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Greater Cincinnati Community and the City of Cincinnati

We are lucky to have an active and thriving community of sustainable innovation that understands the importance of collaboration, equity, and opportunity. There are plenty of organizations and initatives that can help individuals and leaders make more sustainable decisions.

Organizations

2030 Districts are organizations led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, water, and emissions reductions within our commercial cores.

Flywheel is a startup accelerator. They support early stage founders dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable community. Offering a combination of private coaching, subject matter experts, collaborative learning, and access to their network of startup resources, Flywheel helps social entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses into enterprises that have both a financial return and social impact.

Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (CCI) is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to build a movement of business leaders improving the practice and perception of capitalism to elevate humanity so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity, and compassion.

Hamilton County Environmental Service’s (HCES) mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the environmental quality of our communities. HCES has two divisions: The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency (Agency) works to protect our regional air quality. The Hamilton County R3Source works with residents, communities, businesses, and schools to reduce waste while increasing recycling. 

Groundwork ORV works to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is a public agency that partners with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials, along with economic development organizations, municipalities, and foundations to ensure every acre of local real estate is developed into its highest and best use.

A regionally recognized nonprofit model that has been teaching people how to grow food and care for the environment since 1942. Founded during the Victory Gardens movement and situated on the former estate of philanthropist Cornelius J. Hauck, Cincinnati’s go-to resource for all things gardening, sustainability and horticulture. 

Initiatives

The Green Cincinnati Plan has helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability and an attractive destination for businesses and individuals. Updated in 2018, the Green Cincinnati Plan presents a comprehensive set of recommendations to advance the sustainability, equity, and resilience of our city. 

When you build a new home or invest in renovations, your property taxes can go up. The City of Cincinnati’s Residential Property Tax Abatement makes it possible for property owners to minimize the taxes they pay, including multiple programs incentivizing investment in building efficiency.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 provides federal tax credits and deductions that empower Americans to make homes and buildings more energy-efficient to help reduce energy costs while reducing demand as we transition to cleaner energy sources.

ClimateView provides residents, neighborhoods, institutions, and businesses in Cincinnati with a way to track progress as our City works towards the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The dashboard shows historical emissions data, trends over time, and the impact that certain 2023 GCP strategies have on overall emissions.

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