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Environment + Sustainability


From hybrid buses to designing buildings with geothermal heating, sustainable design and construction is a growing practice in Cincinnati, as architecture firms such as McGill Smith and Punshon and developers such as Miller-Valentine promote the concept to reduce the depletion of natural resources, help offset rising energy prices and improve the quality of life in communities and workplaces.

Environment + Sustainability Features

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Neighborhoods across Cincinnati take steps (and pedal) toward post-automotive future

Much of Greater Cincinnati's infrastructure was built before cars became the preferred mode of transportation. Now, with help from elected officials, groups of cycling and walking enthusiasts are making a concerted move back to a pedestrian-friendly reality.

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Oh, the places you'll go: Shops and events spring up along Cincy streetcar line

From The Banks to the Brewery District and everywhere in between: Soapbox's must-see streetcar roundup features a growing list of cool eateries, beloved Cincinnati icons, shop local spots and much more.

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Cladwell fashion startup embraces sustainability and finds success in shifted focus

After attracting more than 300,000 users to its personal shopping tool, Cladwell's creators experienced a wake-up call that transformed their model toward helping consumers make simpler, more socially conscious wardrobe choices.

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Groups work to address need for change in Cincinnati greenspace preservation

In recent years, urban redevelopment has resulted in the widespread reduction of trees and other local greenspaces, begging the question: What are leaders doing to curb such loss and preserve our environmental security?

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Soapdish: Detroit & Cincinnati, an I-75 exchange program

Part II takes readers on a tour of comparison points that include Detroit's superior recent cycling efforts and Cincinnati's unbeatable public parks, with a goal of educating, elevating dialog and swapping best practices.
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Environment + Sustainability Videos

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Take a ride down the mighty Mill Creek

Mention to someone that you're going to canoe on Mill Creek, and they'll likely fit you for a HazMat suit. Undaunted, Soapbox was intrigued by the opportunity to explore this oft-abused and misunderstood regional asset.

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Green Umbrella works to make every day "a beautiful day"

Green Umbrella is working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the Cincinnati region by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability, including hosting the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 1. Here's what they're all about.

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Bikes in the City

May is Bike Month, so what better way to celebrate than to share stories about local cyclists and why traveling on two wheels is their preferred method of travel? Video by Caroline Bozzi, Elese Daniel, Hunter Moore and Madison Schmidt of the University of Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati growing Cincinnati

Find out how a new generation of entrepreneurs, from farmers and artisans to digital app developers, are making history as they build the future of Cincinnati, one idea at a time. Video courtesy of The Queen City Project.

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Epi-ventures' Cincinnati deConstructed: Karen Kahle, Findlay Market

Six businesses that started in Findlay Market last year have already expanded to second locations outside of the historic space. Findlay's resource development director Karen Kahle explains the beauty of Market economics and its nurturing culture. Video courtesy Epi-Venture's Courtney Tsitouris.
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