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Sustainability Spotlights

First Green Drinks of 2023 at Element Eatery

Join us for our first Green Drinks happy hour of 2023 at Element Eatery in Madisonville on Thursday, March 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm!

Join Green Umbrella and sustainability leaders across the region at this new food hall, which is home to a collection of local restaurants and a 48-tap beer garden and bar. Invite your colleagues, friends, and family to an informal evening of networking in a spacious and beautiful environment.

Make Your Voice Heard on the Federal Farm Bill 

The federal Farm Bill, which has a major impact on the regional food system, is up for reauthorization this year. Congressional Committees focused on Agriculture and Nutrition are calling for marker bill submissions by March 15, 2023. Marker bills signal policy ideas, gather support for particular issues, and may be added onto other legislation, like the Farm Bill. Congressional members can still show support even if they aren’t on the Agriculture and Nutrition Committees by sponsoring bills, and you can advocate for them to do so by contacting your congressional members today. Find your congressional members here

Over 18 Million Trail Miles Traveled in 2022

Tri-State Trails measures how many people use Cincinnati regional trails on a daily average and how many miles traveled on trails annually. After a surge in 2020 during the pandemic, Tri-State Trails reports that 2022 showed growth over pre-pandemic years. As detailed in a recent blog post, Tri-State Trails recorded a daily average of 286 people and over 18 million miles of trails traveled in 2022. 

Support the important work of Tri-State Trails, including the CROWN (the Cincinnati Riding or Walking Network), by donating here.

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Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

March 2:

Solar Now - For Your Business and Home 1:00-2:00 pm, 2030 District

GEO Climate Change Book Club 7:00 pm, Green Energy Ohio

March 3:

Discovering Resilience 9:00 am-4:00 pm, OEFFA

Region's First Netherland-Style Bike Parking 4:00-5:00 pm, Devou Good Foundation 

Climate Change and Its Effect On The World March 3-5, Miami University

March 4:

Volunteer Day at Tikkun Farm 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Tikkun Farm

Spring Training for Backpacking Series 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Great Parks

Moonday 7:00-9:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

March 5: Mason Bees for Beginners 3:00-4:00, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 6:

Small-Scale Composting for High-Yield Results 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Common Orchard Project 

March 8: 

Water Quality Model Applications 1:00-3:00pm, Metropolitan Sewer District of Cincinnati

From Friend to Foe: Story of the Invasive Callery Pear Tree 7:00-8:00 pm, Lloyd Library

March 9:

DIY Organic Baby Food 9:00-10:30 am, Civic Garden Center

Green Drinks Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 pm, Green Umbrella

The Value of Play beyond the Playground 5:30-7:00 pm, AIA 

March 10: Deep Dive Into the Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act 7:30-9:30, AIA

March 11:

Waterfowl & Early Spring Migration 7:30 am, Audubon Society of Ohio

Invasive Plant Blitz 9:30am-12:00 pm, Western Wildlife Corridor 

Help us keep the Oxbow Clean! 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Oxbow Inc.

Farm, Field, and Forest Hikes 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm 

Spring Training for Backpacking Series 11:00 am-1:30 pm, Great Parks

Bourbon & Bites 7:00-9:00 pm, Great Parks 

March 12: Love Thy 'Nati 2023 Celebration 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

March 13: Native Plants 101 6:30-7:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 14: 

Get the Scoop - New Energy Funds 7:00-8:00 pm, Faith Communities Go Green

Life and Times of Galileo 7:00-8:15 pm, Cincinnati Observatory 

American Beaver & Its Relationship with Amur Honeysuckle 7:30-9:00 pm, Oxbow Inc.

Professional Development Opportunities

OKI Regional Council of Governments is asking for input to help partners identify areas with high transportation needs that are disconnected from transit services. The results will identify unserved and underserved areas in terms of access to job hubs via transit.

Red Bike is seeking passionate, community-focused nonprofit organizations serving the Evanston, Avondale, and Walnut Hills neighborhoods to be their first cohort of Community Ambassadors. They are looking for folks who are excited to get outside, ride bikes, and spread the joy of biking in their communities. Deadline to apply is March 21.

OEFFA is offering a Land Access 101 Virtual Workshop March 25. This event will provide beginning farmers and ranchers with resources to resolve many of the obstacles they face.

Cincinnati Nature Center is beginning their in-person Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program that goes from March 21-April 27. The registration deadline is March 7).

Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a Technical Workshop on Water Quality Model Applications on March 8 that will focus on Water Quality Modeling, Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) severity, Mixing Zone Analysis, and MSD Technology and Innovation.

The Cincinnati Zoo is having their 12th Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium March 16.

USGBC is hosting their Toolbox of Solutions: Decarbonization+ LEED Summit April 5-6. Explore the ways LEED supports decarbonization while looking toward innovations to propel us into a carbon free world.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Teams - Civic Garden Center

Cleanup - Butler Soil and Water Conservation District

Dogwood Dash 5k Committee - Boone County Arboretum

White Water Paint Project - Friends of White Water Shaker Village

New Career Opportunities

Program Director - The Interfaith Center at Miami University 

Internship - Community Earth Alliance

Bookkeeper and Office Manager - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Visitor Experience Associate - Contemporary Arts Center

Market Manager - Northside Farmers Market

Business Development Manager - Melink

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