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 sustanability 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, US Bank, MillerCoors, Graydon Head, emersion Design, and now Xavier University.