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Going Green in Cincinnati

Cincinnati USA has been recognized as one of America's More Livable Communities in the Nation. Bestowed by the non-profit organization, Partners for Livable Communities, Cincinnati USA was listed among the top 10 largest cities across the nation whose innovations have brought vitality and growth to their regions and improved quality of life. The Cincinnati USA Hospitality Community knows the value of going green and meeting planners have access to Cincinnati hotels that participate in 'greening' initiatives.

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Education

With six LEED Green buildings, The University of Cincinnati was named to the Princeton Review's
list of GREEN universities - the only public university in Ohio to make the list. In addition, Cincinnati Public Schools are now integrating sustainability into their curriculum.

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo is committed to lending a hand in the community, by providing the basic tools and resources to go green. With 6,400 new solar panels, the recently named "Greenest Zoo in America," received the Supernova Star of Energy Award from the Alliance to Save Energy.

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Corporate

Kroger recycled 32 million pounds of plastic in 2012, Cintas diverted over 17,000,000 plastic water bottles from landfills, and P&G launched the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard. These are just a few Cincinnati corporations that placed environmental stewardship as one of their top priorities.

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Duke Energy Convention Center

Since 2008, the Duke Energy Convention Center's green initiatives have resulted in a $10,000 annual utility cost savings since the installation of 400+ solar panels, over 235,000 pounds of cardboard have been recycled, and the DECC has switched to P&G' Green Friendly Line.



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