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October 11, 2017

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Cincinnati Ranked as #1 Sustainable Metro Area in the US

Congratulations Green Umbrella Members and Action Teams, your hard work is being noticed! Cincinnati was ranked as THE MOST SUSTAINABLE metro area in the US by Site Selection's 2017 index. This data-backed index looks at renewable energy production and use, green buildings, corporate social responsibility, investment in green industry, redevelopment of polluted sites, policy, and human health and quality of life. This is one piece of data that helps us make the case for our vision of being recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas by 2020. Read more in the press release Green Umbrella issued today. 

In the News

Cincinnati the #1 U.S. Metro Area for Sustainability, Site Selection Magazine

Cincinnati wants to build country's largest municipal solar array, WLWT

Greater Cincinnati Communities Join Forces to Complete Trail Network, Cincinnati Business Courier

Sycamore Student Launches District-Wide Phone Recycling Program, Sycamore Community Schools

Sen. Sherrod Brown Introduces Bill to Support Local Foods, Delta Farm Press

DesignBuildCincy’ Speaker Series Includes Talks of Climate Change Adaptation, Soapbox Media

This Underrated Park in Cincinnati is One of Ohio's Best Kept Secrets, Only In Your State

2017 Woman of the Year: Suzy DeYoung On a Mission to Rescue Food and End Hunger, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Cities Should Think of Trees as Public Health Infrastructure, The Nature Conservancy

U.S. DOT Envisions Trails Can Be Part of Core Transportation Network, Mobility Lab

Creative Distillers Tackle Food Waste, Redefining 'Getting Trashed', NPR's The Salt

BLOG: Composting Chicken Poop, Confessions of a Composter Blog

Professional Resources
LOOKING FOR WAREHOUSE SPACE: Our Harvest Cooperative. Our Harvest is looking to lease warehouse space for its food hub operations and is open to sharing a space with another food-related business, ideally one with existing refrigeration. Check out what they are looking for or contact Kristin Gangwer

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Hamilton County Planning + Development Department is soliciting applications to allocate 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for county-wide nonprofit services. The deadline is October 31. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Cincinnati Nature Center. Service Learning, More than Just a Helping Hand, on December 7, is designed for conservation-minded nonprofits to explore the service-learning model as integral to environmentalism and conservation, and more deeply understand the similarities and differences between service-learning and volunteerism. Registration is required.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: US EPA. Local Foods, Local Places helps communities reinvest in existing neighborhoods and revitalize downtowns through the development of local food systems. Applications are due October 25.

WORKSHOP: Interact for Health. Community Engagement: Reaching New Audiences and Sustaining Partnerships: Tuesday, October 24, 9 am - noon. Participants will learn best practices shared by community leaders to reach target audiences, engage neighbors and work with limited resources.

WORKSHOP: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Grants Research Lab: Friday October 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Green Jobs & Volunteer


    Golf Course Superintendent - City of Fairfield, Ohio

    Parks Maintenance Technician - MetroParks of Butler County

    Director of Development - Gorman Heritage Farm

    Community/Business Specialist - Hamilton County

    Program Coordinator - MetroParks of Butler County

    Farm Education Volunteer - Gorman Heritage Farm

    Naturalist - Bull's Run Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum

    Facility Attendant MetroParks of Butler County

    Agriculture Director - Greenacres Foundation

    Buildings and Grounds Manager - Greenacres Foundation

    Please visit our Green Jobs page to view older postings.

    Popular links:
    · Join Green Umbrella
    · Events Calendar
    · Our Action Teams
    Green Umbrella Events:

    Greenspace Action Team Meeting

    Tuesday, October 17
    1:00 - 2:30 pm
    Winton Woods

    Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    Friday, October 20
    12:00 - 1:30 pm
    Hamilton County Environmental Services

    Tri-State Trails Autumn Quarterly Meeting
    Friday, October 20
    9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Whitewater Canal Trail

    Energy Action Team Meeting

    Wednesday, November 1

    8:30 - 10:00 am

    Interact for Health

    Outdoor Action Team Meeting

    Thursday, November 2

    8:30 - 10:00 am

    REI Rookwood

    Local Food Action Team Meeting

    Thursday, November 2

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Location change: Working In Neighborhoods

    Green Drinks with Green Umbrella

    Thursday, November 2

    5:30 - 7:00 pm

    Video Archive

    Watershed Action Team

    Friday, November 3

    9:00 - 11:00 am

    Hamilton County Environmental Services

    Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council Meeting

    Wednesday, November 8

    2:30 - 4:30 pm

    Interact for Health

    Transportation Action Team Meeting

    Thursday, November 16

    1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

    Our Upcoming Member Events:

    Policy Learning with Candidates

    Thursday, October 12

    5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council

    BLINK Bike Ride

    Thursday, October 12

    6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Tri-State Trails

    Sparrow Search

    Saturday, October 14

    8:00 - 11:00 am

    Fernald Preserve

    Late Fall Migration in the Oxbow

    Saturday, October 14

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Oxbow, Inc.

    Black Walnut Weekend

    October 14 & 15

    12:00 - 4:00 pm

    Great Parks of Hamilton Co.

    Harvest Pancake Brunch

    Sunday, October 15

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage

    FILM: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

    Sunday, October 15

    12:00 - 5:30 pm


    Autumn Color Walking Tour

    Sunday, October 15

    1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Spring Grove Cemetery

    Yoga in the Woods

    Tuesday, October 17

    7:00 - 8:00 pm



    Wednesday, October 18

    4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Fairfield's Village Green Farmers Market

    Map & Compass 101

    Wednesday, October 18

    7:00 - 10:00 pm

    Outdoor Skills School

    Autumn Affair 2017

    Friday, October 20

    6:30 - 10:00 pm

    Boone County Arboretum

    Green Home Tour

    Saturday, October 21

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    U.S. Green Building Council

    Fall Open House

    Saturday, October 21

    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Taking Root

    Annual Harvest Festival

    Saturday, October 21

    12:00 - 5:00 pm

    Gabriel’s Place

    Young Professionals Green Team Kickoff

    Saturday, October 19

    6:00 pm

    Civic Garden Center

    Adventures of the Mill Creek Yacht Club

    Monday, October 23

    6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Cincinnati REI

    FORUM: The Intersection Between Poverty & the Environment

    Thursday, October 26

    6:00 pm

    Woman’s City Club

    Click here to view our full events calendar.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati.

    We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in key areas of sustainability: Greenspace, Energy, Local Food, Outdoor Recreation, Transportation, Waste Reduction and Watershed.

    Our vision is to have the region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.

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