Sustainable2050

Sustainable2050 is a program that supports our member communities’ sustainability efforts through direct technical assistance, collaboration, and recognition.

We work with Sustainable2050 communities to benchmark their sustainability efforts and track their progress in achieving their sustainability goals and objectives. Our work with these communities gives us an understanding of how all efforts make a collective impact on the quality of life in Central Ohio.

Sustainable2050 is directly tied to the goals and objectives of the Regional Sustainability Agenda.

All MORPC members and prior Central Ohio Green Pact members are eligible to participate in Sustainable2050. It’s easy; adopt a resolution of participation, and then we can begin working together on your sustainability initiatives.

Keep an eye on this section for timely events and funding opportunities.

US EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) – Phase I Planning Grant  CPRG Phase I Planning grants provide states and local governments funds to develop metrics and action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollution. MORPC and other regional stakeholders, led by Sustainable Columbus, have been awarded $1 million for the 10-county Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). For more information, please visit MORPC’s CPRG Phase I Planning Grant page.

SWACO Funding Opportunities: SWACO offers grant funding for Community Waste Reduction and Event Waste Reduction. More information about the purpose, deadlines, and contact information can be found here.

Ohio EPA Financial Assistance: Ohio EPA has funding available for a wide variety of environmental projects such as helping communities plan and complete water and wastewater projects, promoting environmental education and reducing the impact of nonpoint source pollution. More information can be found here.

SolSmart – If your community is interested in pursuing SolSmart designation then please contact Brian Filiatraut, Energy & Sustainability Program Coordinator, at bfiliatraut@morpc.org. Free technical assistance is available to help streamline processes and make solar development faster, easier, and more affordable. Visit the SolSmart website for more information.

Better Buildings Webinar Series – The U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Webinar Series takes on the most pressing topics facing energy professionals, with new experts leading the conversations on proven best practices, cost-effective strategies, and innovative new ways to approach sustainability and energy performance. More information about the webinars can be found here.

The Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) is a US Environmental Protection Agency program that supports planning and implementation strategies to reduce greenhouse gases, improve air quality, lower fuel costs, and create new job opportunities. Our focus is oriented towards regional collaboration and action, with a special emphasis on supporting low-income and disadvantaged communities. 

Input from community members and stakeholders is critical throughout this project. Learn more and get involved by visiting MORPC’s CPRG Resource Hub.

2023 Meetings

March 24, 2023

June 22, 2023

  • Location: Del-Co Water Company, Wolf Water Center, 2nd floor; 6658 Olentangy River Rd., Delaware, OH 43015

September 28, 2023 – Agenda

December 7, 2023

2022 Meetings

March 18, 2022

June 17, 2022

  • Agenda
  • Location:  Battelle Darby Nature Center, 1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119

September 16, 2022  

December 9, 2022

2021 Meetings

March 19, 2021

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