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Repeats every month on the first Monday until Wed Dec 10 2014 except Mon Mar 03 2014, Mon Jul 07 2014. Also includes Mon Mar 10 2014.
Sep 1 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.

Repeats every week until Wed Sep 17 2014 .
Sep 2 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Civic Forester Class Series
Did you know that fall is the best time for planting trees? Explore a wide range of trees, their uses in the landscape and how to plant and maintain them in this three part class series designed to cultivate civic-minded tree stewards. The Civic Forester Series is presented in partnership with...

Repeats every month on the first Wednesday until Mon Dec 01 2014 except Wed Jul 02 2014.
Sep 3 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.    

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Thu Sep 25 2014 .
Sep 3 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Art Month At The Northside Farmers Market
During September, The Northside Farmers Market features local artists at every market.  Each week we bring in items like up-cycled furniture, hand sewn clothing, handmade jewelry, fair trade baskets, and more!

Repeats every month on the first Thursday until Thu Jan 01 2015 except Thu Jan 02 2014, Thu Apr 03 2014. Also includes Thu Jan 16 2014.
Sep 4 2014 - 8:30am - 10:30am

Meet Me Outdoors Action Team Mtg.
Get involved with the action team that serves to get more people outdoors and engaged with nature in our region by attending this monthly meeting. 

Sep 4 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

Invasive Plants: Research and Control Workshop
Green Umbrella, Great Parks of Hamilton County, Taking Root and Ohio Invasive Plants Council invite you to  Invasive Plants: Research and Control Workshop Invasive species are impacting our ecosystem more than ever. Join other researchers and land managers to learn from each other...

Repeats every week every Thursday until Wed Oct 01 2014 .
Sep 4 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sep 4 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Green Drinks with Land & Water Action Teams
Green Drinks with Green Umbrella is a monthly social gathering. The event is held in a different venue and hosted by a different action team or Green Umbrella partner each month. This month's Green Drinks is brought to you by the Land and Watershed Action Teams. Join us Thursday, September 4,...

Repeats every month on the first Friday until Mon Dec 15 2014 .
Sep 5 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Sep 5 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Celebratory Open House
Join us September 5 for lunch and remarks to celebrate the addition of the 228 acre Piner Family Farm to Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, a collaborative project to protect wildlife habitat and water quality. Enjoy live music, an opportunity to explore the Piner property and a delicious lunch,...

Sep 6 2014 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Ride for Clean Ohio
Ride for Clean Ohio is a celebration of the Clean Ohio Fund. All you have to do is join in by riding your bike!  Please join us on the first Saturday of September (Saturday, September 6th)  to learn about places that have received funds from the Clean Ohio Fund by enjoying a fun, healthy...

Repeats every week until Mon Nov 24 2014 .
Sep 6 2014 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Sites
Hamilton County residents can drop off their yard trimmings for free at three drop-off locations during hours listed below. Approximately 7,000 tons of yard trimmings are collected each year. Click here for a printable flyer. If you prefer to compost your yard trimmings at home...

Sep 6 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Backyard Composting
Do you want to start a compost pile but have no idea how to even begin? Come learn the basics about composting to get you started.  This class is an excellent introduction to why we compost, different styles of composting, and how to compost. Instructor:  John Duke, Founder, American...

Sep 8 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Garden Basics: Fall and Winter Maintenance of Flower and Perennial Gardens
Preparing your plants and beds for winter is important in maintaining the health of your plants and soil, as well as the aesthetics of the landscape in its dormant state.  Fall and winter are key seasons for shrub and tree planting, seed collecting, feeding and other practices that send your...

Sep 8 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute
The Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute is now taking reservations for the 2014 workshop series. Register today! LEARN TO DO THE FOLLOWING: Design and lead collaborative processes that integrate science and public values.   Facilitate constructive, respectful dialogue and decision-making on...

Repeats every month on the second Tuesday until Wed Sep 09 2015 .
Sep 9 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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

Sep 9 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Civic Forester Class Series
Did you know that fall is the best time for planting trees? Explore a wide range of trees, their uses in the landscape and how to plant and maintain them in this three part class series designed to cultivate civic-minded tree stewards. The Civic Forester Series is presented in partnership with...

Sep 9 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Oxbow Program
84 Years and still Growing! Jack Sutton, Executive Director of Great Parks, will present the history of Great Parks of Hamilton County, including its mission and key focus on conservation of natural resources, outdoor recreation and nature education. The talk will also include an update on Oak Glen...

Sep 10 2014 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Speaker Series: "Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability at P&G"
Fall 2014 Distinguished Speaker - Dr. Len Sauers Vice President, Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble "Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability at  P&G" September 10, 2014 - 11:30 am - Cintas Center Dr. Sauers leads the company's overall sustainability...

Sep 10 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Educator Expo: Education in Bloom
All educators welcome! FREE admission and parking Over 35 Environmental Education exhibitors Breakout Sessions And Door Prizes Complimentary Food and Beverage Special Animal Appearances

Sep 10 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Art Month At The Northside Farmers Market
During September, The Northside Farmers Market features local artists at every market.  Each week we bring in items like up-cycled furniture, hand sewn clothing, handmade jewelry, fair trade baskets, and more!

Sep 11 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sep 13 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sep 13 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Electronics Recycling Collection Event
Global Environmental Services along with the HP Sustainability Network are sponsoring a free electronics recycling event hosted by the Mason Community Center in conjunction with their Open House - Community Support Day, and Shop Local events. The event will be held at the Mason Community Center...

Sep 13 2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Family Class: Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes
Let your imagination soar as you collect curious garden objects and construct a place for magical fairies and gnomes to live. We will provide some craft supplies and natural objects. Participants are encouraged to bring additional items from home to enhance their projects! Class size is limited....

Sep 13 2014 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Sites
Hamilton County residents can drop off their yard trimmings for free at three drop-off locations during hours listed below. Approximately 7,000 tons of yard trimmings are collected each year. Click here for a printable flyer. If you prefer to compost your yard trimmings at home...

Sep 16 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Civic Forester Class Series
Did you know that fall is the best time for planting trees? Explore a wide range of trees, their uses in the landscape and how to plant and maintain them in this three part class series designed to cultivate civic-minded tree stewards. The Civic Forester Series is presented in partnership with...
Saving Seeds
Collecting seed from plants can be exciting, economical and is essential for preserving genetic diversity of plants.  Through discussion and demonstration, find out how to collect and store seed from annuals, perennials and woody plants; learn the best references to use in determining...

Sep 17 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Art Month At The Northside Farmers Market
During September, The Northside Farmers Market features local artists at every market.  Each week we bring in items like up-cycled furniture, hand sewn clothing, handmade jewelry, fair trade baskets, and more!

Repeats every 2 months on the third Thursday until Wed Dec 31 2014 .
Sep 18 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Transportation Action Team Mtg
Date Change: July 17th Mtg has been postponed until September 18th, location TBA Come connect with the people who work to reduce the use of gasoline and motor fuels in our region by 20% by year 2020. If you haven’t yet joined one (or more) of the three subcommittees within the Transportation...

Sep 18 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sep 18 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Taking Root Council Meeting
Your Input is Needed on September 18th for the 2nd Taking Root Council Meeting Learn how the campaign has been progressing and contribute ideas for moving it ahead! We will be discussing and hearing about:Campaign Progress -- what's been happening and what's to come! (Updates from the...

Repeats every month on the third Friday until Thu Jan 01 2015 except Fri Apr 18 2014.
Sep 19 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
This action team works to reduce waste disposed in the residential/commercial sector by 33% as we transition to “zero waste” in the region. NO APRIL 2014 MEETING - attend an Earth Month event instead!

Sep 20 2014 (All day)

Join the Great American Cleanup! Volunteers needed!
Join Clean NCH at 1500 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231Saturday September 20th for a great cleanup event. Please email Sheryl Longat sheryl@northcollegehill.org for more information or to sign up!

Sep 20 2014 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Sites
Hamilton County residents can drop off their yard trimmings for free at three drop-off locations during hours listed below. Approximately 7,000 tons of yard trimmings are collected each year. Click here for a printable flyer. If you prefer to compost your yard trimmings at home...

Sep 23 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Grow and Blend your own Teas
Get ready for winter’s chill by harvesting ingredients for teas and herbal infusions this fall while they are in their prime. Learn about the properties of herbs commonly used in teas and how to harvest and dry them for maximum flavor. Make three tea blends to take home using Organic Fronteir...

Sep 24 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Art Month At The Northside Farmers Market
During September, The Northside Farmers Market features local artists at every market.  Each week we bring in items like up-cycled furniture, hand sewn clothing, handmade jewelry, fair trade baskets, and more!

Repeats every month on the fourth Thursday until Mon Dec 01 2014 except Thu Jan 16 2014. Also includes Thu Jan 30 2014.
Sep 25 2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am

Renewable Energy Action Team Mtg
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JULY 24th MEETING IS CANCELED.  We will meet again on August 28th at 8:30am in the Neyer Properties conference room at 2135 Dana Avenue.   Discussing the progress and possibilities for regional and national alternative energy sources!

Sep 25 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sep 27 2014 - 8:00am - Sep 28 2014 - 8:30pm

Sep 27 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Nature Hike
Join the Campbell Conservancy on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for a hike at the Northern KY Mitigation Bank site in Campbell County. This will be a guided hike of a 2.5 mile, mostly level, wooded, loop trail that surrounds former agricultural land that has been converted to seasonal wetlands. This...
Plant it. National Public Lands Day at Glenwood Gardens
Improve wildlife habitat and increase forest canopy by planting trees on National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. Your efforts will help Great Parks reach its goal of planting 60,000 trees by 2016 while boosting Taking Root...

Sep 27 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Grow Food in the City: tour
Growing food isn’t just for farmers! At the Civic Garden Center we grow food in pots, on rooftops and in our own "backyard.” Learn easy strategies for getting started with urban (or suburban) vegetable gardens on this tour that will have you tasting, tromping and digging in the...

Sep 27 2014 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Sites
Hamilton County residents can drop off their yard trimmings for free at three drop-off locations during hours listed below. Approximately 7,000 tons of yard trimmings are collected each year. Click here for a printable flyer. If you prefer to compost your yard trimmings at home...

Sep 27 2014 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration
The Council is hosting the third annual Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration on Saturday, September 27 at Vorhees Park in Reading. We’ll be right on the banks of the Mill Creek. There were over 100 attendees at last year’s Celebration! This event is free, open to the public and great...

Sep 27 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

History of Hauck's Sooty Acres: tour
When gardening enthusiast Cornelius J. Hauck landscaped this property in the first half of the 20th century, he named it Sooty Acres in reference to the smoggy air of this urban site.  Despite all the challenges of city living, many of his original specimen trees and shrubs thrive.  Learn...

Sep 28 2014 - 6:30am - 10:30am

Ohio River Swim
Over 120 people are expected to participate in this year's Great Ohio River Swim on Sunday, September 28 starting at 8:00 am at Cincinnati's Serpentine Wall.  Swimmers will range in age from 14 to 80+.  For many participants, this is a must for their life long  "Bucket...

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

Changing C02urse: Living within Local Watersheds
The Changing Course series continues with the film Blue Gold: World Water Wars. Awarded Best Environmental Film in 2010, this documentary by Sam Bozzo examines environmental and political implications of the planet’s dwindling water supply. Following the film, local experts from Xavier...
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