The New Green Cincinnati Plan Recommendations (1-17-13 DRAFT)

ChuckLohre City of Cincinnati, Green Cincinnati Plan

Background

The Green Cincinnati Plan is a roadmap for how Cincinnati can become a national leader in addressing global climate change — and make Cincinnati a healthier place to live.

Cincinnati is one of more than 1,000 U.S. cities that has committed to reducing its contribution to global climate change. Fortunately, the more we learn about how to combat climate change, the more we realize that climate protection measures are mostly things that we have good reason to be doing anyway.

Climate protection measures can help conserve scarce natural resources, save money, enhance the local economy, improve air quality, create jobs and improve public health.

But, as with so many things, there is more than one way to do it, and whether climate protection helps or hurts our community depends on the paths we choose.