June Virtual Innings – June 1, 2020

View the recording of this presentation here.

The Clean, Green Commute Campaign!

At our virtual June Innings, members of our Transit Committee and others advocating for clean transportation will be presenting. This panel discussion will focus on ongoing efforts to expand public transit and active transportation networks, and the use of zero-emission vehicles, and will explore additional strategies to connect people with sustainable transportation options. We will pay particular attention to the results of the vote on Issue 7 in Hamilton County.

Great transit service is the Clean, Green way to Commute. We’re for faster, more frequent bus service, more routes to more places, anytime you need to get somewhere safely and comfortably. An outstanding transit system reduces our dependence on dirty oil, makes the air cleaner and improves public health, reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases, saves time wasted in traffic, saves money, and makes our region more connected and sustainable.

Our presenters will be:

Nathan Alley: Ohio Sierra Club Conservation Program Coordinator. A native of Cincinnati, Nathan Alley spent more than a decade practicing environmental law in California and working with organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund and WildEarth Guardians before returning home in order to protect his family’s farm from development. Since 2014, he has worked with the Sierra Club’s Ohio Chapter to promote sustainable and equitable transportation alternatives, improve our state’s building codes, reduce waste, advance clean energy, and prevent the petrochemical industry from transforming our Ohio River Basin into a hub of polluting activities. Nathan earned a B.A. in Journalism and Religious Studies from Indiana University, where he was a Wells Scholar, and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was Editor-In-Chief of the NYU Environmental Law Journal. Nathan is a member of the Tri-State Trails Executive Committee and serves as Chair of the City of Cincinnati’s Environmental Advisory Council. He spends most of his free time on a bicycle, in a kayak or hiking with his wife and their two children.

Kevin Hengehold: Miami Group Sierra Club and Better Bus Coalition Volunteer

Cam Hardy: Better Bus Coalition President

Mark Samaan: Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority

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