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August 11th, 2011 By | News | Posted In: Environment, City Council, 2011 Election, Climate Change

Green Group Plans Council Forum


A forum is planned to question Cincinnati City Council candidates on issues involving “green” building techniques, making the city more sustainable and other environmental topics.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in the rear stage area at the Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave. Before the forum begins, a networking session with candidates will be held at 5 p.m.

The forum is sponsored by the Green Group, an informal network of Cincinnati-based environmental organizations and concerned citizens united to educate and organize a constituency to build an environmental movement in Cincinnati. The coalition spearheaded efforts to successfully expand Cincinnati’s curbside recycling program last year.

Questions will be submitted in advance by Cincinnati voters via the Green Group’s Facebook page or via email at greencincy@gmail.com. Questions from forum attendees will be selected by a panel of University of Cincinnati students.

Among the topics expected to be addressed include creating green jobs, clean air and water, walkable communities, green space restoration and preservation, LEED certified buildings, clean renewable energy and recovering valuable material from the waste stream.

Moderating the event will be Myron Rivers, executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council's Cincinnati chapter. Co-sponsors Ella Net and Media Bridges will stream the event live on the Internet and broadcast the forum on Media Bridges’ cable TV access stations.

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