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Sustainability Spotlights

Green Umbrella Hosts Distinguished Humphrey Fellows through 8/19

This week, Green Umbrella is hosting two Distinguished Humphrey Fellows, who are managed by Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute and sponsored through a Fulbright Exchange Program in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Dr. Partha Das from India and Mr. Ron Goodridge from Barbados have joined us in the office through August 19th to share learnings and insights on their significant sustainability leadership and implementation experience from their respective countries. 


Dr. Das is an Assam-based environmental

scientist with more than two decades of research experience across the climate-water-disaster-development nexus, with a special focus on the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna River basin in northeastern India. Mr. Goodridge is an environmental management practitioner with over 20 years of experience. He currently serves as an Environmental Officer at the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification of the Government of Barbados with responsibility for climate change, ozone layer protection and Global Environment Facility work programs. Welcome to Cincinnati, Partha and Ron! 

Green Umbrella Welcomes Brad Bowers to the Tri-State Trails team

Green Umbrella is excited to welcome Brad Bowers to the Tri-State Trails staff in the role of Project Manager! Brad has a passion for active transportation and connecting people to their community in a healthy, equitable, and sustainable way. He graduated with a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP in 2017, and recently completed the Sustainable Transportation certificate program at the University of Washington. Prior to joining the Tri-State Trails team, Brad worked as a Planner II for Anderson Township’s Planning & Zoning Department where he served on Tri-State Trails’ Executive Committee from 2018–2021. Come meet him at the Tri-State Trails 10th Anniversary Gala

Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Events                                                         View our full events calendar

August 18: Green Drinks at Madeira Farmers Market 4:30-7:00 pm, Green Umbrella

August 20:

Gear Swap + Adventure Expo 12:00-4:00 pm, supporting MoBo Bicycle Coop

Row by Row Dinner 5:00-9:30 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

August 22: 

Impact Grant Informational Webinar 12:00 pm, Hamilton County R3source

DesignColumbus 2022 7:00 am-5:00 pm, USGBC

August 23: 

Orchard Steward Harvest Gathering 6:00-8:00 pm, Common Orchard Project

Green Cincinnati Plan Camp Washington, OTR & West End Meeting 6:00-8:00 pm, City of Cincinnati

August 24: RCC Community Engagement Working Group 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Green Umbrella

August 25:

Plant Trials Symposium 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Cincinnati Zoo

Business Case for Green Building 1:00-2:30 pm, USGBC

FCGG Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass 7:00-8:00 pm, Green Umbrella

August 26: Tri-State Trails 10th Anniversary Gala 6:30-10:30 pm, Tri-State Trails

August 27: 

Women Sharing the Outdoors 9:00 am-2:30 pm, Izaak Walton League

Annual Co-op Appreciation Festival 4:00-6:00 pm, Co-op Cincy

Gather and Grow 4:00-7:00 pm, Cincinnati Permaculture Institute

August 28: Bill Keating Jr. Great Ohio River Swim 7:00 am, Adventure Crew

August 29: HighGrain x Bhramari Beer Dinner 5:00 pm, HighGrain Brewing

August 30: Green Cincinnati Plan Carthage Spanish Meeting 6:00-8:00 pm, City of Cincinnati

August 31: Elected Officials Working Group 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Green Umbrella

September 1: 2023 Farm Bill Kickoff 6:00-7:30 pm, OEFFA

Professional Opportunities

Tri-State Trails is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a full set of Blanton’s Bourbon! Proceeds will support our efforts to continue connecting and expanding the region’s trail and bikeway network. The winner will be drawn at the 10th Anniversary Gala on 8/26 (tickets still available, but attendance is not necessary to enter the raffle).

Green Umbrella's Climate Policy team is hosting a series of virtual working group sessions as part of our recent Regional Climate Collaborative launch. Anyone living or working in our 10-county OH-KY-IN region is welcome to register and attend to give input on climate action in our region. Please also take our Community Survey today!

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is hosting Growing our Teachers, a cohort-based training initiative with Gorman Heritage Farm and the Civic Garden Center for the '22-23 school year. To participate, fill out this application by 9/7 at 5:00 pm. A cohort of 10-12 educators will be selected and notified by 9/14.

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is hosting the fifth annual Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Columbus on 9/29. Attendees can join in-person or virtually.

The 2022 REBUILD Conference (on 10/5) offers opportunities to learn about the advantages of high-performance buildings, and what works when creating the business case for sustainability in organizations. It will feature keynote speakers from world-class firms, real-world case studies, and informative panel discussions. Early registration is now open.

Hamilton County R3Source is offering Impact Grants up to $100k to help communities, schools, nonprofits, and businesses fund programs that significantly reduce landfill waste (due 10/19).

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

Faith Communities Go Green (FCGG) is interested on how they can be most supportive of each faith community, they request that you complete a short survey to help them understand your congregational positions on environmental issues, now and in the future.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Great Outdoor Weekend Ambassadors - Great Outdoor Weekend

Volunteer Facilitators - Civic Garden Center

Volunteers - Cincinnati Observatory

Pawpaw Cultivation and Tasting Volunteers (9/8) - Boone County Arboretum

Great Miami River Clean Sweep (9/17) - Hamilton County Conservation District

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

Common Orchard VISTA - Green Umbrella

Climate Equity Fellow | AmeriCorps Public Ally - City of Cincinnati

BIPOC Farming Network Administrative Coordinator - Agraria

Earth Steward: Ecological Landscape Crew Member - Our Land Organics

Food Donor Solicitations Manager Volunteer and Marketing Manager , Market Associate - Last Mile Food Rescue

Watershed Program Director - Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Administrative Assistant - RAPTOR Inc

Climate Campaigns Coordinator - Ohio Environmental Council

Environmental Business Specialist - Hamilton County R3source


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