"When it comes to the intersection of sustainability and innovation, Cincinnati is certainly thinking outside the box." - Joi Sears 

 

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.
  • Cincinnati is home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 500 companies 
  • 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.
  • Cincinnati has an entire sustainability plan for the city! Check it out here! 
 

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. 

Here are some outside articles to look up for more information on sustainability in Cincinnati!!

http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/09/cincinnati-becoming-one-greenest-innovative-cities-u-s