City of Hilliard Recognized for Leading on Sustainability
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has certified the City of Hilliard as the most recent Sustainable2050 community to achieve an elevated status for their actions to promote sustainability.
Sustainable2050 is a program that supports communities’ sustainability efforts through direct technical assistance, collaboration, and recognition. Each member’s tier status – Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum – is determined by the number of eligible activities it carries out in five categories corresponding to MORPC’s Regional Sustainability Agenda. The categories are energy consumption; natural resources; economic opportunity; sustainable neighborhoods; and collaboration.
The City of Hilliard completed 41 eligible activities across five categories, achieving the Platinum designation. Highlights from Hilliard include:
- Adopting the first Complete Streets policy in Central Ohio which supports safe and sustainable mobility options for all users.
- Creating an Infrastructure Preservation Strategy that includes sustainability and “fix-it-first” at the forefront of infrastructure investments.
- Developing a comprehensive parks and open spaces master plan that includes multi-use trails.
- Offering a Community Composting program for residents to compost food waste and divert waste from the landfill.
Sustainable2050 members are certified by MORPC’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and recognized by the commission’s board of representatives. More than 30 local communities have committed to work toward more sustainable practices through the initiative, with 19 earning their tier status certification.
Additional information about Sustainable2050 is available at morpc.org/sustainable2050.