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Mar 31 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film Screening: The Unforeseen
This official selection at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival tells the story of an ambitious west Texas farm boy who heads to Austin where he becomes a real estate developer and skillfully capitalizes on the growth of this 1970s boomtown.  At the peak of his powers, he transforms 4,000 acres of...

Repeats every month on the first Tuesday until Mon Dec 15 2014 except Tue Feb 04 2014. Also includes Tue Feb 11 2014.
Apr 1 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Action Team Mtg: Land Preservation
The land team works to increase the amount of preserved greenspace in our region!

Apr 1 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Green your Spring Cleaning
Learn how to take the chemicals out of your cleaning routine this spring by replacing them with natural products that work. In this hands-on workshop, each participant will make and take green cleaning supplies including spray cleaner, furniture polish and dry laundry detergent. You’ll...

Apr 2 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

How to Develop Strategic Successful Special Events for NonProfits
How to Develop Strategic Successful Special Events (deadline to register Wednesday, March 26th)Special events can be an effective way for your organization to build awareness, reach new members and supporters, educate audiences, and raise needed funds. Or, they can be a miserable, draining, money-...

Repeats every month on the first Wednesday until Mon Dec 01 2014 .
Apr 2 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Energy Conservation Action Team Mtg
The team meets monthly to work towards shared goals of conserving energy consumption in the region.    

Apr 3 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

GU Green Drinks/ USGBC Spring Social
Get Inspired this Spring when you attend April's Green Drinks Spring Social with Green Umbrella & the US Green Building Council Cincinnati Regional Chapter.  Join us as we celebrate spring at this special Green Drinks Spring Social, in partnership with Green Umbrella, The...

Apr 3 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Apr 4 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Land Water Forum at NKU
Announced featured speakers and presenters ·       Bob GableOhio Scenic Rivers Program ManagerODNR Division of Watercraft ·       Pat MigliozziService Forester for SW Ohio,ODNR Division of Forestry ·  ...

Repeats every week every Saturday until Fri May 02 2014 .
Apr 5 2014 - 4:00am - 5:00am

Yoga in the Woods
Imago's nature preserve is a perfect setting to practice yoga. As you move, breathe and center, you'll be surrounded by swaying trees and chirping birds. Join us for this fun and natural experience! We'll have the use of Imago's building in case of inclement weather. Our class will...

Apr 5 2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Tree Planting Day - Bethel, OH
This is a volunteer effort to help our neighbors in the Bethel community plant the trees distributed from the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program this Spring.Hope you can join us!  

Apr 5 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Take Root with Great Parks!
Help Great Parks reach its goal of planting 60,000 trees by 2016! Volunteers will plant, stake and protect 1,000 tree seedlings. This project is part of Green Umbrella's regional Taking Root campaign of planting two million trees by 2020. Lunch and drinks will be provided by event co-sponsor...

Repeats every day until Mon Apr 07 2014 .
Apr 5 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Covington Community Tree Planting Event
Calling All Tree-Loving Volunteers! April 5th and 6th 9am-3pm (register on eventbrite site)The City of Covington was recently awarded a grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry to pay for 110 trees to be planted along a 0.8 mile stretch of Holman Street. Residents and volunteers are invited to...

Repeats every day until Mon Apr 07 2014 .
Apr 5 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Landscape UC's New Charging Station
Join our student Capstone group in landscaping U.C.’s newest GREEN project, the REcharge Electric Vehicle docking station (volunteer hours credited & NO experience necessary).

Apr 5 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Homegrown Mushroom Series: Shrooms in a Bucket: Growing Oyster Mushrooms in your Home
If you joined us for the"Starting from Spawn" class, then you're ready to take the next step in your mushroom cultivation journey using your spawn to create a fruiting colony. If this is your first class, don't worry! We'll get you up to speed. In this class, you'll learn...

Apr 6 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Covington Community Tree Planting Event
Calling All Tree-Loving Volunteers! April 5th and 6th 9am-3pm (register on eventbrite site)The City of Covington was recently awarded a grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry to pay for 110 trees to be planted along a 0.8 mile stretch of Holman Street. Residents and volunteers are invited to...

Apr 6 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Landscape UC's New Charging Station
Join our student Capstone group in landscaping U.C.’s newest GREEN project, the REcharge Electric Vehicle docking station (volunteer hours credited & NO experience necessary).

Apr 6 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Amberley Recycling Event!
Amberley Village is holding a second annual One Stop Drop recycling event on Sunday, April 6 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Amberley Green parking lot. Cohen USA will accept household electronics, Royal Paper will perform secure document shredding, and the Girl Scouts will collect and recycle shoes....

Repeats every month on the first Monday until Wed Dec 10 2014 except Mon Mar 03 2014. Also includes Mon Mar 10 2014.
Apr 7 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Local Food Action Team Mtg
Get involved with the team that works toward increasing our production and consumption of foods grown locally! See future Agendas and past Meeting Notes in Resource Section below. Meeting is at Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Apr 7 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film Screening: Promised Land
 by Gus Van Sant In this feature film based on a story by Dave Eggers, Matt Damon stars as Steve Butler, a corporate salesman whose journey from farm boy to big-time player takes an unexpected detour when he lands in a small town, where he grappls with a surprising array of both open hearts...

Apr 8 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Establishing Your Online Marketing Strategy for NonProfits
How does the web fit into your overall marketing plan?  How do you identify your target market and reach them online?  This workshop focuses on basic marketing concepts, what to think about while designing and writing a business website, how to develop a strategic plan focused on goals,...

Apr 8 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Efficiency First Greater Cincinnati Chapter Meeting
All are Welcome! Please join Efficiency First Greater Cincinnati for our April Chapter meeting on a tour of greensource Cincinnati!  We'll learn about the materials, methods and process that went into the renovation of this 1875 building into a LEED Platinum Certified project. greensource...

Apr 8 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Reception for LEEDing the Nation: Urban Green & Community Schools
Mark your calendar so you don't miss this high profile reception on April 8, 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Duke Energy Convention Center! Michael Burson led the development and implementation of a 10-year $1.1 billion program to replace all schools for a 34,000 student urban K-12 school district in...

Apr 8 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Permaculture Garden Design
Join permaculture specialist Braden Trauth and a group of community members led by XU Grad Linda Spear in design of a permaculture garden for Cincinnati Park District's Victory Parkway. Permaculture is an edible forest and low maintenance ecosystem. The meeting includes fundamentals of...
Edible Yard
Would you grow strawberries, currants, gooseberries, serviceberries, elderberries, jujube, pawpaw, persimmon, and other fruit and nut trees if you knew they were easy to care for, tastier than store bought, and looked terrific in the landscape? In this class you will learn how to choose and prepare...

Apr 8 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Apr 9 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

UC Lecture Series The Urbanophile on Cincinnati
Aaron M. RennUrban Analyst, Consultant, and AuthorUrbanophile Blog

Apr 10 2014 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Apr 10 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Repeats every month on the second Friday until Mon Dec 15 2014 except Fri Mar 14 2014.
Apr 11 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Apr 11 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Western Wildlife Corridor Wildflower Festival
A great family event will feature nature games and activities for children, a wildflower plant sale, hand-crafted items for sale, a painting class, and displays by local environmental organizations.

Apr 12 2014 - 4:00am - 5:00am

Yoga in the Woods
Imago's nature preserve is a perfect setting to practice yoga. As you move, breathe and center, you'll be surrounded by swaying trees and chirping birds. Join us for this fun and natural experience! We'll have the use of Imago's building in case of inclement weather. Our class will...

Apr 12 2014 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

Winton Woods Cleanup
Great for individuals, families and groups.  Over the last 26 years, this cleanup has attracted a average of 250 volunteers from as far away as Kentucky and Indiana. For three hours, volunteers annually collected approximately two to three tons of litter and debris. Come help be a part of this...

Apr 12 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Reforest the "Forest"!
Help reforest Miami Whitewater Forest by pitching in to get more than 1,200 trees planted, staked and protected! Volunteers will plant a tree buffer that will reduce erosion and protect Dry Fork Creek. This project is part of the regional Taking Root campaign of planting two million trees by 2020!...

Repeats every day until Mon Apr 14 2014 .
Apr 12 2014 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Grand Re-Opening
Come out and celebrate with Roads, Rivers, and Trails for their Grand Re-opening! RRT is very proud to announce the opening of their new expanded store and to unveil their new 1200 square foot kayak and canoe showroom. They have been working hard to continue their commitment to inspire and help you...

Apr 13 2014 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Grand Re-Opening
Come out and celebrate with Roads, Rivers, and Trails for their Grand Re-opening! RRT is very proud to announce the opening of their new expanded store and to unveil their new 1200 square foot kayak and canoe showroom. They have been working hard to continue their commitment to inspire and help you...

Apr 13 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Taking Root Planting Day
Please join us as we support the Taking Root Campaign by planting native trees at Rowe Woods. 

Apr 16 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Local Food with the 7th annual CORV Guide
The CORV Local Food team releases the 7th annual Central Ohio River Valley (CORV) Local Food Guide Weds., April 16th in the Earth Day edition of CityBeat.   The CORV guide is the most complete and beautiful directory of area food resources for Greater Cincinnati,Southwest...

Apr 16 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Repeats every month on the third Thursday until Wed Dec 31 2014 .
Apr 17 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Transportation Action Team Mtg
LOCATION CHANGE for March 19, 2014: Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education BuildingConference Room 1A2651 Burnet AvenueCincinnati, OH 45219   Come connect with the people who work to reduce the use of gasoline and motor fuels in our region by 20% by year 2020.

Apr 17 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Apr 17 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Apr 18 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

20th Mill Creek Yacht Club Cleanup in Reading & Lockland
Get involved! Join the Mill Creek Yacht Club for the 20th annual cleanup through Reading and Lockland! Wear hip waders or water-proof boots and be prepared to get muddy and/or wet.  We will provide the canoes, you walk away with the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference!

Apr 19 2014 - 4:00am - 5:00am

Yoga in the Woods
Imago's nature preserve is a perfect setting to practice yoga. As you move, breathe and center, you'll be surrounded by swaying trees and chirping birds. Join us for this fun and natural experience! We'll have the use of Imago's building in case of inclement weather. Our class will...

Apr 19 2014 - 8:00am

Spring Migration
Spring Migration Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 am. Meet: Meet in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance just beyond the cement plant Leader: Darlena Graham, 859-341-4893, darlena@fuse.net The focus of this trip will be spring migration and the season will be well advanced by this date....

Apr 19 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Apr 19 2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Earth Day 2014
Earth Day is a celebration of our natural community. Click the above image for a full schedule and for more information about this exciting event!

Apr 19 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Wildflower Hike
The "Mountain" is glorious in the spring! Hillsides here are covered with many species of beautiful spring wildflowers. As an added treat, we will have a dedication of our new trail system on Bender Mountain before the hike.

Apr 22 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Blue Ash: Annual Earth Day Celebration
This free event includes earth-friendly organizations, food, music, crafts, and fun for everyone. Vendors for this year’s event include: 2trg, Bev Mussari, Blue Ash Community Church, Bubbling Bucket, Cecila Kloecker, Cincinnati Zoo, Costco, Eco-Pure, Everybody’s Health,...

Apr 22 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Recycled Material Fashion Show
When: April 22 at 6pm Where: Conaton Board Room, 2nd floor of Schmidt Hall, Xavier UniversityAdmission: $5 with a $2 discount if you bring batteries to be recycled properlyAdditionally, the pieces will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to St. Jude.Contact: Chanessa Fant, fantc@...

Apr 22 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Join Amberley Village for our annual celebration of Arbor Day and recognition of Earth Day. Meet at the flag pole in front of Village Hall for a brief program and then to a tree planting site on Village grounds.    

Apr 22 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Apr 22 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm

Dialogue: Impact of Fracking on Ohio
YOU’RE INVITEDAN EARTH DAY DIALOGUE TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS OF UNCONVENTIONAL NATURAL GAS DRILLING IN OHIO. Come hear local experts discuss current research as they explore the potential impacts of fracking in Ohio. University and community group...

Repeats every month on the fourth Wednesday until Sun Nov 30 2014 .
Apr 23 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

USGBC Residential Green Building (RGB) Member Circle Meeting
Please join the Residential Green Building Member Circle of the USGBC Member for our monthly meeting. Through advocacy and education, the Residential Green Building Member Circle builds collaborative relationships by bringing all pertinent residential building players to the table, including, but...

Apr 24 2014 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Regional Trails Summit: Meet Me Outdoors
The Summit will: Launch the 2014 outdoor recreation season for our region Celebrate progress made connecting our trails with the Regional Trails Alliance and the Regional Trails Plan Use MeetMeOutdoors.com as a tool to promote connection to trails and extensive network of recreational assets...

Repeats every month on the fourth Thursday until Mon Dec 01 2014 except Thu Jan 16 2014. Also includes Thu Jan 30 2014.
Apr 24 2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am

Renewable Energy Action Team Mtg
Discussing the progress and possibilities for regional and national alternative energy sources!

Apr 24 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Party for the Planet 2014
Join the Greenest Zoo in America as we celebrate Earth Day during our 5th annual “Party for the Planet”! Businesses and organizations from around the region will be on hand to share their expertise and resources about living more sustainably within our communities. Topics include solar...

Apr 25 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Tree Planting & Tribute to Former LMC President Don Hopkins
On Arbor Day, April 25th you are invited to join us in tribute to former LMC President Don Hopkins. We'll be planting 200 white flowering dogwoods at Avoca Park, 7949 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227 (between Mariemont and Terrace Park), dress is casual. The ceremony will start at 2:30pm at...

Apr 25 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Seasonal tour of French Park
One hour walking tour of beautiful 275-acre French Park with Michael S. George, Cincinnati Parks Naturalist and Nature Center Director, focused on the ecology and history of this area, with a special emphasis on spring (this park is known for its fossils and spring wildflowers)!

Apr 25 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

ReUse-apalooza!
Join Building Value for another wild adventure at ReUse-apalooza! 2014. A zany, wacky, creative, and innovative party - Building Value celebrates 10 years of building with repurpose at the 5th annual ReUse-apalooza! The event extravaganza celebrates Building Value’s commitment to the...

Apr 26 2014 - 4:00am - 5:00am

Yoga in the Woods
Imago's nature preserve is a perfect setting to practice yoga. As you move, breathe and center, you'll be surrounded by swaying trees and chirping birds. Join us for this fun and natural experience! We'll have the use of Imago's building in case of inclement weather. Our class will...

Apr 26 2014 - 6:30am - 8:30am

Grow Veggies in a Bucket
This class is perfect for apartment dwellers, homeowners who are low on space, or the beginner gardener who would like to try a low maintenance way of growing vegetables.  We provide supplies, and you relax, have a glass of wine, and build a windowsill micro green garden and a upcycled-pickle...

Apr 26 2014 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Tenth Annual Flower-a-thon
This will be a great chance for you to learn about the wildflowers of our region by hiking through the forests and listening to a presentation by Brian Jorg, Manager of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Last year we changed the focus of WWC’s annual spring wildflower...

Apr 26 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Grailville Volunteer Day
Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty, meeting new people and working outside? Join Grailville Retreat & Program Center in Loveland, Ohio for a fun filled day outside with the community at Grailville’s Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 am to Noon. As stewards of 315 acres,...
Spring Cleaning in the Oxbow
In the past many of your have come out for our spring clean up and Oxbow is hoping that your will once again come on out, stroll through the Oxbow and help keep it clean.  This year's clean up has been moved sooner so that vegetation doesn't hide a lot of the trash and make our task...

Apr 26 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Paddlers Gear Swap
Mark your calendars for the Spring Swap Meet to be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Loveland Canoe and Kayak, 200 Crutchfield Street, Loveland, OH. Lots of kayaks, canoes and accessories expected. No charge for selling - just bring your stuff or lots of cash to buy other...

Apr 27 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Mel Hensey Tribute, Preserve Naming, & Tree Planting
On Sunday April 27th you are invited to join us at 1:30pm in tribute to Mel Hensey who was a dedicated conservationist and volunteer for numerous projects along the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic River and the Little Miami State Park Trail. We'll be planting 25 white flowering dogwoods...

Apr 27 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Apr 28 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

"Taking Root" In Amberley
Scott Beuerlein will discuss the Taking Root Initative to replace the tree canopy being devastated by invasive species by planting 2 million trees in the region by 2020 and how several programs in Amberely are helping!  

Apr 29 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Repeats every month on the last Tuesday until Tue Jul 01 2014 .
Apr 29 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Whys & Hows of Eating Local
A Series That Takes the Mystery Out of Eating Local Presented by Learning to Live Sustainably, with support from Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market *Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions; nevertheless, each session is stand alone and participants may pick and choose which...

Apr 30 2014 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

2014 Southwest Ohio Regional Farm to School Workshop
It is a FREE event. Catered with local, healthful foods! SessionsWhat’s Happening with Farm to School?Purchasing Local Foods/Food SafetyMaking Connections with Local ProducersThe Education ConnectionWhat’s Working; Next Steps SpeakersCarol Smathers, OSU Extension, Ohio Farm to ...
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