By Michael Monks
The goal is to reduce by 50% the consumption of energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions among Cincinnati’s building infrastructure. That goal is set to be achieved by the year 2030.
The 2030 District is a membership organization facilitated by Green Umbrella, a local sustainability alliance. The organization partners directly with property owners and managers, developers, and commercial tenants. Some of the region’s largest corporations, like Kroger and Fifth Third Bank, are among those championing the sustainability effort.
The year 2030 was not selected arbitrarily. It comes from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which affirmed that by the year 2030, the would community must take unprecedented action to mitigate carbon emissions and avoid the worst impacts projected to be caused by climate change.
To talk more about the local effort towards sustainability and a green community in Cincinnati are Cincinnati 2030 District Director Tremaine Phillips, Kroger Company Head of Sustainability Lisa Zwack, and Fifth Third Bank Assistant Vice President and Environmental Sustainability Leader Jeremy Faust.