Green CincinnatiENHANCED RECYCLING IS WORKING
The number of households recycling has jumped from 40% to 72%. This program saves city taxpayers about a million dollars a year. We are diverting 6000 additional tons of material from the landfill. Only 22% of households are signed up for the Recyclebank Rewards program, and the most popular coupons are Graeter's, Dewey's and LaRosa's. Watch my recycling video on the videos page.
The top ten recycling neighborhoods are: #1 Mt. Lookout (YEA! It's MY neighborhood) #2 Clifton #3 Hyde Park #4 Mt. Washington #5 Oakley #6 Heights #7 North Avondale #8 Mt. Adams #9 Columbia Tusculum #10 Pleasant Ridge.
A Cleaner and Greener Cincinnati…
Residents believe proposal to close environmental office will hurt green programs
Story from WCPO-TV Channel 9 - Read Here
I ran for Council to make our city “cleaner, greener & smarter.” I’m happy to report we already lead the way in several areas.
The Queen “Green” City
Cincinnati was the first in the country to create a property tax exemption for LEED-certified construction and renovation, both residential and commercial. As Chair of the Mayor’s Green Steering Committee, I want you to know we are implementing a Green Cincinnati Master Plan. Our Office of Environmental Quality wins national awards, attracts grant money and saves taxpayers on energy costs. Click here to learn more.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle. The City’s new enhanced recycling program begins in late 2010! Learn more here.
Want to go for a ride? This summer we passed Cincinnati’s Bike Plan, a grassroots effort to make the city friendlier to those who travel on two wheels. Click here to learn more.
Community Gardens and Urban Farming
Believe it or not, growing fruits and vegetables can do more for us than satisfy stomachs. Constructing gardens builds community and improves individual health. Visit this section for the latest on urban gardening.