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Sustainability Spotlights

New Climate Advisory Group Comes to Avondale

Groundwork Ohio River Valley and Green Umbrella are actively currently seeking 10 local residents from the neighborhood of Avondale to form the Avondale Climate Advisory Group. A Climate Advisory Group is a PAID group that will create a neighborhood climate action plan for Avondale addressing issues like flooding, heat, and air pollution; understand how the neighborhood’s history resulted in increased climate vulnerability; and influence the City of Cincinnati’s processes to better support neighborhood plans.

Questions or interest can be emailed to info@groundworkorv.org and called to 513-301-0310. Local residents are also encouraged to fill out the interest form link here.

Deepening the Roots of School Gardens

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council supported Growing Our Teachers through a USDA-FNS Farm to School Implementation grant. Offered through the Civic Garden Center, Growing Our Teachers is an opportunity for educators to elevate their school gardens and farm-to-school education programs. For a closer look at how this program is impacting local schools, check out the blog post here about the gardens at North College Hill Schools' Trojan Way Learning Center.

August Green Drinks at Fibonacci Brewing

Join sustainability leaders from across the region for Green Umbrella's August Green Drinks happy hour at Fibonacci Brewing on Thursday, August 10th. Fibonacci Brewing is a nanobrewery and urban farm in Mt. Healthy, OH, that partners with local farms to source local ingredients in their beers. Fibonacci hosts a farmers market on Sundays, so it's the perfect place to celebrate National Farmers Market Week with us. We'll be capturing stories from attendees about your favorite farmers markets, what you love about them, your favorite fruits and veggies, and why our regional system is important to you.

In Search of Transportation Solutions

The Equity-Focused Community Collaboration (EFCC) Project aims to deliver clean, equitable transportation solutions to Ohio communities. In Cincinnati, the project is focusing on Lower Price Hill, where a listening session was held in April to get resident input on transportation-related barriers, priorities, and solutions they would like to see in their community. The project is also working with community partners, including Groundwork Ohio River Valley, to identify priorities and discuss solutions. You can add your voice to the project by sharing your feedback with Drive Electric Ohio Director Jacob Schwemlein.

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

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Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

July 27-July 30: USA Pickleball Regional Tournament 8:00 am-7:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

July 28: Creekin’ Hike at Long Branch Farm 7:00-8:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

July 29: For the Love of Community Gala 6:00-9:00 pm, Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati

July 30: Moving Meditation: Guided hike 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Arrow Adventure

July 31: MoBO Bicycle Co-op Kids' Day 5:00-8:00 pm, MoBO Bicycle Co-op

August 2: FCGG Book Club - Rooted 7:30-8:30 pm, Faith Communities Go Green

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

August 5:

The Ohio River Paddlefest 7:00 am-2:00 pm, Adventure Crew

Guided Garden Stroll 9:30 am-10:30 am, Gorman Heritage Farm

ZeroLandfill - Take Away Day 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub

August 7: Lil' Sprouts 9:00 am-10:30 am, Civic Garden Center

August 8: Max Winkeljohn presents Oaks on Ice 7:30-9:00 pm, Oxbow, Inc.

August 9: 

Moving Cincinnati Forward w/ BlaCk OWned 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Metro

Landowner Conservation Series 6:30-8:00 pm, Clermont County Parks

August 10: People's Public Hearing on the Replacement 4th Street Bridge 7:00 pm, Devou Good Foundation

Professional Development and Grant Opportunities

Applications are now open for the new City of Cincinnati's Environmental Advisory Board. The EAB will serve a key role in advancing policy recommendations of the Green Cincinnati Plan. Members of the EAB are responsible for advising the City Manager and Council on environmental issues. Apply here and select "Environmental Advisory Board" among the listed options.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has recently announced the PROTECT Program (Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation), a new opportunity to fund fund projects addressing climate resilience of transportation systems. Application deadline: August 18, 2023.

Cincinnati Nature Center and Gorman Heritage Farm, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites. Learn more and register here.

The 2023 REBUILD Conference will take place on Thursday, October 12th at TQL Stadium, featuring three keynote speakers complemented by three sets of breakout tracks that focus on net positive solutions, health advancements, innovation, and lessons learned in business and the built environment. Register today!

The Energy Coalition of Ohio has announced the 2023 Ohio Energy Conference will take place on November 8th-9th, 2023 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. This event provides balanced and accessible information regarding energy implementation to producers and consumers across the state. Green Umbrella member organizations receive a 10% discount on this conference; reply to this email for a discount code.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at Ohio River Paddlefest - Adventure Crew

California Woods Habitat Restoration - Cincinnati Parks

Trail Maintenance - Western Wildlife Corridor

Horticulture Team - Civic Garden Center

New Career Opportunities

Regional Climate Collaborative Program Manager, Cincinnati 2030 District Director, Greenspace Alliance Manager - Green Umbrella

Climate Resilience, Equitable Green Workforce Development , Clean Energy and Federal Funding Expansion (FUSE Executive Fellows) - City of Cincinnati, OES

Grant and Finance Manager - Groundwork Ohio River Valley

Manager of Design: Site & Building, Inventory & Purchasing Manager - Great Parks

Interpretive Assistant - Clermont County Parks

Nature Educator - Loveland Learning Garden

Natural Resources Technician, Park Maintenance Technician, Park Maintenance Technician II - MetroParks of Butler County

Horticulturist - Terrace Park Country Club

Bookkeeper - Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati

Ecological Landscape Crew Member - Our Land Organics

Americorps Member - Imago

Director of Climate Justice, Membership Engagement Manager - Ohio Environmental Council

Safe and Clean Grant Coordinator - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Bookkeeper - Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub

Executive Administrative Assistant - Lloyd Library & Museum

Electricians and Solar Installers - TMI Energy Solutions

Farm Educator - Gorman Heritage Farm

Senior Center Assistant - Campbell County Fiscal Court

Digital Communications Intern - Hamilton County Environmental Services

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