ACTION ALERT, Do these things: SIGN & CONTACT
1. Sign the online petition and pass it on.
2. Call Bortz, Winburn and Quinlivan; then email all with the message below.
Chris Bortz, Phone: (513) 352-3249
Charlie Winburn, Phone: (513) 352-5354,
Laure Quinlivan, Phone: (513) 352-5303
Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, Phone: (513) 352-3604
Y. Laketa Cole, Phone: (513) 352-3466
Jeff Berding, Phone: (513) 352-3283
Leslie Ghiz, Phone: (513) 352-3344
Chris Monzel, Phone: (513) 352-3640
Cecil Thomas, Phone: (513) 352-3499
MESSAGE TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Subject: TRASH IS CASH, Save Money, Recycle. Vote to keep the Office of Environmental Quality funded and expand curbside recycling
A. We are not being fiscally responsible if you vote against expanded recycling. We are paying to throw money away. Fact: Rumpke says: 60% of trash is recyclable. Average value of 1 ton of recycled goods is: $75. WE pay $28 a ton to put these recycled goods in a landfill.
B. Recycling Creates Jobs. Fact: According to the National Recycling Association: 10,000 tons of recycled goods = 35 jobs; 10,000 tons of trash going in a landfill = 2 jobs
C. Recycling Saves Money. Fact: Currently, more than 40 percent of eligible households participate in the city’s recycling program, diverting more than 12,000 tons from the landfill. With the implementation of an enhanced program, we could divert 37,000 tons of material from the waste stream each year, saving the city an estimated $4.6 million in tipping fees over the next 10 years. Fact: Implementing the enhanced recycling program would also help chip away at the city’s growing budget deficit, as it is projected to save the city $300,000 in 2010 over and above the cost of the program. Additionally, residents would have more than $200 in additional spending power each year, with the potential of injecting $20 million back in the local economy, by adopting the RecycleBank program in which retailers pay for discounts and free merchandise to be used as incentives for active recyclers.
– I am not alone! I stand with the environmental movement across the City of Cincinnati. We must protect the education programs that teach kids about recycling, like those of the Cincinnati Parks, and protect the organizations and groups that teach Cincinnatians to seek cost saving efficiencies like recycling and energy reduction. Now is the time to value sustainability above waste. Vote to Keep the Office of Environmental Quality funded and expand curbside recycling.
Cincinnati’s Green Movement
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