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

    • January 08, 2020
    • (EST)
    • November 11, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Virtual event
    • 81
    Register


    The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

    We alternate monthly between full council meetings and impact team meetings. Our 2020 full council meetings will be:

    • Wednesday, January 8, 2:30-4:30 pm
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2:30-4:30 pm
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2:30-4:30 pm - via zoom (register to receive link)
    • In lieu of our July meeting, we are hosting a Farm to Table Virtual Cooking Class Fundraiser on July 16
    • Wednesday, September 9, 2:30-4:30 pm - via zoom (register to receive link)
    • Wednesday, November 11, 2:30-4:30 pm - via zoom (register to receive link) 

    Full Council Meetings are an opportunity to network, learn about being an effective food system advocate, and be involved in strategically prioritizing the regional good food policy agenda.

    Objectives:

    • Create a forum that brings together stakeholders from all segments of the food system to generate new relationships and share best practices.
    • Initiate research and recommend policies that increase food security in communities as well as social and economic opportunities for food producers, distributors, and consumers throughout the region.
    • Advocate for food security through a regional food system development agenda at the city, county and regional levels.
    • Serve as a resource to the community to assist in local food system development programs and projects related to health and nutrition, land use, food waste recovery, community food assessment and local purchasing.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council here.

      • April 03, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • December 06, 2020
      • (EST)
      • 9 sessions
      • Online Webinar Series

      Organization: USGBC Ohio

      Local community members can fulfill CE requirements and enhance their knowledge of LEED.

      In 2020, expand your knowledge about LEED v4 and LEED v4.1 with monthly First Friday webinars.

      USGBC local communities in the East North Central region (Detroit Region, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio) will once again offer a monthly webinar series on different aspects of LEED.

      The webinars mainly feature videos covering helpful information on LEED v4 and LEED v4.1, taken from previously approved course videos presented by our leading Education Partners on Education @USGBC and by speakers featured at Greenbuild 2018.

      Local USGBC members, LEED credential holders and other sustainability professionals can use these webinars to fulfill continuing education requirements for GBCI and AIA credentials, to increase their knowledge of LEED and to find tools to transform the green building marketplace locally.

      Costing only $10 for all attendees, the webinars are held on the first Friday of each month throughout the year. If you are a current USGBC community and/or USGBC national member, you can contact us to request a promo code for free access to all upcoming webinars. 

      Check out our full list of upcoming courses, and sign up for each.

      2020 First Friday LEED webinars: 

      April 3: LEED Residential—The Evolution Towards Higher-performing Homes

      May 1: Leed v4 Quality Views

      June 5: Approaching Net Zero: Solutions for Commercial Buildings

      July 10: Sustainable Synergy: How Manufacturers and Scientists Can Collaborate

      Aug. 7: Green Code for High-performance Healthcare

      Sept. 4: LEED for Existing Buildings

      Oct. 2: Keep Your Construction Materials Sustainable

      Nov. 6: Be Cool—How Designers Can Improve Thermal Comfort With HVLS Fans

      Dec. 6: Introduction to Fully Ducted Heat Pumps for All-electric Heating and Cooling


      • May 14, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • December 10, 2020
      • (EST)
      • 8 sessions
      • Online

      Organization: USGBC Ohio

      Our new webinar series will be held on Second Thursdays at 1pm EST, running from May through December 2020. Each webinar will offer one hour of continuing education and an opportunity for attendee participation. We are excited to offer webinars on a wide variety of green building themes including taking a deep dive into several exemplary green building projects, thought leadership on how set your city apart with LEED certification, a celebration of women leaders in the green building industry, and more. Please be sure to register for each one, to receive webinar access.

      Webinar Schedule 


      • August 28, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • October 09, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Various Locations

      Organization: Civic Garden Center


      Friday, September 4 - Civic Garden Center (2715 Reading Rd, 45206)

      Friday, September 11 - South Cumminsville Community Garden (3618 Roll Ave, 45223)

      Saturday, September 12 - Spring Grove Community Garden (4680 Chickering Ave, 45232)

      Friday, September 18 - Civic Garden Center (2715 Reading Rd, 45206)

      Friday, September 25 - May St. Orchard (2706 May St, 45206)

      Saturday, September 26 - Concord Community Garden (2400 Concord St, 45206)

      Friday, October 9 - Spring Grove Community Garden (4680 Chickering Ave, 45232)

      Learn more: https://www.civicgardencenter.org/volunteer/

      Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094fa5a622a7fd0-fall

      Email volunteer@civicgardencenter.org

      • September 16, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • December 16, 2020
      • (EST)
      • 4 sessions
      • Virtual Event

      Organization: USGBC

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      The virtual series will run from May through December.

      Due to the public health situation with COVID-19, USGBC has canceled all in-person events for 2020. USGBC communities in the East North Central region quickly pivoted and transitioned some of our timeliest in-person event content into a series of engaging monthly webinars.

      Forging ahead together—virtually

      The new Road to a Resilient Heartland Webinar Series is designed to build energy and excitement for our in-person conference debuting in 2021, while delivering important education content the community needs now.

      Registration is not yet open, but we hope you will help us in our commitment to LEED Zero and join us as a sponsor.

      The series will be delivered as eight, live webinars running from May through December. Each webinar will offer one hour of LEED specific continuing education and an opportunity for attendee participation.

      Session information

      Sessions will include a wide array of green building topics that were slated for our inaugural Regional Conference - Resilient Heartland. We hope you will join us at one or more of these exciting sessions:

      To support this effort for green building engagement and education moving forward, please join us as series sponsor or a webinar sponsor. If you would like more information, please email us. We look forward to moving forward, together.


      • September 17, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • October 03, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Various Locations

      Organization: Cincinnati Parks

      Learn more here.

      Join organizer Mary White and community volunteers in a bi-weekly effort to cleanup parks in the east region. Just one hour - and YOU can make a difference!  

      Schedule & Locations (12pm - 1pm)

      • Thursday, July 30 @ Drake Park 
      • ** Saturday, August 8 @ Drake Park - reschedule date from rain-out
      • Thursday, August 13 @ Kennedy Heights Park
      • Saturday, August 22 @ Martin Luther King Park
      • Saturday, September 5 @ Alms Park
      • Saturday, September 19 @ Ault Park
      • Saturday, October 3 @ Stanbery Park
      • Saturday, October 17 @ Owl's Nest Park 

      Meet at the parking lot and work throughout the park on litter pick up. All litter will be sorted and discarded/recycled accordingly after the event. 

      Volunteers must wear close-toed shoes, dress in clothing appropriate to the weather (lightweight/long pants). We recommend all volunteers wear a face covering, gloves, hat, sunscreen. Please bring a refillable water bottle, parks discourages single use plastics. 

      Social distancing and safest guidelines in response to Covid-19 will be followed.  


      • September 26, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • October 03, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Hollywood Drive-In Theatre 1538 Cedar Avenue 45224

      Co-Sponsored by Green Umbrella


      Women in Film Cincinnati hosts the Better Cities Film Festival at Hollywood Drive In, the best films on making cities better. Films@ 8 pm!

      About This Event

      20 short films we're screening over two nights have all been featured in Better Cities Film Festival. WIF Cincinnati selected these 20 for their relevance to urban issues we face here -- making Cincinnati more bike and pedestrian friendly, increasing affordable housing, minority entrepreneurship, racial equity, and building sustainably.

      You can buy a walk-in/bike-in ticket for $10, BYO chair/blanket and FM radio so you can tune into the cinema sound. Or, drive in with friends & familiy. Hollywood Drive In only accomodates 40 vehicles, so buy your $25/car ticket now before we sell out!

      Female Filmmakers are featured, and films by women make up the entire first half of the program September 26. On Oct. 3, our anchor film is by a local female filmmaker. Highlighting women working in our region's Film/TV/Digital industry is an important aspect of WIF CIncinnati's mission.

      Thank You Sponsors: Haile Foundation, MVAH Partners, First Financial Bank, Reser Bicycle Outfitters, Queen City Bike, Urban Land Institute, Green Umbrella, The Port's HURC, Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance, Cincinnati Development Fund, Cincinnati Recreation Commission and Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority.

      Nothing is more inspiring than a powerful story! So, we will engage in post-film discussion led by Cincinnati City Councilmembers, from10-11 pm at Brink Brewing, across from Hollywood Drive In. CM Greg Landsman leads on Sep 26 and CM Jan-Michele Kearney leads on Oct. 3.

      We have celebrity emcees to help WIF raffle off wonderful prizes at the event. Channel 9's Cincy Lifestyles Anchor Mona Morrow is our emcee Sep. 26 and our emcee Oct 3 will be named shortly.

      Raffle prizes include a basket of delicious chocolates, a Reels on Wheels mobile cinema, private yoga lessons, pet portraits, fine art, wine, gift certificates and more (see photos below).

      Raffle tickets are $8, for sale here and at the event. Bring your raffle receipt with you on movie night and you'll drop your ticket(s) into the prize basket(s) that you hope to win.

      Women in Film Cincinnati members receive a free raffle ticket! If you'd like to join our organization, we'd love to have you, so join before you come to film festival. WIFCincinnati


      • September 28, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • October 02, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 5 sessions
      • Virtual Events

      Organization: City of Cincinnati

      Image may contain: text that says 'EVCINCYWEEK2020 CINCINNATI Join the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability for a week-long celebration of EVs! MONDAY, SEPT 28 TUESDAY, SEPT. 29 12-1PMET 2-3 PM ET ELECTRIFYING COMPANIES & COMMUNITY ASSETS EV CHARGING RENAISSANCE IN CINCINNATI RSVP: http://bit.l/ElectrifyWorksites RSVP: http://bit.ly/EVroomSept WEDNESDAY, SEP. 30 1-2PMET CINCINNATI'S E-BIKE REVOLUTION THURSDAY, OCT. 2-3PMET LEADING ON MUNICIPAL FLEET ELECTRIFICATION RSVP: http://bit.ly/EVCincyandEBikes RSVP: http://bit.ly/FleetElectrification FRIDAY, OCT. 2- Special in-person event in Findlay Market, 10-10:45 AM For details, visit http://bit.lylEVCincyWeek2020'

      Join EVCincy and partners from around the City for EV Cincy Week -- our recognition of National Drive Electric Week, Sep 26-Oct 4, 2020. This annual celebration helps raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, bikes, and more. 

      Learn more here or register via the links below.

      All of our events are FREE to the public


      • Monday, Sept. 28 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

      WEBINAR: Electrifying Companies and Community Assets

      Curious about having EV charging at your worksite? This resource rich webinar will

      answer your questions. Kelly Yearick, Program Manager at Forth Mobility discusses

      their workplace charging toolkit. She is joined by Megan Nauer, Marketing &

      Communications Manager, Cincinnati Art Museum, who will talk about how the iconic

      cultural institute is becoming EV ready.

      Register here


      • Tuesday, Sept. 29 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      E-VROOM ZOOM: Cincinnati's EV Charging Renaissance

      Cincinnati is serious about building out it's EV charging infrastructure! Join Kevin

      Kushman, CEO of Electrada, Irina Filippova, COO Electrada, Brooks Shean,

      General Manager-US East & Central Canada, Flo, and Joe Hansbauer, CEO,

      Corporation for Findlay Market to learn how a local company is helping its hometown

      become EV ready.

      Register here


      • Wednesday, Sept. 30 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

      ZOOM EVENT: Cincinnati's E-bike Revolution

      E-bikes are EVs too! Find out how Cincinnati is adding to its EV ecosystem with these

      alternative mobility options. Join Jason Barron, Executive Director of Cincinnati Red

      Bike, and Shawn Jenkins, Owner of The Garage OTR, for this Zoom discussion.

      Register here


      • Thursday, Oct. 1 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      ZOOM EVENT: Leading on Municipal Fleet Electrification

      The City of Cincinnati is committed to transitioning its fleet to 100% electric by 2035 and

      its journey can inform other municipalities to take that leap. Join Ruth Alfson, Fleet

      Manager, City of Cincinnati, Michael Forrester, Energy Manager, City of Cincinnati,

      and Jordan Wallpe, MW Electric Transportation Manager for Duke Energy, Summer

      Jones, Transportation Alternatives Coordinator, OKI Regional Council of

      Governments, for this event highlighting how government can set the example.

      Register here


      • Friday, Oct. 2 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

      EV LAUNCH EVENT AT FINDLAY MARKET (in person)

      Hosted and organized by Electrada


      • October 01, 2020
      • 8:00 AM (EDT)
      • October 03, 2020
      • 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • 420 Independence Station Rd. Independence, KY 41051

      Organization: Kenton County

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      Learn more here.

      Kenton County Public Works will be hosting its annual Fall Clean-Up October 1-3, 2020 from 8 AM to 4 PM daily at their facility located at 420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY, 41051.

      Clean-ups are intended for Kenton County residents only. Please bring proof of residency such as a driver’s license with current address or a current trash bill. No businesses, including side junk/ construction removal businesses, are permitted. Kenton County Public Works has the right to refuse any and all items transported to Public Works for disposal.


      • October 01, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual Event

      Organization: City of Cincinnati



      Register Here.

      Join Climate Mayors and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business as they host a discussion with leaders of the Ohio Valley region to discuss how local climate initiatives can help stimulate local economies and create jobs, while simultaneously improving public health.

      Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown will join moderator CB Bhattacharya, H.J. Zoffer Chair in Sustainability and Ethics at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, to discuss how local multi-sector partnerships are delivering meaningful results and how a federal government committed to enacting climate-forward policies can work in tandem with cities across the country to amplify and accelerate existing efforts.

      From left to right: Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and moderated by CB Bhattacharya

      This event is the fourth in the Climate Mayors National Dialogue on a Green and Equitable Recovery, a nationwide speaker series advocating for national leadership to prioritize recovery policies that are environmentally sustainable and socially just in the time of COVID-19.


      • October 02, 2020
      • (EDT)
      • Tree Pick Up near 5073 Gray Rd. Details sent with confimation

      Organization: Taking Root