Cuyahoga Falls joins Power a Clean Future Ohio; seeks feedback on community sustainability workshops

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Cuyahoga Falls announced this week that it is joining Power a Clean Future Ohio, a network of cities and local governments working to increase clean energy use and reduce carbon emissions.

Cuyahoga Falls City Council unanimously approved a resolution to join the network earlier this month.

“By joining PCFO, we will have access to free tools and consulting services while continuing to explore the most cost-effective options to power our city,” Mayor Don Walters said in a press release. “We look forward to expanding our sustainability efforts with the resources available through PCFO.”

Parks and Recreation Superintendent Sara Kline and Ward 4 Councilor Mary Nichols-Rhodes will serve as coordinators of the initiative.

“Becoming a PCFO community allows us to move forward to address transportation, land use, energy use and renewable energy,” Nichols-Rhodes said in the release.

PCFO offers support to cities looking to help them meet their carbon emissions and sustainability goals, according to Cassandra Clevenger, deputy director of Power a Clean Future Ohio. Assistance offered includes technical support, advice on grant writing and networking.

To continue its efforts, the city is seeking feedback on sustainability workshops for community members. The purpose of the survey is to gauge public interest in workshops and presentations on various topics related to sustainability and environmental friendliness. Community members can complete the survey online.

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