Amberley Village accepts WeTHRIVE! recognition at event on December 1, 2016.
Amberley Village (pop. 3,585) is located in the east-central part of Hamilton County, approximately 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati. How Amberley Village THRIVES!:
- A WeTHRIVE! Community: Amberley Village is one of the initial WeTHRIVE! communities that became engaged with Hamilton County Public Health in 2011 as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant. In September 2011, Amberley Village adopted the WeTHRIVE! Chronic Disease resolution and was awarded a WeTHRIVE! mini-grant in November 2011 to help make it easier for residents to be more active and eat healthy.
- A Committed Council: In August 2014, the Amberley Village Council recommitted their support for the WeTHRIVE! initiative by adopting the WeTHRIVE! Overall resolution. The Environmental Health resolution was later adopted in August 2015.
- WeTHRIVE! Team Members: Michelle Kirschner, Tom Muething (mayor), Jim Rulli, Merrie Stillpass, and Natalie Wolf (council).
- Selected Pathway(s): Environmental Health
- Action Plan Activities: Education and awareness, storm water pollution prevention, recycling, and healthy homes. View the Amberley WeTHRIVE! Environmental Health Action Plan for additional details.
If you are interested in joining the Amberley Village WeTHRIVE! Team, or help out on a specific project, please contact Merrie Stillpass at (513) 531-8675 or email@example.com.
Check back for updates about Amberley Village's WeTHRIVE! efforts! Accomplishments:
- Amberley Creek Walk: On October 25, 2015, approximately 50 residents of Amberley Village and surrounding areas participated in a creek walk throughout French Park on a beautiful autumn afternoon. Throughout the trail, participants learned from experts along the way. Michael George from Cincinnati Parks kicked off the program with a brief history of the area and geology of the region, followed by Kara Scheerhorn who discussed the Mill Creek watershed. Hamilton County Public Health went next; Greg Cassiere, Kyle Dexter, Kevin King and Hannah Smith collectively discussed household sewage treatment systems, sanitary sewer and combined system overflows, proper waste management of prescription drugs, and ways to protect our watersheds. Then, Gwen Roth from Hamilton County Soil and Water explained ways to prevent household pollution from entering our streams. Time at the end of the program was allocated to water sampling, answering questions, and dispersing literature. Thank you to all who participated!
- One Stop Drop Recycling: Amberley Village hosted its fourth annual One Stop Drop Recycling Event on April 10, 2016 to reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfill. Over 640 vehicles passed through to drop off electronics, clothing, paper for shredding, art and office supplies, and much more! Early results show that nearly 66,000 pounds and 32.75 tons of recycled materials were collected.
- Composting Demonstration: The Environmental Stewardship Committee hosted a composting demonstration on September 28, 2016 in partnership with the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services. Approximately 30 residents attended the seminar where they learned the basics of backyard composting. Residents received a free kitchen collector, a "Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard" booklet, and an "I heart compost" magnet.
- Greening the Community: Amberley Village received its 12th "Tree City USA" designation from the Arbor Day Foundation in fall 2016.