Join Us

Individual members and representatives of Member Organizations are invited to participate in our Green Umbrella Action Teams. Our Teams bring together people who share an interest in a particular environmental topic: Energy, Waste Reduction, Transportation, Greenspace, Water, Local Food and Outdoors. 

Teams meet monthly to share best practices, exchange information, and implement strategies to promote sustainability in their field and drive progress on Action Team 2020 Goals. It is a great way to network, learn, and contribute. To learn more about participating with an Action Team, please click on the team of your interest and contact the Team Chair for membership information and to learn when the next meeting will be held.

View our progress in 2017

Check out our calendar below to view the next Action Team meeting!

Upcoming Action Team meetings

    • January 03, 2019
    • December 05, 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45227

    Organization: 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.


    • January 04, 2019
    • December 06, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 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 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Mark your calendars!


    • January 17, 2019
    • December 19, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 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 monthly on the third Thursday of every month.


    • January 18, 2019
    • December 20, 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • 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.


    • January 22, 2019
    • December 17, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    The Greenspace Action Team will meet monthly in 2019 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

    Please note: January's meeting has been rescheduled to January 22nd.

    * As of January 2019 the Greenspace Action Team meetings will be held at the Green Umbrella office conference room located at 5030 Oaklawn Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45227

    • February 07, 2019
    • December 05, 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • 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.


    • February 13, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • 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.


    • June 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
    • 347
    Register

    Registration Opens February 25, 2019!

    In 2019, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will continue to explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability by focusing on opportunities in the new green economy. We will take a look at how businesses, institutions and communities are finding success by incorporating sustainable practices into their operations.

    Highlights for this year’s Summit:

    • A keynote address by Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and writer on business strategy and mega-trends. Winston advises many of the world’s leading companies on how to navigate and profit from solving humanity’s biggest challenges. He is the author of The Big Pivot and co-wrote the international bestseller Green to Gold.
    • A plenary session featuring regional winners of the Bloomberg Foundation American Cities Climate Challenge.
    • A lunchtime awards ceremony honoring regional organizations who have successfully incorporated sustainability into their operations
    • Breakout sessions where attendees can dive deeper into issues such as energy, transportation, innovations in water technology, institutional food purchasing, waste reduction, healthcare, cultivating emerging leaders, greening communities and green workforce development opportunities.

    Attend the Summit:

    Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability. We bring together a broad audience that seeks to engage in thoughtful discussion, share best practices, celebrate the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout the Midwest and identify areas for future regional collaboration. We invite all who are interested to join us on June 14, 2019 and be ready to deepen your understanding and expand your network.

    Registration Prices:

    Student

    • Early Bird: $15
    • After May 13th: $20

    Green Umbrella Members

    • Early Bird: $45
    • After May 13th: $55

    General Admission

    • Early Bird: $65
    • After May 13th: $75

    NEW Green Umbrella Members (includes 1 year individual membership)

    • Early Bird: $80
    • After May 13th: $90


    Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability. We bring together a broad audience of professionals who seek to engage in thoughtful discussion, share best practices, celebrate the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout the Midwest and identify areas for future regional collaboration. We invite all who are interested to join us on June 14.

    Learn more about opportunities for Sponsorships and Exhibitors.
    • June 14, 2019
    • 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.

    GREEN Sponsor: $10,000+

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

      Sustainability 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 (row 1) of program booklet and on any materials for key program element
      • Logo, link and feature piece on Sponsor Page (row 1) of website
      • Logo recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
      • Eight (8) complimentary Summit passes for full table reservation
      • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall

      Conservation Sponsor: $2,500

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

      Life-Cycle Sponsor: $1,500

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

      Stewardship Sponsor: $500

      • Logo on Sponsor page (row 4) of program booklet
      • Logo on Sponsor Page (row 4) of website
      • Two (2) complimentary Summit passes
      • Name recognition included on all e-mail event promotion
      • Opportunity to host table in Exhibitors’ Hall for additional $100 ($300 value)
      • June 14, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
      Register

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

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

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

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

      • Electric connections are available for an additional $25 fee

      • One (1) complimentary Summit pass

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

      For additional information please contact Ryan Mooney-Bullock.

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

      • September 28, 2019
      • September 29, 2019
      • Across the Tri-State Region

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

       All events are free and open to the public!

      Celebrate the outdoors on September 28 and 29 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 

    Past events

    December 21, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team December Meeting: Canceled
    December 20, 2018 Transportation Action Team December meeting: Canceled
    December 18, 2018 Greenspace Action Team December Meeting: Canceled
    December 12, 2018 Energy Action Team December Meeting: CANCELED
    December 07, 2018 Watershed Action Team December Meeting
    December 06, 2018 20th Anniversary Celebration SPONSORSHIP
    December 06, 2018 Local Food Action Team December Meeting - Canceled
    December 06, 2018 Outdoor Action Team December Meeting: CANCELED
    November 27, 2018 Greenspace Action Team November Meeting
    November 16, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team November Meeting
    November 15, 2018 Transportation Action Team November meeting
    November 14, 2018 Energy Action Team November Meeting
    November 02, 2018 Watershed Action Team November Meeting
    November 01, 2018 Local Food Action Team November Meeting
    November 01, 2018 Outdoor Action Team November Meeting
    October 26, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team October Meeting
    October 18, 2018 Transportation Action Team October meeting
    October 16, 2018 Greenspace Action Team October Meeting
    October 10, 2018 Energy Action Team October Meeting
    October 05, 2018 Watershed Action Team October Meeting
    October 04, 2018 Local Food Action Team October Meeting
    October 04, 2018 CANCELLED: Outdoor Action Team October Meeting
    September 29, 2018 Great Outdoor Weekend
    September 21, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team September Meeting
    September 20, 2018 Transportation Action Team September meeting
    September 18, 2018 Greenspace Action Team September Meeting
    September 12, 2018 Energy Action Team September Meeting
    September 07, 2018 Watershed Action Team September Meeting
    September 06, 2018 Local Food Action Team September Meeting
    September 06, 2018 Outdoor Action Team September Meeting
    August 21, 2018 Greenspace Action Team August Meeting
    August 17, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team August Meeting - Rumpke Landfill Tour
    August 16, 2018 Transportation Action Team August meeting - GU Exclusive Registration for Ohio Conference on Freight
    August 08, 2018 Energy Action Team August Meeting
    August 03, 2018 Watershed Action Team August Meeting
    August 02, 2018 Local Food Action Team August Meeting
    August 02, 2018 Outdoor Action Team August Meeting
    July 20, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team July Meeting
    July 19, 2018 Transportation Action Team - NO JULY MEETING
    July 17, 2018 Greenspace Action Team July Meeting
    July 11, 2018 Energy Action Team July Meeting
    July 06, 2018 Watershed Action Team July Meeting
    July 05, 2018 Local Food Action Team July Meeting
    July 05, 2018 Outdoor Action Team July Meeting
    June 22, 2018 CHANGE OF DATE: Waste Reduction Action Team June Meeting
    June 21, 2018 Transportation Action Team June meeting
    June 19, 2018 Greenspace Action Team June Meeting
    June 15, 2018 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION for 2018 Sustainability Summit
    June 15, 2018 SPONSOR REGISTRATION for 2018 Sustainability Summit
    June 13, 2018 Energy Action Team June Meeting
    June 07, 2018 Local Food Action Team June Meeting
    June 07, 2018 Outdoor Action Team June Meeting
    June 01, 2018 Watershed Action Team June Meeting
    May 18, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team May Meeting
    May 17, 2018 Transportation Action Team May meeting
    May 15, 2018 Greenspace Action Team May Meeting
    May 09, 2018 Energy Action Team May Meeting
    May 04, 2018 Watershed Action Team May Meeting
    May 03, 2018 Local Food Action Team May Meeting
    May 03, 2018 Outdoor Action Team May Meeting
    April 20, 2018 CANCELLED: Waste Reduction Action Team April Meeting
    April 19, 2018 Transportation Action Team April meeting
    April 17, 2018 CANCELLED: Greenspace Action Team April Meeting
    April 11, 2018 Energy Action Team April Meeting
    April 06, 2018 Watershed Action Team April Meeting
    April 05, 2018 Local Food Action Team April Meeting
    April 05, 2018 Outdoor Action Team April Meeting
    March 20, 2018 Greenspace Action Team March Meeting
    March 16, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team March Meeting
    March 15, 2018 Transportation Action Team March meeting
    March 14, 2018 Energy Action Team March Meeting
    March 02, 2018 Watershed Action Team March Meeting
    March 01, 2018 Local Food Action Team March Meeting
    March 01, 2018 Outdoor Action Team March Meeting
    February 20, 2018 Greenspace Action Team February Meeting
    February 16, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team February Meeting
    February 14, 2018 Energy Action Team February Meeting
    February 02, 2018 Watershed Action Team February Meeting
    February 01, 2018 Local Food Action Team February Meeting
    February 01, 2018 Outdoor Action Team February Meeting
    January 19, 2018 Waste Reduction Action Team January Meeting
    January 18, 2018 Transportation Action Team January meeting
    January 16, 2018 Greenspace Action Team January Meeting
    January 10, 2018 Energy Action Team Meeting
    January 05, 2018 Watershed Action Team January Meeting
    January 04, 2018 Local Food Action Team January Meeting
    January 04, 2018 Outdoor Action Team January Meeting
    December 19, 2017 CANCELLED: Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    December 15, 2017 CANCELLED: Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    December 07, 2017 Green Umbrella Annual Meeting & Celebration
    December 07, 2017 Annual Meeting & Celebration SPONSORSHIP
    December 01, 2017 Watershed Action Team Meeting
    November 17, 2017 Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    November 16, 2017 Transportation Action Team meeting
    November 14, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    November 03, 2017 Watershed Action Team Meeting
    November 02, 2017 Local Food Action Team Meeting
    November 02, 2017 Outdoors Action Team Meeting
    October 20, 2017 Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    October 17, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    October 06, 2017 Watershed Action Team Meeting
    October 05, 2017 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    October 05, 2017 Local Food Action Team Meeting
    September 21, 2017 Transportation Action Team meeting
    September 19, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    September 19, 2017 Energy Action Team Meeting
    September 15, 2017 Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    September 07, 2017 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    September 07, 2017 Local Food Action Team Meeting
    September 01, 2017 Watershed Action Team Meeting *CHANGE IN TIME AND LOCATION*
    August 18, 2017 Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    August 15, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    August 04, 2017 Watershed Action Team Meeting
    August 03, 2017 Local Food Action Team Meeting
    July 21, 2017 JOINT Local Food & Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    July 20, 2017 Transportation Action Team meeting
    July 18, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    July 14, 2017 2017 Kids Expo EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION
    July 07, 2017 Watershed Action Team Meeting
    June 20, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    June 16, 2017 JOINT MEETING: Transportation and Energy Action Team Meeting
    June 16, 2017 Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    June 09, 2017 2017 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
    June 09, 2017 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION for Summit
    June 09, 2017 SPONSOR REGISTRATION for Summit
    June 02, 2017 CANCELLED: Watershed Action Team Meeting
    May 19, 2017 Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    May 18, 2017 Transportation Action Team meeting
    May 16, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    May 04, 2017 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    May 04, 2017 Local Food Action Team Meeting
    April 28, 2017 Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    April 18, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    April 07, 2017 Watershed Action Team Meeting
    March 16, 2017 Transportation Action Team meeting
    March 15, 2017 Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    February 16, 2017 Catching the Sun Film Screening
    February 02, 2017 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    February 02, 2017 Outdoors Action Team Meeting
    January 20, 2017 Transportation Action Team meeting
    December 16, 2016 CANCELLED: Waste Reduction Action Team meeting
    December 02, 2016 Watershed Action Team meeting
    December 01, 2016 CANCELLED: Local Food Action Team meeting
    December 01, 2016 Meet Me Outdoors Action Team meeting
    November 18, 2016 Waste Reduction Action Team meeting
    November 16, 2016 Land Action Team Meeting
    November 15, 2016 Energy Action Team Meeting
    November 04, 2016 Watershed Action Team meeting
    November 03, 2016 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    November 03, 2016 Local Food Action Team meeting
    November 03, 2016 Meet Me Outdoors Action Team meeting
    October 19, 2016 Energy Action Team Meeting
    October 12, 2016 Waste Reduction Action Team meeting
    October 07, 2016 Watershed Action Team Tours the Cincinnati Zoo
    October 06, 2016 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    October 06, 2016 Local Food Action Team meeting
    October 06, 2016 Meet Me Outdoors Action Team meeting
    October 02, 2016 Great Cincy Strides: Walk with a Doc
    September 17, 2016 National Drive Electric Week Event - Cincinnati
    September 16, 2016 Waste Reduction Action Team meeting
    September 09, 2016 Watershed Action Team meeting
    September 06, 2016 Energy Action Team Meeting
    September 01, 2016 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    September 01, 2016 Local Food Action Team meeting
    September 01, 2016 Meet Me Outdoors Action Team meeting
    August 19, 2016 Waste Reduction Action Team meeting
    August 05, 2016 Watershed Action Team meeting: UPDATED LOCATION
    August 04, 2016 Local Food Action Team meeting
    August 04, 2016 Meet Me Outdoors Action Team meeting
    July 20, 2016 Energy Action Team Meeting
    July 15, 2016 Waste Reduction Action Team meeting
    July 07, 2016 Meet Me Outdoors Action Team meeting
    June 10, 2016 2016 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
    June 10, 2016 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION for Summit
    June 10, 2016 SPONSOR REGISTRATION for Summit
    May 05, 2016 Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
    March 25, 2016 RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1: Energy Action Team Meeting
    November 13, 2015 Let's Do It: Waste Reduction Action Team's Campaign Launch
    October 16, 2015 Transit-Friendly Destinations Kickoff Event
    October 15, 2015 Energy Action Team Meeting
    October 12, 2015 Quarterly Shindig
    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software