Welcome to Green Team Central!

This page is dedicated to the Green Teams in Cuyahoga County. It provides a space where you can find an organized effort in your area, learn about other government agencies, subject matter experts (SMEs) and nonprofits that work to better the environment, and connect you to green topics and activities of interest.


A green team is a group of individuals with a common goal of creating a cleaner, greener, more sustainable lifestyle in their community of residence. Some community green teams were created and developed by people that met during our Recycling Ambassador program.


Is there a Green Team in your community that we should know about? Send us an email to connect and tell us about your organization.

About the Solid Waste District 

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the leading resource in Cuyahoga County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste.  


Our seven staff members work to empower residents, communities, and organizations to manage their waste responsibly by reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting. We also work hard to connect residents, communities, businesses, and like-minded organizations in Cuyahoga County. 


Additionally, our agency encourages waste management program transparency for the benefit of the user and the public, so they may understand the cradle-to-cradle/cradle-to-grave process and its ecological effects.    

Green Teams in Cuyahoga County


Bay Village: Bay Village Green Team


Berea: Sustainable Berea


Brooklyn: Keep Brooklyn Beautiful


Cleveland: Downtown Cleveland Green Team

Cleveland: Old Brooklyn Recycles

Cleveland: Sustainable Edgewater

Cleveland: West Park Kamm's ND Green Team


Cleveland Heights: Cleveland Heights Green Team

Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights: Sustainable Heights Network


Euclid: Keep Euclid Beautiful


Fairview Park: Fairview Park Green Team


Highland Heights: Highland Heights Green Task Force


Lakewood: Keep Lakewood Beautiful


Rocky River: Rocky River Green Team


South Euclid: South Euclid Recycling Committee


Working to Create a Better World

The public agencies, government offices, and nonprofits listed here are working hard to create a clean, green, sustainable region in Northeast Ohio. They provide speakers, programs, and planning dedicated to protecting the environment in Cuyahoga County and surrounding areas. Information provided here can change – please contact the organization for more details about their services.

BYOBags (Cuyahoga County Office of Sustainability)

County-level agency working to eliminate use of plastic bags.


Canalway Partners

Nonprofit cultural heritage organization that serves as a catalyst for projects and programs within the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in Cuyahoga County.


Cleveland Health Department Division of Air Quality 

Air pollution control agency serving Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. CDAQ is contracted with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to enforce state and local air pollution control regulations within its jurisdiction.


Cleveland Metroparks

Park system of 18 reservations spanning more than 24,000 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks and a nationally-acclaimed zoo. 


Cleveland Water

The largest supplier of safe, quality water in Northeast Ohio. 'Let's Talk Water' speakers bureau provides an opportunity for customers to learn about their drinking water. 


Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District 

The leading resource in Cuyahoga County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste.


Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Implement programs and practices that protect and restore healthy soil and water resources.


Cuyahoga Valley National Park (National Park Service)

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.



Podcast where the eco-curious explore the unique and thriving environmental community in Northeast Ohio.


Ecological Heights

Supports local initiatives that create native plant landscapes in private and public green spaces in NE Ohio neighborhoods.

Friends of the Crooked River

Educates residents of Northeast Ohio on the value of this important watershed. We depend upon the Cuyahoga for drinking water, wastewater disposal, agriculture, industry, shipping, recreation, and wildlife habitat.


Keep the Lakes Great

A nonprofit that organizes beach cleanups, primarily at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland and all along the coast of Ohio. Volunteers earn free surf or paddle board lessons by committing a certain number of hours.


Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County

Master Gardeners are a diverse group of people who share their knowledge and help others grow by providing volunteer leadership and service to their communities through various gardening activities. It is a volunteer program of The Ohio State University Extension.


National Museum of the Great Lakes

The National Museum of the Great Lakes reveals the varied and fascinating history of our treasured Great Lakes, which make up 84% of all of the fresh water in North America.


Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)

Provides progressive regional management of sewage and stormwater that protects the environment and serves our community.


Ohio Sea Grant

A nonprofit that works to protect the environment of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. 


Ohio State University Ag Extension

Creates opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.


Solar Co-Op (Cuyahoga County Office of Sustainability)

The Cuyahoga County Solar Co-Op consists of county residents and employees interested in sustainable renewable energy. Members from more than 30 communities come together to share their experiences and promote the use of solar and other practices.


Trash Fish

Conducts litter clean-ups by kayak on the Cuyahoga River. Volunteers are invited to get involved and schedule a small group outing clean-up.


Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Conducts stewardship of Northeast Ohio bird populations, citizen science research activity, spearheading regional organization collaborations, and convening public outreach and education programs and events. Operates on the west side of Cleveland.