s most lovable sustainable cities. WWF looked at smarter transportation, cleaner energy, efficient buildings, and less waste, and decided that Cleveland is a leader in sustainability.

We’re up against some heavy hitters, places like North Vancouver, British Columbia … Copenhagen, Denmark … Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium … Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil … Cape Town, South Africa … not to mention Boulder, Colorado and Chicago. Impressive company, indeed.

So Cleveland can use every vote we can give it. And you can give Cleveland your vote every day — every day — from now until March 24. The winning city — the world’s most loveable sustainable city — will be announced March 27.

How to Vote

Cast your vote here (scroll down to the VOTE button) to help Cleveland claim the title of the world’s most loveable sustainable city.
You can vote once per day, so set your favorite reminder, and please share this information with everyone in your network. Every vote counts!

Cleveland has a lot to be proud of, and your votes will help our town get the recognition it deserves. Vote today: tell the world just how lovable Cleveland is!

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