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Sustainability Spotlights

Learn About Equitable Climate Action in Greater Cincinnati

Join Green Umbrella and the Institute for Sustainable Communities on 2/16 from 12:00-12:30 pm to learn about exciting approaches for equitable regional climate action in Greater Cincinnati. ISC will share how regional climate collaboratives have helped communities across the country become more resilient as they prepare for climate change. ISC will also discuss the importance of centering equity in this work and how their Urban Equity Compact is supporting regions like Greater Cincinnati.

Join us to learn more about upcoming events 

related to the design and launch of a Greater Cincinnati Regional Climate Collaborative, and how local governments and communities can get involved! Register here.

CPS Outside Spotlight: Sarah Kent, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Whether it is a hike in an urban forest, hunting for spiders, or taking refuge in a tent, Sarah Kent is helping students discover ways to connect with nature. In 2019, Sarah opened the Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit to provide in-school, afterschool programs and field trips for neighboring schools. During it's open hours, children can be found interacting with ambassador animals, craft-making, or in a safe space reading a nature-themed book.

Sarah has developed outdoor learning programs that engage children of all ages, from seed-starting to cooking sessions to

archery. Rooted in environmental justice and community-led initiatives, Sarah also established the Roselawn Community Garden adjacent to the center. In recognition of Sarah’s efforts to equip children with equitable access to outdoor spaces, she is the recent recipient of the National and Regional Outstanding New Interpreter and the NRPA 30 under 30 awards. Her dedication helps Cincinnati Public Schools in achieving the CPS Outside vision that all school children have equal access to outdoor experiences.

Local University Student Activists to Talk About Climate Change 

Join Faith Communities Go Green on 2/27 from 4:00-5:15 pm to hear what is on the minds of local university students working to fight climate change. Students representing six area universities (Cincinnati State, Mount Saint Joseph, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati and Xavier University) will share their ideas, hopes and work to protect the environment now and in the future. Learn more and register here.

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

Multiple dates: Maple Syrup Making & Guided Sap Collecting Cincinnati Nature Center

Feb 3: Invasive Spotted Lanternflies 2:00-3:30 pm, Fernald Preserve

Feb 5:

Winter Hike @ Miami Whitewater Forest 10:00 am, Great Parks

Seed Bomb Workshop 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Mill Creek Alliance

Feb 6: Intro to Sustainable Home Food Production 1:00-3:00 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

Feb 8: Ancient Mayan Culture with Dr. David Lentz 7:30-9:00 pm, Oxbow Inc.

Feb 9: Basic Organic Gardening: Soil Health 6:00-7:30 pm, Civic Garden Center

Feb 10:

ENC Thought Leadership Series: Equity Strategies 1:00-2:15 pm, USGBC

Brink for a Cause Fundraiser 5:00-10:00 pm, Cardinal Land Conservancy

Feb 11:

Cincinnati Wine: An Effervescent History 7:00-8:00 pm, Lloyd Library & Museum

Maple in the Moonlight 7:00-9:00 pm, Great Parks

Feb 12:

Maple Tapping Basics 9:00-11:00 am, Boone County Arboretum

Love in the Woods 7:00-9:00 pm, Imago

Feb 13: Greenhouse Skillshare Workshop 2:00-5:00 pm, Agraria

Feb 16: Regional Strategies for Equitable Climate Action 12:00-12:30 pm, Green Umbrella

Feb 18: Annual Moonlit Evening Winter Walk 7:00 pm, Oxbow Inc

Feb 19:

Green Home Tour - LEED Platinum Renovation in OTR 11:00 am-12:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

Maple Tapping and Tasting 1:00-3:00 pm, Cincinnati Zoo

Professional Opportunities

The Devou Good Foundation is offering $500 rebates for e-bike purchases.

Green Umbrella is accepting award nominations (due 2/28), field trip proposals and art submissions (due 3/31) for the 2022 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on June 16.

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

Imago is accepting submissions to fulfill their call for artistssearching for artists to add their pieces to Imago’s trails through the Art in Nature program (deadline 2/11).

OEFFA is hosting their 43rd annual conference (2/12 virtual; 2/17-2/19 in person) with four days of learning, sharing, and networking around local food and sustainable agriculture. They are also offering Beginning Farmer Pandemic Relief Microgrants of $500 to $5,000 in direct financial assistance to beginning farmers in Ohio.

USGBC is seeking proposals for their 2022 USGBC Live green building series (due 2/7). They are also accepting applications for the 2022 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program (due 2/25).

Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering Land Trust Grants to build land trust capacity and fund restoration projects (deadline 3/1).

Volunteer Opportunities

Horticulture Helper - Cincinnati Parks

Volunteer Opportunities - Friends of the Little Miami State Park

Volunteer Opportunities - Mill Creek Alliance

Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration Volunteers - Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition


Job Opportunities

Climate Equity Intern, Administrative Assistant, RFP for Food Policy Council Strategic Plan - Green Umbrella

System Technician - Red Bike

Summer Internship - Civic Garden Center

Water Quality Monitoring Program Coordinator - Mill Creek Alliance

Power a Clean Future Ohio Deputy Director, Clean Energy AttorneyWater Policy Fellow, Water Policy Intern, Water Advocacy Intern, Communications & Content Creation Intern, Development Intern, Legal Intern - Ohio Environmental Council

Executive Director - Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub

Regenerative Farmer Fellowship - Agraria

Grounds & Building Maintenance, Greenhouse Production - Frankenstein's Nursery

Sales Technician - Solawna (formerly Mowbot of Cincinnati)

Nursery Manager - Cincinnati Permaculture Institute

Summer Nature Camp Intern - Imago

Director of PR & CommunicationsSenior Accountant, Teen Communications Apprentice, Teen Apprentice - Contemporary Arts Center

Garden Manager - Loveland Learning Garden

Americorps Environmental Educator - Thomas More University Biology Station

Education Coordinator (Field Trips), Front Desk First Impression Maker, Grants & Events Manager, Camp Counselor - Gorman Heritage Farm

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

Southwest Ohio Pollution Prevention Internships - Hamilton County R3Source

Environmental Education ManagerDevelopment Manager - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Office Manager - Cardinal Land Conservancy

Summer Camp Instructors - Cincinnati Zoo

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