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Sustainability Spotlights

Green Umbrella Launches Regional Climate Collaborative Tomorrow 7/21

Tomorrow, Green Umbrella is launching Greater Cincinnati's first Regional Climate Collaborativea network that will support local governments, organizations, and their communities to design and implement equitable climate solutions across our 10-county region. 


This free, informational event will be led by our Climate Policy team and is open to those interested in better understanding our regional climate impacts and finding ways to work together on solutions. Check out our amazing line-up of local and national speakers here, which includes Carla Walker of the World Resources Institute, Daniel Dickerman of the

Institute for Sustainable Communities, and many more! If you're in the area, join us for a celebratory walking tour of resilience projects in Covington, KY followed by a Green Drinks happy hour at Braxton Brewing. Learn more here.

Food Policy Council Presents Farm to School Educator Workshop 8/11

Calling educators and school foodservice staff in the Greater Cincinnati Region! Join the Food Policy Council and Hamilton County R3SOURCE at the Hamilton County Fair on August 11th for a Farm to School Educators Workshop: Turn Your Classroom Inside Out. This interactive workshop is geared toward educators at any stage of the Farm to School or garden education experience and will teach participants how to create an impactful food education and garden-based learning program. Our goal is to provide resources to encourage active learning, reinforce connections between local Farm to School work, and promote collaboration between our region’s educators. Learn more & register

Meet The Common Orchard Project's Newest Staff Member, Marie Hopkins

Calling all educators (school or otherwise) in the Greater Cincinnati Region at any stage of Farm to School or garden ed experience. This opportunity is intended to come together to build community, share insights, and create an outdoor classroom. Turn Your Classroom Inside Out aspires us to practice active learning ourselves: to reinforce the connections between the four main areas of our Farm to School (F2S) work (Edible Education, Garden Knowledge, Workforce Skills and Foodservice + Nutrition Education), and to make connections between our region’s educators and valuable resources. This workshop takes place Thurs., Aug. 11, 2022, 12:30-4PM at Hamilton Co. Fairgrounds (7801 Anthony Wayne Ave,Cincinnati, OH 45216) - main exhibition hall

Green Umbrella is happy to introduce our new Common Orchard Project Compost Coordinator, Marie Hopkins! Marie is an active advocate in Cincinnati’s growing composting community and one of the original co-founders of Queen City Commons, a compost collection service focused on deepening relationships between our communities, farms, and soils. Marie is excited to continue building composting infrastructure networks between our organization and partners, and is looking forward to creating more resilient soils and neighborhoods across the Greater Cincinnati area. Marie can be reached at marie@greenumbrella.org

Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Events                                                         View our full events calendar

July 20: 

Climate Equity Strategies from U.S. Cities and Beyond 12:00-12:30 pm, Green Umbrella

Beekman Corridor Climate Advisory Group Showcase 6:00-8:00 pm, Green Umbrella & Groundwork Ohio River Valley

The Secret Lives of Fungi 7:00-8:00 pm, Lloyd Library & Museum

July 21: 

Education Series: Fostering a Culture of Sustainability 8:00-10:00 am, 2030 Districts

Regional Climate Collaborative Launch 1:00-2:30 pm Green Umbrella

Green Drinks: Regional Climate Collaborative Launch 4:30-7:00 pm, Green Umbrella

July 22: We The Power: Screening and Conversation 8:00 pm, Solar United Neighbors

July 23:

Doe Run Lake Walk & Talk Nature Hike 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Kenton County Parks

Electronic Recycling Drop-Off 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

July 25: Mindful Monday: Forest Bathing 7:30 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

July 26: Dear Garden: DAAP Art Exhibition Opening 5:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

July 28: StartupCincy Summer Soiree 4:00-7:00 pm, Alloy Growth Lab

July 29: Regional Trail & Bikeway Committee Meeting 9:00-10:30 am, Tri-State Trails

July 30: Garden Class: Entrepreneurial Gardening 1:00-3:30 pm, Civic Garden Center

July 31: Cincinnati Festival of Faiths 3:00 & 4:30 pm, Equasion 

August 1: Garden Cooking Class: Amberley Green 6:00-7:30 pm, Civic Garden Center

August 2: HVAC Installation Compliance 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Green Building Consulting

August 3: The Nature of Van Gogh 7:00-8:00 pm, Lloyd Library & Museum 

August 4: A Conversation with Karen Washington 1:30 pm, The Giving Grove (national affiliate partner of The Common Orchard Project)

August 5: Outdoors for All Expo 4:00-9:30 pm, Adventure Crew

August 6: Ohio River Paddlefest 2022 6:30 am-12:00 pm, Adventure Crew

Professional Opportunities

The City of Cincinnati's Office of Environment & Sustainability (OES) is conducting public meetings now through October for community members to provide insight and feedback on the next iteration of the Green Cincinnati Plan. Green Umbrella and Groundwork Ohio River Valley are OES partners for these meetings. Learn more and view the meeting schedule here

Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting their annual Tree Sale! Check out all the trees and shrubs available for purchase between July 18th and August 29th.

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is accepting workshop proposals for their annual conference in February 2023 (due 8/8).

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is hosting the fifth annual Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Columbus on September 29th. Attendees can join in-person or virtually.

Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub is accepting applications for the 2022 Sustainable Cincy 8-week accelerator program. Companies accepted to participate will receive a non-dilutive stipend, in addition to a hybrid of online & in-person coaching, and network connections to advance their innovative solutions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Nursery Team, Farm Rehabilitation Crew, Orchard Installation Team - Common Orchard Project 

Habitat Restoration at Multiple Locations - Ohio River Foundation

Ohio River Sweep - ORSANCO

Volunteer Opportunities - Cincinnati Nature Center

Nest Box Monitor, Community Workdays at VOA - MetroParks of Butler County

Farmers' Market Glean Team, Farm Gleaning Volunteers - Society of St. Andrew

Food Rescue Hero - Last Mile Food Rescue


New Job Opportunities

Communications Coordinator - Green Umbrella

Tri-State Trails Trail Monitoring & Events Intern - Green Umbrella

Environmental Business Specialist - Hamilton County R3source

Front Desk First Impression Maker - Gorman Heritage Farm

Urban Technician - Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District

Food as Medicine Dietitian (RDN) - La Soupe

Membership & Communications Manager, Outreach & Education Ambassador, Outreach & Education Manager, Bike Mechanic, System Technician - Red Bike

Education Program Coordinator in Columbus - Ohio River Foundation

Youth Nature Educator - Loveland Learning Garden

Senior Clean Energy EngineerEnergy Advisor/Sales RepresentativeMarketing Director - Donovan Energy

Warehouse Support Staff - Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub


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