Cincinnati is not just a great american city, but also takes pride in a shrinking carbon footprint. Here are just a few examples:
- 100 percent renewable electricity—by switching to renewable energy, Cincinnati’s carbon footprint was reduced by approximately 550,000 tons per year. that’s the equivalent of taking 104,000 cars off the road.
- Green Umbrella, a regional sustainability alliance, brings citizens, professionals, teachers, students and others team together to promote sustainability across the region in areas including energy, local food and outdoor recreation.
- Home energy retrofits—the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance completed energy retrofits on more than 1,000 buildings across the region saving its clients more than $500,000 per year on energy bills
- In 2012, the league of american bicyclists recognized Cincinnati as a bronze level bicycle friendly community.
- Formed by key sustainability leaders from Cincinnati area corporations, the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council's mission is "to inspire the business community to deliver a better social, economic and environmental future."
- The group has since expanded to include Kroger, Toyota, Duke Energy, The Cincinnati Zoo, General Cable, U.S. Bank, MillerCoors, Graydon Head, emersion DESIGN, and now Xavier University.
To learn more about sustainable efforts in Cincinnati, visit the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability and the Green Cincinnati Plan, which began in 2008 to help make Cincinnati a greener, healthier city.