Green Umbrella members can submit events for the calendar to greennews@greenumbrella.org. Please provide all relevant details and a link to your organization's listing of the event at least three weeks prior to the event date. We feature a selection of member events in Green News You Can Use, which is published every other Wednesday. 

Our calendar is color coded by Action Team sustainability areas. Look for events in the follow areas:

Energy Food  Greenspace Outdoors Transportation Waste Reduction Watershed

Plus a couple of other categories we thought would be helpful: Professional Maker

Upcoming events

    • February 14, 2018
    • July 10, 2019
    • 17 sessions
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45227

    Monthly meetings of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council are collaboration sessions for the working groups to develop policy priorities and advocacy strategies. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend. 

    More info on the FPC is available at the Food Policy site page

    Agenda: 

    • Reporting on 2017 accomplishments
    • Priorities and strategies for 2018
    • Discussion and feedback among members about cross-sectional work. 

    • April 13, 2018
    • June 08, 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • WIN, 1814 Dreman Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45223

    Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

    Join WIN for Harvest Day Mini Market occurring every Friday at WIN. Market will be outdoors if the weather is nice. 

    For more information, visit http://www.wincincy.org/

    • May 01, 2018
    • May 31, 2018

    May is National Bike Month!


    Get in the spirit of Bike Month and check out www.cincybikemonth.com/ for a list of all the great events happening this May!

    • May 01, 2018
    • May 29, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Poole Rd, Colerain Township, OH 45251

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Join us to reduce stress, increase awareness and learn to be comfortable both on and off the mat. Taught by a certified instructor, this mixed-level class is perfect for those who have never tried yoga before. Outdoor class moves indoors for rain or cold. For ages 18 and up.  ($10/person, payable at the door)

    For more information, click here. 

    • May 04, 2018
    • August 03, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road.

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    This will be a free, fun and impactful opportunity for participants to learn proper canoe and kayak paddling skills with certified instructors while also collecting trash and learning the Leave No Trace mission of enjoying nature responsibly.

    All equipment will be provided. Participants must fit properly in provided life jackets. The program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    More information and registration at https://www.greatparks.org/recreation/paddling

    More information about Rivers Unlimited at http://www.riversunlimited.org/


    • May 16, 2018
    • August 01, 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • Middleton-Mills Park, Shelterhouse 2, 3415 Mills Road, Covington, KY 41015

    Organization: Kenton County Parks

    Discover the fascinating world of wildlife! From May 16 to August 15, join Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) for their 19th season of Wild Wednesdays! The free, thirteen programs begin at 10:00 a.m. and last about an hour. They are held, rain or shine.

    All you need is a sense of wonder and KCP&R will take care of the rest. The programs are designed for everyone- don't miss a single adventure! Learn simple definitions for big words such as biodiversity, endangered, conservation, preservation, adaptation, ecosystem, indigenous, extinction, specialization, and interdependence.

    Arrive early for best seating. Be sure to check out the pre-program (9:30 a.m.) and post-programs (11 a.m.), as they vary. There will also be free raffles of terrific donated prizes.

    For more information click here. 


    • May 22, 2018
    • May 26, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Come and check out what is growing in our gardens. We will learn which part of the plant different vegetables come from and then perform a taste test to figure out which is your favorite!  (Program included in Highfield admission: $5/person)

    Sessions occur at both 10:45 am and 1:00 pm. 

    For more information, click here. 


    • May 22, 2018
    • June 12, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Doe Run Lake,1501 Bullock Pen Rd., Covington, KY 41017.

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

    TWO-IN- A-CANOE, ONE BIG BASS

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation is once again offering a four-night series of Tuesday night bass fishing events at Doe Run Lake to let you feel like a pro! The fishing events will be May 22, May 29, June 5 and June 12. You can enter one or all four of the events. It may pay off for you if you can fish all four!

    The maximum field is 20 canoes (40 people). The Northern Kentucky Bass Busters (N.K.B.B.) Club has agreed to help run the series with equipment and KCP&R has contracted with Thaxton’s Canoe who will provide two paddles and two personal floatation devices (PFD) per canoe. For safety, KCP&R recommends that you wear your PFD while on the water. 

    Teams of two will use one rod per person at a time. The team goal is to catch and register one live bass. Teams can catch either a Largemouth, Smallmouth or Kentucky Bass.

    Canoes will leave the shoreline together at 6 p.m. in one mad dash and must be back on land no later than the start of weigh-in at 8:30 p.m.

    No live bait may be used. Participants may fish with artificial plugs and realistic-looking lures. It’s self-powered only, meaning participants will be using paddles to get out and get back (no trolling motors). Electronics are not allowed either, including depth finders.

    Once a legal fish (minimum length of at least 15” bass) is caught, you will flag staff down, who will be on the water in a professional bass boat, to tag your fish and put it into a live well. If you catch another bass and it is bigger than the first one, they’ll come and get that one and replace the smaller fish with the bigger fish. If you happen to catch the biggest bass of the night, you will win the money prize for that night.

    All fish presented for weigh-in become the property of Kenton County Parks & Recreation for release immediately following weigh-in.

    To register: Pre-registration cost is $30 per canoe each week of the series. Fish one week or all four! Call KCP&R to pre-register at 859-525- PLAY(7529). If you can’t be on the water by 6 p.m. and there is a canoe still available, you can buy in on site and fish from the time you get there until 8:30 p.m.

    Prizes will be awarded to the person who catches the biggest fish (by weight) of the night and at the end of the series there will be a prize for the person who caught the biggest bass of the four- night series and to the team who caught the biggest stringer (by weight) of the series.

    Directions: Take the Covington/Independence (Exit 80) off I-275. Go south (away from Covington and under I-275) on KY 17 (Madison Pike) about 1 mile. Follow signs in the area of Pioneer Park. We’ll meet in the parking area near the boat launch.


    • May 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Winton Woods Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County


    Learn to maneuver a solo kayak on flat water. Class is taught by a female American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor and focuses on basic safety practices and paddling techniques. All equipment is provided. Participants must fit properly in provided lifejackets and not exceed 275 lb kayak capacity. For ages 10 and up.  ($25/person, register by 5/23)


    For more information and to register, please visit www.greatparks.org/calendar

    • May 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BUCKEYE TRACE, 6446 Hillside Avenue

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Habitat restoration and other miscellaneous work

    The driveway to Buckeye Trace is on the east side of Hillside Avenue a hundred feet or so north of Rockaway. This is a little over a quarter mile north of where Rapid Run Road intersects with Hillside. The portion of the driveway going up from the street is concrete, but the rest is gravel. If you don't want to drive on that, you can park on Rockaway close to Hillside and walk over.

    For more information, click here. 

    • May 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Miami Whitewater Forest/Timberlakes Program Shelter, 9001 Mt Hope Rd, Harrison, OH 45030

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    What’s blooming along our Oakleaf Trail this week? Join us for a hike to find out! Flower identification tips and folklore will be shared along the way.  (Free)

    For more information visit www.greatparks.org/calendar#

    • May 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. Grab a magnifying glass as we go on an adventure to check out ladybugs and other insects and discover why they are important to the environment. We will make a special craft to take home. 

    Preregistration required. Members $4; Nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).

    For more information and to register visit cincynature.org/events-and-programs/

    • May 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Join us as Chef Katie Jesurun teaches how to cut up and use a whole, raw chicken along with proper sanitation of your work space and knife techniques.

    We will start the class with a walk up to our farm yard to see how our Gorman Farm chickens are raised from brooding to being put out on pasture. We will be providing each participant with one of our recently processed, pasture raised chicken to be used in the demo and to take home with them after the class.

    After our walk, Chef Jesurun will then show us the proper way to cut up and use your whole chicken, including tips for making chicken stock and proper deboning techniques. The demo will also include a brief rundown of how to sanitize your work space and why a sharpened knife is important part in the process.

    A knife will be provided but we also encourage participants to bring along their preferred knife from home. A boning/utility knife is preferred but a chefs knife will also work. We will also have knife sharpeners available to use.

    The class will wrap up with Chef Jesurun making a dish including one of our pre-cooked Gorman Farm chickens for all of the class to sample, and graciously including the recipe to take home with your chicken!!!

    Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+). With the use of knives, we ask that children attending be at least 11 years of age for safety and to fully enjoy the program.

    A valid membership is required for any member ticket purchases.

    Tickets: $40-$45


    • May 26, 2018
    • 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Observatory Center 3489 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH 45208

    Organization: Cincinnati Observatory Center

    The King of the solar system is back! Giant Jupiter has returned to the evening skies and you can make a date with the largest planet in the solar system. Talks, tours and telescope viewing (if clear). Open House-drop in anytime

    Costs: $10 adults, $5 kids and members

    For more information visit: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/publicevents/



    • May 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Winton Woods/Harbor, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    This festive open house features activities sure to please all outdoor lovers. We’ll showcase native Ohio animal and discover a few unique surprises of the live animal variety. Come celebrate the beginning of summer. (Free)

    For more information visit www.greatparks.org/calendar#

    • May 28, 2018
    • Starfire Council Building - 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Cincinnati OH 45227

    Our office within the Starfire Council building will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day.

    • May 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Banks on the Ohio River

    Organization: Freestore Foodbank

    Step up to bring healthy food for all by walking or running for CAIN’s Rainbow Choice Food Pantry in the 15th annual Freestore Foodbank Hunger Walk and 5K Run! 

    The Hunger Walk is a fundraising event hosted by the Freestore Foodbank (FSFB) for its 300-plus member agencies, including CAIN.

    The Hunger Walk helps fight hunger all over the Greater Cincinnati area by funding soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, community groups, and other social service organizations that directly serve people in need.

    For more information and to register click here.

    With a simple click YOU can help your neighbors in need with food and necessities.

    Every dollar raised means 3 meals for our most vulnerable neighbors and helps to fill our Rainbow Choice Pantry Shelves for struggling families!

    This is a great holiday weekend community event for the whole family.

    • May 29, 2018
    • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
    • Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    A program recommended for adults and children 8+. Preregistration required. Registration opens April 29.

    Program participants should meet at the Kiosk in front of the Rowe Woods Visitor Center.

    Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon and natural  history readings.

    Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes admission).

    *Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event.

    Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.  

    For more information click here. 
    • May 30, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 411 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014

    Organization: Fairfield Parks and Recreation

    The Village Green Farmers Market kicks off a season full of new vendors, new entertainment, and new experiences this summer! Presented by the City of Fairfield and Fairfield Parks and Recreation, the market opens for its third season Wednesday, May 30. The market, which takes place in Village Green Park at 301 Wessel Dr. in Fairfield, takes place each week on Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m., May 30 through October 17. It’s the perfect place to fill your plate and your home with homemade, homegrown, local products.

    Fresh: All of our market producers are required to grow, bake or make their products – some are harvested, grown, or made on the of the day of the market.

    Local: 85% of the products at our Market are grown or produced in Butler County – if not, within 100 miles of Fairfield. 

    Opening Day Vendors (Subject to change):

    ·         5 Oaks Organics

    ·         Baking Diva Cupcakes

    ·         Blue Bubble Soaps

    ·         D. Moss Designs

    ·         Hanover Winery

    ·         Johnson Family Farm

    ·         Katie's Classic Cookies

    ·         MaiRo & Co

    ·         Mwimbula Coffee Roasters

    ·         Ohio Valley Reclaimed

    ·         Pusateri Produce

    ·         Sun Harvest Gardens

    ·         Uniquely Knotted

    Special Opening Day Activities:

    ·         FREE Tai Chi on the green at 5:30

    ·         Krimmer’s Italianette truck:  Freshly made pizza, calzones, and sandwiches using produce from the market farmers

    ·         Butler Tech Culinary Arts “Eat Local & Learn” Booth: Learn & sample a new recipe using produce and ingredients available right here at the market

    ·         Garden tips from the Master Gardeners at the OSU Butler County Extension Office

    ·         Queen City Scale Model Boaters will fill our pond with remote control boats, peaceful and fun to watch

    ·         Live Music from Fairfield Favorite Chris Schram

    Visit the market website at www.fairfieldoh.gov/market to check out each week’s scheduled activities and entertainment.

    • May 31, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Fernald Preserve Visitors Center 7400 Willey Road Hamilton, Ohio 45013

    Organization: Fernald Preserve

    Watch spring sprout around the Lodge Pond Trail. Meet at the same place and time every Thursday in May for a brisk 3-mile hike (for 1.5 miles join or drop off at noon). Walk all five Thursdays and you will have walked 15 miles!

    Meet at the Lodge Pond trailhead, located along the site’s access road, approximately 1/8 mile from the Willey Road entrance.

    For more information, click here. 

    • May 31, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County


    Show and Tell has gone to the bugs. Let's explore entomophagy and see who else eats insects on the farm through hands-on activities, craft and snack. FREE program for all ages.  


    For more information click here. 

    • June 01, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hog Creek Wind Farm, 1281-1997 Co Rd 95, Ada, OH 45810
    • 30
    Register

    Organization: Green Umbrella Energy Action Team

    Join the Green Umbrella's Energy Action Team on June 1st, 2018 for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Hog Creek Wind Project near Ada, Ohio. Operated by EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), the 66MW commercial wind project is composed of 30 Vestas wind turbines and produces enough electricity for 19,000 Ohio homes. EDPR NA’s $110 million investment in the Hog Creek Wind Project will provide millions in tax dollars to local governments and lease payments to landowners over the lifetime of the project. EDPR NA operates a total of four wind energy projects in the state of Ohio, including the 100.8MW Amazon Wind Farm Ohio - Timber Road project in Paulding County, Ohio.

    Participants will have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of an operational commercial wind turbine project. While on site, participants will be given tours of the wind turbine project, operational hub, maintenance and equipment facility, and the project substation. In addition to the exclusive tour, registrants will have the chance to speak with wind operators and technicians, and learn firsthand about the high voltage gear, climbing harnesses, and other specialized equipment used by wind technicians. Transportation to and from the Hog Creek Wind Project as well as a boxed lunch provided will be provided by EDPR NA.

    Click here to read the "Farm Fact Sheet" and learn more about Hog Creek Wind Farm!

    Hog Creek “Behind the Scenes” Wind Project Tour Schedule:

    8:00 - 8:30am: Departure to Hog Creek Wind Project (departure location: Green Umbrella. 5030 Oaklawn Dr)

    8:30 - 10:00am: Wind energy policy & economics panel with industry experts (en route to Hog Creek)

    10:00 - 10:30am: Arrival at Hog Creek Wind Project

    10:30 - 2:00pm: Hog Creek Wind Project presentation, discussion, tour, & lunch provided by EDPR

    1:30-2:00pm: Departure to Cincinnati

    2:00-4:00pm: Post-tour discussion and film (en route to Cincinnati)

    4:00-4:30pm: Arrival in Cincinnati (arrival location: Green Umbrella. 5030 Oaklawn Dr)


    Wind Energy Policy in Ohio: 

    In 2014, the Ohio legislature passed a bill that tripled the property line setbacks, or the distance away from adjacent properties and habitable buildings, for wind turbines constructed in the state of Ohio. This legislation, deemed by some experts as the most restrictive in the country, effectively eliminated the growth of commercial wind projects in Ohio. During the Hog Creek Wind Project tour, participants will learn from policy experts, industry professionals, property owners, and wind turbine technicians about the economic and jobs benefits that could flow into the state of Ohio if the property line setback policy was less restrictive.

    • June 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

    Organizer: Green Umbrella

    The Watershed team brings together representatives from non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities working to improve water quality and watershed management in our region.

    The meetings are the first Friday of every month, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Mark your calendars!



    • June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

    These classes focus on basic safety practices and paddling techniques on flat water. For ages 10 and up. Cost is $25 per person. Classes are offered 9–11 a.m. on these dates: ·        

    Saturdays: 6/2, 7/7, 8/18

    Sundays: 7/1, 7/15, 9/9

    Registration is required by 3 days in advance of class date. All classes are held at Adventure Outpost in Winton Woods. All quipment is provided. Participants must fit properly in provided lifejackets and not exceed 275 lb kayak capacity. Kayak Smart Starts and Quick Starts are a prerequisite for river trip classes offered in the fall. 

    For more information, to register and for other paddling opportunities, go to https://www.greatparks.org/parks/winton-woods/adventure-outpost


    • June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Miami Whitewater Forest/Timberlakes Program Shelter, 9001 Mt Hope Rd, Harrison, OH 45030

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Join our trail gurus to improve this challenging and unique park trail. In honor of National Trails Day, we’ll be demonstrating best practices and working to implement techniques that help to improve trail sustainability. Due to the type of work performed, volunteers must be ages 18 and up.  (Free, register by 5/31)

    For more information and to register visit the Great Parks event calendar. 

    • June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015.

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Rec

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is presenting the Kids Fishing Derby for kids of all ages on Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Middleton-Mills Park. It’s free! Even adults won’t need fishing licenses when they are helping their kids because it’s ‘Fish Free in Kentucky’ weekend! Start a family tradition.

    Don't worry if you have never fished before. KCP&R will have everything for you and your child to enjoy a great day of fishing including spincast rods and reels, hooks, bobbers, and bait. Families attending will have the option of purchasing their lunch right in the park. NKB Concessions will be open for this event. Enjoy a hot dog, hamburger, chicken tenders, funnel fries and a variety of snacks. Soda, water and sports drinks are also available.

    At all other times, and even after the Derby, it’s acceptable to keep a catch from either of the ponds in Middleton-Mills Park. During the Kids Fishing Derby, however, KCP&R will be introducing kids to good conservation habits and sportsmanship and will be practicing ‘catch and release’.

    There will also be prizes awarded for the ‘Big Fish of Each Species’ contest.

    If you are interested in volunteering, KCP&R will need fishermen and fisherwomen to help youngsters who may need it. Come on out to Middleton-Mills Park, share your experience, and help teach kids the fun of fishing!

    This event is sponsored by Field & Stream and Latonia Bait & Tackle.

    For more information visit the Kenton County Parks and Recreation calendar. 


    • June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Brown’s Family Farm Market, 11620 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton

    Organization: Ohio Women in Agriculture

    • Space is limited.
    • Registration is required 
    • Reserve your spot by May 18, 018

    This event empowers women to:

    • become more comfortable with agricultural equipment.
    • have a greater knowledge of general operation.
    • become more safety minded while operating equipment.

    For questions, please call:

    Ohio State University Extension, Butler County

    513.887.3722

    https://u.osu.edu/ohwomeninag/2018/05/01/womens-tractor-operation-safety-program/

    • June 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mill Creek Greenway Trail at Salway Park, Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232

    Organization: Groundwork Cincinnati

    "A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place."

    We have brought in plant and animal experts to help lead the identification of all the plants and animals found. These experts will be coming from the Nature Conservancy, University of Cincinnati professors, Xavier University professors, local environmental restoration contractors, and a local fly fishing group.  

    For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/162056501088673/

    • June 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rentschler Forest MetroPark: Bike Path 5701 Reigart Road Hamilton, OH 45011

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Celebrate National Trails Day!

    MetroParks of Butler County is proud to participate in The American Hiking Society's National Trails Day. The new section of the Great Miami River Trail will have a ribbon cutting and there will be fun outdoor activities along the trail. Find your adventure at your local park!

    For more information click here. 

    • June 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Clifton United Methodist Church Parking available on Senator Place 3416 Clifton Ave, 45220

    Organization: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

    Don't miss our exciting residential solar workshop! Sponsored by the Clifton Market

    - Find out if your roof is a good fit for solar
    - Talk to residents who have installed solar
    - Meet a Solarize installer
    - Learn how you can save $5,800 on a $15,000 solar installation


    Find out more here. 

    • June 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

    These classes focus on safety and rescue, gear and paddling techniques on flat water. For ages 12 and up. Cost is $37 per person. Classes are offered 1-4 p.m. on these dates:

    • Saturdays: 6/2, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/28, 8/4, 8/18, 9/1
    • Sundays: 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23

    Registration is required by 3 days in advance of class date. All classes are held at Adventure Outpost in Winton Woods. All quipment is provided. Participants must fit properly in provided lifejackets and not exceed 275 lb kayak capacity. Kayak Smart Starts and Quick Starts are a prerequisite for river trip classes offered in the fall. 

    For more information, to register and for other paddling opportunities, go to https://www.greatparks.org/parks/winton-woods/adventure-outpost


    • June 02, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • Meier's Winery, 6995 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati.

    Organization: U.S Green Building Council

    There are several Tesla and one J-1772 chargers. This is a wine tasting location for Meier's winery. There are tastings at $1.00 a sample, 10 maximum. There are several areas to gather and enjoy the samples indoors and outdoors. We could have a short meeting around 2:00.

    For more information click here. 

    • June 03, 2018
    • January 01, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Free entry into Great Parks of Hamilton County!

    For a list of parks within the Great Parks network visit www.greatparks.org

    • June 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • American Red Cross Auditorium- 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207

    Organization: City of Cincinnati Health Department

    The Cincinnati Health Department, in partnership with the Health Collaborative, is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the Southwest Ohio and the Tristate area. The CHNA allows stakeholders in the community to learn about the region’s most significant health issues from those who live and work in the communities we serve. To ensure the health concerns of the community are reflected, we will be meeting with community partner agencies that serve the citizens of Cincinnati.

    Please consider attending one of two CHNA Community Meetings in Cincinnati to share your thoughts on Cincinnati’s health needs, assets and issues. 

    Please attend one of these meetings to represent the needs and concerns of community residents and partners of the Cincinnati Health Department. Your expertise will be crucial in reviewing data and prioritizing issues that should receive focused attention in our communities.

    If you are able to attend, please RSVP to the Cincinnati Health Department by clicking here. You may also RSVP by sending an email to CHD.media@cincinnati-oh.gov

    • June 05, 2018
    • June 26, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Poole Rd, Colerain Township, OH 45251

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Join us to reduce stress, increase awareness and learn to be comfortable both on and off the mat. Taught by a certified instructor, this mixed-level class is perfect for those who have never tried yoga before. Outdoor class moves indoors for rain or cold. For ages 18 and up.  ($10/person, payable at the door)

    For more information, click here. 

    • June 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rowe Woods Visitor Center's Pine Room, 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    This informative program on Composting is set for June 5 at 6:30 pm. Allow us to host you on June 5 for this great class to teach how YOU can make a difference  with composting! 

    Preregistration required. A program for adults. 
     
    Registered program participants should meet in the Rowe Woods Visitor Center's Pine Room.                                        
     
    According to the EPA, more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste! Composting is one easy, affordable solution to this staggering statistic. Join us as we learn the basics of composting and how to make it work for you. We’ll visit our Nature Center compost bins and our native plant garden.

    Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).   
     

    *Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.     

    Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.    

    For more information click here. 

    • June 06, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Rowe Woods Visitor Center's Pine Room, 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Preregistration is required.  This program is for adults aged 21 years and over.

    Program participants meet at the kiosk in front of Rowe Woods Visitor Center.

    Do squirrels share their nuts? Is a frog chorus a choir or a competition? Join us after work for a nature happy hour hike and we will see if humans are the only social creatures. Bring a friend or come solo and meet new people! We’ll meet at the Visitor Center Kiosk unless otherwise notified. We will hike approximately two miles, please wear sturdy footwear and bring water and rainwear.

    Members $5; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission). 

     

    *Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.                                 

     

    Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.    

      

    For more information click here. 

    • June 07, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • REI - Rookwood Commons 2643 Edmondson Rd Cincinnati , OH 45209

    Organizer: Green Umbrella

    Meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month, 8:30 - 10:00 am.



    • June 07, 2018
    • June 08, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Cincinnati Nature Center 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center


    Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies is a two-day workshop combining classroom and field experiences. It enables pre-K through 12th grade educators to teach essential skills through the captivating story of monarchs. Participants complete the workshop with all the materials they need to bring this exciting and dynamic story into their classrooms, homes and communities.

    Each participant receives:

    • Hands-on instruction by experienced teachers
    • Rearing cages, books, posters, DVDs and other essential materials
    • Strategies for butterfly gardens and “Monarch Parades”
    • Inquiry-based science activities for all abilities
    • Activities for Mexican/pre-Hispanic culture, history and Spanish language
    • Activities for language arts, math, social studies, drama and fine arts
    • Distance learning projects with schools in Canada, Mexico and California
    • Proven models for engaging community support; Post-workshop, ongoing support

    Lunch is not included in this workshop. Participants will need to bring their lunch each day.

    $104 per person. 

    For more information and to register click here. 


    • June 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5701 Reigart Road Hamilton, OH 45011

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Creekin' is fun! Come dressed in clothes and close-toed shoes (no flip-flops)that can get wet and dirty.

    For more information click here. 

    • June 07, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45227

    Organizer: Green Umbrella

    Get involved with the team that works toward increasing our production and consumption of foods grown locally! Meetings are the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.


    • June 07, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 5905 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224


    Green Drinks 

    Thursday, June 7

    5:30 - 7:00 pm

    Brink Brewing Co.

    5905 Hamilton Ave

    Cincinnati, OH 45224


    This month's event is hosted by 

    As farmers markets are ramping up for the season, come and learn some tips to shift your diet to local food!

    The event is free and open to anyone interested in sustainability issues. Become a member of Green Umbrella at Green Drinks and your first drink is on us!

    • June 07, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winton Woods/Hayloft Barn

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Learn leadership skills, gain valuable work experience and build life-long friendships as a Great Parks’ volunteer. Join us to learn about summer volunteer roles available in golf, fishing, conservation, farm work and more. For ages 14–18. Winton Woods/Hayloft Barn (Free, register by 6/6)

    For more information, click here. 

    • June 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Rentschler Forest MetroPark 5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton OH 45011. Cummins Shelter

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    It's time for Family Fun Fridays! Join MetroParks of Butler County with partners Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension, Butler County in summer fun. 

    For more information click here. 

    • June 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    Ohio River Foundation is excited to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour to Greater Cincinnati! Join ORF for an evening that will educate and inspire. Participants will enjoy short films, refreshment and community engagement aimed at addressing the health of our environment and our community. Films cover a variety of topics on a global as well as regional scale including water quality, restoration, wildlife protection, sustainable agriculture practices and outdoor adventures. Attendees will have access to sponsor organizations and companies with opportunities to enjoy and protect nature in our own community. 


    ONE TICKET BUYS ADMISSION TO WATCH ALL 10 FILMS and PRE-FILM RECEPTION - COMPLIMENTARY LIGHT BITES!(Park on street or at nearby Ziegler Park Garage-1322 Sycamore St.)

    Find more information and get tickets at the link below: 

     Wild Scenic Film Festival


    • June 08, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Get some pointers on kayaking on flat water and then head out to enjoy Winton Lake. All equipment is provided. Participants must fit properly in provided lifejackets and not exceed 275lb kayak capacity. For ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the water.  ($15/person, register by 3 days in advance)

    For more information, click here. 

    • June 09, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHADY LANE - wide grassy area opposite the house at 3005 Shady Lane

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Saturday, June 9th, 9 AM to Noon - Habitat Restoration

    SHADY LANE - wide grassy area opposite the house at 3005 Shady Lane, .6 miles from River Road (this is the house that has two deer statues in the front yard) Parking is also available on Aston Lakes Dr., which goes off Shady Lane a little bit pass 3005 Shady Lane and on your left as you are coming from River Road.

    For more information, click here. 

    • June 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Fernwood Shelter in Rowe Woods., 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Preregistration required by June 7.  Recommended for adults and interested children age 13+ with parent.    

    Meets at Fernwood Shelter in Rowe Woods. (Rain location: Rowe Wood's Visitor Center Auditorium)

    Yoga is a form of exercise that incorporates mindful movement and meditation to connect the body, mind and spirit. Participants will gain an understanding of vinyasa yoga as well as enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. All levels are welcome to attend.

    About the instructor: Brett Hornberger is a certified yoga instructor.  After many years of being a competitive athlete, she found her yoga practice which has helped her connect with her physical body and helped her manage the stresses of daily life with more grace and ease.  In 2014, she completed both a 300-hour foundational yoga training at World Peace Yoga and a 200-hour power yoga training at Move Your Hyde Power Yoga. She is currently working on a 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at World Peace Yoga. Her goal is to simply share the gift of yoga with others so that they can feel their best and spread compassion with each breath. By moving through a series of physical postures that connect breath and movement, participants will gain an understanding of vinyasa yoga as well as enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.

    Minimum age for children attending with a parent: Children of any age are more than welcome with the understanding that it is an ADULT yoga class, so children under 13 years of age may not be able to do everything or stay interested in the class; adults will have to decide how much management of their children they are interested in doing.

    How to dress: Participants should dress in layered, loose, comfortable athletic clothing.  Jeans are NOT recommended.

    What to bring: Guests should bring water, a small hand towel and a yoga mat.

    Members $7 per participant. Nonmembers $16 per participant (includes admission).   

    For more information click here. 

    • June 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Instructors: Rid-All Green Partnership staff - Keymah Durden, Co-Founder and training/programming coordinator; Damien Forshe, Co-Founder; Randy McShepard, Co-Founder; Marc S. White, Co-Founder & Farm Operations Manager; Dave “Dr. Greenhand” Hester, Co-Founder

    Cost: Free

    This workshop is designed for small agribusiness entrepreneurs who are ready to implement their business ideas or expand an existing agribusiness into a more viable and profitable enterprise. The 2-hour workshop may cover topics ranging from business formation, to business plan development, to launching or growth of business operations. For questions or additional information, please contact Hamilton-Butler County Agent for Central State Extension, Lisa Craig, at 513-785-6652 or lcraig@centralstate.edu.

    Register by calling 513-221-0981. More information online.

    • June 09, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • REI, 2643 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1910

    Organization: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

    Don't miss our exciting residential solar workshop!

    - Find out if your roof is a good fit for solar
    - Talk to residents who have installed solar
    - Meet a Solarize installer
    - Learn how you can save $5,800 on a $15,000 solar installation


    Find out more here. 

    • June 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Higher Gravity, 4106 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    The YP Council meets the second Monday of every month at Higher Gravity in Northside. Meetings are welcome to all who consider themselves a “YP.”

    For more information click here. 


    • June 11, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Rheingeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Organization: Outdoor Skills School

    Sign up today for Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 and Excursion. Save $10 by signing up for both the 101 and the Excursion...It is highly recommended you attend both of the dates. 

    Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 will help you learn to translate the two-dimensional topographical map to the three-dimensional terrain surrounding you. During this classroom session, essential map reading skills will begin as the groundwork, followed by an introduction to the compass, by the end you'll be using these two tools together. By the end of this class you will have the foundational knowledge to put these skills to use on Saturday morning. Weather permitting we'll go up to the rooftop of Rhinegeist and practice Triangulation at the end of the class!

    • This indoor portion of the class will be taught at Rhinegeist Brewery in the private conference room that overlooks the Brew House. 
    • Meet in the Taproom near the Water Buffalo & we'll head back to the conference room.
    • There is a small parking lot across the street from the brewery, parking on the street as well as additional parking at the nearby Findlay Market.
    • 13 years and older, under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian
    • Cost is $30
    Outdoor Skills School's Map & Compass Excursion- 
    will be held at McFarlan Woods on June 16. See our calendar event for more info.


    Sign up for both for only $50!


    For more information and to sign up, visit www.outdoorskillsschool.org/store/map-compass-sz52c
    • June 12, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist
    Cost: $15 (free for CGC Volunteers)

    The work you do in the garden all summer not only contributes to its beauty, but also can be pivotal in ensuring the health of your plants. This class covers such topics as watering and water conservation measures, pruning, feeding, common pest and disease issues, and other seasonally appropriate topics for flower, tree, and shrub gardens. Time permitting we'll troubleshoot your individual growing issues.

    Register online

    • June 13, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45227

    Organizer: Green Umbrella

    Join stakeholders in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors to advance the team's 2020 goals to double the local production of renewable energy AND reduce the total energy consumption in the built environment by 15%.

    The team meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:30-10:30 am, which includes time for networking. 

    Chair: Beth Robeson



    • June 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Instructors: Lisa Craig, Hamilton Butler County Agent, Central State Extension & Carol Pelfrey, Home Food Preservationist

    Cost: $20 per class OR $75 for the entire series ($25 savings!)

    You will see demonstrations on making kimchi and sauerkraut using fermentation.  We will also demonstrate how to make refrigerator dill pickles and sweet pickle chips. Samples of all will be available for your tasting pleasure.

    Register online or call 513-221-0981

    • June 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Spring Grove Funeral Homes, 11285 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246.

    Organization: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

    What does it mean to “Go Green” at the end of life?

    Join Bill Gupton, visionary creator of Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary and Kay Walters, family service advisor at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, to learn about death doulas, certified death mid-wives, traditional funeral home services, cremation and full-body green burial options in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

    RSVP by June 6 to kwalters@springgrove.org.

    For more information, please click here. 

    • June 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Cincinnati Public Services Seven Hills Conference Room- 1115 Bates Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225

    Organization: City of Cincinnati Health Department

    The Cincinnati Health Department, in partnership with the Health Collaborative, is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the Southwest Ohio and the Tristate area. The CHNA allows stakeholders in the community to learn about the region’s most significant health issues from those who live and work in the communities we serve. To ensure the health concerns of the community are reflected, we will be meeting with community partner agencies that serve the citizens of Cincinnati.

    Please consider attending one of two CHNA Community Meetings in Cincinnati to share your thoughts on Cincinnati’s health needs, assets and issues. 

    Please attend one of these meetings to represent the needs and concerns of community residents and partners of the Cincinnati Health Department. Your expertise will be crucial in reviewing data and prioritizing issues that should receive focused attention in our communities.

    If you are able to attend, please RSVP to the Cincinnati Health Department by clicking here. You may also RSVP by sending an email to CHD.media@cincinnati-oh.gov

    • June 15, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
    Register

    Complement your business' marketing program by increasing your visibility as an official Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit Sponsor. Numerous opportunities are available at different levels, including the opportunity to sponsor breakfast, lunch, afternoon reception or a breakout session. You will engage with a high level audience and gain recognition for your green initiatives and achievements.

    All sponsors will be featured on the website as well as in the Summit’s printed program booklet. Most sponsorships come with an exhibitor booth and a minimum of two tickets to the Summit. Take a look at the benefits below (or download a comparison chart) to find the right sponsor level for your business or organization.

    GREEN Sponsor: $10,000+

    • Top billing as Green Sponsor with logo alongside organizers on all materials
    • Opportunity to address audience for 3 minutes during welcome remarks
    • Logo and company name on front cover of program booklet alongside organizers
    • Logo, link and feature piece on homepage and Sponsor Page of website
    • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
    • Twelve (12) complimentary Summit passes for full table reservation
    • Opportunity to host table in prime location in Exhibitors' Hall

      Sustainability Advocate: $5,000

      • Opportunity to exclusively sponsor a key program element: 1) Networking breakfast, 2) Lunchtime awards ceremony, 3) Plenary session or 4) SBE Awards reception
      • Logo on Sponsor Page (row 1) of program booklet and on any materials for key program element
      • Logo, link and feature piece on Sponsor Page (row 1) of website
      • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
      • Eight (8) complimentary Summit passes for full table reservation
      • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall

      Conservation Sponsor: $2,500

      • Opportunity to sponsor one of 10+ breakout panel sessions (first choice)
      • Logo on Sponsor page (row 2) of program booklet and in materials for sponsored panel
      • Logo and link on Sponsor Page (row 2) of website
      • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
      • Six (6) complimentary Summit passes
      • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall

      Life-Cycle Sponsor: $1,500

      • Opportunity to sponsor one of 10+ breakout panel sessions (second choice)
      • Logo on Sponsor page (row 3) of program booklet
      • Logo on Sponsor Page (row 3) of website
      • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
      • Four (4) complimentary Summit passes
      • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall

      Stewardship Sponsor: $500

      • Logo on Sponsor page (row 4) of program booklet
      • Logo on Sponsor Page (row 4) of website
      • Two (2) complimentary Summit passes
      • Name recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
      • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall for additional $100 ($300 value)

      To check out the awesome sponsors who have already committed for 2018, visit our Sponsor website.
      • June 15, 2018
      • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
      Register

      We consider the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit to be the premier sustainability conference in the Greater Cincinnati Region. If you’re looking to make business-to-business connections, this is the perfect opportunity to highlight the products and/or services your business offers. Build your brand, engage potential customers and improve relationships with current customers as an exhibitor in the Exhibitors’ Hall.

      Exhibitor: $300 for Green Umbrella Members, $350 for Non-Members

      • A central networking point for attendees, as it is located in the banquet hall

      • Includes one 8′ table, linen table cover skirt and two chairs

      • Electric connections are available for an additional $25 fee

      • One (1) complimentary Summit pass

      Exhibitors will have maximum exposure in the morning, during registration and breakfast, plus additional time between sessions and during lunch.

      For additional information please contact Ryan Mooney-Bullock.

      To find out how to become a Green Umbrella member, visit our Membership page.

      • June 15, 2018
      • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
      • 169
      Register

      REGISTRATION PAGE

      To learn more about the full program, please visit our dedicated website 
      www.midwestsustainabilitysummit.org

      We are excited to announce our next Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will take place on June 15, 2018, at Xavier University's Cintas Center. Mark your calendar to join us to deepen your understanding and expand your network.

      In 2018, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will continue to explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the issue of resilience. We will explore how other regions across the nation are adapting to climate change and other environmental challenges and those in the process of creating resilient cities.

      Highlights for this year’s Summit:

      • A keynote address by Katharine Hayhoe, a prominent climate scientist experienced in untangling the complex science and tackling many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, Hayhoe’s current focus is on modeling regional to local impacts of climate change, and how we can fix this together using many of the solutions already in our backyard;
      • A plenary session featuring Katharine Hayhoe and Resilience Officers from cities included in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program;
      • A lunchtime awards ceremony honoring regional organizations who have successfully incorporated sustainability into their operations; and
      • Breakout sessions where attendees can dive deeper into issues such as energy, transportation, water quality, local food access, waste reduction, natural systems, and efforts to prepare our region for changes in climate and weather patterns.


      Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability. We bring together a broad audience of professionals who seek to engage in thoughtful discussion, share best practices, celebrate the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout the Midwest and identify areas for future regional collaboration. We invite all who are interested to join us on June 15.

      Learn more about opportunities for Sponsorships and Exhibitors.

      • June 15, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      The Waste Reduction team brings together recycling directors, solid waste management coordinators, corporate sustainability managers, waste haulers, educators and advocates to develop strategies to dramatically reduce waste by promoting reuse, recycling and reduction.

      The Waste Reduction Action Team meets monthly on the third Friday of each month, 12:00 - 1:30 pm.



      • June 16, 2018
      • McFarlan Woods, McFarlan Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211

      Organization: Outdoor Skills School

      Sign up today for Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 and Excursion. Save $10 by signing up for both the 101 and the Excursion...It is highly recommended you attend both of the dates. 

      Outdoor Skills School's Map & Compass Excursion-

      Outdoor Skills School's Map & Compass Excursion will be held at McFarlan Woods. This half day outing will allow you to use the skills learned in Map & Compass 101 in a real outdoor setting. During this 3.5 mile, moderately strenuous hike, we will relate the terrain around us with the topographical map of the area. WIth the use of our compasses and map reading skills we will navigate points that the group plots themselves, prior to beginning the hike. McFarlan Woods is a portion of Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati's largest urban park and this is a great way to explore it!

      • 13 years and older, under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian
      • please arrive promptly at the location specified in the email you receive at 7:45 am
      • this is the summer start time, to avoid peak temeratures later in the day
      • you will receive an email with specific information about how to be prepared for the day and exact meeting location
       
      Sign up for both for only $50! See our calendar event for Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 on June 11. 


      For more information and to sign up, visit www.outdoorskillsschool.org/store/map-compass-sz52c
      • June 16, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Fernbank Park/Lee Shelter & Woodland Mound/Steamboat Bend Boat Ramp, 8250 OLD KELLOGG ROAD, CINCINNATI, OH 45255

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Grab your crew or come solo to help keep the Ohio River clean! Great Parks is partnering once again with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) as we take part in one of the biggest multi-state litter pickups in the country.  (Free, register by 6/15)

      For more for information, click here. 

      • June 16, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Location will be given when you register

      Organization: U.S Green Building Council

      USGBC SW Ohio Chapter Residential Green Committee Mission: To provide education on sustainability in everyday tasks by promoting household environmentally sound practices to transform the way homes are designed, built, and operated enabling healthy, prosperous and environmentally and socially responsible living. Ohio Chapter site.

      Contact to Volunteer or Participate: Chuck Lohre, Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, chuck@lohre.com

      Green Home Tours: No charge for USGBC Ohio members, $70 per year and you can bring a guest, join the Ohio Chapter. Non-members are asked to donate $15 per person at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to register for the tours or be introduced to any of the owners of past and future tours, Chuck@Lohre.com, 513-260-9025.
      USGBC page about the tours.

      • June 16, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • 10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us as we create Monarch Waystations and a native Bee Sanctuary. Start the day with a brief lesson about the role pollinators play in our agriculture and environment. We will then be going to multiple areas around our 122 acre non-profit farm to create specific habitats for pollinators. Work side by side with passionate volunteers to cut down honeysuckle with loppers, remove debris, and plant prairie grass seeds, milkweed seedlings and nectar plants.

      How This Helps Our Community:

      Through this program we hope to educate volunteers on the role pollinators play in our ecosystem and the benefit to humans. Learn about the plight and challenges of Bees and Butterflies and then take action here on our Farm which gives hope. This also helps support our mission here at the Farm to educate about environment, sustainability, nutrition, and agriculture. After the event, the volunteers can discuss ways to become advocates for pollinators and also how to create healthy habitats in their own homes and communities.

      For more information click here. 

      • June 19, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • Winton Woods (Brady Conference Room), Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH, United States

      Organization: Green Umbrella

      The Greenspace Action Team will meet monthly in 2018 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Enter the right hand set of doors at Winton Centre. Tell the greeter at the front desk that you are here for the Green Umbrella meeting and someone will escort you to the conference room. 





      • June 19, 2018
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Instructor: Jenny Lohmann, Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

      Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers, children free with paying adult)

      Worm bins are a great way to compost food and vegetable scraps year round! At this workshop you will learn how to set up your own DIY indoor composter, turn your food scraps into valuable fertilizer, harvest vermicompost, and separate worms for future use. If you’d like to purchase and assemble a bin of your own, we have a limited supply of red wiggler worms available for $20. Purchase these while registering. Available while supplies last only.

      Register online or call 513-221-0981

      • June 19, 2018
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Lincoln Ridge Park (Shelterhouse 3), 420 Independence Station Rd, Independence, KY 41051

      Organization: Kenton County Parks and Rec

      These free, educational and nature themed programs will meet the third Tuesday of the month. Third Tuesdays are great for all ages! Discover the wonders of nature!

      Tides of Summer – National Ocean Month! The Newport Aquarium's WAVE on Wheels outreach program Tri-State Treasures! Discover the local freshwater ecosystem while you see and touch an endangered species, the lake sturgeon. We will discuss these living fossils and learn about overfishing and the efforts to increase declining populations. Stinkpot turtles will also be featured and discussed!

      For more information click here. 


      • June 19, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Cincinnati Observatory Center 3489 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH 45208

      Organization: Cincinnati Observatory Center

      Explore our nearest star! Includes safe solar viewing (weather permitting) Join us Tuesday or Wednesday. Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will be your guide to the sky.

      This is a program for Adults (over 18).

      Costs: $15 per person, $12 members

      Registration Requiredhttp://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/publicevents/

       


      • June 20, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Cincinnati Observatory Center 3489 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH 45208

      Organization: Cincinnati Observatory Center

      Explore our nearest star! Includes safe solar viewing (weather permitting) Join us Tuesday or Wednesday. Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will be your guide to the sky.

      This is a program for Adults (over 18).

      Costs: $15 per person, $12 members

      Registration Requiredhttp://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/publicevents/

       


      • June 21, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 4-Mile Creek MetroPark, Antenen,2385 Treiber Road, Hamilton OH 45011

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      Creekin' is fun! Come dressed in clothes and close-toed shoes (no flip-flops)that can get wet and dirty.

      For more information click here. 

      • June 21, 2018
      • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 3 E 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Please join us for our regular Transportation Action Team meeting! 

      This team meets bi-monthly on the third Thursday of every other month.




      • June 22, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Rentschler Forest MetroPark 5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton OH 45011. Cummins Shelter

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      It's time for Family Fun Fridays! Join MetroParks of Butler County with partners Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension, Butler County in summer fun. 

      For more information click here. 

      • June 22, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      CHANGE OF DATE: Due to the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, the June meeting for the Waste Reduction Action Team will be held on June 22.

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      Otherwise, the Waste Reduction Action Team meets monthly on the third Friday of each month, 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

      The Waste Reduction team brings together recycling directors, solid waste management coordinators, corporate sustainability managers, waste haulers, educators and advocates to develop strategies to dramatically reduce waste by promoting reuse, recycling and reduction.



      • June 22, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Kirby Nature Center, 2 East Main Street, Addyston, Ohio 45001

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

      Over the past 4 years, Dean Alessandrini has converted his yard into a wildlife sanctuary, with emphasis on creating habitats for our native reptiles and amphibians. He now has 5 species of snakes, 2 species of salamanders, and 6 species of frogs and toads residing on his property. In this presentation, Dean will show us how he accomplished this and discuss the habits and habitats of many of the "herps" that are native to the tri-state area.

       Go to http://westernwildlifecorridor.org/calendar/ for more information and to register.

      • June 24, 2018
      • 2:00 PM
      • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Pin Oak Trail, 3455 Poole Rd, Colerain Township, OH 45251

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Learn to identify the trees in our forests by their leaves and start your own leaf identification guide with leaf rubbings. ($3/identification guide)

      For more information click here. 

      • June 24, 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County


      Come to this special Show and Tell and learn YOGA in a fun, informal way with the farm animals. FREE program for all ages.   

      For more information click here. 

      • June 25, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Sanitation District No. 1 1045 Eaton Dr Ft. Wright, KY 41017

      Organization: SD1

      This unique workshop for all Greater Cincinnati landscaping professionals will further their knowledge and skills on rain gardens, helping them offer custom solutions to both their residential & commercial clients. All aspects of designing & constructing, including details on siting, sizing, soil amendments, plant selection will be covered.

      Cost: $25 (includes lunch and refreshments)

      Agenda:

      • 9:00 to 9:30 - ​Welcome and Introduction – John Nelson, Save Local Waters
      • 9:30 to 10:15 - Rain Garden Design - Rose Seeger, Green City Resources
      • 10:15 to 11:00 - Plant Selection: Rain Garden Plants You Can Be Proud Of- Steve Foltz, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
      • 11:00 to 11:30 - Public Service Park Tour: Biofiltration and Vegetated Swales – Craig Frye, SD1
      • 11:30 to 12:30 - Lunch
      • 12:30 to 1:50 - Rain Garden Demonstration: Installation and Maintenance – Craig Frye, SD1
      • 1:50 to 2:00 - Closing Remarks

      For more information and to register click here. 


      • June 26, 2018
      • 10:30 AM
      • Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Some plants have the power to heal, while others harbor deadly poisons. Some plants protect themselves from animals, while others are valuable food sources. Stop by to uncover the amazing superpowers of plants!  (Program included in Highfield admission: $5/person)

      This program repeats several times. Dates include:

      Tue 6/26–Sun 7/1, Tue–Sat, 10:45 a.m. & 1 p.m. & Sun, 1 p.m.:  

      For more information click here. 

      • June 26, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220-1333

      Organization: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

      Don't miss our exciting residential solar workshop!

      - Find out if your roof is a good fit for solar
      - Talk to residents who have installed solar
      - Meet a Solarize installer
      - Learn how you can save $5,800 on a $15,000 solar installation


      Find out more here. 

      • June 27, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
      • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Instructors: Lisa Craig, Hamilton Butler County Agent, Central State Extension & Carol Pelfrey, Home Food Preservationist

      Cost: $20 per class OR $75 for the entire series ($25 savings!)

      What’s the difference between jams, jellies, and preserves? We will discuss methods for making these sweet treats and demonstrate how to make strawberry freezer jam, hot pepper jelly, and peach preserves.  You will take home a jar of our freshly made goodies. 

      Register online or call 513-221-0981


      • June 29, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Rentschler Forest MetroPark 5701 Reigart Rd., Hamilton OH 45011. Cummins Shelter

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      It's time for Family Fun Fridays! Join MetroParks of Butler County with partners Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension, Butler County educators for summer fun through interactive activities based on this week's theme What's Outside! Learn about native species and biodiversity that is in your own backyard! 

      For more information click here. 

      • June 29, 2018
      • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Get some pointers on kayaking on flat water and then head out to enjoy Winton Lake. All equipment is provided. Participants must fit properly in provided lifejackets and not exceed 275lb kayak capacity. For ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the water.  ($15/person, register by 3 days in advance)

      For more information, click here. 

      • July 03, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Voice of America MetroPark Gazebo 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester OH 45069

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County


      There is no better way to enjoy your summer vacation days than meeting new friends and enjoying the great outdoors! Paddling Camp is designed for teens who love water sports of all sorts. Some of the activities that campers will explore are canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, as well as some on land water activities.   

      • July 04, 2018
      • Starfire Council Building - 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Cincinnati OH 45227

      Our office within the Starfire Council building will be closed for the holiday.

      Have a happy Independence Day!

      • July 05, 2018
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • REI - Rookwood Commons 2643 Edmondson Rd Cincinnati , OH 45209

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month, 8:30 - 10:00 am.



      • July 05, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45227

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Get involved with the team that works toward increasing our production and consumption of foods grown locally! Meetings are the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.


      • July 06, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      The Watershed team brings together representatives from non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities working to improve water quality and watershed management in our region.

      The meetings are the first Friday of every month, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Mark your calendars!



      • July 08, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Halls Creek River Access 3050 Co Rd 38 Morrow, OH 45152

      Organization: Friends of Little Miami State Park

      Enjoy a 10 mile float trip down this Scenic River. Discover the plants and animals that call this river valley home. Observe a stream study and learn how monitoring macroinvertebrates helps determine stream health. Light lunch on the river provided

      $12 donation for supplies.

      Pre-register here. 


      • July 09, 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Higher Gravity, 4106 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

      Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

      The YP Council meets the second Monday of every month at Higher Gravity in Northside. Meetings are welcome to all who consider themselves a “YP.”

      For more information click here. 


      • July 09, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Rheingeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: Outdoor Skills School

      Sign up today for Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 and Excursion. Save $10 by signing up for both the 101 and the Excursion...It is highly recommended you attend both of the dates. 

      Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 will help you learn to translate the two-dimensional topographical map to the three-dimensional terrain surrounding you. During this classroom session, essential map reading skills will begin as the groundwork, followed by an introduction to the compass, by the end you'll be using these two tools together. By the end of this class you will have the foundational knowledge to put these skills to use on Saturday morning. Weather permitting we'll go up to the rooftop of Rhinegeist and practice Triangulation at the end of the class!

      • This indoor portion of the class will be taught at Rhinegeist Brewery in the private conference room that overlooks the Brew House. 
      • Meet in the Taproom near the Water Buffalo & we'll head back to the conference room.
      • There is a small parking lot across the street from the brewery, parking on the street as well as additional parking at the nearby Findlay Market.
      • 13 years and older, under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian
      • Cost is $30
      Outdoor Skills School's Map & Compass Excursion- 
      will be held at McFarlan Woods on July 14. See our calendar event for more info.


      Sign up for both for only $50!


      For more information and to sign up, visit www.outdoorskillsschool.org/store/map-compass-sz52c
      • July 11, 2018
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45227

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Join stakeholders in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors to advance the team's 2020 goals to double the local production of renewable energy AND reduce the total energy consumption in the built environment by 15%.

      The team meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:30-10:30 am, which includes time for networking. 

      Chair: Beth Robeson



      • July 11, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Instructors: Lisa Craig, Hamilton Butler County Agent, Central State Extension & Carol Pelfrey, Home Food Preservationist

      Cost: $20 per class OR $75 for the entire series ($25 savings!)

      Join us for information about making cheese, buttermilk, and ice cream. We will demonstrate how to make your own cottage cheese, and you will get to sample this delicious product.  Finally, learn by doing with a hands-on, “make your own butter” session.  This class will be both informative and fun.

      Register online or call 513-221-0981

      • July 14, 2018
      • McFarlan Woods, McFarlan Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211

      Organization: Outdoor Skills School

      Sign up today for Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 and Excursion. Save $10 by signing up for both the 101 and the Excursion...It is highly recommended you attend both of the dates. 

      Outdoor Skills School's Map & Compass Excursion-

      Outdoor Skills School's Map & Compass Excursion will be held at McFarlan Woods. This half day outing will allow you to use the skills learned in Map & Compass 101 in a real outdoor setting. During this 3.5 mile, moderately strenuous hike, we will relate the terrain around us with the topographical map of the area. WIth the use of our compasses and map reading skills we will navigate points that the group plots themselves, prior to beginning the hike. McFarlan Woods is a portion of Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati's largest urban park and this is a great way to explore it!

      • 13 years and older, under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian
      • please arrive promptly at the location specified in the email you receive at 7:45 am
      • this is the summer start time, to avoid peak temeratures later in the day
      • you will receive an email with specific information about how to be prepared for the day and exact meeting location
       
      Sign up for both for only $50! See our calendar event for Outdoor Skills School Map & Compass 101 on July 9. 


      For more information and to sign up, visit www.outdoorskillsschool.org/store/map-compass-sz52c
      • July 17, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • Winton Woods (Brady Conference Room), Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH, United States

      Organization: Green Umbrella

      The Greenspace Action Team will meet monthly in 2018 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Enter the right hand set of doors at Winton Centre. Tell the greeter at the front desk that you are here for the Green Umbrella meeting and someone will escort you to the conference room.