2021 GU Climate Policy Quick Highlights

January 24, 2022 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

By Savannah Sullivan, Climate Policy Lead @ Green Umbrella

Quick Summary:
A brief rundown of some Green Umbrella Climate Policy events (including recordings), media features and fun announcements from 2021.


Green Umbrella intern, Oria Daugherty, worked with the Village of Silverton to author a case study on their energy plan implementation - published on the Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit.


"Including Communities of Color in Efforts to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change" - Green Umbrella was joined by the Institute for Sustainable Communities, Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio and Hamilton County Public Health on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition.

Tune into the most recent episode of HOME Cincinnati's Fair Housing Podcast, where Alona Ballard (HOME's Education Outreach Manager) and Savannah Sullivan discuss the intersection of climate issues and housing discrimination.

"Forum Gives Cincinnati Candidates, Voters Chance to Discuss Local Environmental Issues" - Green Umbrella and partners host both Cincinnati mayoral candidates and 18 city council candidates to present their climate platforms.

"4 Ways to Achieve Equitable Sustainability Resilience" - the National League of Ciies featured the collaboration between Green Umbrella, Groundwork Ohio River Valley, and the City of Cincinnati to create an equitable community engagement model for climate planning.

Congratulations to Tom Carroll of the Village of Silverton on his appointment to the US EPA Small Community Advisory Subcommittee! Green Umbrella was honored to recommend Tom for this exciting leadership opportunity.


Check out this 4 minute Climate Policy update from the 2021 Green Umbrella Annual Meeting!

Green Umbrella, Groundwork Ohio River Valley and the City of Cincinnati hosted the Bond Hill & Roselawn Climate Advisory Group Community Showcase, featuring resident leaders and their neighborhood vision.

Green Umbrella joined the NAACP, State of Maine Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, and the Indiana University for the "Justice, Equity and Energy" session at the National Academy of Public Administration's 2021 Fall Meeting.

Green Umbrella joined Colerain Township, A Greater Northbrook, and Rumpke at the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association's 2021 Statewide Planning Conference in October 2021. Check out the session about cross-sector sustainability planning.

Green Umbrella joined Groundwork Ohio River Valley and NASA Develop at their "Changing Climate: Flood and Landslide Susceptibility Along the Ohio-Kentucky Border" event.

Savannah Sullivan moderated the "Sustainable Development: City Policy" forum at GBBN's 2021 Environmental Justice Symposium.

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