The City of Dayton's sustainability efforts are getting noticed. Power a Clean Future Ohio, a non-partisan statewide coalition, has acknowledged Dayton with three awards:
- The Climate Action Community Award recognizes Dayton's "Strategy for a Sustainable Dayton," the City's comprehensive sustainability plan.
- The Clean Energy Community Award recognizes Dayton's 100% renewable energy electric aggregation program.
- The Energy Justice Champion Award recognizes Dayton's commitment and actions to achieve energy justice for all Dayton residents.
Meg Maloney, City of Dayton sustainability specialist, was also presented the Clean Energy Staff Champion award for her leadership and dedication to building a clean energy future for Dayton. Mayor Jeffrey Mims accepted the awards on behalf of the City of Dayton at a Dec. 16 awards ceremony co-hosted by Power a Clean Future Ohio and the Ohio Mayor's Alliance. The two organizations highlighted these initiatives as the driving reasons behind Dayton's recognition:
- A 100% by 2035 electric vehicle fleet goal.
- A carbon neutrality by 2050 goal.
- A renewable aggregation program saving residents 30% on electricity bills when compared to AES Ohio pricing.
- Work to install solar generation facilities at the former Kittyhawk Golf Center.
- Partnering with local organizations to tackle energy burdens on residential households.
- The equity commitment in the City's sustainability plan and budgeting process.
Dayton was one of Power a Clean Future Ohio's founding cities; the coalition now consists of more than 40 cities. For more information on Dayton's sustainability plan, go to daytonohio.gov/sustainability.