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					Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 20 Green Initiatives for a healthier environment
1- Brown Field Remediation 2- Tree Canopy Study 3- Storm Sewer Flow Mitigation 4- Partnership with Environmental Organizations 5- Partnership with Beautification Organizations 6- Waste oil heating system 7- Photovoltaic Solar Energy 11- BigBelly Trash Receptacles 12- GPS Tracking systems 13- Self guided mower 14- Educating Youth 15- Conservation of Natural Resources 16- Diverse Habitats 17- Land Management

8- Wind Energy
9- Geothermal Energy 10- Bio-fuel Initiative

18- Facility Management
19- Capital Improvements 20- Deer Herd Management

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 1- Brown Field Remediation
Purpose: To transform polluted sites that are eyesores into beautiful gateways for the City, started by Mayor Qualls’ Greenspace Initiative

Before

After

Salt Storage area @ Entrance of City / Reading and I-75

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 2- Tree Canopy Study
Purpose: To quantify the environmental benefits of urban trees and to leverage grant money to increase tree coverage in underserved neighborhoods, to reduce pollution,to reduce energy consumption and reduce stormwater runoff

Cincinnati Tree Canopy

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 3- Storm Sewer Flow Mitigation
Purpose: To take advantage of undeveloped land and create storm water retention to reduce outflow and prevent flooding downstream and reduce combined sewer overflows

Colerain Connector

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 4- Partnership with Environmental Organizations
Purpose: To work with non-profit environmental organizations to enhance their ability to leverage funding and to deliver positive and measurable outcomes

Mill Creek Restoration

Hillside Trust

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 5- Partnership with Beautification Organizations
Purpose: To work with non-profit beautification and education organizations to enhance their ability to leverage funding and volunteer services, and to deliver positive and measurable outcomes

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Civic Garden Center

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 6- Waste oil heating system
Purpose: To heat the Parks garage area with a 99.9% efficient waste oil burner to remove oil from the waste stream and save Natural Gas

Waste Oil Furnace to be installed in March 2006

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 7- Photovoltaic Solar Energy
Purpose: To create a pilot project to demonstrate the use of solar energy at City facilities, reducing dependence on Natural Gas and reducing pollution

Solar Panels to be installed at Parks’ Administration Building in 2006

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 8- Wind Energy
Purpose: To create a pilot project to demonstrate the use of wind energy at City facilities, reducing dependence on Natural Gas and reducing pollution

Wind mill to be installed at Parks’ Administration Building in 2006

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 9- Geothermal Energy
Purpose: To create a pilot project to demonstrate the use of geothermal energy at City facilities, reducing dependence on Natural Gas and reducing pollution

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 10- Bio-fuel Initiative
Purpose: To purchase motorized vehicles able to run on Biodiesel or Ethanol alternative gas, to reduce pollution and reduce dependence on foreign oil

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 11- Solar powered/ wireless “smart” trash receptacles
Purpose: To install solar-powered trash compacting receptacles connected to a wireless network which allow us to operate a more efficient waste collection fleet, reducing gas consumption and pollution.

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 12- GPS Tracking systems
Purpose: To track mobile crews , optimizing labor time, reducing gas consumption and increasing efficiency

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 13- Self guided mower
Purpose: To invest in new self guided technology for mowing, in order to reduce mowing cost, create a safer work site and reduce gas consumption

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 14- Educating Citizens
Purpose: To provide the knowledge base for citizens and help them become advocates for a healthy environment

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 15- Conservation of Natural Resources
Purpose: Protecting parks, preserves and public green space and linking these resources with greenways

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 16- Diverse Habitats
Purpose: Removing invasive species, restoring wetlands, planting trees and drought-tolerant indigeneous plants, and creating meadow areas

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 17- Land Management
Purpose: Reduce frequency of mowing and reduce number and size of mowed areas to conserve energy, save money and increase diversity of habitats

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 18- Facility Management
Purpose: Employing energy conservation practices, using energy-efficient lighting and heating sources, and reducing the amount of hours of lights being on at parks and park facilities while reducing light pollution of night time skies.

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 19- Capital Improvements
Purpose: Use of recycled products like plastic lumber, design new and renovated facilities to reduce amount of energy required for lighting, heating and cooling, and siting and landscaping facilities to employ natural shading and air circulation.

Green Initiatives from the City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 20- Deer Herd Management
Purpose: To manage the level of deer in parks in order to reduce their impact on forest regeneration, biological diversity and erosion


				
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