Environment and Sustainability
There is perhaps no more important issue that faces us as a community, a nation or a world than climate change. The Brueggeman Center is involved in work in our community and around the world. In keeping with our belief that the real work is local, even when we work globally we work with local communities.
Click on the links for examples of some of the programs on which we currently partner:
- The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit - this is a collaboration between Xavier University with Green Umbrella and the Office of Environment and Sustainability for Cincinnatii. It is now the largest environmental summit in the Midwest outside of Chicago.
- The Green Cincinnati Plan - The Green Cincinnati Plan has helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability and an attractive destination for businesses and individuals. Updated in 2018, the Green Cincinnati Plan presents a comprehensive set of recommendations to advance the sustainability, equity, and resilience of our city.
- The Cincinnati 2030 District - a collaborative effort to transform our downtown area into a more sustainable city center by reducing energy use, transportation emissions and water consumption by 50% by 2030.
The Center is currently involved in a project in Colombia which uses solar technology to give subsistence communities control over power, water and refrigeration to use as a foundation for sustainable economic development.
- OMID - sustainable economic solutions for subsistence communities
We are also involved in a global network working on biodiversity. See:
- Navdanya - A global network of NGOs, businesses, educational institutions and government officials working together on the issue of climate change and biodiversity