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Lima,Ohio recently joined the Power a Clean Future Ohio (PCFO) initiative; therefore committing to lower its' carbon emissions by 30% by the year 2030. Lima is "setting an example for other cities of what it means to prioritize sustainability in 2021 and beyond...According to Clean Fuels Ohio, the state currently stands as the nation’s sixth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, presenting an opportunity for carbon pollution reduction initiatives in the state to make a significant impact." Power a Clean Future is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is "dedicated to helping cities and towns move away from pollution-generating energy sources."
"Chief of Staff Sharetta Smith said this commitment represents a continuation of their efforts. For example, the city in northwest Ohio benefited from federal energy grants in 2008 and 2009 to make the transition to LED lighting inside the city’s buildings and some government-owned streetlights. The city had considered using grants more recently to replace its more than 75 vehicles over time, but that grant money was no longer available.
We’re interested in picking that work back up, starting with the analysis of moving to alternative fuel use for our vehicles, but then working through the process to get some technical training to create a sustainability plan for the city,” she said. “And so, we’re working with Power a Clean Future Ohio to again collect data.”
To read more about Lima's recent commitment to PCFO, please check out this article by Lauren Caggiano here.