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Cincinnati Signs Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Madeline Keating | NRDC Blog | 12 Sept. 2022

Cincinnati recently joined other cities across the world in signing onto the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, a commitment to taking action in six key areas "to develop sustainable food systems." The Pact provides a roadmap to positively impact the city’s food system, supporting the work and mission of many organizations serving our residents, including the most vulnerable.

Check out what Mayor Aftab Pureval said (including a shoutout to the Food Policy Council!) in the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) recent expert blog post announcing the pact:

“Signing the international Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is an important step for the city and the region, bringing us into a network of global leaders in food systems,” said Cincinnati Mayor Pureval. “Through it, we publicly commit to what we’ve always known: we can ensure the health and wellbeing of Cincinnati’s economy, our environment, and our citizens if we work together across sectors, aligned around common goals that benefit all of us. We’re excited to continue work with partners like the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council and other organizations to implement actions set out in the Pact, starting with our focus area of food waste.”

The Food Policy Council and Green Umbrella sent a letter of thanks to Mayor Aftab, signed by the leadership of 14 partner organizations. Another big thanks goes to our partners at the Office of Environment and Sustainability at the City of Cincinnati, especially Robin Henderson, who were champions of the Pact. We are excited to continue to work with the City government and these and other partners to fulfill this promise!


🏙️ Are you excited too? Reach out to the Mayor's Office to say thanks and let our elected officials know our urban food policy matters to you. And get involved with our work.

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