Erie Shore Activists

Be a part of the future. Invest a little green and a little time to help re-imagine and implement a bold vision for Cleveland’s lakefront and beyond.

Erie Shore Activists Membership Levels

Level #1 – ACTIVIST / $3/month – $36/annually

As an Activist Member, you are standing with and supporting the Green Ribbon Coalition in our mission for greater access and connections to the Lake Erie. Your annual support directly impacts our advocacy for expanded public spaces on the lakefront locally and across Ohio’s Erie Shore. In addition, you receive:

  • Erie Shore Activist designation.
  • Regular updates through the Coalition’s e/letter – Lakefront Catalyst.
  • Calendar of events and invitations.
  • Front-line volunteer opportunities.


Level #2 – INSIDER / $5/month – $60/annually

Our Insider Members help us get the message out that “A Great Lake Deserves a Great Lakefront!” Your expanded support helps fund important social media infrastructure to mobilize public support for Coalition initiatives. In addition, Insiders receive:

  • Receive the bi-monthly GRC INSIDER e/letter.
  • Free GRC T-shirt (available at selected GRC events).
  • Facebook recognition of your membership commitment.
  • And all the benefits of a GRC Activist.


Level #3 – ADVOCATE / $10/month – $120/annually

Green Ribbon Advocates help in a direct way to support the Coalition’s community education programs and our collaboration with other like-minded civic and governmental organizations who care about the environment, water quality, intelligent zoning, responsible development, and more. In addition, Advocates receive:

  • Admission discount and reservation priority for the Green Ribbon Coalition’s acclaimed “Lakefront Possibilities Dialogue Series.”
  • Recognition in the Catalyst and Insider e/letters.
  • And cumulative benefits from the previous membership levels.


Level #4 – TRAILBLAZER / $15/month – $180/annually

Our Trailblazer Members help underwrite the “trailblazing” work of the Green Ribbon Coalition Design Collaborative, comprised of the region’s up and coming design professionals and tasked with developing proposals to enhance the lakefront such as the acclaimed Harbor Land Bridge proposed and advocated by the Coalition. Trailblazer members receive:

  • Annual briefing by the GRC “Design Collaborative” with the opportunity to interact with some of the region’s top architects and designers to answer your questions and comment on member ideas and concepts
  • And the cumulative membership perks from previous levels.


Level #5 – PIONEER / $25/month – $300/annually

Pioneer level members help underwrite the Coalition’s long-range planning initiatives including Consensus 2020, the lakefront summit scheduled for the coming year to update the Cleveland Lakefront Masterplan, and Lake Erie Coastal Trail Plan. Pioneer Level members receive:

  • Opportunities to engage in the Consensus 2020 planning process such as an “issue study group.”
  • Free admission to Possibilities Dialogue Series presentations, priority seating and advance notice.
  • Membership recognition on the Green Ribbon website
  • And the cumulative membership perks from previous levels.


Level #6 – CHAMPION / $50/month – $600 Annually

Green Ribbon Champions get the satisfaction of contributing to the birth of a dramatic lakefront with greater public access, connectivity, and amenities for future generations to enjoy, and inclusion in the elite “Green Ribbon Champions Circle” which entitles members:

  • Two Green Ribbon memberships.
  • Annual “Champion Circle” Briefing and Reception by Green Ribbon leadership and invited community leaders on the lakefront agenda and key projects.
  • And all the Green Ribbon membership perks.


Green Ribbon Coalition Cleveland Foundation Organizational Fund Partner
We are proud to partner
with The Cleveland Foundation.


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2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors: