- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-11-30T20:58:46.812Z
The City of Cincinnati recognizes that climate plays an important role in the quality of life, economic well-being, and long term sustainability of our City and region. Greenhouse gases (GHG) like Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Nitrous Oxide as the result of human activity are collecting in the Earth’s atmosphere at levels that are capable of altering our climate. The Green Cincinnati Plan outlines steps we can take to mitigate our region’s environmental impact and one of those steps is a greenhouse gas inventory. Cincinnati’s first GHG inventory was conducted in 2006, and serves as the baseline from which our climate impact is measured. This summary of Cincinnati's 2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Analysis shows that our efforts, combined with changes in the region’s energy supply, have been effective in reducing our emissions output. With this information the City of Cincinnati can measure our progress on our path to sustainability and provides data to inform policy and decision making. The Government emissions inventory includes emissions generated from municipal operations, including energy used in water and waste water treatment, city building and facilities operations, streetlights, traffic signals, vehicle fleet and aviation fuel use. Reductions can be attributed to: Street light conversion to LED lightbulbs; Facility energy improvement upgrades/retrofits; Upgrades to Metropolitan Sewer District's incinerators; and Installation of solar panels on some City owned facilities. The Community emissions inventory includes emissions generated from commercial, industrial, and residential gas and electric consumption, motor vehicle transportation, and solid waste generation. Reductions can be attributed to:Incentives for commercial energy upgrades offered by Duke; Grid decarbonization;100% Renewable energy offered to residents and businesses through the City's Energy Aggregation Program; Population loss from 2006 to 2015 (approximately 10%); and Improved waste diversion. Taken together, Government and Community emissions total approximately 7.6M tons CO2e, representing a citywide reduction of 18.4% since the 2006 baseline was established at 9.3M tons CO2e. The largest increases in emissions occurred in the industrial energy and vehicular travel sector, while the largest reductions were seen in the commercial and residential energy sectors. From 2006 to 20015, Cincinnati achieved a city-wide 18.4% reduction in GHG emissions. Based on targets originally established in the 2008 Green Cincinnati Plan, this decrease indicates that the city has met its goal of a 2% reduction in GHG emissions per year. The City of Cincinnati will continue to work to reduce the region’s emissions through the implementation of recommendations of the Green Cincinnati Plan.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:38:09.704Z
The Department of Public Services (DPS) provides Cincinnati residents with quality solid waste collection, snow removal, highway maintenance, fleet services and architectural maintenance services. The Street Sweeping Program ensures that city streets are regularly cleaned (on a schedule, by neighborhood), and after major events (or in the event of an emergency). Neighborhood Operations Division is responsible for street sweeping, as well as other maintenance and cleaning (including green spaces) in public spaces and the right-of-way. Note: Streets are only swept when temperatures are above freezing.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-19T19:50:08.360Z
The City of Cincinnati recognizes waste reduction and diversion as critical in our effort to keep our communities clean and litter-free, and key components of our path to sustainability. With the right systems in place, most so-called waste materials are actually valuable resources. Cincinnati began offering curbside recycling to residents and businesses in 1989, and has steadily increased participation and waste-diversion rates over time. With the introduction of RFID technology in recycling carts, the City has been able to use recycling analytics data to target outreach efforts and improve participation, reduce our environmental footprint and save money.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2019-03-11T13:27:30.480Z
When ice and snow hit the region, Winter Operations keeps Cincinnati moving safely by plowing, de-icing, and treating the streets. During winter weather events, the Department of Public Services (DPS) uses professional weather service data, road condition information, and GPS tracking software to maximize all available resources and develop an optimized operations plan for each storm. DPS relies on snow priority routes to effectively triage street treatment-- primary routes, such as hills, bridges, main thoroughfares and the downtown business district, are typically treated first. During a Winter Weather Event the interactive map above shows (1) where snow vehicles have already been; (2) when a vehicle was on a particular street; and (3) the distance covered by snow vehicles since the start of the winter weather event. The interactive Snow Routes map shows priority routes for treatment during a winter event. For more information on winter street conditions, call 513-591-6000 or visit twitter.com/CinPubServices.
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T16:38:16.137Z
The Department of Public Services (DPS) provides Cincinnati residents with quality solid waste (trash) collection, snow removal, highway maintenance, fleet services and architectural maintenance services. DPS provides weekly garbage collection and scheduled bulk items for residential dwellings, along with bi-weekly yard waste and recycling service. Each resident is assigned a collection day (Monday to Thursday) and a recycling-yard waste week. For more information on special and holiday collections, visit DPS' Garbage and Yard Waste web page. To find your trash collection service day: http://cagismaps.hamilton-co.org/cincinnatiServices/ServiceSchedules/ For more information on yard waste, special collections, and holiday collection schedule: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/public-services/garbage-yard-waste/
- API insights.cincinnati-oh.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-03T18:39:14.556Z
includes greenhouse gas emissions; and recycling participation