Cincinnati signs deal to run most facilities on 100% green energy

Read the full story in Smart City Dive. Cincinnati has entered a contract with Dynegy to purchase 100% renewable energy for most of its municipal facilities, starting next month and running through at least 2021. The green energy will power police and fire stations, health clinics, recreations centers and most administrative buildings including city hall.

Dozens of U.S. Mayors Vow to Achieve Paris Agreement Emissions Goals

Read the full story at e360. In the face of the Trump administration’s continued pullback on environmental and climate action, dozens of U.S. mayors gathering in Chicago this week pledged to meet or exceed the emission reduction targets set forth in the 2015 Paris Agreement, signing on to the “Chicago Climate Charter.”

Planning a Park? Use a ‘Greenprint.’

Read the full story in Governing. They’re being used around the country to build better open spaces, but most urban planners still haven’t heard about them. See also The Greenprint Resource Hub, developed by The Nature Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, and The Trust for Public Land. It is intended to help planners, policymakers, and the public learn …

How cities can fight climate change most effectively

Read the full story from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. What are the best ways for U.S. cities to combat climate change? A new study co-authored by an MIT professor indicates it will be easier for cities to reduce emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local transportation — and this reduction will …

Webinar: Preventing Food Waste Upstream: A Source Reduction Approach

November 16, 2017 -- noon-1:30 pm CST Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5416976415757959938 The top tier of EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy is source reduction, which is reducing the volume of surplus food generated. Source reduction can be challenging to understand, quantify, and implement. Businesses and organizations can learn to effectively prevent wasted food by taking source reduction steps such …

Airports Going Green 2017 Award Recipients Announced

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Airports Going Green Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of each outstanding project, program, or person in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these awards will be presented by CDA Deputy Commissioner of Environment Aaron Frame …