Help Decarbonize Cincinnati and Be a Larger Part of Our Story 

Our important work to decarbonize Cincinnati continues to garner more attention! Check out this recent Spectrum News article, which features several of our members, and a piece by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) about our new Occupant Health Guide.

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“We are at a critical time right now, and while the window of opportunity to change the course has never been so narrow, we have also never had this much innovation, momentum and focus from small and large leaders" - Elizabeth Rojas, Cincinnati 2030 District

Cincinnati 2030 District Commuter Survey

The Cincinnati 2030 District Commuter Survey is out now and we have extended the deadline until Friday, November 19.

We are grateful for the thousands of building member employees, tenants, and students, who already took the brief survey. This survey, made in partnership with Metro, OKI and Red Bike, will serve as the district’s first glance at how the pandemic affected commuting habits and what is needed to move to lower emission commuting in the future.

We’d like to send out a huge thank you to Community Action

Agency for being the first to participate, and Cincinnati Bell, Columbia Plaza and the Cincinnati Art Museum for having the greatest participation rate!

If you are an occupant of a 2030 District member building and haven't yet filled out the short anonymous survey, please take 3 minutes to do so now to tell us how you get to work.

Member Spotlight: P&G to Install Large Solar Array in Winton Hills

Construction is underway for a 10-acre solar farm at Procter and Gamble's Winton Hills Business Center. P&G partnered with Cincinnati 2030 District professional partner Melink Solar on the

project, which is slated to come online this spring. It will be one of the largest in Cincinnati, generating approximately 1.7 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually - enough to offset about 1,205 metric tons of GHG emissions per year.

The project represents a step forward on the company’s recently announced ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040. And it demonstrates how P&G is innovating to improve energy efficiency and advance purchased renewable electricity partnerships at home in Cincinnati.

Last month, 2030 Districts across the US and Canada met for a three-day summit, featuring a fabulous talk by Former Mayor of Toronto and Director of International Diplomacy for C40 Cities, David Miller. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration.

Mr. Miller is a Harvard-trained economist and lawyer, and a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability. His book, Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis, explores climate initiatives from cities around the world. Check out the recording of this inspirational and informative talk.

Last week, Elizabeth participated in the 2021 Ohio Women in Green Discussion Forum, hosted by USGBC Ohio. The event focused on the impact of strong female leaders who are working to advance the green building industry and have made great contributions to promote environmental stewardship in the state. The moderated panel and small group discussions covered such topics as how the pandemic has affected the equity of women in the workplace (reaching a 30-year low), how equity intersects with courage and vulnerability and actions to create a future that is healthy, resilient and more equitable.

Green Umbrella's Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, December 14 from 4:00-5:00 pm. As an initiative of Green Umbrella, Cincinnati 2030 District members and partners are invited to join us virtually to celebrate another year of growth, challenge and accomplishment. Highlights from 2021 and a glimpse into priorities for 2022 will be shared by each GU program, including the Cincinnati 2030 District. The event is free and open to all 2030 District members and partners. If your organization is part of the 2030 District but not a Green Umbrella member, please contact charlie@greenumbrella.org for the registration code.

Reach your goals faster by connecting with the right organizations! The resources in our District Library include case studies, tools, our new Professional Partner Directory and more. And don't forget to take advantage of our free building walk-through program, which helps District Members make critical path decisions and plan for operational and capital improvements. Schedule your walk-through by emailing Tom Schultz.

Thank you to our new members, partners and sponsors!

New Members

New Community Partners

Cincinnati 2030 District is an initiative of Green Umbrella, Greater Cincinnati's regional sustainability alliance.

Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all.

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Thanks in part to the generous support of the Duke Class Benefit Fund.