What is Green Umbrella?

Green Umbrella is the regional sustainability alliance of Greater Cincinnati, with over 200 member organizations and over 200 individual members passionate about enhancing the environmental health and vitality of our region. 

Mission: We lead collaboration, incubate ideas and catalyze solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all.

Vision: A vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life.

Our regional footprint serves 10 counties: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren (in Ohio); Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton (in Kentucky); and Dearborn and Franklin (in Indiana).

We serve as the backbone organization for collective impact.

Green Umbrella facilitates collaboration among non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities to meet the environmental, social, and economic needs of today while preserving the ability of future generations to thrive.

We have united around the Collective Impact model, which has produced remarkable results for the STRIVE Partnership, the collaborative that promotes innovation in our local education system. The model teaches that success requires having a common agenda, using a shared measurement system, supporting mutually reinforcing activities and maintaining continuous communication.

Green Umbrella is the “backbone organization” that helps all member organizations work better together to promote a more environmentally sustainable region.

Our history:

Green Umbrella was first organized in 1998 to unite citizens and organizations concerned about preserving and restoring the abundant diversity of wildlife and plants that thrives in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana area. It focused initially on conserving greenspace for the social, economic and environmental vitality of the region.

In 2005, Green Umbrella expanded its mission to include a focus on promoting outdoor recreation and nature awareness for children and adults alike.

In 2011, Green Umbrella partnered with Agenda 360 and Vision 2015 (now Skyward), our area's leading planning initiatives, to become the sustainability alliance for the region around Cincinnati. Green Umbrella now works to improve economic vitality and quality of life by maximizing the collective impact of a wide range of concerned citizens and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability.

Our office is located at:

5030 Oaklawn Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

(513) 541-1538

Parking spaces in our rear parking lot are limited and sometimes fill up, but there is ample on-street parking along Oaklawn Drive. Please do not park in spaces designated for Joseph Beth or in clearly marked "No Parking" areas.

We encourage you to take public transportation, carpool or ride a bike. Our office is conveniently located along Metro Bus Route 11: Madison Rd/Oakley. Bikes are welcome in the building or can be locked to the front railing. 

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