Like many cities, Cincinnati is waking up to its green potential.
As a practical step toward greening the city and region, the City of Cincinnati held its first Regional Government Employee Energy Fair at Duke Energy Convention Center this November.
Attendees came from all over the Tri-State region to glean insights on sustainable lifestyles.
Speakers and exhibitors spread the word on a wide range of environmentally focused themes, including energy efficient lighting, geothermal heating and cooling systems, recycling and occupancy censors.
For kicks, they even got to take an electric car for a test spin.
This event builds on the wave of momentum that began in June when Cincinnati City Council passed Mayor Mark Mallory’s Green Cincinnati Action Plan, which aims to reduce Cincinnati’s ecological footprint and make it a healthier, more sustainable place to call home.
As part of this push, government employees are leading by example, cutting back on energy use both at work and home.
The energy fair was organized by the Office of Environmental Quality and the City’s Energy Management Team, with sponsorship from Ameresco, Duke Energy and Honeywell.
Writer: Jonathan DeHart