The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition has selected Metro to receive the Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration's 2012 Environmental Award. Metro was chosen for the award based on its environmental-friendly business practices, including its use of 27 hybrid buses.
Metro CEO and General Manager Terry Garcia Crews will accept the award at the Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer Point on April 21 at 1 p.m.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award that recognizes our efforts to provide green, clean public transportation," said Garcia Crews. "It's a great reminder that Metro is the environmentally responsible way to travel in Cincinnati."
Metro's hybrid buses reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 823 tons in 2011, and are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,800 tons in 2012.
Every day, Metro makes green decisions including:
- Washing buses with rainwater
- Burning waste oil to heat garages
- Recycling motor fluids such as antifreeze, refrigerant and power steering fluid
In addition to Metro's award for the business category, the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition will also present awards in four other categories. The citizen award will be presented to Metro's Accounting Assistant Regina Faulkner, an avid recycler who has turned her home into a working farm, complete with chickens, turkeys, goats, a rabbit and a llama.