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Sustainability Spotlights

Supporting Green Umbrella 

As you plan your end-of-year giving, consider supporting Green Umbrella! Your contribution to Green Umbrella supports a healthier and more equitable future for our region. It helps us take one more step in the right direction as part of the global movement to slow climate change. Your support allows our staff to use their expertise to reduce the climate footprint of buildings and municipalities, advocate for communities designed for people and nature, transform our local food system, get kids outside, and improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations. Thank you for your support of Green Umbrella!

Engage With the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan

The Office of Environment & Sustainability is introducing CitizenLab—the Green Cincinnati Plan’s Home for Engagement.

CitizenLab is an interactive platform where every Cincinnatian can view the progress of active collaborative projects related to the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan. Some of the projects are open for community members to provide feedback by contributing ideas, commenting on proposals, voting on and prioritizing projects, and take surveys. 

Visit the link here to see the new platform and engage with the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan.

Updates from the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27)

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt, leaders and advocates from around the world came together to establish strategies and agreements to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. There were climate wins at the conference, but challenges as well. Read more here for highlights of the conference results

The COP27 meeting demonstrated the significance of everyday changes to slow down a warming planet, and Green Umbrella's Climate Action is making environmental strides in the region. Visit the Climate Action website for more information on projects in process.

Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

November 30: Women in Architecture Friendsgiving 5:30-7:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

December 1:

Advocacy in Action OEC Annual Meeting 12:00-1:00 pm, Ohio Environmental Council

Greens Gathering 1:00-3:00pm Civic Garden Center

Floral Empires: Plant Hunting and Painting in Victorian Britain 7:00 pm, Lloyd Library

December 2: 2022 Environmental Justice and Advocacy Symposium 3:00-6:00 pm, UC

December 3: 

Animal Tracking 12:00-2:00 pm, Boone County Conservation District

Dashing Through the Holidays: Storytelling  2:00-3:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

Outdoor Container Design for Winter Interest 2:00-4:00 pm, Boone County Arboretum 

Marszapalooza 7:00-10:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

December 4:

Selling Produce From Small Scale Farms 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

December 6: 

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

USGBC Ohio Women in Green Discussion Forum 1:00-2:15 pm, USGBC

December 7:

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

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

December 9: 

Sylvan Roots: A Celebration of Trees Opening Reception 5:00-7:00 pm, Lloyd Library

December 11: 

Selling Produce From Small Scale Farms 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

December 12: Environmental Law Update 2:00-4:30 pm, Cincinnati Bar Association

December 13:

Climate Change and Public Health 12:00-1:00 pm, Green Energy Ohio

Green Umbrella's Annual Meeting & Celebration 5:00-8:00 pm, Green Umbrella

CRAN Holiday Party 5:30-7:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

December 14:

Diversity Leadership Symposium 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Bridging Occupant & Community Health Summit December 14 & 15, USGBC

Water Quality Forum 5:00-7:00 pm, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Winter Seed Starting Series 5:30-7:00 pm, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice 

Professional Opportunities

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is accepting applications to serve as a Council Member for terms starting in February 2023. Inform the way our regional food system grows and collaborate with other resident leaders! The application deadline is December 31.

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is providing $200M in assistance to producers for obtaining or renewing a food safety certification in calendar years 2022 and 2023. The application deadline is January 31, 2023.

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

The City of Cincinnati is offering mini-grants to support urban agriculture. Funds are available for agricultural production and growing sites as well as aggregation distribution sites. The application deadline is December 1.

The Civic Garden Center is hosting a 11 week Community Garden Development Training Wednesday evenings (6:00-8:00pm) from January through April and are free to anyone interested. 

Volunteer Opportunities

2023 Event Planning - Boone County Arboretum

Great American Cleanup Volunteers - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Volunteers - Cincinnati Observatory

New Job Opportunities

Membership and Administrative Associate - Green Umbrella

Event Production Intern - Green Umbrella

Common Orchard VISTA - Green Umbrella

Equitable Access Program Coordinator - Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Public Information/Outreach Specialist - Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission

Policy Committee Member - Hamilton County R3source

Conservation Biologist - Great Parks

Physical Scientist/Chemist (Principal Investigator) - EPA

Executive Director - Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Communications and Media Specialist - Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 

Education Programs Manager - Ohio River Foundation

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