Green News You Can Use: 
October 25, 2017


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Tickets Now Available for the 2017 Annual Meeting & Celebration

Green Umbrella is gearing up to convene our Annual Meeting and Celebration. This year’s event will be Thursday, December 7, from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at MadTree in Oakley. The Action Teams are hard at work analyzing metrics, capturing the stories that reveal their accomplishments and defining key strategies for 2018. Tickets are on sale now and sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Green Umbrella Office is Moving!

On November 3, Green Umbrella will pack up its Northside office and relocate to Madisonville. Our new office is in Starfire Council’s building at 5030 Oaklawn Drive (45227). Although we will miss Northside, we are excited to add our presence to Starfire’s emerging hub for non-profits blazing a new trail in their sector. Please update our mailing address in your records.


In the News

Cincinnati Tops National Sustainability Rankings, Cincinnati Business Courier


Cincinnati Metro Area Tops in Environmental Sustainability; Could Help Win Amazon HQ2, Cincinnati Enquirer


Greater Cincinnati No. 1 Metro Area in Sustainability, Soapbox Media


Mission Accomplished: Land, Where Ohio and Great Miami Rivers Meet, Now Protected, Cincinnati Enquirer


NKY Health Department Teaches Kids About "Farm To Table" Foods, Local 12 WKRC


Work on Multimillion Dollar Waterway Project Starts in Cincinnati's West Side, WLWT


New Boss Wants Cincinnati Parks 'To Evolve,' Cincinnati Enquirer

Third Sun Solar Announces "Buy One Give One" Program with Habitat for Humanity, Third Sun Solar


How Transit Use Could Rise in Rural America, CityLab


Heated Competition in Annual Solar-Powered Cook-Off, GoSun Solar Stove




BLOG: Impressive Volunteer-Powered Composting, 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

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Eat Healthy NKY’s (an initiative of the Northern Kentucky Health Department) "Linking Schools to Local Produce," October 31, 9:00 am-12:30 pm at Boone County Extension. Receive assistance from local experts on how to have an active farm-to-school program in the cafeteria, classroom and community. 

WORKSHOP: Imago presents Ecological Wisdom in Challenging Times on November 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow will explore the creative dance of science, inspiration, ecology and theology to guide humanity beyond the 21st century.

WORKSHOP: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Introduction to Proposal Writing: Saturday, October 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm. 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The City of Cincinnati is offering mini-grants to support Urban Agriculture. Funds are available for agricultural production, growing sites and aggregation distribution sites within the City of Cincinnati. Applicants can be non-profit or for profit corporations, but not individuals. Applications are due November 20.

CONFERENCE: Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative presents its biennial symposium “Stand Up & Build: Creating Worker-Owned Co-ops to Reduce Inequality,” December 1 & 2. The event features speakers from Mondragon and will provide participants the opportunity to meet with individuals from around the country who are bringing union co-ops to life in manufacturing, food systems, construction, grocery, transportation, childcare and other sectors. Check out the full agenda here.


    Green Jobs & Volunteer
    Opportunities 

    CELEBRATE MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE DAY WITH THESE FALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  


    OAC Executive Director - Outdoor Adventure Clubs

    Urban Farmer - Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage



    Water Quality Assistant - OKI Regional Council of Governments

    Golf Course Superintendent - City of Fairfield, Ohio

    Parks Maintenance Technician - MetroParks of Butler County

    Please visit our Green Jobs page to view older postings.




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

    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

    Hosted by the Waste Reduction Action Team


    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


    Greenspace Action Team Meeting
    Tuesday, November 14
    1:00 - 2:30 pm
    Winton Woods


    Transportation Action Team Meeting

    Thursday, November 16

    1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


    Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
    Friday, November 17
    12:00 - 1:30 pm
    Hamilton County Environmental Services

    Annual Meeting & Celebration
    Thursday, December 7
    4:00 - 6:30 pm
    MadTree in Oakley


         
    Our Upcoming Member Events:


    Lecture: What is Sustainability? A Philosophical Perspective 

    Wednesday, October 25

    7:00 pm

    Xavier University 


    FORUM: The Intersection Between Poverty & the Environment

    Thursday, October 26

    6:00 pm

    Woman’s City Club


    Birding on the Edge of Sanity

    Thursday, October 26

    7:00 pm

    Fernald Preserve


    RAPTOR Inc. Open House

    Thursday, October 26

    1:00 - 4:00 pm

    RAPTOR Inc.


    Master Plan Community Workshop

    Thursday, October 26

    5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Great Parks of Hamilton Co.


    Yummy in Your Tummy Insects w/ Cincinnati Parks

    Saturday, October 28

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Cincinnati REI


    Weird Plant Growths - A Family Exploration

    Saturday, October 28

    2:30 - 4:30 pm

    Cincinnati Nature Center


    Nature's Nightmares

    Sunday, October 29

    6:00 pm

    Great Parks of Hamilton Co.


    Map & Compass Navigation Class

    Thursday, November 2

    6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Cincinnati REI


    Tire Amnesty Day

    Saturday, November 4

    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Keep Cincinnati Beautiful


    Farm by the Stars

    Saturday, November 4

    6:00 pm

    Great Parks of Hamilton Co.


    Green Home Tour

    Saturday, November 4

    6:30 - 8:30 pm

    USGBC SW Ohio Chapter


    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    Saturday, November 4

    5:30 - 8:00 pm

    Kenton County


    Safe Routes to School Public Meeting

    Monday, November 6

    6:30 pm

    Great Parks of Hamilton Co.


    Decorating with Pressed Flowers

    Wednesday, November 8

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Civic Garden Center


    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.

    Learn more
    here.


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