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Sustainability Spotlights

Green Umbrella's Annual Meeting & Celebration

Join us for an in-person celebration to cap another exciting year of growth and impact. We'll be sharing highlights from each of our programs and a glimpse into what's in store for 2023.

Enjoy networking with passionate sustainability champions from across the region and complimentary drinks & lite bites.

All proceeds go to support Green Umbrella's work to lead collaboration, incubate ideas, and catalyze solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all.

Can't attend but want to support this important work? Make your year-end contribution to our annual fund.

Regional Climate Collaborative: Memberships Open Now

Membership & Partnership applications for Green Umbrella Climate Policy's new Regional Climate Collaborative (RCC) are now open! Counties, cities, universities, NGOs, villages, districts, and more can join the RCC

The RCC will take action through five working groups: Building Local Capacity, Community Listening & Engagement, Elected Officials, Preparing Partners & People, and Regional Funding & Resources. To see the RCC's projects, visit the link here.

Members & Partners will receive access to special climate trainings, funding attained by the RCC, and more. 

Click here to learn more about joining the RCC!

Common Orchard Project: Compost Update

The Common Orchard Project has had a busy fall! They've installed 8 new orchards for a total of 30 orchards in the region overall. 

In addition to the new orchards, the Camp Washington Urban Farm has set up a 500 sq. foot composting area as part of the effort to begin a pilot neighborhood composting program in Northside. Stay tuned on more updates on composting in the next few months!

We'd like to welcome our first orchard sponsor: RegLantern! Reach out to Common Orchard Project Director Chris Smyth at chris@greenumbrella.org to learn more about offsetting carbon emissions by sponsoring a local orchard.

Food Policy Council Takes on Washington DC

Last month, Maddie Chera, Director of the Greater Cincinnati Food Policy Council, represented Green Umbrella in Washington D.C. Maddie met with staff from the offices of Ohio's national legislators to discuss the impacts of US Dept. of Agriculture funding for our region in anticipation of the 2023 Farm Bill. Maddie shared stories of our successes in distributing local food throughout our region, including through our OH-wide Farm To School work, partnerships with food hubs, and more. 

The Food Policy Council has helped distribute federal investment through USDA grants in our region before. Visit Maddie's blog for more information on her D.C. trip.

Sustainability in the Headlines

Schools Participate in Local Menu Takeover Initiative, SNA Smartbrief

Four Area School Districts Are Piloting Feed Our Future’s ‘Local Menu Takeover’, NKY Tribune 

Concrete Barriers, Dedicated Bike Lanes Likely Coming to Girl Scout Bridge, Citybeat

Fairfield Wants a Green Plan as City Focuses on Sustainability, The Cincinnati Enquirer 

Fairfield Takes New Approach to Recycling With Inaugural Discard Day, The Cincinnati Enquirer 

Take Advantage of Three Grants Aimed At Saving Children From Lead Poisoning, Soapbox

P&G Faces Challenge to CEO Moeller as Chairman From Environmentalists, Investors, Reuters

Duke Helps Protect Natural Resources in Ohio & NKY With $115,000 in Grants, Duke Energy

Cincinnati Parks Director on Smale Eroding Into Ohio River, WCPO

Kroger Marks Anniversary of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Impact Plan, Perishable News.com

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

October 27:

October Green Drinks Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 pm, Green Umbrella

Planting for Birds 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

FCGG Book Club: Saving Us 7:00-8:00 pm, Faith Communities Go Green (FCGG)

October 28: Cincy Block Party 7:00-11:00 pm, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

October 29: 

Fall Farm Days Oct 29 & 30 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

HalloWest 2:00-6:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

November 1: Book Discussion Group 10:00-11:30 am, Cincinnati Nature Center

November 2:

Diversity Leadership Symposium 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Agraria Land Walk 5:00-6:00 pm, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practices

November 3:

Cincinnati 2030 District Impact Celebration 4:00-7:00 pm, Green Umbrella

TRASH TALK 6:00-9:00 pm, StudioKroner

Reversing Global Warming 7:00-9:00 pm, Pachamama Alliance of the Cincinnati Area

November 4: Cincinnati Design Awards 6:00-9:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

November 5:

Embracing God's Creation Series 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Xavier University 

DIY Reusable Beeswax Wrap Crafting 12:30-2:30 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

Fall Foliage Hike 1:00-2:30 pm, Cincinnati Parks

November 6: Wildflower Seed Harvesting Project 2:00-4:00 pm Cincinnati Nature Center

November 8:

Book Discussion Group 10:00-11:30 am, Cincinnati Nature Center

Design for Aging 12:00-1:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

November 9: 

2022 Food Policy Council GATHER Celebration 2:30-6:00 pm, Green Umbrella

Conservation Speaker Series 7:00-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

Professional Opportunities

Miami University & the Cincinnati Zoo are accepting applications for their 2023 Advanced Inquiry master's degree program (begins May 2023). Info session on 11/8.

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 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 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Volunteers - Boone County Solid Waste

Great American Cleanup Volunteers - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Volunteers - Cincinnati Observatory

Habitat Restoration at Multiple Locations - Ohio River Foundation

New Job Opportunities

Common Orchard VISTA - Green Umbrella

Technician - NRCS & Campbell County Conservation District

Park Maintenance Technician I & II - Metro Parks of Butler County

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