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

    • April 22, 2019
    • February 17, 2020
    • 10 sessions

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Great Parks is celebrating the great outdoors with Free Entry Days! Guests can experience more than 17,600 acres of natural habitat and wildlife, lakes and river access, trails, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and so much more, without the need for a motor vehicle permit.

    • April 22 - Earth Day
    • May 18 - Kids to Parks Day
    • June 1 - National Trails Day
    • July 17 - Great Parks’ Birthday
    • September 28/29 – Great Outdoors Weekend & National Public Lands Day
    • November 29 – Opt Outside
    • December 25 – Happy Holidays
    • January 1 (2020) – New Year’s Day
    • February 17 (2020) - Random Acts of Kindness Day


    • September 21, 2019
    • November 14, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Various locations

    Organization: USGBC Ohio

    2019-2020 Green Home Tours

    • Sept 21, 2019, Shaw Residence – Northside, Cincinnati, OH, new construction 1500 sf footprint infill. To be LEED Certified. Age in place and a model for affordable home design. Confirmed.

    • Oct 19, 2019, Russo-Butler Residence – Mt. Lookout – LEED Platinum near net-zero new construction home with pool. Read the LEED for Public Awareness article we wrote for the home. Confirmed.

    • Jan 11, 2020, 10 am until Noon, LEED Home for Sale – 2435 Riverside Dr., Cincinnati, Oh 45202, 4400 sf Platinum Certified, home site. There is no charge for this tour. Contact Chuck Lohre to register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Feb 8, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Hughes Residence – OTR, New, gut renovation, Terry Boling designed, LEED Platinum home certification applied for, in OTR. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • March 14, 2020, 10 am until Noon, LEED Home for Sale – Mt. Adams. There is no charge for this tour. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • April 11, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Modular Factory Construction – Evanston, Urban design and creating affordable housing solutions. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • May 9, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Vawter Residence – Sayler Park, Winding Walks LEED Home Subdivision. This LEED Gold home has theses features: Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), tankless water heater and lawn irrigation that has a sensor to shut off the irrigation if it is raining. They are also having a pool installed which will use salt chlorination. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Sept. 12, 2020, 10 am until Noon – Heckman Residence – OTR, planned LEED Platinum with solar panels and a battery backup system that normally powers the home until about 1 am. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Oct 10, 2020, Noon until 2 pm, Fickas Residence – Liberty Township – Nancy comes from a long history of sustainable homes, “My grandfather built has entire house from shipping pallets for his family of 9. He worked at a door manufacturer and brought home the scrap wood to complete the house and build the furniture. My father worked there to and did the same thing to build my Mother a new kitchen. The home is at Aberlin Springs https://aberlinsprings.com/  the First Agri Community in the Midwest, with Farm-to-Table Living, located in Union Twp, Morrow/South Lebanon. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.

    • Nov. 14, 2020, 10 am until Noon, Warminski Residence – Newport, KY, 1907 cottage with solar panels. Margo also plans to show off her extensive insulation and air sealing done by the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance as well has her grey water downstairs toilet which ads a lavatory to the small room. Free for USGBC members, $25 for two at the door. Contact Chuck Lohre to get address and register chuck@lohre.com, 513-260-9025.


    • January 04, 2020
    • February 01, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Varies each week

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Join challenging hikes, ranging in distance from 4–5.5 miles at different parks. Each hike starts at 10 a.m. on a Saturday and concludes with a hot, hearty bowl of soup and plenty of camaraderie.

    Sign up for one, several or the whole series! Spots fill up fast and registration is first come, first served. First timer? Check out the program Winter Hiking 101 on page 8. ($9/person per hike, ages 12 & up; free for children under 12, must be accompanied by a paying adult; register by 12/20)

    Jan 4: Winton Woods, Chicken noodle soup

    Jan 11: Sharon Woods, Chicken and wild rice soup

    Jan 18: Woodland Moun, Vegetable beef barley soup

    Jan 25: Shawnee Lookout, Chili soup and crackers

    Feb 1: Miami Whitewater Forest, Bean soup with cornbread


    • January 07, 2020
    • January 21, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Cincinnati Observatory

    INTRO TO ASTRONOMY

    A Class Series at the Cincinnati Observatory
    Tuesdays January 7, 14, and 21 from 7-9pm

    Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2020.  This introductory astronomy course is perfect for beginners who want to know more about observing the night sky.

    Led by Cincinnati Observatory astronomer Dean Regas, and author of 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, this course will show you the stars.  You will learn how to identify stars, constellations, and planets as well as viewing tips for the Moon.  Each night includes viewing through the historic telescopes. 

     Cost:   $50 for the series
                $40 for Observatory members

    To register call 513-321-5186 or Sign Up Online


    • January 15, 2020
    • May 18, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

    Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

    2020 Topics in Astronomy Classes 

    The Winter Sky – Wednesday January 15, 7-9pm
    Explore the stars and constellations of the season, including Orion, Taurus, Gemini and more.

    Pluto’s Birthday – Tuesday February 18, 7-9pm
    Our favorite, uh, dwarf planet, was discovered 90 years ago. Let’s go for a visit!

    Deep Space Objects – Tuesday March 17, 8-10pm
    Star clusters, nebulas, and galaxies oh my. We’ll journey far from home to the far reaches of the universe.

    Supermoon! - Tuesday April 7, 8-10pm
    The Full Moon will be closer to the Earth than normal and you can see it all.

    Tour of the Universe - Tuesday May 19, 8-10pm
    Experience the vast scale of the universe from the Moon, planets, stars, and beyond.

    Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the stars and planets of the season and point them out with you in the real sky with the Observatory telescopes (weather permitting).

    Cost per class:       $15 per person
                                     $12 for Observatory members

    Sign Up Online or Call 513-321-5186


    • January 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Winton Centre, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Audubon Society of Ohio

    In October 2019, Heather Farrington traveled to the Pantanal region of Brazil, the world’s largest tropical wetland.  Come learn about this remarkable ecosystem and the amazing creatures that call it home.  From jaguars on the prowl, to close encounters with caimans and hyacinth macaws, angry monkeys, lazy anacondas, friendly capybaras, and hungry giant river otters, she’ll share photos and videos of some of the trip’s most memorable moments and beautiful wildlife.  Heather will also bring her Brazilian wildlife field guides and species checklist from the trip so you can see the amazing animal diversity of the Pantanal and 300+ bird species seen on the trip.

    Dr. Heather Farrington is the Curator of Zoology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and a member of the board of our local Audubon chapter.  At the museum, she is in charge of all the animal collections (both live and preserved), and the genetics lab now on exhibit at Union Terminal.  Outside of work, Heather enjoys being outdoors (you’ve probably seen her on birding field trips), and learning all she can about the natural world through participation in programs, lectures, and workshops.

    Audubon programs are held on the third Monday of the month (not including January, July, August or December). We meet at 7:00 p.m. for light refreshments, with the program beginning at 7:30. We meet at the Winton Woods visitor center, located at 10245 Winton Road. To reach the visitor center from I-275, take the Winton Road exit, and go south. Just before the lake, turn right into the park. From the Ronald Reagan Highway, take the Winton Road North exit, and turn right into the park just after the lake. Note that a Park District auto sticker is required – $5.00 daily or $10.00 annual for Hamilton County residents, or $8.00 daily or $16.00 annual for non-residents.


    • January 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kirby Nature Center

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Tuesday, January 21; 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Kirby Nature Center

    Join WWC at the Kirby Nature for a free lively talk by Greg Torres, a horticulturist at Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. Before moving to Cincinnati, Greg worked nearly a decade in South Florida as a Florida Master Naturalist, Interpretive Guide, and Program Leader in Collier’s County Department of Parks and Recreation. Since arriving in Cincinnati, Greg has worked with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Horticulture team and Cincinnati Parks Greenspaces. Greg joined the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati in July 2017. Greg is charged with overseeing the gardens on the Civic Garden Center site and instructing members of the community on horticultural topics. He holds a B.A. in History, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Biological Sciences with a focus on horticulture. He also enjoys working locally to benefit the community and as an active volunteer and President of Northside Greenspaces, Inc.

    To register for the event, go to: https://forms.gle/epALNgk7Dkmjqs366

    Location: Kirby Nature Center 2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

    Have Questions? Contact Ariannah Lambert via email at ariannahlambert@outlook.com for more information


    • January 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Boone County Extension - Enrichment Center 1824 Patrick Drive Burlington, KY 41005

    Insect and Disease Update- What's Buggin' my Tree?

    Organization: Boone County Arboretum

    Date: 1/22/2020

    Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Location

    Boone County Extension - Enrichment Center

    1824 Patrick Drive

    Burlington, KY 41005

    Join us for an informative insect pest and disease update with Joe Boggs of The Ohio State University.  We'll cover current issues happening in the region with our trees, and potential future concerns for trees looming on the horizon. Guest presenter, Joe Boggs. FREE!  

    Registration Required,  ISA CEUs Pending


    • January 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Whose tracks are these around the farm? Complete the scavenger hunt by becoming a tracking sleuth to find out! Part of program will be outside, so dress appropriately. Enjoy a craft, yummy snack and live animal demonstration too. 

    Free, no registration required!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Indian Creek MetroPark Springfield Road Area 6500 Springfield Road, Oxford OH 45056"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Whoo wants to learn about owls? Register now for another chance to see and hear live owls - this time at Indian Creek MetroPark. Go on a night hike and practice calling them in from the forest. Bundle up... it will be a hoot! Space is limited and registration is required by 1/24/20.

    Free- registration required by 1/24/2020

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • January 26, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

    Have you ever considered growing and supplementing your food but lack a green thumb? Do you have dreams of suburban homesteading but don’t know where to start?

    Join our Gardener Jason Kamp as he shares his ideas on the topic, as well as provides a guided tour of our very own raised beds, hoop house, and market garden.

    This class is great for beginners and will cover basics and ideas on the following -

    • Building raised beds
    • Creating healthy soil and site preparation (using yard waste you already have!)
    • When to plant what vegetable and how...by direct seed or by starts, time of year, and spacing
    • Edible landscaping and edible perennials!
    • Garden tools, weeding, cover cropping, and more!

    This informative class will also provide take home information so you can get a jump start to your New Year’s resolution to growing healthy food!

    *No Refunds -Your ticket purchase helps in forwarding our non-profit mission to educate on sustainability, agriculture, nutrition, and the environment. Thank you from all of us here at Gorman Heritage Farm!



    • January 26, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Let's explore ice during this week's Show and Tell. How was it harvested in Butler County before refrigeration and where did it come from? Learn all about ice through fun hands-on activities and experiments along with snack and craft inside the beautiful, warm Augspurger House.

    No registration required- free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • January 26, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kirby Nature Center 2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside! Join us for our free annual winter hike for some fresh air and exercise. Bender Mountain has over three miles of hiking trails, some with a fantastic view of the Ohio River. This is a lovely restored nature preserve supporting hundreds of plant and animal species. Sightings of the meanderings of wildlife in winter will probably be found, especially if there is snow on the ground! Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking boots. The hike has been carefully scheduled for a Sunday when there is no professional football (so no excuses). 

    There is no cost for this event and families are welcome.

    How to get thereMeet at the barrier at the end of Delhi Pike near the Mount St. Joseph University. 

    Distance: The moderate hike is just under 2 miles long if you decide to go the whole way down and back. The strenuous hike could be over 3 miles. The first part of the hike will be on the portion of Delhi Pike that was closed years ago due to hill slippage, but still makes a nice hiking path (commonly called Sisters’ Hill Trail). Those who prefer a moderate hike can turn around at the end of this part and return to the meeting place.
    Those interested in a strenuous hike

     can continue on a trail we’ve constructed up from Hillside Avenue to the top of Bender Mountain to reach old-growth forest and a nice view of the Ohio River. 

    Where: Drive west to the end of Delhi Avenue in Delhi Township, Ohio. There is also regular bus service via Queen City Metro, route 32.

    Have Questions? Contact Tim at 513.607.2599, or John at 513.304.2310 for more information.


    • January 27, 2020
    • April 27, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • University of Cincinnati, TUC 425

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    The President's Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability (PACES) is an all - University committee that is open to all students, staff, and faculty. PACES Meetings are a great opportunity to learn what is going on related to sustainability on campus, network with others, and collaborate to foster innovation.

    Meeting Location: TUC 425

    Time: 2-3pm

    Dates: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 30 Apr 27


    • January 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • UC MainStreet 2766 UC Main St, Cincinnati 45221

    Join UC Sustainability for a free viewing of Manufactured Landscapes.

    MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.

    In the spirit of such environmentally enlightening sleeper-hits as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and RIVERS AND TIDES, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgments or reductive resolutions.

    Free and open to the public!

    • January 28, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati City Hall - 801 Plum St., Room 115

    Organization: City of Cincinnati 

    Date: Tuesday January 28, 2020

    Location: Cincinnati City Hall - 801 Plum St., Room 115

    12-1pm

    Bring your lunch to City Hall and join us for an informative presentation on the WELL Building and WELL Community Standards. Because we spend 90% of our time indoors, the WELL Building Standard was developed to answer the question of "How can our built environment positively impact our health?" The WELL Building Standard combines scientific and medical research with building innovation and techniques. Through a combination of 100 features, designers can start to incorporate strategies to improve occupant health and productivity. The WELL Community Standard pilot builds upon the WELL Building Standard and is a district-scale rating system that sets new benchmarks for health communities. For more information, contact Sarah Fischer.


    • January 30, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Let's learn about farming by the moon and stars at this Show and Tell through hands-on activities, craft, snack and live animal demonstration too.

    Free- no registration required.

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • January 30, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • HighGrain Brewery, 6860 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

    Organization: M+A Architects

    M+A Architects will host the second in its four part series at High Grain Brewery in Silverton focusing on the topic of energy. The event is open to the public and is a great opportunity to check out one of Cincinnati's newest breweries. Click here to register today!


    Join M+A Architects at the second installation of the Banter + Brews event series! This conversation circuit explores Cincinnati’s 2030 District responsibilities in reduction goals through the implementation of sustainable, emissions-reducing solutions.

    We’ll share banter and brews, talking about solutions while networking with people and building connections. This event will focus on energy, with conversation drivers such as alternative energy sources and reducing energy use. Members, Stakeholders, and anyone interested in learning more, are welcome to attend and meet with thought-leaders and other industry professionals. Featured guests HighGrain Brewing, Pepper Construction, and Go Sustainable Energy will start a conversation that demonstrates our commitment to reducing energy usage.

    Parking Note: There is a gravel lot across Plainfield Road from HighGrain, please park there first then enter through the beer garden.

    • January 31, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati OH 45227
    Register



    Tri-State Trails Winter Quarterly Meeting

    1/31/2020

    9 AM - 1:30 PM

    Conducting Walk and Bike Audits


    Tri-State Trails is hosting the "Conducting Walk and Bike Audits" training with Ohio Department of Transportation's Active Transportation Academy. This is a 4-hour training with a 30-minute break for lunch. We encourage you to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee will be provided. Registration is required by January 24 at 5 PM. 

    The course provides instruction on how local communities can determine if there is a pedestrian or bicyclist safety issue in certain neighborhoods or along particular corridors. It explains common causes of real and perceived safety issues and shows how walk/bike audits can identify problems using local knowledge and professional expertise. Instructors will review different types of walk and bike audits, helpful resources, such as walkscore.com, and special considerations around intersections, schools, and other potential conflict points and sensitive land uses. During the training, instructors will lead participants on a mock walk or bike audit at a nearby location that poses safety challenges to pedestrians and/or bicyclists. This course is eligible for AICP CM credits.

    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.

    • January 31, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Nature Center,4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Trivia in the Woods

    Friday, January 31

    7-10 pm

    It's trivia fun with a hint of nature! Join Cory Christopher, Director of Conservation, as he emcees this enjoyable night filled with fascinating facts and spirits at our historic Groesbeck Estate. Subjects include: sports, pop culture, literature, science, and more – all with a nature twist. No need to be a naturalist to play! Come with a team of six or be paired up with others. This new adult-only evening is sure to delight. Pizza and salad are included; beer and wine can be purchased. Limited to just 10 teams.

     

    $10 per person. Online tickets purchased for nonmembers include admission.

    Learn more and purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/TriviaInTheWoods013120


    • February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • "Bicentennial Commons River Center 120 South Carmody Boulevard Middletown OH 45044"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Join us outside for a hike at one, two, or all three great Middletown locations this winter! The first Saturday of the month, these hikes will begin at 10 a.m., and range from 1-3 miles. Enjoy a social, family friendly hike, and learn about the outdoor options Middletown has to offer. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee at each hike! Hikes will be lead by Bulls Run Nature Sanctuary, MetroParks of Butler County, and the City of Middletown. Registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQ59h2ryJ9W7p_VVxN0UGdfewB2QNk_OjPUfIxFxNzizR3ew/viewform?usp=sf_link


    • February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lloyd Library, 917 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Organization: Lloyd Library

     Writing Workshop Unearths Hidden Treasures

    When: February 1, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Where: Lloyd Library & Museum


    Teacher and writer, Annette Januzzi Wick, and Lloyd librarians explore the exhibit Treasures of the Lloyd, a deep dive into fascinating, rare and historically significant pieces. Participants will draw on these treasures and through guided prompts elicit memories and seek out the stories hidden beneath the words. Co-sponsored by Women Writing for (a) Change. Reservations required. Tuition $35.


    • February 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • "Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area 5701 Reigart Road Fairfield Township OH 45011"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Whoo wants to learn about owls? Register now for another chance to see and hear live owls - this time at Rentschler Forest MetroPark. Go on a night hike and practice calling them in from the forest. Bundle up... it will be a hoot! Space is limited

    Register by 1/31/2020 by calling 513-867-5835 or go to www.YourMetroParks.net


    • February 01, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • "Indian Creek MetroPark Springfield Road Area 6500 Springfield Road Oxford OH 45056"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    In the spring, on a warm, wet evening, salamanders at Indian Creek begin to move. It happens sometime between the last week of January and the end of March. Sign up for this free and unique opportunity to watch migrating salamanders and learn more about this species.

    Pre-registration is required and the program may reach capacity quickly as space is limited. You will be contacted by email regarding the exact date and time when the migration begins (between 2/1 and 3/31). A waiting list is available.

    Contact information: Call 513-867-5835 or go to www.YourMetroParks.net

    • February 02, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Let's continue the ABC's of Farm Life at Show and Tell! Through hands-on activities we'll learn about items starting with the letters "C-D" on the farm while enjoying a craft, snack and live animal demonstrations.

    No registration required- free

    • February 02, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • "Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge 1976 Timberman Road Hamilton OH 45013"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Bundle up for a winter hike as we explore the adversity and beauty of winter! Join us for a 4-part series as we hike the same trail during each of the 4 seasons. Explore what changes from hike to hike and see what stays the same. Make sure to bring your camera!

    No Registration required- free

    • February 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Lindner Hall, 3230, University of Cincinnati

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Lecture: Creating a Climate Oasis

    To avoid climate change depression, we can all act on varying levels to spur progress and a feeling of inclusion. This is Doug Crouch's philosophy of continually doing both his individual actions and engaging community to positively affect climate change. His site, treasure lake, is a 60 acre regenerative education center and working farm and forest. The site gives space for a climate positive action only 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.

    This presentation highlights the work of Doug Crouch, international permaculturist and daap adjunct professor, at his local site of treasure lake in Petersburg, KY. He has managed this site for 20 years in and amongst his global travels for permaculture work and communal living. He is the author of an open source online permaculture book, www.treeyopermacultureedu.com


    • February 05, 2020
    • February 26, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

    LANDSCAPING FOR THE HOMEOWNER CLASSES

    Get the most out of your landscape and create a landscape that will enrich your life!

    Join Steve Foltz, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Director of Horticulture, for one of the most informative and complete landscape series for homeowners in the region. If you are planning on garden renovation or a new installation in your landscape, these classes provide great insight on design, preparation and plant selection with an emphasis on plants that do best in the Tri-state area. Take time now to gain the knowledge of soil preparation, maintenance and plant selection, and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in spring creating a thriving & beautiful garden.

    Cost per Class: Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15

    Cost for Series: Members: $45 / Non-Members: $70

    Part 1: Design Your Landscape February 5: 7:00-9:00pm The focus of this class is the simple steps that every designer takes when evaluating a new landscape or renovating an existing landscape. This class will set the stage for where you want to take your garden. If you have a new house or want to expand on what you already have, this class will give you the tools to plan for success.

    Part II: The Best Trees And Shrubs For Your Landscape February 12: 7:00-9:00pm Choosing the right tree for your landscape can be a hard decision. A slide presentation will illustrate the various types of trees that you can use. Screening, evergreens, and flowering shrubs that will enhance your landscape will also be discussed, with a special emphasis on the best trees and shrubs in the Botanical Gardens here at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, that will provide season long color, and bring pollinators right to your front door.

    Part III: Bringing In Color And Pollinators With Annuals And Perennials February 19: 7:00-9:00pm Make your garden come alive this year with the use of plants that will provide more than just beauty to your landscape! Learn the joy of using plants. The CZBG has been trialing Annuals and Perennials for over 15 years. See which plants we rely on for the best, most beautiful landscape!

    Part IV: Now That I Have It, How Do I Take Care Of It? February 26: 7:00-9:00pm This class will go over all the things you need to do in the garden to help make it the best it can be. From lawn care to tree care and everything in between, we will walk you through what it takes to put joy back into gardening! Part V: Putting It All Together March 4: 7:00-9:00pm This class goes into more depth on which plants go well together and combines everything we have learned over the previous 4 weeks. Questions about invasive plants, using chemicals in the landscape, insect and disease problems will all be covered. This class is really meant to give you the confidence to go out and create the best landscape you have ever done. Healthy gardens make for happier, healthier people!

    Come join us in our quest to bring gardening to everyone’s lives! 


    • February 06, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Come to Show and Tell to learn about snowflakes and how snow affects what we do on the farm through fun hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack inside the beautiful Augspurger House. Live animal demonstrations too. 

    No registration required- free

    • February 07, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lloyd Library,917 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Organization: Lloyd Library

    The Chocolate Passport Coming in February 

    When: February 7, 6-8 p.m.

    Where: Lloyd Library & Museum


    In a 300 year span, chocolate spread from Mesoamerica to Europe and Africa. Once the domain of nobility, by 1850 chocolate was enjoyed by the masses. Join K.T. Lowe of Indiana University East as she takes you on this fascinating journey. Refreshments. 


    Doors open at 6 p.m., lecture begins at 7 p.m. Reservations required.


    • February 08, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Description

    Join Martha Enriquez of Pine Lane Soaps as she demonstrates goats milk soap making with milk from goats raised at Pine Lane Farm. You will be able to finish a bar of with a scent of your choosing and take home your very own bar of goats milk soap. Each bar of soap will have at least an ounce of pure goat milk!

    Pine Lane Goats Milk Soaps Are:
    free of detergents
    free of synthetic colors
    free of artificial preservatives
    free of artificial foam boosters
    free of alcohol and petroleum products
    free of synthetic additives
    biodegradable
    mild and nourishing
    rich in natural glycerin

    People who suffer from skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis and dry sensitive skin can often have good luck with goat’s milk soap!

    Feel free to visit Gorman Heritage Farm's resident education goats, Coppertone and Amelia while here on the farm, though they may put up a fight if you try to milk them.

    *Not recommended for children under 7 years of age.

    *No refunds

    Your ticket purchase helps forward our non-profit mission at Gorman Heritage Farm to educate on sustainability, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment. From all of us here at Gorman Heritage Farm, we thank you!!


    • February 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • "Harbin Park Overlook Shelter 1300 Hunter Road Fairfield OH 45014"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Whooooo goes there? Prowl for owls with us at Harbin Park to discover what species of owls are living there! Listen and watch for these amazing nocturnal predators on this nighttime hike. Please dress warmly. Meet at the Overlook Shelter.

    Registration required by 2/7/20:Call 513-867-5348 to register

    • February 09, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    How is Esther Price and chocolate related to Chrisholm Historic Farmstead? Come to Show and Tell and learn about coca nibs, cocoa beans and chocolate through fun hands-on activities, a craft, and a yummy snack inside the beautiful Augspurger House.

    No registration required- free!

    • February 10, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • UC Main Street, 2766 UC Main St, Cincinnati 45221

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Join UC Sustainability for a free viewing of Dark Money!

    DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).


    • February 11, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • REI, 2643 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

    Flat tires can impact every rider on every surface. If you want to be ready to fix your next flat, join REI's expert bike techs in this hands-on workshop. From start to finish, you will work through everything you need to know to change a tire and reduce the chances of a repeat flat. Bring your own bike, a busted bike tire, or practice on some of ours.

    Registration required ($25)!

    • February 11, 2020
    • March 10, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Starfire Building, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati OH 45227

    Organization: Pachamama Alliance 

    *Do you feel overwhelmed when thinking about the challenge of global warming? 

    *Are you looking for the most effective ways to reverse global warming? 

    *Would you like to connect with other people who are committed to environmental sustainability?

    Then sign up for this 5-part series DRAWDOWN SOLUTIONS – GETTING INTO ACTION


    This workshop will enable you to 

    • Explore solutions to global warming through Pachamama’s DRAWDOWN Initiative series. 

    • Find your unique contribution to reversing global warming 

    • Engage with one or more of these solutions on a local level 

    • Pursue that goal as part of a supportive community 

    WHEN: 5 Tuesdays from 7:00p – 9:00 p 

    Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 26, Mar. 3, Mar. 10 

    WHERE: Green Umbrella offices in the Starfire Council Building, 

    5030 Oaklawn Drive (Madisonville, OH) 

    COST: Freewill offering! 

    INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: Contact 

    Jim Vogt: JimVogt2@yahoo.com (859) 291-6197. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 

    Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed for reversing, not just reducing, global warming. You can be a part of making it happen! 

    Sponsored by the Pachamama Alliance of the Cincinnati Area (PACA) 

    + Green Umbrella 



    • February 12, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • UC Clermont College, Snyder Hall Room 142

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    • Join the UC Clermont Sustainability Committee for a presentation from Dr. Michael Roman, a former Kiribati Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright Fellow, and author of two upcoming books – American Asylee and When There Was No Money.  He has spoken worldwide about the human faces of climate change for the past 19 years. His goal is to raise global consciousness about our planet’s climate crisis from the frontlines.
    • 12:30-1:30pm, UC Clermont College, Snyder Hall Room 142

     


    • February 13, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • UC Clermont College, Snyder Hall Room 142

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    • Join the UC Clermont Sustainability Committee for a viewing of the film Anote’s Ark and following Q&A with Dr. Mike Roman.
    • 12:30-2:00pm, UC Clermont College, Snyder Hall Room 142


    • February 13, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 3800 Struble Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251-4954, United States

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    What happens when you throw something away? Join UC Sustainability for a tour of Rumpke's landfill to find out!

    ***RSVP to green@uc.edu to reserve your spot

    • February 13, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 13 Below Brewery, 7391 Forbes Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233

    Fundraising Event: Sharing the love for WWC at 13 Below Brewery

    Thursday, February 13th, 5pm to 10pm

    13 Below Brewery

    Love is brewing for WWC and you won’t want to miss it! Celebrate Valentines day early with your loved ones by joining WWC for drinks and food at the 13 Below Brewery in Sayler Park. 13 Below Brewery has kindly offered to donate 10% of the sales from every drink sold to WWC for evening. For more information about 13BelowBrewery go to their website at https://www.13belowbrewery.com/welcome

    Location: 7391 Forbes Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233


    • February 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cincinnati Observatory

    Valentine's Night at the Cincinnati Observatory
    Friday February 14, from 6:30-8:30pm

    Do you want to give your Valentine the world? Now you can go a step farther and give them the entire universe this Valentine’s Day!

    Our popular Valentine’s Night is back and to make the experience even more complete for you and your Valentine - We're providing dinner from Pompilio's Italian Restaurant as well as a table for two for each couple! You and your date will dine while live classical music plays before enjoying a romantic tour of the Observatory and (weather permitting) viewing through our historic telescope.

    Also included is a delicious dessert, valet parking, drinks, and a flower for your Valentine. We'll also have a photographer on hand to capture a special photo we will share after the event.  

    This is your opportunity to cuddle beneath the Observatory's silvery domes with your special someone for a truly unforgettable Valentine’s Day.

    Cost: $120 per couple, $110 for members. 

    Reservations are required.  Space is limited.

    Call 513-321-5186 or Sign Up Online to reserve your “space” for the unique event.


    • February 15, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Boone County Arboretum, Shelter #2

    Maple Syrup Production

    Date: 2/15/2020

    Time: 9:00-11:00am

    Location: Boone County Arboretum, Shelter #2

    Learn the process of making maple syrup from the sugar maples in our area!  Join us for this informative live demonstration of tapping maples and making syrup at the Arboretum! Guest presenter, Todd Baeten.

    FREE!  

    Registration Required


    • February 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 11405 E Miami River Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45252-1045, United States

    Organization: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation

    During this four hour event we will be harvesting live stakes (willow cuttings) from the banks of the Great Miami River. The live stakes will be planted along the banks of the Mill Creek and Little Miami River to aid in stream bank stabilization. Additional information can be found here, https://www.hcswcd.org/2020-live-staking-events.html.


    • February 15, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • "Harbin Park 1300 Hunter Road Fairfield OH 45014"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    There are so many animals living in the parks that we never get to see. So how do we know they're there? By identifying their tracks, scats, and signs. Join in on this hike and learn how to identify common signs of wildlife! Please dress for the chilly weather. Meet at the Overlook Shelter.

    Registration welcome but walk-ups welcome. 

    Call 513-867-5348 to register

    • February 15, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • "Voice of America MetroPark Ronald Reagan Lodge 7850 VOA Park Drive West Chester OH 45069"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Midnight at the Masquerade! Attend the Billionaires' Club Annual Masquerade Ball and get this soiree back on track by helping solve the crime. Evening Wear, Ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this classy night of masks and murder! Included with your ticket is a three course dinner catered by City BBQ. Light appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages and a full cash bar will also be available. The Murder Mystery Company will be there putting on a spectacular show for you to join in and be part of the adventure in solving the mystery. Please arrive 30 minutes early. All shows contain Adult Humor and are not intended for a young audience.

    Registration required before 2/8/2020. Call 513-867-5835 or go to www.YourMetroParks.net.

    $45/person
    $41.99/person for groups of 8 or more

    • February 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Nature Center,4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Couples’ Date Night: A Savory Maple Evening

    Saturday, February 15

    7-9 pm

    Love is in the maple-scented air at Rowe Woods!  Join us for this sweet, behind-the-scenes look at all things maple. Walk hand in hand to the sugarbush under the soft light of a lantern while enjoying a maple historical talk. Marvel at the glowing hot rocks used in ancient rock boiling while sharing a savory maple hors d'oeuvre. Learn how maple toffee is made while sipping on maple cocktails, and discover which cheeses pair well with maple syrup.  This tour couples the historical and modern day production of maple syrup with maple-related dishes and beverages.

     

    Member couples $40; nonmember couples $55 (includes daily admission).

     

    Learn more and purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/CouplesDateNight021520


    • February 16, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Which Presidents of the USA was a farmer? Who said farming was a fight with "trees and logs and grubs"? Come to Show and Tell to find out! Besides hands-on activities, a snack, and a craft inside the Augspurger House, we will spend time with the farm animals, too.

    No registration required- free

    • February 19, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, Xavier University
    Register






    Brueggeman Center for Dialogue

    And 

    Edible City: An Art Atlas 

    Present

    Farm to Cafeteria: 

    Institutional Purchasing of Local Foods

    Changing the conversation for our Regional Foodshed. Come eat, drink, and discuss improving our local food system. Learn how farmers, connectors, and institutional food service providers are redefining Farm to Cafeteria.

    Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres and Beverages Provided

    This is a FREE event, but seating is LIMITED. Please RSVP

    Date: Wednesday, February 19th,  2020

    Time: 6 - 9 pm

    Location: Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, Xavier University

    Agenda:     6 - 7 pm    Interactive Food System Art Installation

    Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres & Beverages

    7 - 8 pm    Panel - Opportunities for Institutional Food Purchasing

    8 - 9 pm    Questions and Conversations

    Panelists:    Chartwells Food Service- Tony Suma

    Aramark & University of Kentucky - Carolyn Gahn

    Local Food Connection - Anna Haas

    Crooked Row Farm  - Robert Eversole 

    Moderator:   James Buchanan

    Interactive Food System Installation:  Engage your inner artist and map maker. Explore our food system. Learn about Cincinnati’s unique food innovations - from the animal disassembly line, Johnny Appleseed, bee hives, our wine and beer renaissances, to products like Crisco and Fleischmann's Yeast. This exhibit features original artwork, maps, and information graphics covering the past, present, and future of our regional food system.


    • February 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Come to Show and Tell on the Farm to explore the life cycles of farm animals and crop plants. We will investigate how living things grow and change through hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack.

    No registration required- free

    • February 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Do you love farm fresh eggs? Have you ever considered raising chickens in your own backyard?

    About this Event

    It can be a fun and cost effective way to bring your family healthier food options.

    Join Becky Johnson, chicken advocate and urban chicken-owner, as she discusses the pros and cons of raising your own backyard chickens. This class will cover issues including local chicken ordinances, choosing the right hens, proper care and basic requirements, as well as many other important topics. Handouts with be provided with information from the class and other useful resources. This class will prepare you to take the next step in your “Backyard Chicken” journey!

    Becky has been raising chickens in Wyoming, Ohio for ten years and teaching “Chickens in Your Backyard” at Gorman Heritage Farm for eight years. We're delighted to welcome her back for 2020 to share her chicken wisdom once again!

    *No refunds Your ticket purchase helps forward our non-profit mission at Gorman Heritage Farm to educate on sustainability, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment.

    From all of us here at Gorman Heritage Farm, we thank you!!


    • February 22, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Nature Center,4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    • Maple on Tap

      Saturday, February 22

      2-7 pm

      Enjoy the best of maple season during this family-friendly event at our Rowe Woods location featuring maple beer crafted by HighGrain Brewing Company using Cincinnati Nature Center’s own maple syrup. Discover the process of making maple syrup, learn how the beer was made, savor syrup from the evaporator, play team maple trivia, and more!

       

      Event highlights:

       

    • ·          Join an interactive sugarbush sap collecting hike. Hikes depart from the sugarhouse every half hour between 2:00 – 6:30 pm. Hikes conclude with a warm, fresh sample of maple syrup while you visit the steaming evaporator in the sugarhouse.
    • ·          Enjoy complimentary maple-related bites from area restaurants or purchase a full meal from food trucks (meat and vegetarian options)
    • ·          For those over 21, enjoy a taste of maple beer crafted by HighGrain Brewing. Additional beers from HighGrain will also be available for purchase.
    • ·          Watch ancient ingenuity at work as glowing hot rocks are used to cook down maple sap. Hear the sugar tales of early settlers in Abner Hollow Cabin
    • ·          Discover how everything from hummingbirds to butterflies to squirrels use maple sap.
    • ·          Tap into an interactive challenge. Consider the question “what is maple sugar worth?” as you plan a heist and assemble a dream team of co-conspirators. There are separate but parallel scenarios for adults as well as for families with younger children.
    • ·          Harvest new ideas for cooking with maple syrup during “maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes” talks.
    • ·          Hear how Matthew Utter, head brewer and co-founder of HighGrain Brewing, crafted the bourbon-barrel aged maple brown ale for Maple on Tap.
    • ·          Test your maple knowledge by playing maple trivia with questions flowing from history to botany to maple math to ecology. Suitable for adults and families alike.

     

    Pricing: Member adult $20 and member child $10; Nonmember adult $27.50 and nonmember child $17.50.

    Learn more and purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/MapleOnTap022220


    • February 23, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Come to Show and Tell on the farm and figure out how a cow got in our marshmallows through fun, hands-on activities and a snack inside the beautiful Augspurger Home. Help us feed and take care of our farm critters, too.

    No registration required- free!

    • February 24, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    • High Grain Brewery, 6860 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

    Organization: High Grain Brewery

    25% of Net Proceeds to Benefit Those Impacted by Wild Fires in Australia
    Requesting participation from other breweries
    16oz 4-pack Available for Reservation Immediately, Releasing on February 24th


    Historic fires in Australia have engulfed over 10.5 million hectares of land and are projected to worsen in the coming weeks. That’s an area covered from Lexington to Columbus to Indianapolis, roughly the size of the state of Ohio. We are alarmed to learn some of our own neighbors are not aware of environmental disaster which has killed over 1 billion animals and 18 people, according to some estimates.

    We want to raise awareness and contribute funds to help Australia fight these devastating fires. HighGrain Brewing will release Lil’ Joey Pale Ale in 16oz 4-pack cans & draft on February 24th and donate 25% of net proceeds to Australian fire departments and wildlife rescue. Pre-sales of cans are open now.

    Inspired by Sierra Nevada’s Camp Fire relief beer, we offer our recipe for Joey IPA to any brewery who wants to brew and sell this beer to benefit this worthy cause. HGBC will not be administering a not-for-profit, but we ask that breweries sell this beer in their taprooms or cans and donate as they see fit.

    Beneficiaries from HGBC sales to include:

    The recipe for Joey is published on our website, alongside a brief tracking form for participating breweries to submit. This will allow us to thank them and celebrate the generosity of our brewing community.


    • February 25, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kirby Nature Center, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Annual Membership Meeting and Guest Speaker Brian Jorg

    Tuesday, February 25; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Kirby Nature Center

    Join WWC at our free Annual Winter Membership Meeting at Kirby Nature Center for updates on our organization and an exciting talk with our guest speaker Brian Jorg.

    Brian is the manager of the Native Plant Program for Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. A lot of his work is at the Bowyer Farm “EcOhio Wetlands” located in Lebanon, Ohio. Briann will be talking to us about how to landscape with wildlife in mind as a part of his Wildlife and Nature Series.

    Itinerary for the Evening’s Festivities:
    A) 6:30 pm - Mingling and conversation
    B) 7:00 pm - Welcome remarks and membership update (10-15 minutes)
    C) 7:20 pm - Keynote by Brian Jorg (45 - 60 minutes including Q&A)


    To register for the event, go to: https://forms.gle/1e9LfSb2DhngWEKy5

    Location2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

    Have QuestionsContact Jeff Ginter at (513) 237-3936 or Ariannah Lambert at ariannahlambert@outlook.com for more information


    • February 27, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    What kind of native friends do we have on the farm and in Butler County? Come to Show and Tell to find out through live animal demonstrations, hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack.

    No registration required- free!

    • February 29, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Join Gorman Heritage Farm's experienced Beekeepers for a morning learning about all things beehives!

    About this Event

    Join Gorman Heritage Farm's experienced Beekeepers for a morning learning about all things beehives, including construction, positioning, and maintenance of beehives. This workshop is hands-on so be prepared to get your hands dirty with our beehives! We'll be using tools and painting, so please dress for some work.

    For ages 8 and above.

    *No refunds Your ticket purchase helps forward our non-profit mission at Gorman Heritage Farm to educate on sustainability, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment.


    • March 01, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    It's March so the weather is "in like a lion and out like a lamb" here at Show and Tell. Let's explore the weather and what happens in early spring on the farm through hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack while visiting with the farm animals, too.

    No Registration Required- Free

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net


    • March 04, 2020
    • March 18, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

    Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

    INTRO TO ASTRONOMY

    A Beginner Course at the Cincinnati Observatory
    Wednesdays March 4, 11, and 18 from 8-10pm

    Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2020.  This introductory astronomy course is perfect for beginners who want to know more about observing the night sky.

    Led by Cincinnati Observatory astronomer Dean Regas, and author of 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, this course will show you the stars.  You will learn how to identify stars, constellations, and planets as well as viewing tips for the Moon.  Each night includes viewing through the historic telescopes. 

     Cost:   $50 for the series
                $40 for Observatory members

    To register  Sign Up Online  or call 513-321-5186


    • March 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Come to Show and Tell to learn about health benefits and how to grow your very own mini-garden. Let's make a mini-garden to take home, enjoy a snack and visit with the farm animals, too. 

    No registration required- Free

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 07, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • "Salamander Run Preserve 4821 Layhigh Road Hamilton OH 45013"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Jeff Davis is one of Ohio's most well-known herpetologists. Wear your muck boots and join him for an adventure in search for amphibians. Salamander Run Preserve is generally closed to the public, so reserve your spot for a special experience! Rain date 3/14/2020 if needed.

    Registration Required by 3/6/2020 (Free)

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 08, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Let's continue the ABC's of Farm Life at Show and Tell! Through hands-on activities we'll learn about items starting with the letters "E - F" on the farm while enjoying a craft, snack and live animal demonstrations.

    No registration required- Free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • TUC 2766 UC Main St, Cincinnati 45221

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Join UC Sustainability for a free viewing of Living in the Future's Past!
    Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth's living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences.

    Living in the Future's Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. How, as we come to understand our true connection to our environment, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different.

    • March 11, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • University of Cincinnati, TUC 417.

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    How does one make little trees look like big trees? Come learn the basics of Bonsai!




    • March 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Let's explore how "Ohio Feeds the World" through fun hands-on activities, craft, snack and live animal demonstrations.

    No registration required- Free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 15, 2020
    • March 17, 2020
    • Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati OH

    This conference is organized by the Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute (SWI) in cooperation with the Ohio Water Environment Association, Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, American Society of Adaptation Professionals, Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio Stormwater Association, Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners, and the Water Research Foundation (WRF).


    WEF will host the National Stormwater Symposium this March. This symposium is crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector are discussed.

    Registration required.


    • March 15, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Who eats four leaf clovers on the farm? Come to Show and Tell to find out, build a trap for the farm leprechaun, have a delicious snack, and grow your own clover plant, too.

    No registration required- Free

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 19, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Who uses the materials from a nesting wreath? Come to this Show and Tell program to find out. We will make one to share with the animals at the farm and you can take one home too.

    No registration required- free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 21, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • "Huffman Park 2100 John Gray Road Fairfield OH 45014"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Let's go on a hunt--a scavenger hunt! Use clues to find your away around Huffman Park and explore what the park has to offer. Join in to discover a fun time! Please dress warmly. Meet at Shelter A.

    Registration Requested, Walk-ups Welcome. Free!

    Call 513-867-5348 to register

    • March 21, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Kirby Nature Center, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

    Animal Encounter with Great Parks

    Saturday, March 21; 1:00pm – 2:00pm

    Kirby Nature Center

    Do you love animals just as much as we do at WWC? Come join us at Kirby Nature Center for a free close encounter with animals of the Great Parks of Hamilton County. We will get to see and hear about 3 ambassador animals that could live right in your back yard!
    To register for this fun event, go to https://forms.gle/ZQmCLTcM3Z4EMQji9

    Location2 Main Street, Addyston Ohio 45001

    Have QuestionsContact Ariannah Lambert at ariannahlambert@outlook.com for more information


    • March 22, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    What kind of rocks do we have at the farm? Do you know where they came from? Through fun experiments, hands-on activities, a craft, and a snack we will explore sedimentary, metamorphosis, and igneous rocks.  

    No registration required- free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Let's help the little red hen on the farm. Participate in a puppet play, craft, and snack to explore how bread is made along with live animal demonstrations, too. 

    No registration required- Free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 28, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • "Gilmore MetroPark Bilstein Boulevard Area 8300 Bilstein Boulevard Hamilton OH 45015"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Rookeries are so important, but why? Join us at the beautiful Gilmore Ponds MetroPark for an unfor-egg-able birding experience. Participate in a hike around the ponds to view the nesting colonies where young are raised, and observe the waterfowl species that call this area home. Come out to Gilmore and have a blast!
    Hon-nest!

    No registration required- free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 28, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • "Rentschler Forest MetroPark Reigart Road Area 5701 Reigart Road Fairfield Township OH 45011"

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Get some fresh air with us as we search for signs of spring! We’ll be exploring part of Rentschler Forest MetroPark looking for spring wildflowers such as Trout Lily! Did you know the name comes from the mottled pattern found on the leaves?

    No registration required- Free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 29, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton OH 45067

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    The farm has gone to the dogs for this Show and Tell. Let's explore the roles of working dogs and how important they are on the farm through hands-on activities, craft and snack. We will visit with the farm animals, too.

    No registration required- free!

    513-867-5835 or www.YourMetroParks.net

    • March 29, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Buckeye Trace Preserve, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Hike At Buckeye Trace

    Sunday, March 29th; 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Buckeye Trace Preserve

    Please join us for a spring hike at our Buckeye Trace Preserve on Sunday, March 29. This preserve is a gem in the making (quite well along actually). It has a well-maintained trail system (with trail signs), includes a spectacular view of the Ohio River valley and has an interesting historical story. There will be lots of spring wild flowers blooming by then.

    How to get there: The driveway 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. Look for the WWC sign which is visible from the street. The portion of the driveway going up from the street is concrete, but the rest is gravel. There is a small gravel parking lot near the trailhead suitable for about 10 cars. If you don’t want to drive on gravel, you can park on Rockaway close to Hillside and walk up. There are plenty of additional of parking on Rockaway and other side streets.

    Parking is limited, so register to join here: https://forms.gle/3UEE8SnXyM3AHysTA

    Location:  6446 Hillside Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45233

    Have QuestionsContact Tim Sisson at hikertim419@gmail.com for more information


    • March 31, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kirby Nature Center, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Backyard Composting Seminar with HCRSWD

    Tuesday, March 31; 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Kirby Nature Center

    Composting your yard and food waste is a great way to divert waste from the landfill and to make your own fertilizer for your yard. However, we all know starting your own compost pile can be intimidating or you may have a few questions about the whole process. Join WWC at Kirby Nature Center for a seminar by Hamilton County Recycling and Waste District, where they will teach us all about backyard composting! This seminar is free and each family will be given one free kitchen collector to help you on your way. Register now by calling (513) 946-7746 or emailing: angela.river@hamilton-co.org Angela Rivera, the Outreach Specialist at HCRSWD.


    • April 01, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • pin 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206-1617, United States

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Civic Garden Center Tour

    The Civic Garden Center (CGC) is a non-profit horticultural resource whose mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1942, the CGC is the only organization of its kind in our region. Our administrative office building is located at 2715 Reading Road on the former estate of Cornelius J. Hauck. Here we host classes, a horticultural library, several gardens for visitors to enjoy free of charge, the Green Learning Station and an outdoor compost classroom; the building and grounds are available for event and meeting rental. Off the main campus, the CGC has supported the development and continued success of over 50 community and children’s gardens throughout the city. Our outreach efforts include the Community Gardens, Youth Education and School Gardens programs. The CGC offers these programs at no cost to participants, thanks to the generosity of our donors, private and government grants and corporate sponsorships.

    Meet at the UC Bike Kitchen at 1:15pm to walk over together.

    • April 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lindner Hall 1410

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    • Join us to hear from Susan Pinney Phd. on the implications of PFOA’s on environmental and human health.
    • 6pm, Lindner Hall 1410


    • April 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • TUC Cinema, University of Cincinnati

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    • A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he soon finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life.
    • 6pm, TUC Cinema


    • April 15, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 3000 Glendora Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-1918, United States
    • April 18, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Ruther Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Join UC Sustainability in the garden!


    • April 18, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Trailside Nature Center 3400 Brookline Ave, Cincinnati 45220

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Join UC Sustainability in Burnet Woods! Professor Denis Conover will be leading a nature walk through the woods, identifying the diverse species in the Woods.

    Meet at Trailside Nature Center.


    • April 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Kirby Nature Center, 2 E Main St, Addyston, OH 45001

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Sixteenth Annual Flower-a-thon

    Saturday, April 25

    Kirby Nature Preserve and Bender Mountain Preserve

    You won’t want to miss the biggest event of the year!

    Good company, Come join us at the 16th Annual Flower-a-thon where you will be going on a guided journey in search of vibrant wildflowers throughout the majestic Western Wildlife Corridor. As you experience the awe of the beautiful forested hillsides of the Ohio River Valley, you can rest assured to spot uncommon flowers like the fern-leaf phacelia, drooping trillium, blue-eyed Mary, and perhaps the federally endangered running buffalo clover or even the green dragon.

    Itinerary for a nature filled day:

    1. 10am meet at Kirby Nature Preserve for your first hike of the day
    2. 12pm meet at Kirby Nature Center for Lunch
    3. 1:30pm meet at Bender Mountain Preserve (parking lot on Bender Road just north of Hillside at 1:30pm) for an afternoon hike.
    4. 5pm meet at Kirby Nature Center for a dinner and socializing.

    Don’t miss out on our first Native Plant Sale from 9:30am to 2pm and a Silent Auction!

    Price: For $20 you can spend the whole day in nature while learning, exploring, socializing, and eating! Unable to come for the whole day? You can sign up for whichever part of the day you prefer when you register.

    Donations are always welcome, but not required. What is your donation funding? Your donations help us in achieving our mission of protecting, restoring and preserving the precious greenspace forever. We want to facilitate learning and help you establish a deeper connection to nature!

    This year you will have an opportunity to buy native plants to meet your gardening goals. Whether you hope to plant a rain garden, pollinator friendly garden, or to find beautiful plants native to this area, you will find everything you need at our Native Plant Sale at Kirby Nature Preserve.

    Stay Tuned for Registration Details!

    Questions:

    Are you curious about the Flower-a-thon and want more information? Contact Tim Sisson at (513) 922-2104. Interested in knowing more about the native plant sale or how to get involved? Contact Richard Stoll at (513)377-3213.

     


    • April 27, 2020
    • May 01, 2020
    • University of Cincinnati

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    • The Re*Use Market was founded in Spring 2008 by students who saw the need to reduce waste being sent to the landfill which could easily be reused by others in the community. The Re*Use Market continues to grow each year, attracting more donations and more individuals seeking treasures at the free market. Furniture, household goods, non-perishable food items, electronics, books, clothing, sporting goods, toys, etc. are all accepted. The donations are placed in the Re*Use Market, and anyone from UC or the Greater Cincinnati community can come to take items they would like. At the end of the week, remaining items are given to local charities.
    • Times TBA


    • May 01, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
    • 367
    Register

    Join us at the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 1, 2020

    Early Bird tickets now available

    The 2020 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will explore the theme “Cities of the Future: Becoming a Regenerative Region,” and imagine how cities can become regenerative hubs that enhance rather than deplete our natural resources, promote a vibrant, resilient built environment and support healthy, equitable communities. By examining innovative strategies to link rural, urban and suburban communities, we can identify new opportunities to build regions that are both socially and environmentally resilient.

    Highlights for this year’s Summit:

    • A keynote address by Majora Carter, an award-winning urban revitalization strategist and corporate consultant.
    • Plenary panel TBA.
    • 19 breakout sessions with dynamic sustainability leaders, exploring how cities can become regenerative hubs.
    • Dozens of exhibitors.
    • Student research posters and artwork.
    • Vegetarian lunch and post-conference reception.


    About the Summit:

    Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability. We bring together a broad audience of over 400 professionals and community members 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 May 1, 2020 and be ready to deepen your understanding and expand your network.

    Learn about opportunities for Sponsorships and Exhibitors.

    Summit Partners


    Current Sponsors

     


       

    • May 01, 2020
    • 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 to find the right sponsor level for your business or organization.

    Please view our Sponsorship Package or contact Rashida Manuel at Green Umbrella for more information.

    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 prominently featured in mobile app
    • 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 Sponsor: $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 of mobile app and on screen during sponsored 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
      • 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 of mobile app and on 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

      Stewardship Sponsor: $1,000

      • Opportunity to sponsor one of 10+ breakout panel sessions (second choice)
      • Logo on Sponsor page of mobile app
      • 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
      • May 01, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
      Register

      The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit is 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, $500 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 Rashida Manuel.

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