Regional Climate Collaborative Launch

  • July 21, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • virtual event


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Regional Climate Collaborative Virtual Launch Event

July 21, 1:00-2:30 PM

This event is free and open to the public. 

Join Green Umbrella for the launch of our Regional Climate Collaborative, a network that will support regional governments, organizations, and their communities to design and implement equitable climate solutions across Greater Cincinnati.

This event is open to governments, community-based organizations, businesses, and community members across our 10-county region. As this effort is focused on policies and public-sector action, we specifically encourage local and regional government officials to join and learn more about this new and exciting initiative. 


Featured speakers include: 

  • Carla Walker - Director of Environmental Justice and Equity, World Resources Institute

  • Annie Bennett - Associate Director, Adaptation Program at the Georgetown Climate Center

  • Dan Dickerman - Senior Program Officer, Institute for Sustainable Communities

  • Geoff Milz - Township Administrator, Colerain Township, Ohio

  • Meeka Owens - City Councilor, City of Cincinnati

  • Matt Flaherty - Resilience Implementation Manager, Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute

  • Travis Miller - Regional Planning Manager, OKI Regional Council of Governments

  • Tanner Yess - Co-Executive Director, Groundwork Ohio River Valley

  • Savannah Sullivan - Climate Policy Director, Green Umbrella


During the event, Green Umbrella and partners will cover:

  • What is a Regional Climate Collaborative?

  • How have Regional Climate Collaboratives across the country supported local community climate planning and implementation?

  • The importance of building local government capacity, engaging community members and organizations, and centering equity for regional climate action 

  • Case studies on successful regional equitable climate programs, projects, and policies

  • Opportunities for local governments, community members and organizations, businesses, and universities to get engaged

  • Next steps for participating in the Greater Cincinnati Regional Climate Collaborative

And if you're in the Greater Cincinnati area, meet us in-person for a Green Drinks Happy Hour following the event at Braxton Brewing in Covington, KY! From 4:30-5:30 pm we'll explore resilience projects in Covington followed by a happy hour networking event from 5:30-7:00 pm. 


About the Regional Climate Collaborative

Through our Climate Policy program, Green Umbrella is dedicated to working with regional local governments and their communities to kickstart and accelerate climate action in Greater Cincinnati. Regional Climate Collaboratives are a proven model that help communities share best practices, align local initiatives, develop opportunities for regional collaboration, and help secure funding and technical assistance to collectively address climate impacts. With this launch, Greater Cincinnati joins more than 30 other Regional Climate Collaboratives currently working to improve the quality of life in communities, resilience of infrastructure, and predictability of budgets. Green Umbrella’s Climate Policy team will act as the primary facilitator of this ongoing program and will work directly with governments, organizations, and other institutions who join as members.

Learn more about Green Umbrella's Climate Policy program and contact our Climate Policy Director, Savannah Sullivan, with any questions:

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