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Sustainability Spotlights

Celebrate Another Year of Growth at Green Umbrella's Annual Meeting

Calling all Green Umbrella members! Join us for a virtual celebration to end another exciting year of growth, challenge and accomplishment. Our 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 14 from 4:00-5:00 PM. We'll be sharing highlights from each of our programs and a glimpse into what's in store for 2022.

This event is free and open to all Green Umbrella members. Not a member? Sign up to join our movement! Your organization can join our member network or you can donate and become an individual member.

Learn About the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

Green Umbrella's Faith Communities Go Green team invites you to learn more about the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub, a permanent one-stop drop off location for reusable and hard-to-recycle items. Since it opened in April, the Hub has been able to divert over 65 tons of materials from the landfill for reuse or recycling.

Join us on Tuesday, December 7 for a presentation by managing director Colleen McSwiggin to learn what can and can't be taken to the Hub, what to expect when you visit to drop off or take away items, and ways you can help both now and with future expansions.

Make it a Local Thanksgiving & Holiday Season

November is the time of year we reflect on our gratitude for the year's abundant harvest. We would like to thank all our farmers, farm workers and food system workers who are essential to growing our food and getting it to our tables.

Supporting our regional farmers and food artisans helps shorten supply chains, supports ecologically regenerative farming, builds our local economy and increases regional food security. Let's make it a local Thanksgiving and holiday season!

Check out the many ways you can buy local foods in our region. Pre-order your turkey from a local farm and join the Hyde Park Farmers' Market for their annual Turkey Tuesday Thanksgiving Harvest Celebration. We also encourage everyone to support our local food banks, which are facing increased costs due to ongoing supply chain issues.

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

November 19-January 9: Festival of Lights 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Cincinnati Zoo

November 23: Turkey Tuesday Thanksgiving Harvest Celebration 6:30-8:30 pm, Hyde Park Farmers' Market

November 26:

The Nature of Fairy Tales 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

"Plaid Friday" Urban Hike with Imago 1:00-4:00 pm, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

November 27: Fairfield's Parade of Lights 4:00-7:00 pm, Fairfield Parks and Recreation

November 29-December 1: Drive-Through Event: 2021 Composting 101 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Campbell County Conservation District

November 30: Virtual: Cross Country Skiing Basics 8:30-9:30 pm, REI

December 1-February 1: 8th Annual Holiday Lights Recycling Event, Cohen Recycling

December 1-January 2: Light in the Forest 5:00-9:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

December 2: 

ABC's of Farm Life Letters X, Y & Z 10:00-11:00 am, MetroParks of Butler County

Entry Level Riding Lessons 6:15-7:15 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

December 3-4: Green Gifting for Kids: Lip Balm 11:00-11:45 am, Great Parks of Hamilton County

December 5: Let's Make Soap 2:00-3:00 pm, MetroParks of Butler County

December 7-8: Bridging Occupant & Community Health 1:00-6:00 pm, USGBC

December 7: Learn About the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub 7:00-8:00 pm, Faith Communities Go Green

December 8-9: Ohio Energy Conference 1:15-5:30 pm, Green Energy Ohio

December 8: Community Listening Session 6:00-8:00 pm, Groundwork Ohio River Valley

December 14: Green Umbrella Annual Meeting 4:00-5:00 pm, Green Umbrella

Professional Opportunities

Hamilton County R3SOURCE is offering Infrastructure Grants to help communities, schools, non-profits and businesses build waste reduction infrastructure; and Waste Reduction Innovation Grants to help communities and organizations implement waste reduction, reuse, food rescue, composting, and recycling programs in Hamilton County.

Ohio EPA is offering grants through its Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF) program for the installation of publicly available DC Fast Charging EV charging stations in 26 Ohio counties.

The City of Cincinnati is offering Urban Agriculture mini-grants to support agricultural production, growing sites and aggregation distribution in the city of Cincinnati (due 11/15); and Energy Equity grants to support energy efficiency upgrades in low-income multifamily buildings and provide energy efficiency education for renters and building owners.

Cincinnati Permaculture Institute is offering a 96-hour immersive year long Permaculture Design Certification (begins 11/20).

USGBC Ohio is accepting nominations for the 2021 USGBC Leadership Awards to celebrate the best of the green building industry here in Ohio (due 11/21).

Join Taking Root on Thursday, December 16th for their third annual Professionals' Seminar. Early bird savings ends Monday, November 22nd.!View the Program.

Acres USA is hosting their 2021 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show in Cincinnati (12/6-12/9).

Volunteer Opportunities

Horticulture Helper - Cincinnati Parks

Reuse Hub Recycling Volunteer - Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

Civic Garden Center Friday Workdays - Civic Garden Center

Become a Community Orchard Steward - Common Orchard Project

Job Opportunities
Communications Coordinator - Green Umbrella

Communications & Environmental Education Manager - ORSANCO

Contractor Culinary Educator - La Soupe

Director of Development - Cincinnati Nature Center

Mobile Application Developer, Human Resources Specialist, Field Service Technician, Sales Engineer Co-op - Melink

Public Safety Assistant, Accounting Associate, Park Maintenance Technician - MetroParks of Butler County

Division Manager of Planning & DesignSupervising Human Resources Analyst - Cincinnati Parks

Visitor Experience Associate - Contemporary Arts Center

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