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Sustainability Spotlights

 Another successful Great Outdoor Weekend

Thank you to all the sponsors, event hosts, volunteers, and participants for making this past weekend one of the most memorable Great Outdoor Weekends yet!

From canoeing, archery, and biking to crafts, animal encounters, and tree planting, hundreds of people and families explored the tristate's many green spaces.  

Visit the link here to see this year's photo album and fill out our annual survey here to help us make next year's Great Outdoor Weekend even better.

Cincinnati Schools serve local meals for Farm to School Month

Four local school districts will pilot Feed Our Future's Local Menu Takeover, serving locally sourced meals in select schools the week of October 3 as a coordinated effort to celebrate National Farm to School Month. Farm to School Month raises awareness about connections happening all over the country among children, local food, and farms. Participating schools were able to select from seven meal concepts (two breakfasts, three entrees, and two desserts) featuring ingredients like eggs and produces sourced from farms in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Tyeisha Cole voted as new Chair of the Cincinnati NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee

Tyeisha Cole, Climate Policy Coordinator for Green Umbrella, was recently voted as the new chair for the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee. In this role, Tyeisha will further the Committee’s mission of educating and mobilizing the community to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color in Cincinnati.

At Green Umbrella, Tyeisha works on the Climate Policy team to support the recently launched Regional Climate Collaborative, engages with the Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership, and assists with development of the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan.

Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

September 28:

Active Transportation Coalition 4:00-6:00 pm, Tri-State-Trails

RCC - Elected Officials Working Group 6:00-7:00 pm, Green Umbrella

Green Cincinnati Plan: Natural Systems 6:00-7:30 pm, City of Cincinnati

September 29: 

Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 9:00 am-3:30 pm, OEC

At Home Restoration 3-part Series 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

September 30:

Kentucky Hunger Dialogue 9:00 am-4:00 pm, NKU

Coffee Hour - Green Building Incentives 9:30-10:30 am, Green Building Consulting

September 30-October 1: 

Kenton County Fall Clean-Up 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Kenton County Public Works

October 1:

Native Bird Tour 9:00-11:00 am, Boone County Arboretum 

Pioneer Life 12:00-4:00 pm, MetroParks of Butler County

Fall Harvest Backyard Campout 2:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Toast to the View 6:30-10:30 pm, Valley View

October 2: Go Big Day! 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

October 3: Embracing God's Creation Series 7:00 pm, Xavier University 

October 5:

REBUILD Conference 7:00 am-4:00 pm, emersion DESIGN

RCC - Regional Resources and Outreach Working Group 6:00-7:00 PM, Green Umbrella

Hydroponics Series 6:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

October 6:

Annual Conservation Tour 8:30 am-3:00 pm, OKI

Greater Cincinnati OEC Member Meet & Greet 5:30-7:30 pm, OEC

Reversing Global Warming 7:00-9:00 pm, Pachamama Alliance

October 7: Hats Off Luncheon Cincinnati Parks

October 8:

Then and Now: Urban Photography Workshop 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Lloyd Library

Urban Farming Festival 3:30-8:30 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

October 9: Hammers & Ales 7:00-10:00 pm, Cincinnati ToolBank

October 10-14: StartupCincy Week Cintrifuse

October 10: Green Cincinnati Plan: Buildings & Energy 6:00-7:30 pm, City of Cincinnati 

October 11:

The Green Room 4:00pm, Alloy Growth Lab

Green Cincinnati Plan: Mobility 6:00-7:30 pm, City of Cincinnati 

October 12: Green Cincinnati Plan: Zero Waste 6:00-7:30 pm, City of Cincinnati 

Professional Opportunities

Citizens' Climate Lobby is offering a variety of remote paid fellowships and unpaid internships for Spring 2023 (apply by 10/1).

OSU is offering a Butchery Introductory Course (begins 10/3) to help meet regional demand for local pasture-raised meat and fill jobs available in a new, state-of-the-art mobile processing unit.

2022 REBUILD Conference (on 10/5) focuses on the advantages of high-performance buildings and creating the business case for sustainability. Register today.

The City of Cincinnati's Energy Equity Program is accepting applications for its final round of 2022 funding (apply by 10/7).

Cintrifuse and partners are hosting StartupCincy week (10/10-10/14). The program includes a panel discussion on Sparking Sustainable Startups on 10/11, followed by a "shark-tank" style Green Room happy hour hosted by Alloy Growth Lab.

Cincinnati Permaculture Institute is offering a Permaculture Design Certification that will meet on 11 Saturdays and 2 Sundays over 12 months (begins 11/12).

The City of Cincinnati is conducting public input meetings to provide insight and feedback on the next iteration of the Green Cincinnati Plan. Learn more and view the meeting schedule here

The Energy Coalition of Ohio is hosting the 2022 Ohio Energy Conference in Westerville, OH on 11/15 & 11/16. Learn more and and register for the conference here

Volunteer Opportunities

Nursery, Farm Rehabilitation, Orchard Installation - Common Orchard Project 

Wool Festival Volunteers (10/7-10/9) - Boone County Arboretum

Volunteers - Cincinnati Observatory

Habitat Restoration at Multiple Locations - Ohio River Foundation

New Job Opportunities

Common Orchard VISTA, Green Cincinnati Plan Graphic Designer, Green Cincinnati Plan Technical Writer - Green Umbrella

Digital Content Specialist - Hamilton County Environmental Services

Solid Waste Coordinator - Campbell County Fiscal Court

Maintenance Manager - Society of the Transfiguration

Ecological Landscape Crew Member - Our Land Organics

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