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Sustainability Spotlights

Lower Price Hill Residents Help Envision a Climate Safe Neighborhood

In a partnership to create Climate Safe Neighborhoods, Groundwork Ohio River Valley, Green Umbrella and the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability recently piloted an Equity Advisory Group approach in Lower Price Hill. The group of residents met six times to dig into specific topics related to climate adaptation, providing their neighborhood expertise to help create a vision for their community.

We are grateful for the advisory group's many insights, which have been compiled into a map showcasing desired climate adaptation measures. Next steps include incorporating the vision into community planning processes, evaluating the engagement approach with the University of Cincinnati, and identifying opportunities for expanding the program.

Plan Your Low Stress Ride With Tri-State Trails' New Bike Map

Throughout the pandemic we've seen a significant interest in bicycling. New riders can explore our region's 570+ miles of trails and learn how to navigate the urban core with a great new bike map from Tri-State Trails. Thanks to 15 meetings with over 50 avid bicyclists around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the new low stress bike map shows you which roads are easier and more comfortable to traverse. Hear more about it in the recent bike month episode of Cincinnati Edition and look for copies of the map at your local bike shop, library or recreation center in June.

Learn Ways to Lower Your Congregation's Facilities Utility Bills

The Faith Communities Go Green impact team is hosting a free webinar on June 7 at 7:00 pm offering professional advice on how to lower your congregation’s utility bills and carbon footprint. Learn about different types of energy audits, which one is right for your facility, how to develop a plan from simple do-it-yourself projects to changing light fixtures to installing renewable technology plus funding options for nonprofits. This educational program is designed for house of worship executive directors, maintenance supervisors and congregational members. Get your faith community involved.

Greenspace Gem: Redbird Hollow Preserve

Protected by The Nature Conservancy and the Redbird Hollow Association, this 54-acre Ohio Natural Landmark is a 1.5-mile-long valley formed by the upper portion of Redbird Creek. A trail built on the abandoned right-of-way of an inter-urban electric rail line (closed in the 1920s) parallels the unpolluted creek. The wooded hollow has hosted several ecological studies since becoming a nature preserve.

Discover our region's many Greenspace Gems!

Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Member Events                         View our full events calendar. 

May 27: Sustainable Suds 3:00-8:00 pm, Highgrain Brewing & Gorman Farm

May 28: Tree Frog Family Hike 8:00-9:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

May 29: 

Groundbreaking, Natural Art Exhibit  9:00 am, Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary

Live Music In Your Neighborhood! 3:00-4:00 pm, LaSoupe

Enjoy the Arts @ Park Series 1:00-5:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

May 30: 

Meet Live Birds of Prey! 1:00-4:00 pm, RAPTOR, Inc.

Yin Yoga 12:00-1:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

May 31: Sunset Yoga 7:00 pm, Kenton County Parks and Recreation

June 1: Great Parks Fitness Series 7:00-8:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

June 5: 

National Trails Day at Sharon Woods 9:00 am, Great Park of Hamilton County

Kids Fishing Derby 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Kenton County Parks & Recreation

June 6: Fitness Series 7:00-8:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

June 8: Great Parks Fitness Series 7:00-8:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

June 10: Meet the Candidates Ride 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Tri-State Trails

June 11: 

Bike Rodeo 1:00-3:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Policy Agenda Launch 9:30-10:45 am, Ohio Food Policy Network


Professional Opportunities 

City of Cincinnati is offering energy efficiency assistance for income-eligible tenants and grants for multi-family building owners to make energy efficiency improvements (grant deadline extended to 6/4).

Action Tank in is hosting a free City Council Bootcamp, September 2020 through February 2021 (applications open 6/1; info sessions 6/5 & 6/15).

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is offering $76.9 million in funding for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (due 6/21). 


SORTA / Metro is offering grants through the Transit Infrastructure Fund to assist localities with road improvements and increase overall mobility (due 6/30).


OEFFA is leading the Ohio Soil Health Initiative, forming a Soil Health Task Force & offering a peer-to-peer mentoring Soil Health Ambassador program. Contact Amalie to get involved.

Volunteer with our Members

Walnut Woods Forest Restoration (6/19) - Civic Garden Center

Recycling Volunteer - Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

Workparty in the Watershed (6/5, 7/8, 9/18) - Mill Creek Alliance

2021 Summer Litter Clean Up (6/1-6/30) - Clermont SWCD & Valley View

Gleaning Volunteer (on-farm food rescue) - Society of St Andrew

Work with our Members

City Energy Manager - City of Cincinnati

Assistant/Associate Professor of Horticulture - University of Cincinnati

Land Manager - Cardinal Land Conservancy

Material Handlers & Production Associates - Close the Loop

Environment Educator - Greenacres Foundation

Energy Justice FellowDirector of Climate Programs - Ohio Environmental Council

Senior Landscape Architect - Cincinnati Parks

Accountant - Hamilton County Recycling

Naturalist  - Bull's Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum

Multiple Positions Available - Cincinnati Museum Center   

Summer Green Team Youth Program - Groundwork Ohio River Valley

Education Programs Manager - Ohio River Foundation

Horticulturist - Urban Blooms

Part-Time BookkeeperLandscape Crew Member - Our Land Organics

Multiple Positions Available - MetroParks of Butler County

Power Plant Operator - Northern Kentucky University

Maintenance Technician, Farm Technician - 80 Acres Farm

Agriculture Manager - Elmwood Farm

Multiple Positions Available Cincinnati Zoo

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