Who We Are

The Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission is a group of representatives from local Businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations that work to promote and educate about sustainability in our region.

The Sustainability Commission chooses projects using the holistic model of sustainability, often referred to as the “triple bottom line.” The “triple bottom line” means we seek to address environmental, economic, and social issues.



To enhance the health of ecological, social, and economic systems to produce vibrant, sustainable communities and happy, healthy citizens.


The mission of the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission is centered on three directives- to educate, to engage, and to act throughout the region around all issues connecting, natural, social, and economic systems. We provide assessment, guidance, and goals through the Going Beyond Green Initiative. We work to encourage collaboration and provide balanced benefits for the good of all communities — human and non-human — in the region.



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Greater Toldeo:Going Beyond Green

Going Beyond Green is an initiative to create a sustainability road map for the Lucas County Region. Lucas County has already made great strides in addressing many aspects of “sustainability” – how we can improve and sustain our natural systems (environment), social systems (our communities), and economic systems (our economy) for current and future generations. …

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Going Beyond Green Lenses Imapct

Climate Change Energy and water efficiency improvements to buildings will help reduce GHG emissions. Transit-oriented smart growth has the potential to reduce vehicle miles traveled and the associated GHG emissions. Community redevelopment and smart growth also is an opportunity to implement climate change adaptation strategies. Equity Smart growth can be used to provide affordable housing, …

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Going Beyond Green Lenses Impact

Climate Change As the Toledo-Lucas County region strives to improve educational performance outcomes and civic engagement, educational programs specific to climate issues can be incorporated into schools and community empowerment initiatives. An environmentally literate community can self-organize and build programs such as local gardens, recycling programs, and civic campaigns for pro-environmental policy. Education empowers citizens …

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