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July 5, 2017

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City of Cincinnati Pledges 100% Renewable Energy 

On June 28, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley joined ‘Mayors for 100 Percent Clean Energy’ and announced that Cincinnati will commit to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. He laid out a vision that starts with ending the use of coal energy to pump water to local households and building the largest city-owned solar array in Ohio.

For the past nine years, Cincinnati has met or exceeded the environmental goals put forth in the 2008 environmental initiative now known as the Green Cincinnati Plan, most recently updated in 2013. Plans are in the works to begin writing a second updated plan for 2018.

Join us for Kids Expo Next Friday, July 14th at Winton Woods!

We're just about a week away from the 12th Annual Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo, one of the largest FREE interactive outdoor and environmental education events in the Midwest. This event is free and open to the public at Winton Woods on Friday, July 14, from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Thank you to major sponsors Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, Interact for Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, CLIF Bar, Mayerson Foundation and Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures. For more info click here.

Great Outdoor Weekend: Register Your Event by FRIDAY, July 7

There's still time to register your event or become a sponsor for the 14th annual Great Outdoor WeekendThe deadline to have your event or sponsor recognition included in our print materials is July 7. To register an event, click here. To become a sponsor, click hereThe 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. 

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Professional Development

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently announced changes to its grantmaking process to align with its new Community Impact Strategy. They are replacing their traditional Spring and Fall Grantmaking cycles with programs aligned to the two areas of strategic focus and a new targeted Request for Proposal (RFP) process. In addition, they also have a Funding Inquiry form as an easy entry portal for them to understand how your idea might match GCF resources.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: SVP Cincinnati. Social Venture Partners Cincinnati invites area nonprofits to apply for two grant opportunities through one application. The focus area for both is Social Innovation. The combined application is now available and due on July 31 (by midnight).

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Duke Energy Foundation. The Duke Energy Foundation actively works to strengthen the quality of life in the communities they serve. They fund programs that support Duke Energy's philanthropic strategies, including the environment. The application period for environment grants takes place July - August. To learn more begin the application process, click here

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: City of Dayton. The City of Dayton, City Manager’s Office is seeking proposals from highly experienced and Professional Consulting firms to perform Strategic Consulting Services.The City’s goal is to 1) assess the strengths and weaknesses of the City’s current sustainability approach 2) identify opportunities to improve the City’s practices and 3) solicit resident and stakeholder feedback on sustainability initiatives or programs. Click here to learn more; proposals are due July 13.

Green Jobs & Volunteer
Administration Specialist - Groundwork Cincinnati - Mill Creek

Environmental Science Part-Time Instructor - Northern Kentucky University

Youth Education Coordinator - Civic Garden Center 

Program Manager - MetroParks of Butler County

Program Director - Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati 

Agriculture Educator - Greenacres

Natural Resource TechnicianMetroParks of Butler County 

Program LeaderMetroParks of Butler County 

Public Safety Assistant II - 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:

Outdoors Action Team Meeting
Thursday, July 6
8:30 - 10:00 am 
REI Rookwood

Watershed Action Team Meeting
Friday, July 7
9:00 - 11:00 am
Hamilton County Dept. of Env. Services

Food Policy Council Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 12
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Interact for Health

Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo
Friday, July 14
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Winton Woods Harbor

Pint Night - Chacos & Tacos
Proceeds benefit Green Umbrella
Friday, July 14
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters

Greenspace Action Team Meeting 
Tuesday, July 18
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Winton Woods Auditorium

Transportation Action Team Meeting
Thursday, July 20
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

JOINT Waste Reduction & Local Food Action Team Meeting
Friday, July 21
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Hamilton County Dept. of Env. Services

Our Upcoming Member Events:

Friday Night Float (Kayak)
Friday, July 7 
8:00 pm 
Winton Woods

Native Plants Workshop
Saturday, July 8
10:30 am
Summit Park, Blue Ash

Cincinnati Dulcimer Society
Sunday, July 9
3:00 pm
Sharon Woods/Sharon Centre

Yoga After Work 
Tuesday, July 11 
5:30 - 6:30 pm 
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Rainwater Workshop
Thursday, July 13
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Summit Park, Blue Ash
Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo
Friday, July 14
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Winton Woods
9th Annual Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour
Saturday, July 15
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Campbell County, KY
Solar Training School
Saturday, July 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Civic Garden Center
Indigenous Herbs & Edible Plants
Saturday, July 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civic Garden Center

Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta
Saturday, July 15
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Voice of America MetroPark

Night Hike
Saturday, July 15
8:00 pm
Sharon Woods/Sharon Centre

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.

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