Worthington is working to achieve the Green Comnmunity Designbation.
The Green Community Designation and Grant Program provide a road map along with financial and technical support to municipalities that:
1) Pledge to cut municipal energy use by an ambitious and achievable goal of 20 percent over 5 years
2) Meet four other criteria established in the Green Communities Act.
Participation in the Program has grown steadily since the first group of 35 municipalities achieved designation status in July of 2010 to include more than half of the diverse cities and towns of the Commonwealth and nearly two-thirds of the population. The benefits of designation extend beyond the program itself, inspiring cities and towns to undertake additional energy-related initiatives, improve coordination between municipal staff and departments and increase messaging with the public at large about energy-related issues and actions.
Benefits of Being a Green Community
Cut municipal energy costs and strengthen the local economies
Access grants for clean affordable and resilient energy projects; economic development benefits for the city or town and the Commonwealth
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Promote energy-efficient building construction that drives the market for better built and lower cost homes
Foster renewable energy and clean energy technologies
Become a clean energy leader and a better place to live, work, and play
For more information on becoming a Green Community: