The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to lead City of Dayton organization and residents toward sustainability. Our goal is to encourage the practice of good environmental stewardship and build a sustainable, equitable, and resilient future for our community. By getting involved, you too can further our mission and help create a greener, more sustainable Dayton. Here are some ways to help:
Attend Local Meetings
Attending local meetings not only opens honest dialogue but effectively brings citizens and leadership together to create positive outcomes. By attending local meetings your voice can be heard and you can work in conjunction with the City of Dayton to tackle environmental issues.
Attending Environmental Advisory Board Meetings
Join Community Advisory Groups
Support Local Business
Local businesses help push economic growth and the local economy. They are known to play a significant role in supporting local community charities and causes, and they help reduce carbon emissions from excessive transportation.
Purchase Local Produce
Not only does sourcing locally cut down on emissions from long-distance road or air travel, but the food and beverage options are often the most delicious choice because they feature fresh, seasonal produce that has been grown with care by the local agriculture industry.
Do good for others and the community, by volunteering. There are so many ways to get involved, everyone is sure to find something that suits them.
Receive updates on our work, as well as sustainability news and events from the community.
Exposure to nature makes you feel better emotionally, contributes to your physical wellbeing, and connects you to the outdoors. Connect to the environment and gain a greater appreciation for our Earth!
Native plants are essential for building a sustainable ecosystem in our community. Turn your backyard into a native landscape.
See what you can do at home to reduce your carbon emissions. Annual carbon dioxide savings are estimates for the described activity or an average household.
|When You Do This||You'll Reduce CO2 by This Much Per Year|
|Replace 30 incandescent light bulbs with LED lamps, which use about 85 percent less energy.||4,000 pounds|
|Recycle at least half of your household waste. https://www.rumpke.com/for-your-home/recycling||2,400 pounds|
|Set thermostats 2 degrees Fahrenheit lower in winter and 2 degrees Fahrenheit higher in summer. Heating and cooling account for half of all home energy use.||2,000 pounds|
|Walk, ride your bike, carpool with a friend, or take mass transit whenever possible. https://www.bikemiamivalley.org/||500 pounds (by driving just 10 miles less per week)|
|Compost yard waste and food waste items. Interested in learning how to compost? Check out classes through Five Rivers Metroparks: https://www.metroparks.org/get-started-composting/||3.8 pounds (for every pound composted)|