Green News You Can Use: 
August 2, 2017

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Join Us THIS THURSDAY for Green Drinks at Sundry and Vice!

Green Drinks is returning THIS Thursday, August 3, at Sundry and Vice in Over the Rhine. This month's Green Drinks is hosted by GU's Energy Action Team. The event is free and open to anyone interested in sustainability. The fun starts at 5:30 with a cash bar. RSVP and let us know you're coming!

Volunteers Wanted: Help Tri-State Trails Tell the Story of Trail Use

Tri-State Trails and Interact for Health are seeking volunteers to help collect trail user intercept surveys in August through October. Help us gather qualitative data to tell the story of trail use in Greater Cincinnati. All volunteers will receive a Tri-State Trails Nalgene water bottle, a bike tire patch kit, and our eternal gratitude. [Click here] to sign up for one or more 3-hour survey windows on a trail near you!

Green Umbrella Seeks Communications & Program Manager: Applications Due Aug. 2

Green Umbrella is hiring! After 3+ years on the job, Amy Yokel will be leaving Green Umbrella to pursue new opportunities in the science world. We wish her well and are now seeking someone to fill her shoes. You can view the position description hereapplications are due by August 2 to Green Umbrella with a start date of late August. 

In the News

Professional Development
WEBINAR: The Now and the Not Yet: Connecting Board and Staff Meetings to Intended Outcomes. BoardSource will host this webinar on Tuesday, August 8, at 2:00 pm. For more information, click here.

SEMINAR: Social Media and Marketing.
ReSource will host this seminar on Wednesday, August 9, from 8:30 - 11:30 am. The Seminar will be presented by Dana Johnson from St. Elizabeth Heathcare. For more information, click here.

TRAINING: National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). Training will be provided at the Civic Garden Center and modules are scheduled for Monday and Friday mornings from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, starting on September 8 and ending on October 13. Each module will be facilitated by local GI professionals. This intense 35-hour course will cover background information in stormwater management and green infrastructure, materials used in GI practices and systems, safety and site management. For more information, click here.

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

Green Jobs & Volunteer
Communications & Program Manager (closing Aug. 2) - Green Umbrella

Human Resources Manager - MetroParks of Butler County

Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Education - Civic Garden Center

Volunteer Opportunity: Water Quality and Winton Lake Cleanup (Aug. 4) - Ohio River Foundation and Great Parks of Hamilton County

Senior Park Manager
- MetroParks of Butler County

Rental Associate - MetroParks of Butler County

- MetroParks of Butler County

Park Caretaker
- MetroParks of Butler County

Administration Specialist - Groundwork Cincinnati - Mill Creek

Environmental Science Part-Time Instructor - Northern Kentucky University

Program Director - Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati 

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:

Local Food Action Team Meeting
Thursday, August 3
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Civic Garden Center 

Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
Thursday, August 3
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Sundry and Vice 

Watershed Action Team Meeting
Friday, August 4
9:00 - 11:00 am 
Hamilton County Environmental Services

Food Policy Council Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 9
2:30 - 4:30 pm 
Interact for Health

Greenspace Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, August 15 
1:00 - 2:30 pm 
Winton Woods 

Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
Friday, August 18
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Hamilton County Environmental Services

Great Outdoor Weekend
Sat. & Sun, Sept. 23 & 24
Greater Cincinnati Region

Our Upcoming Member Events:

Talk-N-Walk Nature Series
Wednesday, August 2
6:00 pm
NKU Research and Field Station

Paddlefest Paddler's Party
Friday, August 4

4:00 pm 
Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

Water Quality and Winton Lake Cleanup
Friday, August 4
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County & Ohio River Foundation

16th Annual Ohio River PADDLEFEST
Saturday, August 5 
6:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat 
Saturday, August 5
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Boone County Arboretum 

Creek Romp at Long Branch Farm & Trails
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cincinnati Nature Center

Bands, BBQ and Brews
Saturday, August 5 
4:00 - 11:00 pm 
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Splish Splash Bash 
Sunday, August 6 
2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Abundant Tomatoes
Wednesday, August 9
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Civic Garden Center

Cardinal Land Conservancy - Summer Public Meeting 
Friday, August 11 
7:00 pm
Cardinal Land Conservancy

Operation Observation: Mothing 
Saturday, August 12 
8:30 pm 
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Annual Meeting and Open House
Monday, August 14 
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

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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