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August 30, 2017

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Welcome Ryan Mooney-Bullock, New Addition to Green Umbrella!

We are happy to announce that Ryan Mooney-Bullock has joined the Green Umbrella team as the new Communications and Program Manager. Ryan brings a strong background in environmental education and communication, as well as a passion for sustainable issues. She will begin in September and can be reached at

Join Us Next Thursday For September Green Drinks

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 7, for our next Green Drinks at Fibonacci Brewing, hosted by the Outdoor Action Team. This event is open to anyone interested in sustainability issues and the fun starts at 5:30 pm with a cash bar. RSVP here and let us know you're coming!

Now Seeking a Communications & Program Intern!

Green Umbrella is seeking a Communications and Program Intern to begin in mid-September. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 13; click here to learn more about the internship and how to apply. 

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Professional Development
GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Health Impact Project. The Health Impact Project offers funding to communities and organizations seeking to promote the consideration of health in policy and decision-making. They'll be awarding at least four grants of up to $100,000 for health impact assessments in select states (Kentucky is eligible). Deadline is Sept. 15. Click here for more information.

WORKSHOP: Project Management Basics. Interact for Health and SC Ministry Foundation will offer Project Management Basics from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Interact for Health Conference Center. Learn how to plan and manage projects in this introductory, interactive class that includes conflict management tips. Click here for more information.

CONFERENCE: Student Sustainability Leaders Conference. Sponsored by the Hanley Sustainability Institute, Student Sustainability Leaders: Networking Our Future is a student-run, student-centric conference celebrating undergraduate and graduate contributions to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23,  at the University of Dayton River Campus. Click here for more information.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Clif Bar Family Foundation.The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for its fall 2017 Small Grants program. Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded in support of projects that address the foundation's priorities from a holistic perspective. Priority will be given to projects that aim to protect the earth's beauty and bounty; create robust, healthy food systems; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards; and/or build stronger communities. Deadline is Oct. 1. Click here for more information. 

CONFERENCE: Ohio EPA Sustainability Conference.Ohio EPA will host its first sustainability conference on Tuesday, Oct. 3. This conference is targeted to businesses and communities that are moving beyond basic environmental requirements into cost-effective sustainable strategies to improve environmental performance and save valuable resources.Please note this conference is for officials and organization representatives from Ohio. Click here for more information.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Whole Kids Foundation. 
The Whole Kids Foundation, in partnership with FoodCorps, is accepting applications for its School Garden Grant Program.The annual program is designed to support school garden projects designed to help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness. Deadline for applications is Oct. 31; more information here.

Green Jobs & Volunteer
Communications & Program Internship - Green Umbrella

Agriculture Director - Greenacres Foundation

Buildings and Grounds Manager - Greenacres Foundation

Volunteers for Music in the Woods
- Imago Earth Center

Habitat Restoration Internship
- Imago Earth Center

Communications Internship
- Imago Earth Center

Senior Park Manager
- MetroParks of Butler County

Assistant Sustainability Coordinator
- University of Cincinnati

Social Media Coordinator - 
Cincinnati Nature Center

Human Resources Manager - MetroParks of Butler County

Rental Associate - MetroParks of Butler County

- MetroParks of Butler County

Park Caretaker
- 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:

Watershed Action Team Meeting - NEW TIME AND LOCATION
Friday, September 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sanitation District 1

Outdoor Action Team Meeting
Thursday, September 7
8:30 - 10:00 am
REI Rookwood

Local Food Action Team Meeting
Thursday, September 7
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Civic Garden Center

Green Drinks with Green Umbrella
Thursday, September 7
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Fibonacci Brewing

Energy Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 19
8:30 - 10:30 am
Interact for Health

Greenspace Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 19
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Winton Woods

Transportation Action Team Meeting
Thursday, September 21
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

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

Our Upcoming Member Events:

Queen City Tree Revival Fall Plant Sale
Last day to order is Wednesday, September 6
Civic Garden Center

Plant Trials Day Symposium

Thursday, August 31
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cincinnati Zoo

Teaming up to Have Fun and Make a Difference
Friday, September 1
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Teen Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, September 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Walk with a Doc
Saturday, September 2
11:00 am
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Sunday, September 2
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Yoga After Work
Tuesday, September 5
5:30 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Earth Day 2018 Planning Meeting
Thursday, September 7
4:00 pm
Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition

Monarch Mania
Thursday, September 7
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Boone County Arboretum

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)
Friday, September 8
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civic Garden Center

Nocturnal Night Hike
Friday, September 8
7:30 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Ohio to Erie Trail Adventure Ride
Saturday, September 9
Friends of Little Miami State Park

Creekin' Weekend
Saturday, September 9
1:00 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Nature Hunt
Saturday, September 9
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County

My Great Parks in Pictures Photo Walk
Sunday, September 10
11:00 am
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Friends of Little Miami State Park - Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 12
7:00 pm
Friends of the Little Miami State Park

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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