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Happy 2022! While this new year brings plenty of uncertainty, I am hopeful about all the possibilities for action in the coming year to make our region more sustainable and resilient for all. The City of Cincinnati's new leadership is focused on climate, equity and environment, and Green Umbrella is expanding its efforts across the region to support local governments, no matter their size or staff capacity to address these crucial priorities. So stay connected with us as we collaborate around shared goals to support an even broader swath of our region.

- Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Green Umbrella Executive Director

Sustainability Spotlights

Green Umbrella Welcomes Erin Rothfuss as Operations Director

Green Umbrella welcomes Erin Rothfuss to the staff as our first Operations Director. Erin will oversee the administrative functions of Green Umbrella to ensure that the organization's programs have access to the support they need to tell their story, administer grants, raise funds, recruit members and coordinate events. She comes to us as a seasoned operations professional from the assisted living sector. Erin will supervise the Communications and Development Coordinators we are in the process of hiring, as well as some of our existing admin team, whose roles are narrowing. Charlie Gonzalez will focus on Events and Member Relations and Kat Schlenker on Finance.

Resident Climate Advisors Present Bond Hill & Roselawn Resilience Plan

In December, Green Umbrella, Groundwork Ohio River Valley and the City of Cincinnati hosted the final meeting of the Bond Hill and Roselawn Climate Advisory Group. The event included a presentation by group members on climate change in their neighborhood, an overview of the Bond Hill and Roselawn Resilience Plan,

and their recommendations for the city. Neighborhood residents and neighbors, community organizations and city officials attended - including Councilmember-Elect Meeka Owens, the incoming chair of the city's Climate, Environment, & Infrastructure Committee. Watch the recording and learn more about the Climate Safe Neighborhoods program.

Sustainability Summit: Call for Artists & Speakers

The 2022 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will be an in-person, hybrid event on June 16. This year's theme will explore Emergent Strategies for an Equitable, Climate Prepared Region, covering topics that include healthy and resilient communities, business and circular economy, government and policy, high-performing infrastructure, transportation, regional food security, emergency preparedness and climate justice.

We are currently accepting proposals for speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops, field trips - and art submissions!

We are excited to integrate the creative arts (visual arts, spoken word and performance) into this year's event. Learn more and submit your proposal at midwestsustainabilitysummit.org!

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

Jan 7: A Season of Stillness 10:00 am, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Jan 8:

Winter Hike Series 10:00 am, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Christmas Tree & Yard Trimmings Drop-Off 12:00-3:00 pm, Hamilton County R3Source

The Nature of Video Games 2:00-3:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Jan 10: Reversing Global Warming 7:00-9:00 pm, Pachamama Alliance of Cincinnati Area

Jan 11:

Sandstone and Limestone Quarrying: Behind the Scenes 12:00-1:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

Evidence of an Ancient Comet Airburst 7:30-9:00 pm, Oxbow Inc.

Jan 12:

Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council Meeting 2:30-4:30 pm, Green Umbrella

Salon: Brent Spence Bridge Project Reimagined 5:30-7:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

Jan 13:

The Night Sky in Winter 7:00-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

Solar Now Virtual Info Session 7:00 pm, Village of Silverton

Jan 14: Frosty Friday Hike Series 1:00-2:30 pm, Cincinnati Parks

Jan 15: 

Winter Hike Series 10:00 am, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Tree & Yard Waste Drop-Off 12:00-3:00 pm, Hamilton County R3Source

Jan 16: Season Extension Skillshare Workshop 2:00-5:00 pm, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

Jan 19: Planning for Your Pollinator Garden 7:00-8:00 pm, Lloyd Library & Museum

Jan 20: Design Excellence - Healing a Messed up World One Project at a Time 5:30-7:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

Professional Opportunities

Ohio EPA is hosting an informational webinar on 1/6 for the 2022 Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant program. The program can help fund river sweeps, community clean-ups, zero waste events, education, equipment and even trails utilizing scrap tires.

The City of Cincinnati offers Energy Equity grants to support energy efficiency upgrades in low-income multifamily buildings and provide energy efficiency education for renters and building owners (next deadline for property owners is 1/7).

Green Umbrella is accepting speaker and panel discussion proposals (deadline 1/31) and award nominations (deadline 2/28) for the 2022 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, which will be held on June 16.

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is accepting nominations for the Love Thy 'Nati Awards, which recognize those who have demonstrated environmental stewardship in our communities (deadline 2/1).

Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub is accepting applications from startups advancing equity in Cincinnati for their 8-week hybrid-format #ElevateEquity accelerator program this Spring (deadline 2/8).

OEFFA is hosting their 43rd annual conference (2/12 virtual; 2/17-2/19 in person) with four days of learning, sharing, and networking for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and others committed to local food, sustainable agriculture, and green living.

Hamilton County R3SOURCE offers Infrastructure Grants to help build waste reduction infrastructure and Waste Reduction Innovation Grants to help implement waste reduction, reuse, food rescue, composting, and recycling programs in Hamilton County.

Volunteer Opportunities

Horticulture Helper - Cincinnati Parks

Become a Community Orchard Steward - Common Orchard Project

Volunteer Opportunities - Friends of the Little Miami State Park

Recycling Volunteer - Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

Volunteer Opportunities - Mill Creek Alliance

Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration Volunteers - Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition


Job Opportunities

Development Coordinator - Green Umbrella

Education Coordinator (Field Trips) - Gorman Heritage Farm

Senior Park Manager, Accounting Associate, Park Maintenance Technician - MetroParks of Butler County

Youth Leader Assistant, Summer Youth Leader - Groundwork Ohio River Valley

Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Internships - Hamilton County R3Source

Development Manager - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
Office Manager - Cardinal Land Conservancy

Vice President of Operations, Part-time Director of Marketing & DevelopmentManager of Communications - OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Land Steward - Oxbow Inc.

Summer Camp Instructors, Part-time Zoo Troop Instructor, Part-Time Education After Hours Instructor - Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Sustainability Analyst - Trayak

Education Administrator - Agraria

Culinary Education CoordinatorTransform Chef - La Soupe

Part-Time Conservation Director - Oak Heritage Conservancy

Community Earth Alliance Position - Community Earth Alliance

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