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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!
Clean up Banklick Creek
Help clean up your local streams by joining Ohio River Foundation and Kenton County Parks and Recreation for a Banklick Creek Cleanup, Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 am to noon. The location is Pioneer Park in Covington. The cleanup will occur in and along the creek, so be prepared for walking...

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...

Oct 11 2014 - 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Fracking Rally on Fountain Square
Join the movement to ban fracking now. Stand up for your air, water, climate and community. We need a future powered by safe, renewable energy, not dirty, polluting fossil fuels. The Global Frackdown will unite concerned communities everywhere for a day of action on October 11, 2014, calling for a...

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 17 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Boone County Arboretum - Autumn Affair
Invest in the future of the Boone County Arboretum.  Proceeds benefit the building fund for a future Education and Visitor Center Join us on this festive autumn evening as we celebrate the beauty of the Boone County Arboretum.  Enjoy classical guitar music by Richard Goering, light food...

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 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Annual Shady Lane Fall Clean-up and Cookout
Western Wildlife Corridor is pleased to invite you to our Annual Shady Lane Fall Clean-Up Event followed by a cookout at noon. The food is being furnished through a community grant from the Miami Heights Civic Association.

Oct 18 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Repeats every month on the third Saturday until Mon Dec 01 2014 .
Oct 18 2014 - 10:30am - 3:30pm

Citizens' Water Quality Monitoring
Call for volunteers- we really do need YOU! Be part of an energized group of volunteers making a difference.  In particular, we are looking for people interested in collecting stream samples in Crosby, Green, and Harrison Townships. Contact Lisa for details on specific sites. We are always...

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...

Oct 19 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic for America
Sustainable forms of WATER that are ecologically sound as well as economically advantageous FOR ALL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY, especially the least well off.

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 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Citizens Climate Lobby: Sustainability on Tap
Oops we had the date wrong in our newsletter - NOTE the correct date is Wednesday October 22nd 

Repeats every month on the fourth Thursday until Mon Jun 01 2015 except Thu Jan 16 2014, Thu Nov 27 2014. Also includes Thu Jan 30 2014, Thu Nov 20 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 24 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Food Documentary: Growing Cities - Urban Farming in America
The Niehoff Urban Studio will be hosting on October 24th, 2014, the National Food Day, the showing of the movie "Growing Cities." This event is organized by Planning student Mark Carper, Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, This Land, Waterfields, Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability...

Oct 24 2014 - 7:00pm

Land Conservancy of Hamilton County Annual Meeting
The Land Conservancy’s 15th annual meeting will take place on Friday October 24. We will share details of the year’s conservation activities and hold elections of Board members. We will also learn more about Graet Parks pivotal role in growing the Regional Trails Alliance that works...

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 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

2014 Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River - Multiple Locations
We are embarking on the 10th year of removing trash, tires and recyclables from the Lower Great Miami. Keeping our waterways trash-free is always a major challenge, but through the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Great Miami River and surrounding floodplain becomes a little cleaner each year....

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 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

COV200's Impact Covington Day - Taking Root
Blast the city of Covington with service on National Give Back Day. COV200 needs 200 volunteers to serve across the City for the following projects:Perk Up the Park in partnership with Keep Covington BeautifulGoebel Park Shelter Beautification in partnership with Make Goebel GreatA Touch of Beauty...

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...
Mill Creek Paddling Event
Check out Cincinnati from a Fresh PerspectiveYou are invited to join the Mill Creek Yacht Club for a unique paddling experience on our local water resource. Our group offers a very memorable and extraordinary vision of Cincinnati from a new angle: the Mill Creek. Time: 9:00amDate: Saturday, October...

Oct 25 2014 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Exciting World of Native Plants
An exciting, informative day dedicated to great native plants for wildlife, for people, and for the landscape. Expert and entertaining speakers will discuss these wonderful plants and how to best increase the diversity and functionality of our yards and gardens. This full day seminar includes...

Oct 25 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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...

Oct 29 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Legacy of Martha: The Last Passenger Pigeon ad the Rise of Conservation
The last known passenger pigeon, affectionately known as Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo exactly 100 years ago. Her death made headlines across North America where the passenger pigeon was the most common bird during the nineteenth century. The extinction of such a common bird once seemed...

Oct 31 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

2015 Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant Informational Meeting
Ohio EPA will host an informational meeting on the 2015 Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant application process on Friday, October 31, 2014.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229, Assembly Center (Building E...
ODOT Public Transit Meeting
ODOT is holding regional meetings throughout the state to determine transit needs. Today, ODOT's weed cutting budget is bigger than the public transit budget! We need to share our views on public transportation and its role in our communities. The goal of this year-long study is to determine...
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