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Sustainability Spotlights

Sustainability Summit Includes Women-Led Plenary Panel

In celebration of Women's History Month, we're thrilled to announce our all-women plenary panel for the upcoming Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 12. Peyton Siler-Jones (National League of Cities), Edith Makra (Metropolitan Mayors Caucus), and Paula Brooks (Hoosier Environmental Council) will join our keynote speaker, Dr. Katherine Wilkinson, to discuss climate action and possibility at the neighborhood, metro, and national levels. The conference will also feature a roundtable discussion with Cincinnati Councilmembers Meeka Owens and Liz Keating, and Hamilton County Commissioner

Denise Driehaus. Learn more about this year's 

80+ speakers and register today for an 

inspiring day of panels, workshops, art, and more!

Green Drinks Happy Hour at Urban Artifact

Join Green Umbrella and sustainability leaders from across the region for our April Green Drinks happy hour at Urban Artifact. Invite your colleagues, friends, and family to an informal evening of networking as we celebrate Earth month!

Green Drinks is Green Umbrella's monthly social event that provides an opportunity to network with sustainability leaders across the region. This free event is open to anyone interested in climate action issues and getting involved in local sustainability initiatives.

Free Solar Town Hall

The Cincinnati 2030 District invites anyone interested in solar to participate in this exciting opportunity to learn about the latest in solar technologies. Join us as we hear from experts across the solar industry and connect with leaders in our community implementing solar at a variety of scales.

Participants interested in getting a cost estimate for their building or business can bring a recent utility bill for that address showing 12 months of electricity usage. 

Does your organization have a green success story that you want to share? Email our Communications Coordinator at with details and you may be

featured here in Green News or on Green Umbrella's social media!

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

March 30:Book Club: Food from the Radical Center 7:30 pm, Faith Communities Go Green

April 1: Bunnies & Chicks on the Farm 10:00 am, Gorman Heritage Farm

April 2: Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop 2:00 pm, Common Orchard Project

April 4: Building a Good, Clean, & Fair Farm Bill 6:00 pm, Slow Food USA

April 5 & 6: Decarbonization + LEED Summit 1:30 pm-5:30 pm, USGBC

April 6: Persian Cooking 6:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

April 7: "The Mighty Deep" Opening Reception 5:00 pm, Lloyd Library

April 8:

A Mt. Airy Marvel 11:00 am, USGBC

Plantain Salve Class 12:30 pm, Cincinnati Garden Center

Egg Suncatchers on the Farm 10:00 am, Gorman Heritage Center

April 13: 

UC Sustainability Awards & Community Partner Showcase 3:00 pm, UC

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

April 15: 

Backyard Chickens 10:00 am, Civic Garden Center

Family Nature Hike: Love on Mother Earth 10:00 am, Imago

April 16: 

Trosset Wildflower Sanctuary Tea 1:00 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

Forest Bathing at Long Branch Farm & Trails 1:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

Makers in Nature: Spring Edition 1:00 pm, Imago

Professional Development Opportunities

U.S. Green Building Council is hosting 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.

The Ohio Environmental Council is hosting an Ohio Energy Law & Policy Primer for attorneys on April 12. This session will help unwind the complex web of laws, regulations, and administrative decisions. Attending attorneys will receive 1.5 CLE credit hours. 

U.S. Green Building Council is offering an online exam prep class for those looking to earn their LEED Green Associate Exam credential. All four classes will be via Zoom on Wednesdays between April 19 and May 10.

The 2023 REBUILD Conference is creating a thoughtful discussion around sustainability within the built environment and is looking for leaders to present insights, case studies, and new technologies at the conference. Apply to speak at the conference here by May 5. 

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

State Roadway Clean-up - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Compost Diversion Volunteer - Cincinnati Zoo

Imago Amigos - Imago

Earth Day Volunteers - Cincinnati Earth Day

Volunteer - Valley View

Volunteer Teams - Civic Garden Center

Dogwood Dash 5k Committee - Boone County Arboretum

New Career Opportunities

Climate VISTA - City of Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability

NE Program Manager - Produce Perks

Land Manager - Cardinal Land Conservancy

Horticulture Education Coordinator - Giving Grove

Forest Intern, Conservation Education Intern, Environmental Educator - Boone County Conservation District

Policy Program Organizer - OEFFA

Urban Specialist - Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District

Senior Park Manager - MetroParks of Butler County

Production Team Member - Our Harvest

Part-Time/Seasonal Field Educator - Ohio River Foundation

Operational Support Specialist - Adventure Crew

Natural Resource Technician - Butler Soil & Water Conservation District

Major Gifts Officer, Development Officer: Grant Writing & Events, Rental & Event Coordinator, Summer Day Camp Counselor - Cincinnati Nature Center

Bookkeeper and Office Manager - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

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