Source: WCPO Cincinnati
Cincinnati is recognized for many things. Chili, baseball, goetta and Oktoberfest, to name a few.
But lately the city’s commitment to green initiatives and environmental sustainability has begun to receive some national love as well.
The Queen City is ranked No. 1 for nature centers and No. 2 for parks and playgrounds per capita among major cities. It’s been named one of the country’s best cities for an active lifestyle and recently the League of American Bicyclists cited Cincinnati’s growth in bike commuting the third fastest in America.
“Cincinnati’s population is growing,” said Larry Falkin, director of the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability, “and some of our most sustainable neighborhoods are some of the fastest growing.”
The city itself has seen its own green efforts working — Cincinnati has spent more than $20 million making city buildings more energy efficient, which saves more than $3 million worth of energy per year.