Green News You Can Use: 
June 7, 2017


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Great Outdoor Weekend is Sept. 23 & 24: Be Sure to Register Your Event!

There's still time to register your event for the 14th annual Great Outdoor Weekend. The event will take place on September 23 & 24, providing the opportunity for 10,000+ people to sample the best outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs in the Greater Cincinnati region. The deadline to register your event is July 7. To register an event, click here.

Sign Up as a Volunteer for Kids Expo on July 14

Our Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo is coming soon, and we're seeking volunteers to help us on July 14 at Winton Woods. In partnership with Great Parks, this event is one of the largest free outdoor and environmental education events in the Midwest. The event will take place from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm and there are half-day and full-day shifts available. Click here to sign up to volunteer.


Transportation and Energy Action Teams Joining Forces on June 16 to Discuss Electric Vehicles

Join us for a joint meeting of the Green Umbrella Transportation and Energy Action Teams! This event will offer a special presentation and discussion on the future of the electric vehicle market. EV industry pioneers from the Tesla team will be on hand to help illuminate how this industry is evolving and how the transportation and energy sectors will be affected. All Green Umbrella members are welcome and encouraged to attend.



In the News

Professional Development
SEMINAR: Inspiring Passion with a Spark of Change. ReSource's new seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 14. Inspiration. Motivation. Energy. Passion. Mary Miller's presentation helps inject these qualities into the workforce. You and your team are invited to join us on June 14 for this rejuvenating workshop. Mary has the honor of being ReSource's only 5.0-rated presenter, so this is a not-to-miss opportunity! Register online here.

REQUEST FOR PROJECTS: Leadership Action at Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Leadership Action brings together the region’s decision makers, influencers and action oriented hands-on leaders ready to make significant change. Research continues to show that grassroots efforts of passionate people can truly move the needle for communities. Do you or your organization/business have an idea that could benefit from the focused effort, energy and resources of the Leadership Action Team? Click here to learn more.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Southwest Ohio GiveCamp. Southwest Ohio GiveCamp is now soliciting non-profit applications for 2017. GiveCamp is a nationwide effort that brings together a community of volunteers to donate their time and talents to build the technical resources and capacity of local non-profit organizations. The event this year will be held October 20 - 22 at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio. The initial application and more information can be found here.


Green Jobs & Volunteer
Opportunities 

Volunteers Needed for June 11 - Ohio Valley Food Connection

Maintenance Crew Leader - MetroParks of Butler County

Park Maintenance Technician - MetroParks of Butler County

Park Manager/Turf Grass Manager at VOA - MetroParks of Butler County

Research Intern (part-time) - Interact for Health

Kids Program Coordinator - MoBo Bicycle Cooperative of Cincinnati

Agriculture Educator - Greenacres

Summer Youth Employment Program Manager
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Groundwork Cincinnati - Mill Creek

Horticulturist - Civic Garden Center

Please visit our Green Jobs page to view older postings.

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

Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
Friday, June 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Xavier University

Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
Friday, June 16
12:00 - 1:30
Hamilton County Dept. of Environmental Services

JOINT MEETING Energy and Transportation Action Team
Friday, June 16
1:00 - 3:00 pm
OKI Regional Council of Governments 

Greenspace Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, June 20
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Winton Woods

Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
Thursday, August 3
5:30 - 7:00 pm
TBD


     
Our Upcoming Member Events:

Kirby Nature Center Grand Opening and Western Wildlife Corridor's 25th Anniversary
Saturday, June 10
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Western Wildlife Corridor

People's Climate Rally
Saturday, June 10 
Noon - 2:00 pm 
Citizen's Climate Lobby

Trillium Art & Music Fair
 

Sunday, June 11
Noon - 5:00 pm 
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Branching Out - Happy Hour for Imago 
Monday, June 12
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Imago

Grand Opening - Oxford Area Trails 
Wednesday, June 14
4:00 pm
City of Oxford

Women on the Move: A Transit Forum
Thursday, June 15 
10:00 am - 11:00 am 
and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Metro

Solarize Cincy Workshop
Thursday, June 15
6:30 - 8:00 pm
GCEA, Sustainergy

Ohio River Sweep
Saturday, June 17
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

June's Urban Stream Adventure
Saturday, June 17 
9:30 am - 3:30 pm 
The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities

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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