Vote for Cleveland in World Wildlife Fund “We Love Cities” campaign

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

Cleveland, our 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.

Cleveland's downtown skyline at twilight

Cleveland’s downtown skyline (photo credit: Joshua Rothhaas)

The World Wildlife Fund says “We Love Cleveland” because “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?

Here’s what the WWF sees when it looks at Cleveland:

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 recognized that Cleveland is a leader.

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 Chicago and Boulder, Colorado. 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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Shop Recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Clearance Sale, Jan. 11–12

The holidays are over, the decorations are put away, and now you’re thinking about a fresh look for the dining room or an elegant accessory to set off your winter finery. This weekend, The Gathering Place Warehouse Clearance Sale offers you great prices on one-of-a-kind items from some of the area’s most gracious homes, all at 50% off:

  • Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 am–2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

The sale takes place at The Gathering Place Warehouse, 4911 Commerce Parkway in Warrensville Heights (map).

The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale driveway sign

Look for this sign at the driveway entrance to The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale. (photo: Lenore Collins)

What can you expect to find at The Gathering Place Warehouse Clearance Sale? Take a look at these offerings from the most recent sale — many of these items, and much more, are still available. Terms for all purchases are cash or credit card only. (For more information, call 216-595-9546.)

Note: the sale is at the Warehouse, not at The Gathering Place.

The Gathering Place Warehouse accepts gently used furniture and other household items for resale. If you have items that you would like to donate, please contact Outreach Coordinator Cheryl Apisdorf (216-595-9546 or Please note that The Gathering Place does not accept drop-off donations of furniture or household items at its Beachwood or Westlake locations or at its warehouse.

Funds raised by The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale support the many free programs and services offered by The Gathering Place for individuals and families touched by cancer.

Shop recycled at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Clearance Sale: save money, bring beautiful things into your home and keep fine furnishings and personal accessories out of the landfill.

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