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. 

    • 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

    • July 13, 2018
    • October 12, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Various locations

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    What’s the relationship between equity, justice and sustainability? That’s a question that is not easily answered! But perhaps we’ll find a path forward while traveling some physical paths of our region with like-minded folks. Join Green Umbrella and the Greater Cincinnati Food Policy Council for the inaugural series of #JustHikeCincy to explore the possibilities. 

    Each hike will begin at 5:45 on the Second Friday of the months of July, August, September and October for a leisurely two to three mile trek. Kids are welcome; no straggler will be left behind.

    Dates & Locations

    July 13th - LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center

    August  10th - Madisonville Hike - Leave from Green Umbrella office, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

    We're partnering with Starfire Council to make this event part of Starfire UNconference 2018!

    September 14th - Burnet Woods

    October 12th – TBD

    Attend all four hikes and you’ll receive a Green Umbrella swag bag!


    • September 24, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cincinnati REI, 2643 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

    Organization: REI

    New to town? Looking to explore the great outdoors more in your own backyard? Join REI as we help you Find Your Park and discover the best spots for outdoor recreation in Cincinnati, along with the first-hand knowledge you will need to enjoy your time on the trails. With its steep hills and river valleys, the Queen City is packed with unique wild spots so you can escape to nature without leaving town.

    For more information click here.

    • September 25, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Why are so many paleontologists from around the world attracted to the Cincinnati area? Fossils! We’re going to take a good look at some of these remains from the geologic Ordovician Period when the area was covered by a sea. Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden (Program included in Highfield admission: $5/person)


    Find more information here. 

    • September 27, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • 2200 Victory Parkway, Suite 501

    Organization: Green Building Consulting

    A presentation will be given by Paul Yankie, LEED AP Homes, Realtor, Green President and CEO of Green Building Consulting followed by a Q&A. 

    Appetizers and drinks will be provided. 

    Learn more about Green Building Consulting here. 

    • September 28, 2018

    Organization: Taking Root

    The 2018 tree order form is here! Click the link below to download.

    |2018 Tree Order Form|

    Deadline to order is September 28

    Plant a Tree on National Make a Difference Day! Saturday, October 27, 2019


    Thanks to the passion of millions, National Make a Difference Day is the nation’s largest day of volunteering.  In collaboration with Points of Light and the generosity of Newman’s Own, National Make a Difference Day rallies millions of people in a single day to help change the nation.

    Locally, in the fall of 2014, The Taking Root Steering Committee had an idea to have community volunteer tree plantings on National Make a Difference Day.  Tree planting on this day would increase regional awareness of the Taking Root reforestation efforts and encourage volunteer commitment to the concept of  reforestation.  The Make a 

    Difference Day (MaDD) Team was created on that day and is now recruiting people and facilitating community volunteer tree plantings throughout the eight county Taking Root region (Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana).

    Since 2014, the MaDD Team has continued its efforts to facilitate community tree plantings.  To date, the MaDD Team has assisted more than 400 volunteers planting more than 2000 trees in the eight counties of the Taking Root region.

    Our multi-year partners include the cities of Newport and Covington in Kentucky, and the cities of Wyoming, Lockland, Woodlawn in Ohio.  Last year environmental non-profits joined in: Cincinnati Nature Center, Millcreek Groundworks, Western Wildlife Corridor and Little Miami Inc. all held Make a Difference Day tree plantings.


    Find more information here. 


    • September 28, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

    Organization: UC | Sustainability

    The Fernald Nature Preserve is located on the site of the former Feed Materials Production Center, a uranium processing facility that produced high-purity uranium metal products as the first step in America’s nuclear weapons production cycle. The site’s production mission began in 1951 and continued until 1989, when production operations ceased and Fernald’s mission changed to environmental remediation. The 1,050 acre Fernald site has now come full circle. The property’s natural features have been restored using native plants and grasses. Restoration activities at the site have created one of the largest man-made wetlands in Ohio, open water, upland forests, a lengthy riparian corridor, and 385 acres of grassland, including tallgrass parries and savanna. **To carpool from UC’s campus please email green@uc.edu
    • September 28, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Common Roots Pub, 3642 8th St. West, Cincinnati

    Organization: Common Roots, Enright Urban EcoVillage

    John Talmadge, author of The Cincinnati Arch: Learning from Nature in the City will be speaking as a part of the Nature in the City Series. 

    A wilderness lover relocates to the Rust Belt and learns from his children and his neighborhood how to value urban nature as a scene of delight and instruction.

    • Author of three books and numerous essays on nature, culture, literature, and human values

    • Teacher with thirty years’ experience in doctoral and undergraduate education

    • Leader in national organizations devoted to environmental studies, nature writing, and ecocriticism

    • Reviewer for more than fifteen trade and university presses

    • Editor for University of Virginia Press series, “Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism”

    • Ph.D. from Yale University, A.B. from Dartmouth College

    For more information visit www.enrightecovillage.org

    • September 28, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Rd, Fairfield, OH 45014,

    Organization: Cincinnati Astronomical Society

    Come join us at Huffman Park in Fairfield for this free stargaze open to all ages! We'll bring our telescopes and open them up for all to see. Don't forget to dress for the weather and wear some bug repellent. Do you have a telescope you've been struggling to set up on your own? Bring it to the park a little early and ask our members to help you out! For more information, please check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cinastro Or our website: www.cinastro.org

    Find out more information here. 

    • September 29, 2018

    Organization: UC | Sustainability

    Work with your friends and earn 5 off-campus service hours! Over 1,000 students will be there, so don’t miss out on this fulfilling experience.

     Follow these easy steps:

    1) Click on the link www.cleanupcincy.com 

    2) Click the button that says "Sign Up for September 29th"

    3) Click the button that corresponds to you

    4) Make sure you and your friends write the same team name in Company section!

    • September 29, 2018
    • September 30, 2018
    • Across the Tri-State Region

    Hike, Kayak, Bike, Climb, Garden, Fly Fish & More! 

    Over 100 thrilling activities at 35+ locations in 3 states in one wonderful weekend.

     All events are free and open to the public!

    Celebrate the outdoors on September 29 and 30 for Great Outdoor Weekend! Explore events around you for a weekend of FREE fun activities! Try a new activity or visit a new organization or greenspace. Enjoy the natural beauty of our region while supporting the parks and organizations in the area.

    Find your adventure at GreatOutdoorWeekend.org


    Presented by 

    • September 29, 2018
    • September 30, 2018
    • Greater Cincinnati Region
    Register



    Great Outdoor Weekend is September 29 & 30, 2018


    Green Umbrella is now seeking SPONSORS for the 15th annual Great Outdoor Weekend!
     If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please take a look our Sponsor Package to view the different levels and corresponding benefits. To register as an official Great Outdoor Weekend 2018 Sponsor, proceed to the "Register" button on the left of this page to process your payment.

    We have sponsorship opportunities that range from $500 to $7,500, so please take a look at the various options and select which one works best for you. All of our sponsors will be featured on our website and in our marketing materials.

    If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Green Umbrella's Communications & Program Manager, Ryan Mooney-Bullock


    • September 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Enjoy free entry into all Great Parks as a part of Great Outdoor Weekend! 

    Great Parks is celebrating special days with free entry for all! Guests can experience 78 miles of trails, over 17,500 acres of natural habitat and wildlife, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and so much more.

    Find more information at https://www.greatparks.org/calendar

    • September 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Show your pollinator love to honor National Public Lands Day! Volunteers will be taken by hay wagon to the Wetland Loop, where they'll help to plant milkweed and other prairie species along the trail. All attendees will receive a pollinator seed packet! For ages 8 and up. Glenwood Gardens/Parking Lot (Free, register by 9/27)


    Register

    • September 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • College Hill, Cincinnati, OH

    Organization: USGBC

    The house is passive solar and has geothermal heating/cooling and solar panels. It is super insulated and air sealed with an Energy Recovery Ventilator to provide plenty of fresh air. Two 65 gal rain barrels are hooked up to the gutters. 
    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.

     



    • September 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Glen Parker entrance to Parker Woods

    Organization: Northside Greenspace Inc

    Honeysuckle Pull! 

    Meet at the Glen Parker entrance to Parker Woods, near the swing set,  but working deeper into the preserve on the east side of the asphalt path.  Volunteers with loppers and gloves are welcome.

    Learn more about Northside Greenspace Inc here.

    • September 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY WEST PARKING LOT 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233

    Organization: Mount Saint Joseph University

    The Sustainability Committee of Mount St. Joseph University is proud to sponsor

    a community electronics recycling day on Saturday, September 29th, in the West

    parking lot of the university. There are no residency requirements to drop off items

    and ANY item with an electrical cord will be accepted. This includes all TVs (any size),

    refrigerators and all other household appliances (microwaves, washers, vacuum

    cleaners, etc.), cell phones, game systems, iPods, Blackberries, MP3 players, digital

    cameras, GPS units, e-readers, all computers and related accessories (such as

    keyboards, printers, portable hard drives, and scanners), VCR/DVD/CD players, fax

    machines, copiers, surge protectors, power cables and charging cords, electronic

    wiring, and satellite components.

    A $15 donation is requested for each cathode ray tube (CRT) TV/monitor

    dropped off and a $25 donation is requested for each large TV (consoles, large flat

    screens, and rear projection TVs). For those without TVs to drop off, a $10 donation is

    requested per vehicle. These donations help to defray both disposal fees for the

    hazardous waste components of the items to be recycled and transportation costs.

    RecycleForce, a non-profit from Indianapolis, will de-manufacture these items

    and shred all hard drives to address any privacy concerns. The plastics and metals are

    then collected, packaged, and sold to build new components, while all toxic elements,

    such as lead and mercury, will be disposed of properly to avoid environmental

    contamination. RecycleForce provides transitional jobs to formerly incarcerated

    people, helping them to rebuild their lives and increase their chances of sustained

    future employment.

    If you have questions, please call event coordinator Colleen McSwiggin at 513-

    244-4864.


    • October 04, 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.



    • October 04, 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.


    • October 04, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Organization: Green Umbrella 

    Join us for Green Drinks! Check back later for specific locations. 

    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!

    • October 04, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Lincoln Ridge Park 420 Independence Station Rd., Independence, KY 41051.

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Rec

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is hosting multiple Family Fun Nights in September and October with events for the entire family. There will be a variety of activities for all ages, such as giant board games, creative crafts, scavenger hunts, and Olympic Games! This is a FREE event meant for all ages. KCP&R collects donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for Be Concerned.

    Family Fun Nights will be held from 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

     October 4, 2018- Lincoln Ridge Park (Shelterhouse #3)

    o Theme: Fall Harvest

    For more information click here.

    • October 05, 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!



    • October 06, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Winton Woods/Harbor, 10245 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Part picking up litter and part jogging, this European sensation has made its way to Great Parks! All you’ll need is a bag, your running shoes and some gloves as you make yourself and the planet healthier. Whether you plog for fifteen minutes or an hour, you are sure to feel great after this eco-friendly exercise! Winton Woods/Harbor (Free)

    Learn more here. 

    • October 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Buckeye Trace Nature Preserve, Sayler Park, Ohio

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Habitat restoration at Buckeye Trace. Leaders: Gary

    513.941.5414 and Tim 513.922.2104.

    Buckeye Trace Nature Preserve is in Sayler Park, Ohio. This preserve hugs the wooded hillside and is accessible from Hillside Avenue near Rockaway Avenue.

    Learn more about Western Wildlife Corridor here. 

    • October 06, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    This one is just for the adults! Aiming for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors? Try your skills with a little target practice! Our archery instructor will guide you through the basics of shooting a compound bow while explaining the archery steps to success. All equipment is provided. For ages 18 and up. Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost ($16/person, register by 3 days in advance)

    Register

    • October 06, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • October 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Rd, Evendale, OH

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    October 6 & 7, 2018 According to Ohio Magazine, the Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm is one of the best events in the state! With acres of golden sunflowers, pumpkins for picking and launching, hayrides, live music and delicious food, there's sure to be something for everybody. Come celebrate fall in Ohio at its very finest!          

    Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3-17, and kids under 3 are free.

    GHF Members receive free admission to the Sunflower Festival. Family Memberships include immediate family that reside in your household. Purchase a Membership when you buy tickets.
    No refunds or exchanges. Event is held rain or shine. Pets are not allowed at Sunflower Festival. Registered Service Animals are permitted. See ticket sales pages for FAQ.
    Buy your tickets here.

    FALL FARM FEST! Can't make it to Sunflower Festival? Join us on Saturdays in October for fall farm fun! Pay regular admission and enjoy free hayrides, corn maze, meet the Farm animals and cut your own Sunflowers!

    • October 06, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Hardin County, Kentucky

    Organization: Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Soceity

    The high-quality grasslands and open woodlands on this location are maintained by controlled burns to preserve a notable example of extensive prairie-like areas called barrens that used to cover much of Kentucky. Bill Edwards will lead us through the site on a two-mile path as we look for rare plants that bloom at this time, including prairie gentian (Gentiana puberulenta), Great Plains ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes magnicamporum), and silky aster (Symphyotrichum pratense). This field trip will be a great opportunity to see how the area responds to a burn done earlier this year.

    Hike size will be limited to 15, so an RSVP is required. RSVP with Angela Carter at 513-300-2787 or amcarter@fuse.net the names, email, and contact number. Eastview Barrens is approximately 2.5 hours from downtown Cincinnati; driving directions and meeting location information will be provided two weeks before the event.


    All of our events are free and open to the public.  Of course if you enjoy our events, as we think you will,  it is nice to join to help support the Society. Our hikes and lectures are excellent, in a wonderful casual atmosphere.  You will have the opportunity to talk with our speakers after the meetings. Our hike leaders are knowledgeable and will be glad to point out the plants that we are seeing.

    For more information, click here. 

    • October 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Miami White-Water Wetlands

    Organization: National Audubon Society

    Late migrant passerines, late shorebirds, early waterfowl, raptors and early winter visitors are all possible on this trip to one of our area’s finest wetlands; the Shaker Trace at Miami Whitewater Forest. The focus of this trip however will be on sparrows. While most neo-tropical migrants move through during September, the month of October sees the bulk of the sparrow passage.

    Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow, an otherwise extremely rare migrant through our area, has become an annual and regular migrant at the wetlands, and is seen fairly often here during the month of October. We have a good chance of finding one or two. Lincoln’s Sparrow is also expected at this time of the year and many of the winter sparrows should be in by then. A long shot, but the right habitat and the right time of the year, would be LeConte’s Sparrow. We can expect some surprises and a mixed bag on this trip. Sparrow ID can be a little tricky but our trip leader Ned Keller, an expert birder and the current President of our Audubon Society, will help us sort them out. The weather might prove to be the star of this trip as mid-October has typically cool, crisp autumn days. Fall colors will be abundant and make a picturesque backdrop to what should be a pleasant morning walk.

    The trip will consist of level, moderate walking. However the trails through the wetlands are not paved and can be damp and muddy, so wear appropriate footwear. This trip should end around noon. If time permits, Ned may make a quick visit to nearby Fernald Preserve. If you expect to see birds binoculars are necessary. There are no restroom facilities at the Miami Whitewater wetlands, but they are available nearby in the main park area and at Fernald Preserve. A Hamilton County Park pass is required ($3.00 daily, $10.00 annual) at Miami Whitewater for each vehicle.

    Directions: We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the wetlands parking area on Baughman Road. From I-74, take the Dry Fork Road exit # 3, and turn right. Continue past West Rd, and stay on Dry Fork until it ends. Turn right onto New Haven Road. At the first stop sign, turn left onto Oxford Road, and then immediately left again onto Baughman Road. Go about .7 mile to the dirt parking area on the right side of the road, just past the bike trail crossing. Contact Ned to answer any of your questions.

    Directions to Miami Whitewater as well as maps and other information can be found at the following website:
    http://www.greatparks.org/parks/miami-whitewater-forest

    Find more information here. 

    • October 07, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Country Day School (6905 Given Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243)

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Location: Keeler Theater

    Native bees, essential for healthy ecosystems, are usually gentle, solitary, and under-appreciated by homeowners. Dr. Olivia Messenger Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard, will reveal the charming mysteries of these busy little creatures which provide a critical service as pollinators for so many edible and ornamental plants. Join us as Dr. Carril introduces buzzworthy facts about the bees in your backyard and beyond.

    Free for all. Please register online.

    More Information


    • October 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • TUC 417

    Organization: UC | Sustainability

    What does it mean to be a good neighbor and member of your community? Join us tonight for Living in the Neighborhood: Center for Community Engagement

    Recognizing that safety, wellness, and community are integral elements of sustainability, Living in the Neighborhood is a collaborative, interdisciplinary speaker series hosted by UC|sustainabilityUniversity of Cincinnati Center for Community Engagement , University of Cincinnati Student Wellness Center and the Office of Community Development with the vision of enhancing the Uptown Cincinnati community through creating more livable, just, and robust neighborhoods.


    The first installment of this series is led by the Center for Community Engagement and will explore:

    -What does it mean to be a member of a community
    -Why community matters
    -Civic Engagement
    -Addressing Inequalities
    -Promoting Justice and Equality
    -Opportunities for Involvement

    • September 4th – TUC 417, 6:00pm, hosted by the Center for Community Engagement

    • October 9th – TUC 417, 6:00pm, hosted by the Student Wellness Center

    • November 13th –TUC 417, 6:00pm, hosted by the Office of Sustainability

    • October 10, 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



    • October 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1870 Carll St. Cincinnati, OH 45225

    Organization: Working in Neighborhoods


    In this workshop, you will learn about: 

    - Cleaning and tuning your furnace
    - Water heater safety check
    - Weather stripping and added insulation
    - Adding a door sweep to bottom of doors
    - Cleaning and/or replacing the shower head
    - Cleaning out the dryer vent
    - Installing window kits to keep cold air out
    - Having proper drainage outside the home
    - Proper use of space heaters in the home

    Register here. 

    • October 11, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Turner Farm, 7400 Given Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243

    Organization: Turner Farm

    The MIND diet aims to reduce the decline in brain health that can occur as people age. It combines aspects of the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet to improve brain wellness. Join Dr. Patricia Colapietro for a look at the ways in which the foods we eat can affect our brain health.

    Course participants will:

    • Learn how following the MIND diet can reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Discover which foods to focus on and which foods to avoid for optimal brain health
    • Explore current research supporting the MIND diet and how it reduces oxidative stress and inflammation
    • Learn how to design a sample MIND diet meal plan

    This is a hands-on class and includes a farm-fresh meal.

    Cost: $60

    Find out more information here. 

    • October 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Fifty West Brewing, 7668 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

    Organization: Outdoor Adventure Clubs

    Join Outdoor Adventure Clubs for a happy hour at Fifty West Brewing on Thursday, October 11 and get pumped about the Great Ohio River Swim! We'll be a Fifty West's Production Works from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Stop by to see what OAC is up to this fall, mingle with folks taking on the Great Ohio River Swim, and enjoy a tasty, local brew.

    Learn more about the Great Ohio River Swim here. 

    • October 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lloyd Library & Museum, 917 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Organization: Civic Garden Center, Cincinnati Nature Center, University of Cincinnati


    The Lloyd Library teams up with the Civic Garden Center and the Cincinnati Nature Center for a three-part series on gardening and the environment through the University of Cincinnati's Communiversity. Join instructor Greg Torres at the Lloyd for an examination of the environmental issues facing plants used for food, medicinal, or aesthetic purposes. Learn how your own horticulture can become more environmentally conscious and sustainable. $35 per class/$90 for the series.

     Click here to register.

    • October 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

    This wildly popular annual beer tasting event takes place through the Zoo and will feature a wide variety of beers. Brew Masters will be on site to discuss the”science of beer”, provide insight on beer varieties and answer guest questions.  Light fare from various local restaurants, special animal encounters and more will add additional fun to this grown up night at the Zoo.

    Proceeds from the “A Toast to the Wild” event series supports the Zoo’s own Lindner Center for the Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).

    Live entertainment presented by B105.  Band will be announced August 20th!

    Tickets

    The link to purchase tickets will be posted here at 3pm on August 30th.

    Individual Tickets

    Zoo Brew Individual Tickets – on sale August 30 – $50.00
    Zoo Brew Designated Driver Tickets – on sale August 30 – $40.00

    All guests must have a ticket and be 21 or older to attend our Toast to the Wild events. Guests of all ages must show ID at time of entry. Guests with infants and/or small children will not be permitted to enter the gates under any circumstances.

    • October 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chilo Lock 34 Park

    Organization: Clermont County Park District

    Join the Dreamweavers and your local naturalists to find out what goes bump in the night on a guided night hike, then relax by the fire as we share spooky-fun stories! This program is free. RSVP to Naturalist at 513.240.2615 or jmarshall@clermontcountyohio.gov


    • October 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45220

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

    Ready for a hilarious night of mystery, costumes, and clues? Help Security Steve solve a crime, interrogate a parrot, and decipher codes. Don’t let the rare and valuable golden tailed sloth be stolen! Put on your deputy zoo keeper badge, grab your pencil, and your magnifying glass, and hurry to the zoo!

    Tickets

    Buy your tickets early and SAVE!

    Early Bird pricing – $65 per person (expires 9/14/18) | Normal Pricing – $75 per person (starting 9/15/18)

    Purchase Tickets

    Your ticket includes: Admission to the event – Parking – Appetizers – Buffet Dinner – An interactive mystery program designed by Cincinnati Circus Company

    Memberships are not valid for this event. We reserve the right to cancel this program if less than 75 guests register. This event is for ages 18 and up.

    • October 13, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Join Adventure Outpost instructors for a hands-on crash course in how to explore the wilderness without attracting the attention of these large animals. ($20/person)

    Register

    • October 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Instructor: Greg Torres, CGC Horticulturist

    Cost: $15 (free for CGC volunteers)

    Terrariums got their start around 1830 when Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, trying to incubate moths, found that his glass enclosed contraption had become an ideal home to ferns. The advent of the Wardian case, as it later became called, revolutionized the distribution of plants around the world. Travelers carried hothouse specimens back to temperate regions and now had a means to keep them healthy outside of their native ranges. In this class we will look at the evolution of the Wardian case, and its development into a modern decorative fixture in homes. Participants will understand the basics of how to create and maintain a terrarium.

    Register online.

    • October 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MILL RACE BANQUET CENTER PARKING LOT AT WINTON WOODS 1515 West Sharon Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

    Organization: Mount Saint Joseph University


    The Sustainability Committee of Mount St. Joseph University and Great Parks of Hamilton County are proud to sponsor a community electronics recycling day on Saturday, October 13th, in the Mill Race Banquet Center parking lot in Winton Woods.  There are no residency requirements to drop off items and ANY item with an electrical cord will be accepted. This includes all TVs (any size), refrigerators and all other household appliances (microwaves, washers, vacuum cleaners, etc.), cell phones, game systems, iPods, Blackberries, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS units, e-readers, all computers and related accessories (such as keyboards, printers, portable hard drives, and scanners), VCR/DVD/CD players, fax machines, copiers, surge protectors, power cables and charging cords, electronic wiring, and satellite components.

    A $15 donation is requested for each cathode ray tube (CRT) TV/monitor dropped off and a $25 donation is requested for each large TV (consoles, large flat screens, and rear projection TVs).  For those without TVs to drop off, a $10 donation is requested per vehicle. These donations help to defray both transportation costs and disposal fees for the hazardous waste components of the items to be recycled.  

    RecycleForce, a non-profit from Indianapolis, will de-manufacture these items and shred all hard drives to address any privacy concerns.  The plastics and metals are then collected, packaged, and sold to build new components, while all toxic elements, such as lead and mercury, will be disposed of properly to avoid environmental contamination. RecycleForce provides transitional jobs to formerly incarcerated people, helping them to rebuild their lives and increase their chances of sustained future employment.  

    If you have questions, please call event coordinator Colleen McSwiggin at 513-244-4864.



    • October 13, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Rd.

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Presented by L.L. Bean

    Tickets will be sold online beginning on August 1. Preregistration preferred as it may sell out. Ticket sales online will be available until 3 PM on Saturday, October 13. Any remaining ticket purchases after October 13 at 3 PM must be made at the event. 

    Discover the magical sights and sounds of nature at night at this fun-filled family event at our Rowe Woods location. Bring a flashlight and visit interactive booths along the trails featuring nighttime plants and animals. View the astronomical wonders through telescopes and experience live raptors up close. Guests can enjoy a picnic dinner and enjoy live music and free ice cream. Food trucks will be available.

    For an early bird discount of $2 off adult tickets and $1 off child tickets, enter the discount code below after selecting your tickets and then press apply.*

    Discount code: Night Owl

    *Discount only available while supplies last.  Discount must be applied by October 7, 2018.

    Adult members $12, children $6; Adult nonmembers $14 children $8 (includes daily admission).  Tickets are nonrefundable after purchase.  Tickets for this event support the mission of Cincinnati Nature Center. 

    This event is rain or shine.

    Get your tickets here. 

    • October 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. Timothy's Catholic Church

    Organization: Boone County Arboretum

    Dance Your Plants Off!    

    Join us for a night of fun with dancing, dinner, drinks (beer, wine, soda) and silent auction with rare and unusual plants. 

    Music by DJ Bill Spradlin.

    We want to celebrate the Arboretum in a fun new way!

     Tickets will cover the cost of food, drinks, and admission into the event. 

    Ticket cost $50 before Oct. 5

    $60 after Oct. 5

     Register Here

    All proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Outreach Fund & Arboretum on Wheels 

    Mark your calendars!  

    • October 14, 2018

    Organization: Outdoor Adventure Clubs

    The Bill Keating, Jr. Great Ohio River Swim is the only open water swim on the Ohio River to cross the river and back. Start at the Serpentine Wall and swim across the Ohio River to Kentucky. Once you have reached Kentucky come back across the Ohio River to Public Landing in the heart of Cincinnati!

    Learn more and register here. 
    • October 14, 2018
    • October 20, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Adventure Outpost in Winton Woods

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Our archery instructor will guide you through the basics of shooting a compound bow while explaining the archery steps to success. All equipment is provided. For ages 8 and up. ($16/person, register by 3 days in advance)

    Register here. 

    • October 16, 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. 





    • October 16, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • TUC 417

    Organization: UC | Sustainability

    Unravel follows the Western worlds least wanted clothes, on a journey across Northern India, from sea to industrial interior. They get sent to Panipat, a sleepy town and the only place in the world that wants them, recycling them back into yarn.

     

    Following the viewing of Unravel, Liz Ricketts will speak on the environmental and social implications of the 'used' clothing industry in Ghana. Through their not-for-profit, The OR Foundation, Liz and her partner Branson Skinner have conducted in-depth research on Kantamanto Market, Ghana's largest used clothing market. A minimum of 17 million garments flow through Kantamanto every week. They found that 40-50% of every bale sent to Ghana goes directly to landfill, causing health and environmental crises on top of saddling Ghanaian with the financial burden of dealing with our clothing waste. Liz will highlight the complexities of this trade, offer insight through the stories of individuals working in this industry, discuss the impact our waste has on Ghanaian consumer behavior and share solutions proposed by Ghanaians who work in the industry. Click here for more information.

    • October 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

    Organization: Clermont County Park District

    Join us in Loveland to learn how trees adapt to seasonal changes and support our local wildlife. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery as we identify trees on a colorful, guided hike. This program is free and open to the public.

    Find more information here. 

    • October 18, 2018
    • October 20, 2018
    • Holiday Inn Downtown Cincinnati, 701 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202 (USA)

    Organization: Reuse International, sponsored by Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

    ReuseConex is an international reuse conference that is coming to Cincinnati! Join the movement and help showcase all that our region has to offer with reuse.


    While it’s true that the “3Rs” have become a catalyzing movement of our times, the “reuse” part of this waste management trilogy is often overlooked. Thanks to ReuseConex, the International Reuse Conference & Expo, this is about to change! If you work with a local reuse organization, if you shop at thrift stores or online resellers, if you buy or sell reusables, if you’re interested in green-collar jobs, and if you’re concerned about climate change – then join ReuseConex! We hope you’ll join us while we explore new methods and replicable models to make reuse work for your community. At ReuseConex you will find out more about the “triple bottom line” benefits of reuse, learn from and share best practices, and network with leaders in the reuse industry. Join us!


    Register for ReuseConex!

      • October 18, 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.




      • October 18, 2018
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      Organization: Groundwork Cincinnati

      Check back at this link for more information. 

      • October 19, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Caldwell Nature Center 430 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45216

      Organization: Cincinnati Parks

      Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail and meet costumed characters from nature and history. This is a non-scary holiday walk best suited for children ages 3-10. Hikes start at 7pm with the last hike leaving at 8:30pm. We organize hike groups by type: scouts, families with young children, and families with older children. Each hike lasts approximately 1 hour. 

      Cost is $6 per person. Children 2 and under are FREE. There is a $3 administrative fee (per order, not per ticket). 

      Online reservations begin Sept 1 at:  https://parks.cincyregister.com/2018halloweenhikes


      • October 20, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • The Mill Creek Barrier Dam (take out) 800 Evans St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

      Organization: Groundwork Cincinnati

      Paddling with the seasoned guides of the Mill Creek Yacht Club is the best way to experience the wonders of the Mill Creek while learning about our long-abused but surprisingly resurgent urban stream. Join the Commodore and other Yacht Club veterans on Saturday, October 20th, as we explore the Mill Creek in our canoes. On this urban stream adventure you will gain panoramic views of stream channelization, enjoy the beauty of tree-lined riparian corridor, float under the soaring arches of Western Hills Viaduct, and see the Mill Creek Barrier Dam. Please note that we require paddlers to be 18 years of age or older for this urban stream adventure.

      The voyage will start at the Salway Park in Northside and finish at the impressive Mill Creek Barrier Dam, a distance of about 4 miles. We will spend about 3 hours on the water with educational stops along the way, plus about an hour of combined time on the land before and after paddling.

      Registration for the paddle is open now through noon on Thursday, October 18th, or until all available seats have been reserved. Register today, seats are limited! This is our last urban stream adventure of 2018!

      See below for important safety information before registering*. If you accept the risks and decide to go, register on this page by clicking on the "Tickets" button and prepare for an unforgettable adventure on the Mill Creek. Contact Linda Keller at lkeller@themillcreekalliance.org or 513-563-8800 with questions about the event.

      Tickets

      *Ohio EPA recommends no contact with waters of the Mill Creek because it can have high levels of fecal coliform bacteria and other pathogens from time to time, especially within 48 to 72 hours of a rainstorm heavy enough to cause combined sewer overflows.

      It is your personal choice on whether to participate, based largely on the strength of your immune system and your willingness to take a calculated risk. If you have an open cut or weakened immunities, you should not go. You should be 18 or older to be on the water with us.

      You will need to be sure-footed in some places. Be ready to climb out of the canoe to get past shallow spots and low-head dams. Potential safety hazards include sudden drop-offs, hidden holes, foot entrapments, slippery algae, submerged obstacles, jagged objects and sealed bottles with volatile methadone ingredients. Germicidal gel and a simple first-aid kit will be available.

      • October 20, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Imago

      Organization: UC | Sustainability

      Join UC|Sustainability and Imago for a day of trail maintenance and nature preservation!

      Imago protects 37 acres, only 3 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Our belief is that nature should be a part of everyone’s lives. Time in nature makes us happier and healthier, less stressed and more creative. Our free nature preserve is a reflection of that commitment to make nature accessible to everyone. An easy walk, bike ride, bus ride, or car ride will get you here. **to carpool from UC email green@uc.edu. Click here for more information.

      • October 20, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • 10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      Details

      Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us as we learn about invasive plant species, why they are detrimental to our environment and ways we can combat their wide spread growth. Start the day with a brief lesson about the impact invasive plants have on our native biodiversity and also how to properly identify these harmful plants and how to remove them. We will then be going to our multiple trails around our 122 acre non-profit farm to search out and remove invasive plant species. Work side by side with passionate volunteers to cut down and remove these harmful plants from the surrounding forest of Gorman Heritage Farm.

      How This Helps Our Community

      Through this program we hope to educate volunteers on the negative impact invasive species play in our environment. Volunteers will learn how to identify these harmful plant species and the best ways to combat their growth, hopefully fully preventing their return. We will then take action here on our Farm against the invasive plants which gives hope that this can be done successfully in other areas of the community. 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 invasive species removal and also how to create healthy habitats in their own homes and communities.

      For more information, click here. 


      • October 20, 2018
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • 10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

      Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

      We are so excited to offer this fun, family event at the Gorman Heritage Farm! A ticket to our Yoga and Smores event will include admission (for the ticket holder) to the farm, a family yoga class, and smores!! Who could ask for more? Oh...by the way there are Sunflower Fields and Hayrides too!! Woohoo! Please purchase a ticket for each member of your family who will be participating in the event.


      Tickets are $20. Register here. 


      • October 20, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Caldwell Nature Center 430 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45216

      Organization: Cincinnati Parks

      Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail and meet costumed characters from nature and history. This is a non-scary holiday walk best suited for children ages 3-10. Hikes start at 7pm with the last hike leaving at 8:30pm. We organize hike groups by type: scouts, families with young children, and families with older children. Each hike lasts approximately 1 hour. 

      Cost is $6 per person. Children 2 and under are FREE. There is a $3 administrative fee (per order, not per ticket). 

      Online reservations begin Sept 1 at:  https://parks.cincyregister.com/2018halloweenhikes


      • October 21, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Shor Park

      Organization: Clermont County Park District

      Bring your tykes out to Shor Park where we’ll admire the changing colors of the leaves and other changes in nature. We’ll talk about other colors in nature and make a fun, Fall craft. This program is free and open to the public.

      Find more information here. 

      • October 21, 2018
      • 10:00 AM
      • Spring Grove Cemetery

      Organization: National Audubon Society

      The focus of this field trip will be the diverse botanical community found at Spring Grove Cemetery. Come out and join UC professor, and skilled botanist and naturalist Denis Conover as he leads us on a mid-morning autumnal walk through the beautiful grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery. This is a beautiful time of the year and fall color should be near peak on this date. Denis will identify the tremendous diversity of trees, shrubs and other plants that can be found here and expound on their ecology. Denis will point out our native flora, invasive species, ornamental plantings and fall color as well as show us some of the many national and state champion trees found here. One white oak that he will show us is thought to be nearly 400 years old. Denis has interests in all aspects of natural history as well and he will be sure to point out any birds and other fauna we might run across. So why not come along and join Denis on what could be a glorious fall morning and gain some tips and insight on plant identification and their natural history.

      Participants should be prepared for a few hours of walking, most of which will be relatively flat and on pavement, but there will also be some walking off pavement on trails or in damp or wet grass. We suggest wearing good waterproof footwear. Binoculars are not necessary to see plants but are recommended if you have them or want to see birds. Restrooms are available at the cemetery office.

      The Spring Grove Cemetery main entrance is located on Spring Grove Avenue just west of the Winton Road intersection. To find our meeting spot, drive in through the main entrance gates and go straight. You will go through a short tunnel. Just beyond the tunnel, pull over and park alongside the right side of the road. If you have any questions feel free to contact Denis.

      Spring Grove Cemetery website:
      http://www.springgrove.org/spring-grove-cemetery.aspx

      Spring Grove Cemetery Map:
      http://www.springgrove.org/uploads/docs/SG_Map2012.pdf

      Find more information here. 

      • October 21, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Adventure Outpost at Winton Woods

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Ladies will learn the basics of shooting a compound bow, and then try target practice. This will be led by a female instructor and all equipment is provided. For ages 8 and up. ($16/person register 3 days in advance)

      Learn more here. 

      • October 21, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Caldwell Nature Center 430 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45216

      Organization: Cincinnati Parks

      Dress up in awesome costumes and sniff up some fun with your canine companion! Take a walk on our trail filled with over 100 carved pumpkins and along the way meet local pet specialists that will fill your goody bag plus provide guidance on any questions you might have. Stop by the photo booth to capture this special day with your dog and join our costume contest! Discover new canine products and receive more free supplies from our Spooktacular 

      Cost is $10 per dog.

      Register online before Oct. 20 at: https://parks.cincyregister.com/howloween2018


      • October 21, 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      • Adventure Outpost at Winton Woods

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      If you already taken a Great Parks’ outdoor archery class then give this challenge a shot! After quickly reviewing the steps to archery success, archers will aim toward hitting the target from further distances. For ages 13 and up. ($16/person, register by 3 days in advance)

      Learn more here. 

      • October 22, 2018
      • 6:00 PM
      • Braunstein 300

      Organization: UC | Sustainability

      Land change is a pervasive phenomenon caused by changing climate, and, in recent decades, by the rapid population growth and accelerated industrialization. As a part of a positive feedback loop, land cover changes in turn directly impact climate change and environmental conditions. Thus, the assessment of land-cover changes is of prime importance for the effective planning and management of resources. It provides necessary information for making decisions on a trade-off between development and conservation. This talk will describe a project to map changes to land cover landscapes which occurred during the 1992-2015 period. The final product of this project is a global thematic map of land change with 39 different change categories pertaining to transitions (from one specific type of landscape to another) and their magnitude. Statistics of transitions will also be discussed as well as prospects for forecasting a future change. More information here.
      • October 23, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • Boone County Arboretum 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, 41091

      Organization: Boone County Arboretum

      Join us for a guided tour of beautiful fall color and learn which trees and shrubs give the best seasonal color. Meet at the Concession Building (by the flag pole).

      Registration required - register now through Monday, Oct 22, 2018 9:12pm.

      Find more information here. 

      • October 24, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Turner Farm 7400 Given Rd Cincinnati, OH 45243

      Organization: Turner Farm

      This class will cover the foundations of fermentation practices to get you more comfortable both using fermented products and fermenting at home. You will even leave the class with a kombucha scoby so you can get the ball rolling at home right away. Chef Stephanie will go through how to use fermented products beyond yogurt at home to create interesting, healthy dishes.

      Items include:

      • Ginger Beer
      • Kombucha
      • Kimchi / Sauerkraut
      • Miso Tempeh Stirfry with Soba Noodles

      Early Registration: $65

      After October 10th: $75


      • October 26, 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.


      ReuseConex is coming to Cincinnati October 18-20!  We hope to see you there and will postpone our next regular meeting until the following Friday, October 26, 12:00-1:30
       pm.


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



      • October 26, 2018
      • 7:30 PM
      • Common Roots Pub, 3642 8th St. West, Cincinnati

      Organization: Common Roots, Enright Urban EcoVillage

      Tanner Yess, Program Director of Groundwork Cincinnati, will be speaking as a part of the Nature in the City Series. 

      For more information visit www.enrightecovillage.org

      • October 27, 2018

      Organization: Taking Root

      Thanks to the passion of millions, National Make a Difference Day is the nation’s largest day of volunteering.  In collaboration with Points of Light and the generosity of Newman’s Own, National Make a Difference Day rallies millions of people in a single day to help change the nation.

      Locally, in the fall of 2014, The Taking Root Steering Committee had an idea to have community volunteer tree plantings on National Make a Difference Day.  Tree planting on this day would increase regional awareness of the Taking Root reforestation efforts and encourage volunteer commitment to the concept of 

      reforestation.  The Make a Difference Day (MaDD) Team was created on that day and is now recruiting people and facilitating community volunteer tree plantings throughout the eight county Taking Root region (Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana).

      Since 2014, the MaDD Team has continued its efforts to facilitate community tree plantings.  To date, the MaDD Team has assisted more than 400 volunteers planting more than 2000 trees in the eight counties of the Taking Root region.

      Our multi-year partners include the cities of Newport and Covington in Kentucky, and the cities of Wyoming, Lockland, Woodlawn in Ohio.  Last year environmental non-profits joined in: Cincinnati Nature Center, Millcreek Groundworks, Western Wildlife Corridor and Little Miami Inc. all held Make a Difference Day tree plantings.

      As trees grow larger, their impact on the ecological economic, emotional and aesthetic aspects of the environmentincreases.  Trees that are planted and sited well can live 100 years, providing benefits for many generations.  Engaging volunteers in planting trees and learning about the benefits of trees changes a community’s perspective about its environment.  Educated and committed volunteers permit a community to improve its physical and economic health and pass this knowledge on to the next generation. permanently changing the community paradigm.

      The MaDD Team offers advice and contact information for anyone wanting to plant trees on Make Difference Day.  Team members help with information on fundraising, volunteer recruitment, appropriate tree selection, tree planting, and toolkit essentials for a planting event in your community.  The MaDD Team also coordinates an annual tree sale exclusively for MaDD tree planters.

      Find more information here. 


      • October 27, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
      • Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center, 9001 Mt Hope Rd, Harrison, OH 45030

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Part picking up litter and part jogging, this European sensation has made its way to the Great Parks. Don’t forget, man’s best friend loves this planet too! Bring your dog out to Miami Whitewater Forest and let them help you plog. Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center (Free)

      More information here. 

      • October 27, 2018
      • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Adventure Outpost, 10248 Mc Kelvey Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      10/27, 1:30–3:30 p.m. at Adventure Outpost

      Join one of our female instructors for an interactive discussion on backpacking gear and packing tips for women. ($15/person)

      Register

      • October 28, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Voice of America MetroPark - 7850 VOA Park Dr. West Chester, OH

      Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

      “Bark” your calendars for a trick-or-treat trail designed for both dogs and children, the Doggy Dash 2.4 mile fun run, and a Pupper Parade!

      The Trick-or-treat Trail will be open from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
      Doggy Dash takes off at 12:00 p.m.
      Parade starts at 1:30 p.m.

      Dog prizes for cutest, scariest, best duo/group, and most original categories are awarded in the parade. Photo opportunities, vendors, and a dog obstacle course will also be available.

      Rescue centers will have adoptable dogs to “rent” if you don’t have your own pet. Pre-registration is available online. Day of registration for the Fun Run will begin at 11:00 a.m. and registration for all other activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. Children are FREE with a paid canine. Price will increase to $6/dog + $6 for the Fun Run after 10/22/18 through the day of the event.

      Find more information here. 

      • October 28, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • 961 Barg Salt Run Rd. Milford, OH 45150

      Organization: RAPTOR Inc. 

      RAPTOR Inc. will open our doors to the public on the last Sunday of each month (March-November) from 1pm to 4pm. During these times our educators will be available to welcome guests, lead tours, conduct educational programs with our avian ambassadors, share biological artifacts, and answer questions. Participate in special activity stations, shop for merchandise, and enjoy some treats! The Open Houses are FUN and FREE! (Private tours and educational programs can still be scheduled at other times by appointment.)

      For more information click here. 

      • October 28, 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      • TBA

      Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

      The Western Wildlife Corridor will offer a "fall color hike" during what is expected to be the peak period for autumn colors. Stop back to this calendar for additional details including the location of the event.

      • November 01, 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.



      • November 01, 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.


      • November 01, 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      Organization: Green Umbrella 

      Join us for Green Drinks! Check back later for specific locations. 

      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!

      • November 02, 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!



      • November 03, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Instructor: Wes Duren, Co-owner of Marvin’s Organic Gardens

      Cost: $30, or $50 for 2-part series (spring and fall)

      This hands-on workshop focuses on the cultivation of shiitake and morel mushrooms on logs. Learn to select, harvest, inoculate and care for logs in order to grow abundant and lasting shiitake and morel mushrooms. Japanese Shitake farmers used to beat their logs as a form of shock to initiate mushrooms to grow! How far will you go to grow your shitake? Logs and spawn will be provided to take home. *Please bring a 1 x 1 cardboard box to get your system started.

      Register online or call 513-221-0981. 

      • November 07, 2018
      • 7:00 AM
      • TUC 400 B

      Organization: UC | Sustainability

      What are the intersections of environmental justice and transportation? How can transportation be used to boost sustainability in the Cincinnati region? What does connectivity have to do with quality of life and resiliency? Join UC|sustainability for a panel discussion on "Transportation for Sustainability" to hear from some of our regions experts!

      Panelists include:

      Wade Johnston, Director of Tri-State Trails

      Elese Daniel, Education and Outreach Manager of Cincy Red Bike

      Tanner Yess, Deputy Director, Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek

      John Gardocki, Planning and Special Projects Manager, Butler County Regional Transit Authority

      Moderated by Daniel Hart, UC's Sustainability Coordinator

      Click here for more information.

      • November 08, 2018
      • 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

      Organization: Cincinnati Observatory Center

      175th Anniversary!

      For more information, please call 513-321-5186.

      • November 09, 2018
      • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Urban Artifacts 1660 Blue Rock Street Cincinnati, OH, 45223

      Organization: Groundwork Cincinnati

      Blues Brews, and BBQ's

      SAVE THE DATE!  More info coming soon!

      • November 10, 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Kingfisher Trail, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

      Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

      Work with one of our outdoor instructors to determine how to locate and treat stream water while backpacking. ($15/person)

      All programs are offered at Winton Woods on a Saturday and require registration at least three days prior to program date at https://www.greatparks.org/parks/winton-woods/adventure-outpost. Programs are for ages 12 and up.

      Register

      • November 13, 2018
      • 6:00 PM
      • TUC 417

      Organization: UC | Sustainability

      What does it mean to be a good neighbor and member of your community? Join us tonight for Living in the Neighborhood: Center for Community Engagement

      Recognizing that safety, wellness, and community are integral elements of sustainability, Living in the Neighborhood is a collaborative, interdisciplinary speaker series hosted by UC|sustainabilityUniversity of Cincinnati Center for Community Engagement , University of Cincinnati Student Wellness Center and the Office of Community Development with the vision of enhancing the Uptown Cincinnati community through creating more livable, just, and robust neighborhoods.


      The first installment of this series is led by the Center for Community Engagement and will explore:

      -What does it mean to be a member of a community
      -Why community matters
      -Civic Engagement
      -Addressing Inequalities
      -Promoting Justice and Equality
      -Opportunities for Involvement

      • September 4th – TUC 417, 6:00pm, hosted by the Center for Community Engagement

      • October 9th – TUC 417, 6:00pm, hosted by the Student Wellness Center

      • November 13th –TUC 417, 6:00pm, hosted by the Office of Sustainability

      • November 14, 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



      • November 15, 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.




      • November 16, 2018
      • 7:00 AM
      • November 17, 2018
      • 4:00 PM
      • 700 Enright Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45205

      Organization: Imago

      This is a two day event
      11/16 7:00 – 9:00 pm
      11/17 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Nature is ripe with metaphor, reflective experiences, and opportunities to get lost & found. The “natural” world provides folks with the context that we need to cultivate soulful human experiences. Spend the weekend with other soul-seekers, exploring the wild and unique oasis of Imago Earth Center, while asking deep questions about soul, purpose, and making the most of life!

      During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to engage in:

      – Solo hiking/wandering on the land,
      – Council-based conversation with other participants,
      – Guided creative writing and poetic reflection,
      – Group meals, laughter, and great interpersonal connections,
      – And more!

      About our Presenter, Amy Tuttle:
      Amy Tuttle, MA Transformative Arts, is deeply engaged in the work of nature-centered exploration of the human journey. Tuttle sees nature-based ceremony and art-making as a great tools for spiritual search, storytelling, and personal transformation. She has taught workshops on the intersection of “nature, art-making, and exploring the soul” at Grailville Program & Retreat Center, Imago Earth Center, and Sankofa House Cincinnati. She has led trainings, workshops, art classes, and art installations around the world: from India to Haiti. Tuttle has studied with teachers and coaches around the country and completed a nature-based Depth Council Training program with the Animas Valley Institute. She believes that the more connected we are to our sense of purpose, the more service we can offer our communities in these vital times!

      For more information click here. 

      • November 16, 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.



      • November 17, 2018
      • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45220

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

      The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 36th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of 3 million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. NEW: Santa will be available for visits starting at 4 p.m., an hour before the rest of the festivities begin.


      Open Sunday – Thursday – 5p – 9p
      Friday & Saturday – 5p – 10p

      Closed Thanksgiving (open during the day), Christmas Eve (open during the day) and Christmas Day (closed all day).

      No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission.


      • November 19, 2018
      • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      • Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

      You are invited to a celebration of 40 years of achievement with
      Working In
      Neighborhoods. WIN welcomes your support for the future opportunities before us today!
       
      WIN builds communities by engaging people in strategies to change their lives
      and the urban Cincinnati neighborhoods in which they live. Our unique approach is
      comprehensive: education for economic survival, fresh and healthy food, youth enrichment, and safe neighborhoods.
       
      Home Ownership is our long-term goal. Learning economic competencies and becoming bankable by building on WIN’s synergy is our vision. Energy efficient, innovative, healthy homes are keys to family stability in the neighborhoods WIN serves.
       
      Monday, November 19th, 2018
      A Look Back & Forty Into The Future
      40th Anniversary Celebration: Energizing for Forty More!
      Hyatt Regency in Downtown Cincinnati
       
      Our partners and sponsors have been essential keys to our success. On behalf of WIN, I hope that you will consider joining our celebration by becoming a sponsor for this significant event. Among other benefits, your sponsorship will include acknowledgement in event promotional materials as well as complimentary tickets.  You will be acknowledged as an important partner in WIN’s work and will directly help us achieve our goals to raise the much needed funding which enables us to continue with our mission.

      Registration for this event opens in September!

      • November 20, 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. 





      • November 25, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • 961 Barg Salt Run Rd. Milford, OH 45150

      Organization: RAPTOR Inc. 

      RAPTOR Inc. will open our doors to the public on the last Sunday of each month (March-November) from 1pm to 4pm. During these times our educators will be available to welcome guests, lead tours, conduct educational programs with our avian ambassadors, share biological artifacts, and answer questions. Participate in special activity stations, shop for merchandise, and enjoy some treats! The Open Houses are FUN and FREE! (Private tours and educational programs can still be scheduled at other times by appointment.)

      For more information click here. 

      • November 30, 2018
      • 7:30 PM
      • Common Roots Pub, 3642 8th St. West, Cincinnati

      Organization: Common Roots, Enright Urban EcoVillage

      Lois Arkin, founder of L.A Ecovillage will be speaking as a part of the Nature in the City Series. 

      For more information visit www.enrightecovillage.org

      • December 06, 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.



      • December 06, 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.


      • December 07, 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!



      • December 07, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Join us for a CGC annual event! Bring your pruners, wire-cutters and scissors and we'll provide a bundle of fresh cut greens, some warm refreshments and holiday spirit. A limited quantity of extra greens, novelties and ribbon will be available for purchase. 

      Whether your container is an old family favorite, found item or recent purchase, we will help you channel your inner artist to visualize and realize a beautiful table decoration. With special attention being given to mechanics and structural elements, the sky is the limit for accents you would like to bring and include in your work.

      Cost: $30; registration is limited so reserve your spot early!  

      Register online or call 513-221-0981. 


      • December 08, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Join us for a CGC annual event! Bring your pruners, wire-cutters and scissors and we'll provide a bundle of fresh cut greens, some warm refreshments and holiday spirit. A limited quantity of extra greens, novelties and ribbon will be available for purchase. 

      Enjoy the friendly pace and individual attention from Sue Trusty as you construct a holiday arrangement in your own container.  

      Cost: $30; registration is limited so reserve your spot early!  

      Register online or call 513-221-0981. 


      • December 08, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • 2715 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206

      Organization: Civic Garden Center

      Join us for a CGC annual event! Bring your pruners, wire-cutters and scissors and we'll provide a bundle of fresh cut greens, some warm refreshments and holiday spirit. A limited quantity of extra greens, novelties and ribbon will be available for purchase.

      Your neighbors will be "green" with envy when they see your beautiful door decoration! We provide greens, seasonal berries, frames, mechanics and expert instruction from Sue Trusty. Feel free to bring any embellishments to suit your taste or décor.

      Cost: $30; registration is limited so reserve your spot early!  

      Register online or call 513-221-0981.

      • December 12, 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



      • December 18, 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. 





      • December 20, 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.




      • December 21, 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.



    Past events

    September 22, 2018 Great Miami River First Peoples Celebration
    September 22, 2018 People's #SewerJustice Platform
    September 22, 2018 Fall NEP Clean Up
    September 22, 2018 (copy) Buckeye Trace Habitat Restoration