The City of Dayton is taking big steps in being Clean & Green. In fact, enhancing sustainability is one of the City's top goals.
From expanded and popular curbside recycling, to energy retrofits of City buildings, to LED traffic lights, to capitalizing on the region's remarkable geothermal potential, Dayton is incorporating sustainablity into routine operations and realizing significant cost savings, all while investing in the community's future. Other initiatives include improving walkability and bikability and supporting the growth of green industry and technolog.
In January 2013, the City of Dayton joined other Dayton Regional Green 3 (DRG3) organizations and businesses to launch the Green500 Challenge. This effort to reach 500 certified green businesses in 2013 is an indicator of the region’s commitment to sustainability.
The City's 10-year performance contract with Honeywell is saving more than $400,000 in energy costs yearly while helping to modernize facilities and reduce carbon emissions. Dayton's progress in going green stems from the City Commission's approval in 2007 of a Sustainable Practices Policy.