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Repeats every month on the first Wednesday until Mon Dec 01 2014 except Wed Jul 02 2014.
Oct 1 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 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.
Oct 2 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. 

Oct 2 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

October Green Drinks
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 Local Food and Meet Me Outdoors Action Teams. Join us Thursday,...

Repeats every month on the first Friday until Mon Dec 15 2014 .
Oct 3 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Oct 4 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Plant trees with REI & Great Parks
Great Parks and REI are joining forces for the third year in a row to make a positive difference in the environment! Volunteer to plant trees during this important reforestation project. Your efforts will help Great Parks and Taking Root reach their goals of planting 60,000 trees by 2016 and 2...

Oct 4 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Upper Mill Creek Watershed Cleanup
Clean Streams = Beautiful Communities! Clean up the Mill Creek on October 4 Help clean up your local stream by joining the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities and partners for the Upper Mill Creek Cleanup. The stream cleanup will occur on Saturday, October 4 from 9:00am-1:00pm. The morning...

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

Repeats every day until Mon Oct 06 2014 .
Oct 4 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunflower Festival
Our annual festival celebrates fall harvest. Entertainment ... Crafts ... Kids' Activities ... Refreshments ...Music ... PUMPKIN SLINGSHOT ... Farm Games ... More! What better way is there to celebrate the fall season? The beautiful fall weather is here, and the sunflowers are growing and...

Repeats every week until Mon Nov 24 2014 .
Oct 4 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...

Oct 5 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunflower Festival
Our annual festival celebrates fall harvest. Entertainment ... Crafts ... Kids' Activities ... Refreshments ...Music ... PUMPKIN SLINGSHOT ... Farm Games ... More! What better way is there to celebrate the fall season? The beautiful fall weather is here, and the sunflowers are growing and...

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.
Oct 6 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Local Food Action Team Mtg
UPDATE: October 6 Meeting will be held at Eli's Barbeque, 3313 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45226 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...

Oct 9 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

City of Montgomery: Interested in learning more about composting?
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District will lead an hour-long evening seminar focusing on the basics of backyard composting. You will learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable, and some troubleshooting. There will also be time to answer your composting...

Oct 11 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Great American Cleanup! Volunteers needed!
Join the Winton Ridge clean up on Winton Ridge Lane (both sides of the street) from Oakfield to Dutch Coloney Saturday October 11th from 9 am to noon for a great cleanup event.  Please email Joan Barlage at joanbarlage@yahoo.com for more information or to sign up!

Oct 11 2014 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Anderson Township: Interested in learning more about composting?
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District will lead an hour-long evening seminar focusing on the basics of backyard composting. You will learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable, and some troubleshooting. There will also be time to answer your composting...

Oct 11 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...

Repeats every month on the second Tuesday until Wed Sep 09 2015 .
Oct 14 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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

Oct 14 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Preparing Your Vegetable Garden to Over- Winter
This class covers the seasonal cycles of a vegetable garden with an emphasis on over-wintering techniques in preparation for spring planting.  There will be an emphasis on building healthy soil, including the use of green manure crops and composting.  The class will begin at the CGC then...

Oct 14 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Oxbow Program
"Stuff seen while hunting Ohio's hognose snakes."  Al Winstel and his brotherhave gone a on a couple (unsuccessful for hognoses) hunts this year at Kelley's Island and Oak Openings, but saw a lot of other stuff, including patent leather beetles which are insects with a most...

Oct 16 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Trees in our Community Forum & Annual Dinner
Join for a dinner of prime rib, or salmon, and peruse the silent auction all while networking with fellow urban forestry enthusiasts.  All of this for the amazingly low price of $15 per registrant! Event Schedule5:30 p.m. -- Silent Auction Bidding Begins, Socializing & Networking6:00 p.m...

Repeats every month on the third Friday until Thu Jan 01 2015 except Fri Apr 18 2014.
Oct 17 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!

Oct 18 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

School Garden Development Training
So school is starting and you've been thinking about how much your school needs a garden, right? Then join Mary, Greg and Sam for our next School Garden Development Training! This workshop will help you build a great foundation for your visions. We'll lead you through a design process,...

Oct 18 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...

Repeats every day until Wed Oct 22 2014 .
Oct 20 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrating Recycling in Ohio 2014 Joint Conference from AOR and Buckeye SWANA
Are you involved in recycling or solid waste in Ohio? Then you don’t want to miss Ohio’s premier professional development and networking opportunity for recycling in 2014! The Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Buckeye Chapter...

Oct 21 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrating Recycling in Ohio 2014 Joint Conference from AOR and Buckeye SWANA
Are you involved in recycling or solid waste in Ohio? Then you don’t want to miss Ohio’s premier professional development and networking opportunity for recycling in 2014! The Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Buckeye Chapter...

Oct 22 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Sustainability on Tap - A mixer for green minded individuals
Join the Cincinnati chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby for  "Sustainability on Tap", where we'll enjoy food, drinks, and interesting conversation about the environment. This month it will be at Cincinnati's newest restaurant, Sprout Market and Eatery. Sprout Market and Eatery...

Repeats every month on the fourth Thursday until Mon Dec 01 2014 except Thu Jan 16 2014. Also includes Thu Jan 30 2014.
Oct 23 2014 - 8:30am - 9:30am

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

Oct 25 2014 - 7:30am - 7:30pm

11th Annual Great Ohio River Paddle
Great Ohio River Paddle is a unique paddling experience. This trip provides an unsurpassed opportunity to gain an understanding of the Ohio River watershed system and develop a lifelong love of river travel via canoe or kayak. In 2013, paddlers GORP raised $16,000 to support ORF programs! ...

Oct 25 2014 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Join the Great American Cleanup! Volunteers needed!
Join the Beautification Committee of Anderson Township at the Anderson Center, on 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati OH 45230 Saturday October 25th from 8:30 am to noon for a great cleanup event.  Please email Allison Hodson at ahodson@andersontownship.org  for more information or to sign up...

Oct 25 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Reforest it. Dig in at Woodland Mound
Plant trees on Make a Difference Day, the nation's largest day of community service, while helping Great Parks and Taking Root reach their goals of planting 60,000 trees by 2016 and 2 million trees by 2020. Or help Great Parks naturalists clean and enhance program animal enclosures. Bring work...
Plant it. Make a Difference at Otto Armleder Memorial Park
Plant trees on Make a Difference Day, the nation's largest day of community service, while helping Great Parks and Taking Root reach their goals of planting 60,000 trees by 2016 and 2 million trees by 2020. Or help pick up litter that threatens native wildlife. Bring work gloves, lots of energy...
Remove it. Eradicate invasive honeysuckle in Winton Woods
No volunteer group is too big for this project! Remove invasive honeysuckle that threatens native plants and wildlife habitat on Make a Difference Day, the nation's largest day of community service. Bring gloves, friends and lots of energy! Special logoed water bottles will be provided by event...
Beautify it. Help make Steamboat Bend shine
Join thousands of volunteers across the country as they join together to make a positive difference on Make a Difference Day, the nation's largest day of community service. At Steamboat Bend volunteers will be pitching in to beautify the park, mulching and removing overgrowth that block scenic...
Clean it. Great Miami River Sweep
The Great Miami River serves as home to fish, amphibians, waterfowl and birds of prey. The river also provides recreational opportunities for surrounding communities and feeds important sources of drinking water. Join thousands of volunteers from Indian Lake to the Ohio River as they take part in...

Oct 25 2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Family Class: Leaf Disguise
Let nature inspire your costume this season! Using natural items we’ll construct wonderful disguises for garden ghouls and leaf monsters. For kids 5-15 Class size is limited. Registration is required.Instructor: Mary Dudley, CGC Youth Education CoordinatorFee: $5 per participant  

Oct 25 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...
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