Environmental issues are economic issues. Climate change is not a hoax. Investing in green energy and smart technology is not just environmentally sustainable, but it creates new jobs for the future.
To protect our environment and modernize Cincinnati’s infrastructure, we must:
Conservation & Preservation
- Commission a study to determine how we can introduce a city composting program
- Increase fines for littering and illegal dumping
- Expand access to education on preservation, conservation, composting, recycling, etc.
- Increase the number of solar panels installed on city buildings
- Commission innovative energy audits of all buildings
- Parter with local universities to effectively reduce our city’s carbon footprint
- Expand tax incentives for businesses and developers that exceed Silver LEED certification
- Partner with environmental organizations to inject green technology into water and sewer systems
- Eradicate “energy poverty” by providing incentives to make homes energy efficient
- Expand programs for the preservation of buildings, parks, bridges, and other historical structures
Water & Infrastructure
- Guarantee that MSD workers are provided the legal right to remain AFSCME members
- Stand up for quality MSD services at county, city and community meetings
- Require MSD directors to have proven environmental policy and management skills
We ought to promote environmental awareness and sustainability at all levels of private and public life. Tamaya will fight for real solutions to make sure that Cincinnati can preserve and protect our natural environment and compete in the 21st century economy—for today, tomorrow and the future.