Protect, conserve, and improve the biodiversity and sustainability of the region’s natural systems.
Foster Natural Ecosystem Community-Wide
Since 2008, OKI’s Environmental Consultations process involves discussions of how the transportation plan might affect high-value environmental resources and how adverse effects might be avoided. The process has resulted in new data on local resources, new perspectives on major environmental concerns, and new considerations for developing strategies to reduce harmful impacts – an expanded basis for regional and local planning.
Establish a Sustainable Regional Food Production Network to Ensure Healthy Food Access and Target Zero Waste
Food recovery is a central focus of Hamilton County’s R3Source program, whose mission includes reducing the reliance on landfills through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs. The Green Umbrella – Regional Sustainability Alliance published the 2019 State of Wasted Food in Greater Cincinnati report and continues to support regional efforts that increase food security and reduce food waste across the region.