Green Umbrella members can submit events for the calendar to greennews@greenumbrella.org. Please provide all relevant details and a link to your organization's listing of the event at least three weeks prior to the event date. We feature a selection of member events in Green News You Can Use, which is published every other Wednesday. 

Our calendar is color coded by Action Team sustainability areas. Look for events in the follow areas:

Energy Food  Greenspace Outdoors Transportation Waste Reduction Watershed

Plus a couple of other categories we thought would be helpful: Professional Maker

Upcoming events

    • February 14, 2018
    • November 13, 2019
    • 15 sessions
    • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45227

    The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

    We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

    Full Council Meetings are an opportunity to network, learn about being an effective food system advocate, and be involved in strategically prioritizing the regional good food policy agenda. 

    1/09 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    3/13 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    5/08 2:30-4:30 ANNUAL MEETING; party to follow *** The annual meeting will be at La Terza Coffee in Lockland (611 Shepherd Dr #17) - NOT AT GREEN UMBRELLA ***

    7/10 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    9/11 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting CANCELLED since we are hosting the 2019 Food Waste Forum that day

    11/13 2:30-4:30 Full Council meeting

    Objectives:

    • Create a forum that brings together stakeholders from all segments of the food system to generate new relationships and share best practices.
    • Initiate research and recommend policies that increase food security in communities as well as social and economic opportunities for food producers, distributors, and consumers throughout the region.
    • Advocate for food security through a regional food system development agenda at the city, county and regional levels.
    • Serve as a resource to the community to assist in local food system development programs and projects related to health and nutrition, land use, food waste recovery, community food assessment and local purchasing.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      • January 03, 2019
      • December 05, 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45227

      Organization: Green Umbrella 

      Get involved with the team that works toward increasing our production and consumption of foods grown locally! Meetings are the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

      ** Our August meeting has been cancelled **
      • January 04, 2019
      • December 06, 2019
      • 12 sessions
      • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      The Watershed team brings together representatives from non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities working to improve water quality and watershed management in our region.

      The meetings are the first Friday of every month, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Mark your calendars!


      • January 17, 2019
      • December 19, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 3 E 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Please join us for our regular Transportation Action Team meeting! 

      This team meets monthly on the third Thursday of every month.


      • January 18, 2019
      • December 20, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Hamilton County Environmental Services 250 Wm. H. Taft Rooms A-C Cincinnati , OH 45219

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      The Waste Reduction team brings together recycling directors, solid waste management coordinators, corporate sustainability managers, waste haulers, educators and advocates to develop strategies to dramatically reduce waste by promoting reuse, recycling and reduction.

      The Waste Reduction Action Team meets monthly on the third Friday of each month, 12:00 - 1:30 pm.


      • January 22, 2019
      • December 17, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      Organization: Green Umbrella

      The Greenspace Action Team will meet monthly in 2019 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

      PLEASE NOTE: The June meeting will be held at OKI located at 720 E Pete Rose Way #420, Cincinnati, OH 45202 and will begin at 1:30 PM.


      • February 07, 2019
      • December 05, 2019
      • 11 sessions
      • REI - Rookwood Commons 2643 Edmondson Rd Cincinnati , OH 45209

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month, 8:30 - 10:00 am.


      • February 11, 2019
      • October 07, 2019
      • 5 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

      There are four working groups:

      The "Land Use and Production" and "Planning, Assessment and Zoning" groups meet together on the following Mondays from 1:00-2:30 pm2/11, 4/8, 6/10, 8/12, 10/7

      Current projects include:

      • Urban Ag Zoning 

        • The director and members of the council have been advising an inter-departmental committee on proposed changes. A draft proposal should be available for review in Fall 2018 and the Council is arranging community outreach to educate neighborhoods on the potential ordinance

      • Food Waste Reduction
        • Susan Jorgensen has been hired as the Share Table Ambassador in our region to promote share tables to schools and create community and regulator connections as needed for their successful implementation.  

        • We are partnering with Hamilton Co Recycling and Solid Waste District to establish a Smart Kitchens program where we help offset the cost of adopting a waste tracking and reduction software such as LeanPath. Save the Food Fellows are helping to recruit kitchens and coordinate implementation of the technologies and food recovery apps. 


      • February 12, 2019
      • October 08, 2019
      • 4 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

      There are four working groups:

      The "Healthy Food Access" group meets on the following Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm2/12, 4/9, 6/11, 8/13, 10/8

      Current projects include:

      • Advocating for healthcare providers to invest in healthy food access
        • Providing input to the CHNA process and proposals on how hospitals can invest in healthy food access points in our region. 
        • Strategizing how to get health insurance companies promoting healthy food access programming by the hospitals through reimbursements or mandates to the hospitals. 
      • Healthy food access at farmers markets. 
        • Supporting a state-wide effort to secure funding for nutrition incentive programs.  


      • February 13, 2019
      • December 11, 2019
      • 10 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45227

      Organizer: Green Umbrella

      Join stakeholders in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors to advance the team's 2020 goals to double the local production of renewable energy AND reduce the total energy consumption in the built environment by 15%.

      The team meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8:30-10:30 am, which includes time for networking.


      • February 13, 2019
      • October 09, 2019
      • 5 sessions
      • Green Umbrella, 5030 Oaklawn Drive

      The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council mission is to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten-county region through policy, systems, and environment change.

      Learn more about the Food Policy Council working groups, action plan, and current and past projects here.

      We alternate monthly between full council meetings and working group meetings.

      There are four working groups:

        The "Distribution and Procurement" group meets on the following Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm2/13, 4/10, 6/12, 8/14, 10/9

        Current projects include:

        • Good Food Purchasing Program
          • The Cincinnati Public Schools have undergone an evaluation of their supply chain. 
        • Farm to School
          • In partnership with LFAT members, we are applying for a farm to school planning grant to develop F2S action plans for interested schools in our region. 
        • February 21, 2019
        • December 19, 2019
        • 10 sessions
        • St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

        Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. The Cincinnati chapter meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Please enter at the rear of the building, door on the right.

        For more information email cincinnati@citizensclimatelobby.org or visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/OH_Cincinnati/.

        • March 01, 2019
        • December 06, 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • 310 Culvert Street, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: emersion Design

        emersion DESIGN is hosting a Healthy Buildings Educational Series to educate our region on the benefits of healthy indoor environments. Using the WELL standards as a guide, we will take a dive into both:

        • THE WHY: The science behind healthy design and operational choices
        • THE HOW: Practical ways to create a more healthy, holistic environment in the space you already have


        This series will be held at our office (310 Culvert Street, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202) on the first Friday of each month, starting on March 1st at 4pm. There is free parking next to our building available on a first come, first serve basis (map attached). Please see the attached schedule to view topics and dates.

        Each session is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP to Briana Tally at Briana.Talley@emersiondesign.com.




        • March 09, 2019
        • November 02, 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

        Organization: Civic Garden Center

        What is the Intensive? 

        The Intensive is an all day learning experience and practice with Peter Block for people who want to deepen their understanding of engagement and the six conversations. This is for those who would like to co-lead the engagement series, and take a greater role in bringing the ideas of engagement into the community.

        Pre-work: If you are new to the A Small Group gatherings, we highly recommend that you attend a monthly gathering and/or read the 

        Civic Engagement booklet to begin the process of entering the space. 

        How much does it cost?

        The cost is $35 (includes lunch) and your time and commitment. Also, we ask that you bring a breakfast item, snack or beverage to share with the group.

        To reserve a seat or ask questions, call  email connect@asmallgroup.net or RSVP online.

        Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30AM. - The event begins at 9:00AM. 

        • March 15, 2019
        • November 04, 2019
        • 101 sessions
        • Various

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Meet friends and stay motivated to exercise in a safe and friendly environment.

        Great Parks' Walk Club is a free, flexible exercise program designed for adults ages 50 and up. The program features regularly scheduled, volunteer-led walks March 15-November 4, 2019. The 2019 season starts with a group Kick-Off on March 13 and wraps up with a 5K/Finale on November 6.

        About the Walks

        Members meet up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at these five locations:

        1. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
        2. Fernbank Park
        3. Miami Whitewater Forest
        4. Sharon Woods
        5. Winton Woods

        Stick to your favorite park or enjoy a new one each week. You choose where and how often you want to walk.

        A Great Parks' volunteer may be present at each location as a Walk Club host to help answer any questions you may have. Walks will take place rain or shine. In cases of severe weather (lightning, ice, etc.), Walk Club hosts will not be available, so please use your best judgment. 

        If you have any questions, call 513-521-7275 or email.

        Learn more and register for the walk club here!

        • March 21, 2019
        • October 24, 2019
        • 31 sessions
        • Environmental Enterprises, Inc. 4600 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232

        Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

        Opening March 21, 2019.
        The program will be open on Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 21 through October 24, 2019 (closed on July 4). 

        Drop off your household hazardous waste for safe disposal or recycling: 

        Environmental Enterprises, Inc. 4600 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232 (MAPEnter directly across from Winton Road

        Guidelines • Hamilton County residents only (must show proof of residency). 
        • Businesses and non-profits are not permitted to participate. Materials from commercial establishments or brought in commercial vehicles will not be accepted.
        • Do not get out of your vehicle; staff will remove your items. 
        • Only drop-off during designated hours.
        • No cost to residents - this program is funded by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

        Acceptable Items:
        Pesticides/Fertilizers • Solvents/Thinners/Oil-Based Paints & Stains • Lawn/Pool Chemicals • Cleaners • Batteries • Fire Extinguishers • Propane Tanks • Mercury • Fluorescent Bulbs • Driveway Sealer • Gasoline/Motor Oil • Antifreeze • Thermostats • Tar • Oxygen/Helium Cylinders

        Unacceptable Items:
        Latex Paint • Radioactive Materials • Medical Waste • Explosives/Ammunition • Tires • Yard Trimmings • Garbage • Roofing Materials • Appliances • Computers/Electronics • Unmarked or Inoperable Cylinders • Fireworks/Gun Powder • Prescription Drugs

        Learn more about the drop-off and other waste disposal guidelines here!



        • March 30, 2019
        • November 24, 2019
        • 69 sessions

        Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

        All material collected is composted!

        2019 Dates & Hours
        March 30 - November 24
        Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        All sites closed Easter Sunday, April 21

        Locations

        • East: Bzak Landscaping - 3295 Turpin Lane (off Rt. 32), Anderson Township
          • Bzak Landscaping is also open during the week, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., in addition to the weekend hours. Closed Memorial Day, May 27, Independence Day, July 4, and Labor Day, September 2
        • West: Kuliga Park - 6717 Bridgetown Road, Green Township
        • North: Rumpke Landfill - Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, Colerain Township

        Guidelines

        • Brush and tree branches must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less and must be no larger than 12 inches in diameter.
        • Brush and tree branches must be bundled. Bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds.
        • Yard trimmings must be brought to locations in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred.
        • Containers and plastic bags will be returned.
        • Yard trimmings in commercial vehicles or from commercial establishments cannot be accepted.
        • No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups.
        • No pallets, boards, nails, fence, or wire accepted.
        • No bricks, stones, or soil accepted.
        • Illegal dumping prohibited.
        • All children must stay inside vehicles.
        • Hamilton County residents only.

        Learn more here!

        • April 08, 2019
        • December 09, 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • Working in Neighborhoods, 1814 Dreman Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

        Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

        Join us! Learn about upcoming community events, talk about any issues in your neighborhood you would like to see addressed and any goals you have for the community.

        South Cumminsville Community Council Meetings are every second Monday at 6:30 at Working in Neighborhoods, the old St. Pius Church at 1814 Dreman Ave.

        • April 09, 2019
        • November 12, 2019
        • 2 sessions
        • Various

        Organization: REI

        Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing. You'll also learn how plan routes using a topographic map. This is a hands-on in-store class with some lecture components. Maps and compasses are provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Depending on weather and location, this class may include a portion held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

        See all the session options below:

        Tuesday, April 9
        6:30 - 8:30 PM

        Cincinnati REI

        Tuesday, November 12
        6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

        California Woods Nature Preserve

        • April 13, 2019
        • October 13, 2019
        • 8 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Test your angling skills in some of Great Parks’ most popular fishing tournaments! Opportunities are offered for adults and children, spring through fall.

        Bass Series Dates: 

        7 a.m.–1 p.m.

        April 13, Miami Whitewater Forest
        May 5, Winton Woods
        June 22, Miami Whitewater Forest
        July 14, Winton Woods
        August 3, Miami Whitewater Forest
        September 7, Winton Woods
        October 12, Bass Series Championship Miami Whitewater Forest (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)

        October 13, Bass Series Championship Winton Woods (8 a.m.–2 p.m.)

        Teams fish for a five-bass limit. Fish must measure at least 12 inches or more and will be weighed and then released alive. Awards are given to the top three teams at each event based on greatest weight. The top 20 anglers in the point standings will qualify for the Series Championship. The overall points leader will be crowned Angler of the Year. Registration is $70 and is required one hour before the tournament. Bass Series Championships are free.

        More information and registration for fishing tournaments at https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/fishing-tournaments.

        • April 20, 2019
        • October 26, 2019
        • 7 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Test your angling skills in some of Great Parks’ most popular fishing tournaments! Opportunities are offered for adults and children, spring through fall.

        Rod-Busting Series Dates: 

        8 a.m.–2 p.m.

        April 20, Lake Isabella
        May 11, Lake Isabella
        June 8, Winton Woods
        July 6, Miami Whitewater Forest (6 p.m.–midnight)
        August 23, Lake Isabella (6 p.m.–midnight)
        September 14, Winton Woods

        October 26, Lake Isabella

        Two-person teams fish for a six-fish limit of catfish and carp. Teams earn points based on their place of finish, and the top two teams at each tournament will win prizes. A grand prize will be awarded to the series champions after the event on October 26. Registration is $40 per person and begins one hour before the tournament.

        More information and registration for fishing tournaments at https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/fishing-tournaments.

        • April 22, 2019
        • February 17, 2020
        • 10 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Great Parks is celebrating the great outdoors with Free Entry Days! Guests can experience more than 17,600 acres of natural habitat and wildlife, lakes and river access, trails, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and so much more, without the need for a motor vehicle permit.

        • April 22 - Earth Day
        • May 18 - Kids to Parks Day
        • June 1 - National Trails Day
        • July 17 - Great Parks’ Birthday
        • September 28/29 – Great Outdoors Weekend & National Public Lands Day
        • November 29 – Opt Outside
        • December 25 – Happy Holidays
        • January 1 (2020) – New Year’s Day
        • February 17 (2020) - Random Acts of Kindness Day


        • May 11, 2019
        • September 28, 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • 2210 N Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        Dates: May 11, July 13 & September 28, 2019

        9:00am – 1:00pm
        2210 N Mason Montgomery Rd

        Adventure is blooming at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Bowyer Farm and Wetland! Join Zoo staff and Bowyer Farm master gardeners for an adventurous day filled with native plants, pollinators and wetland perusing! Learn about the land’s history and take a piece of it home from the Native Plant Sale.

        Bowyer Farm houses a 24-acre reclaimed wetland and an abundance of wildlife. The wetland serves as a home or stopover point for hundreds of birds, and the 15 new beehives are home to thousands of honeybees that help pollinate the entire ecosystem!

        See the farm, hike the wetland, and learn about the Zoo’s future plans for this thriving oasis. Then, begin an oasis of your own! The plant sale events are listed below:

        Native Plant Sale – Native plants, including ones found throughout the Bowyer Farm ecosystem, will be for sale. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted.

        Bowyer Farm is located at 2210 Mason-Montgomery Road, Lebanon, OH 45036. Please note that this is a working farm and ecosystem.

        http://cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/horticulture_events/

        • June 12, 2019
        • September 25, 2019
        • 16 sessions
        • Smale Riverfront Park, W MEHRING Way, Cincinnati 45202

        Organization: Cincinnati Parks

        Skip the Gym. Take your workout outdoors at Smale Riverfront Park!

        MODO Yoga will conduct free yoga classes every Wednesday from June 5th through September 25th.

        Classes are held on Schmidlapp Event Lawn which is located next to Moerlein Lager House.

        Events are subject to weather. Any cancellations will be posted on the event page by noon the day of the event.

        • June 14, 2019
        • September 21, 2019
        • 11 sessions
        • Burnet Woods, 3251 Brookline Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

        Poster advertising Local Music Showcase and Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series events

        Organization: Cincinnati Parks

        The Riverfront will be rocking this summer thanks to TWO new music concert series: Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series & Local Music Showcase.

        These free concert series happen all summer long on select Fridays & Tuesday until September. Bring your family and enjoy live music, food, and drinks. From Reggae to Rolling Stone tribute bands there’s a concert you’ll enjoy. Check out the full event list below & keep up with us on facebook for updates and learn more about the bands. Don’t forget convenient parking at Public Landing or the Sawyer Point parking lot, close to everything and great prices.

        Friday | June 14, 2019 6pm-10pm

        Acoustic Blue, Gee Your Band Smells Terrific

        Friday | June 28, 2019 – 6pm-10pm

        Battle of the Ages

        Friday | July 12, 2019 – 6pm-10pm

        Johnny Fink and The Intrusion, Gen X

        Friday | July 26, 2019 – 6pm-10pm

        The Sonny Moorman Group,Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project

        Friday | August 2, 2019 – 6pm-10pm

        Sunburners, Cliftones

        Friday | August 9, 2019 – 6pm-10pm

        Final Order, Prizoner

        Friday | August 30, 2019 – 6pm-10pm

        Nick Netherton Band, Noah Smith

        Friday | September 21, 2019 – 6pm-10pm

        Thunderstruck

        Local Music Showcase
        Tuesday | June 18, 2019 – 6:30-10pm

        Full Disclosure, Ghost Train, and Trauma Illinois

        Tuesday | July 2, 2019 – 6:30-10pm

        Abby Vice, Knotts, and Moonbeau

        Tuesday | August 6, 2019 – 6:30-10pm

        Jordan Wilson Coalition and Brother Smith

        Learn more here!

        • July 09, 2019
        • October 15, 2019
        • 5 sessions

        Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

        These fun and laid-back classes for beginners focus on a variety of topics and will surely keep you looking up! Astronomer Dean Regas will be your guide to the stars and planets of the season and point them out with you in the real sky with the Observatory telescopes (weather permitting). Great for beginners.

        Cost per Class: $15 per person. $12 for Observatory members

        Email Dean Regas for more information at Dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org.

        Learn more here!

        • Tuesday July 9th: Moon Landing (8-10pm)
        • Wednesday July 17th: Moon Landing (8-10pm)
        • Tuesday August 13th: Summer Stars (8-10pm) - From the Scorpion to the Dragon, learn to identify the constellations of the season
        • Tuesday September 24th: All About Saturn (8-10pm) - Hitch a ride on the Cassini spacecraft for the best views of this spectacular planet
        • Tuesday October 15th: Monsters in the Sky (7-9pm) - Learn the stories in the stars that include some gross and scary stuff
        • July 10, 2019
        • September 25, 2019
        • 17 sessions

        Organization: Civic Garden Center

        Establishing Hub Gardens is a new pilot program among the Civic Garden Center’s network of 65 Community Gardens. A Hub Garden is a Community Garden that has already exhibited effective leadership in its targeted community and that the Civic Garden Center will further support with additional in place programing. Just like the hub in a wheel, the Hub Garden will engage with the surrounding community and other Community Gardens that are in close proximity. This will leverage the resources of the Civic Garden Center to greater benefit all of the Community Gardens in its network. The organization of the Hub Garden will allow for a decentralization of the education that the Civic Garden Center offers.

        The OTR People’s Garden will be one of three Hub Gardens created in this pilot phase. As will the West End Community Garden and The Amberley Green Community Garden. The pilot program will consist of adding two monthly classes at each Hub Garden through the growing season, one each on the topic of gardening and healthy cooking. These classes will be specific for each space where they are held. The goal will be to allow gardeners to get the most from what they are growing for the entire season and instruct on the breadth of uses for grown produce. The classes will be free and open to anyone interested. No need to be a gardener to learn about food!

        This is truly an effort to spread the knowledge and increase awareness and demand. As the garden education becomes established, plans will involve expanding educational opportunities to include a broad range of environmental topics. Ideally these would be taught by educators from the communities themselves. The goal is to create a model that can be replicated in our area and elsewhere. Environmental Education for Everyone starts right now! Come learn at a Hub Garden near you!

        This Summer’s Locations and Classes
        Amberley Green Community Garden, 7801 Ridge Rd. 45237
        Over the Rhine People’s Garden, 49 E McMicken Ave Cincinnati, OH 45202

        West End Community Garden, 941 Poplar St. Cincinnati, OH 45214


        July

        Amberley: 

        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. July 10, 6:00 – 7:00PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
        • Gardening – Demonstrating the right way to water as the temperatures increase. Wed. July 24, 6:00 – 7:00PM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC.

        OTR:

        • Gardening – Demonstrating the right way to water as the temperatures increase. Wed. July 10, 4:30 – 5:30PM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC.
        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. July 17, 4:30 – 5:30PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition

        West End

        • Gardening – Demonstrating the right way to water as the temperatures increase. Sat. July 13, 10:30 – 11:30AM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC.
        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. July 10, 11:30 – 12:30PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition


        August

        Amberley:

        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. Aug 21, 6:00 – 7:00PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition
        • Gardening – Planning for your Fall Garden Wed. Aug 7, 6:00 – 7:00PM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC.

        OTR:

        • Gardening – Planning for your Fall Garden. Wed. TBD  Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC.
        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. August 14, 4:30 – 5:30PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition

        West End:

        • Gardening – Planning for your Fall Garden. Sat. August 10, 10:30 -11:30AM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC..
        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. August 21, 11:30 – 12:30PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition

        September

        Amberley:

        • Gardening – Seed Collecting and Fall Planting. Wed. September 11, 6:00 – 7:00PM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC.
        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. September 25, 6:00 – 7:00PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition

        OTR:

        • Gardening – Seed Collecting and Fall Planting. Wed. September 24, 4:30 – 5:30PM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC.
        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. September 11, 4:30 – 5:30PM  Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition

        West End:

        • Gardening – Seed Collecting and Fall Planting. Sat. September 14, 10:30 -11:30AM Instructor April Ann Pandora, Owner and Grower at Eden Urban Gardens, LLC..
        • Cooking – Healthy nutritious cooking from what is harvestable right now! Wed. September 25, 11:30 – 12:30PM Instructor Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD from Sound Bites Nutrition


        • July 27, 2019
        • September 28, 2019
        • 4 sessions

        Organization: Great Parks for Hamilton County

        Sat 7/27, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
        Sat 8/17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
        Sat 9/7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

        Sat 9/28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

        River Fundamentals class graduates are invited to join American Canoe Association instructors for a day of introductory river skills on one of our scenic local rivers. By the end of this trip, you will eddy turn and peel out like a pro! For ages 14 and up. Various locations depending on river conditions.

        $50/person; register 3 days in advance.

        Learn more here!


        • August 20, 2019
        • October 29, 2019
        • 11 sessions
        • Boone County Arboretum 9190 Camp Ernst Road Union, 41091

        Organization: Boone County Arboretum

        Volunteer Work Day open to the public. Help us keep the Arboretum looking its best!

        No charge for this event. Registration not required.

        Location

        Boone County Arboretum

        9190 Camp Ernst Road

        Union, 41091


        • August 28, 2019
        • October 30, 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • Civic Garden Center

        Organization: Civic Garden Center

        We are resuming our Yoga in the Garden series in partnership with Melting Yoga this month. Join us and our wonderful instructor Nicole for a restorative yoga class the last Monday of each month. Just be sure to bring your yoga mat, and a donation if you wish (not necessary).

        Intention:
        Becoming aware of and easing the mind through gentle movement. Nurturing ourselves to become of better service to others. Developing compassion for self and others, supporting the power of community and philanthropy, and embracing the beauty of nature that surrounds us.

        Donation-Based Giveback Opportunity:
        Melting Yoga is partnering with the CGC to offer the series by donation (suggested $5 and/or 5 non-perishable foods or goods; or contribute what you are able). Please feel free to choose one or BOTH options!
        Cash donations will support our local Civic Garden Center and non-perishable goods will support the current food desert existing in our neighboring community of Walnut Hills. We encourage non-perishable foods (including baby foods) but also personal-care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine care and other toiletries.

        • September 04, 2019
        • November 06, 2019
        • 2 sessions
        • REI

        Organization: REI Co-op

        Blisters and cuts happen all too frequently in the backcountry. Knowing how to properly treat them is a must for all outdoor adventurers. In this hands-on workshop, you'll practice the best blister care techniques and learn how to manage lacerations and abrasions. The next time you find yourself with a situation on your hands, you'll be ready to take action! Participants should wear shoes with laces. If you want to learn about additional first aid topics in-depth, check out a two-day Wilderness First Aid class facilitated by our partners at NOLS.


        • September 08, 2019
        • December 11, 2019
        • 2 sessions
        • REI

        Organization: REI Co-op

        Join this hands-on workshop for the skills you need to be ready for the next injury you encounter on the trail. Learn how to splint an arm or leg injury, and how to tape an ankle- bring what you would carry on a day hike, and be sure to come with clean feet! If you want to learn about additional first aid topics in-depth, check out a two-day Wilderness First Aid class facilitated by our partners at NOLS.

        • September 09, 2019
        • October 04, 2019
        • 2 sessions
        • REI

        Organization: REI Co-Op

        Map reading just got a whole lot easier with this hands-on workshop focused on building your confidence reading topographic maps! In this hands-on workshop , you'll learn the ins and outs of contour lines, how to identify different topographic features, and how these features can impact your route planning.

        • September 17, 2019
        • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

        Organization: Heapy Engineering

        Dayton Green Expow 2019
        @Sinclair Community College, Dayton OH

        in partnership with the Food Equity Coalition

        Agenda at a Glance:
        7:30 am - Registration / Trade Show
        8:00-930 am - Opening Plenary Breakfast
        9:45-10:45 am - Concurrent Education Tracks
        10:45-11:45 am - Trade Show / Networking
        11:45 am-1:45 pm - SES Awards / Keynote Lunch
        1:45-2:45 pm - Trade Show / Networking
        2:45-3:45 pm - Concurrent Education Tracks
        4:00-5:00 pm - Closing Plenary

        https://heapy.com/event/dayton-green-expo-2017/


        • September 17, 2019
        • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Kirby Nature Center, 2 Main Street, Addyston, OH 45001

        Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

        TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 FROM 7:00 PM

        TO 8:30 PM

        The Kirby Nature Center

        2 Main Street

        Addyston, OH 45001

        Description: Dr. Stephen F. Matter, Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Biological Sciences, will cover the basics of climate change and the many ways both direct and indirect that change affects populations of the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly, Parnassius smintheus. The talk will last approximately 50-60 minutes, with lots of time (30 minutes) for questions. We hope you can join us!
         

        Cost: There is no cost for this workshop.

        Registration: Registration is required due to limited sitting

        How to get there: The Kirby Nature Center is located at 2 Main Street, Addyston, OH 45001, just off River Road. To get there from north and east of Addyston, go west on Cleves Warsaw into Addyston, where the name changes to Main Street. Continue past South Road – there is a storage building on the corner on the right, then a stone wall with an opening for a driveway flanked by large stone pillars. Turn in the driveway - this is it!
         
        If you are coming from the west or are close to Route 50, take 50 into Addyston and turn onto Dinning Lane, the small connector street opposite Ineos. Go right on Main, go past First and Second Streets and continue up the hill then down the next slope. You will see the stone walls and opening with the large pillars on your left (this is it again). If you get to South Road, you just passed it.


        • September 18, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford OH

        Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

        PAWPAW HUNTING 9/18/2019

        WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18

        6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

        Preregistration required for all participants. As we will be venturing off trail and crossing a creek, this program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

        Program participants should meet at the Outdoor Learning Center at our Rowe Woods location.

        Pawpaw trees have been hiding right here in Ohio’s backyard for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the pawpaw was named Ohio’s native state fruit. As we venture “way down yonder” to treasure hunt for ripe pawpaw fruits, we’ll explore the history, science and lore of the “Ohio Banana.”

        What to wear: Long pants recommended. Choose closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty.

        Members $6; nonmembers $11 (includes admission).

        https://8271a.blackbaudhosting.com/8271a/Pawpaw-Hunting-9182019

        • September 19, 2019
        • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
        • University of Cincinnati, McMicken 43

        Organization: UC Sustainability

        The Living Building Challenge (LBC) defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. This certification program covers all building at all scales and is a unified tool for transformative design, allowing us to envision a future that is Socially Just, Culturally Rich and Ecologically Restorative. Whether a project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete neighborhood community, the Living Building Challenge provides a framework for the design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.

        The latest LBC version 4.0 focuses on the relationship between impact and effort. While LBC 4.0 continues the standard’s mission of visionary, but attainable building goals, it also recognizes that not all projects face the same challenges or share in the same opportunities. Regenerative design should be attainable to everyone, everywhere. With 4.0, we are creating a streamlined approach focused on maximizing positive impacts specific to the place, community, and culture of the project.

        Learning objectives for this presentation:

        1. Understand the basic philosophy of the Living Building Challenge

        2. Describe the key components of the program

        3. Discuss the rationale for restorative design principles

        4. Identify and locate the resources provided by the International Living Future Institute for deeper engagement

        Join the Living Future Cincinnati Collaborative in discussing the latest version of this rigorous building standard. See descriptions of each of the members below.

        Jessica Dangelo

        Jessica is a Project Coordinator at M+A Architects located in Over-the-Rhine, and is actively pursuing her architecture license. Before starting work in the professional realm, she achieved both Bachelor of Science (2015) and Master degrees (2018) in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. A longtime advocate for sustainable design, she is an Ambassador and Collaborative member to the International Living Future Institute, an organization that runs the most stringent certification program for the built environment, the Living Building Challenge.

        David P. Whittaker

        David is a licensed Landscape Architect (Ohio), LEED AP, and is Living Future Accredited. He is currently the Design Manager and Associate Principal at Human Nature, a Cincinnati-based landscape architecture firm specializing in the design of parks, open space systems, green infrastructure, sustainable design, and urban design. In addition to having over 20 years professional experience as a Landscape Architect, he was an Adjunct Professor for three years

        at the University of Cincinnati where he taught a Sustainable Landscape Design class in the Horticulture Department. He is also an Ambassador and Facilitator for the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous measure of sustainability in the built environment, and he established Cincinnati’s first Collaborative in 2013. David graduated with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape

        Architecture from the University of Kentucky.

        Doug Studer

        With a certification from Biomimicry 3.8 and Arizona State University, Doug finds answers for business and design challenges through the practice of biomimicry, looking to nature as inspiration, mentor and classroom. Combining that passion for Nature with 40 years of experience, many as CEO and President of Deskey, he hopes to leave a legacy of positive impact on the environmental conditions of the world, through both his work and his life.

        Yasha Ogg

        Using industry research from the WELL Building Standard, Fitwel Building Standard, Living Building Challenge, and LEED; Yasha strives to create healthier and more productive environments for building occupants through the design of sustainable human-centric spaces. With a background in higher education projects, laboratory facilities, healthcare and medical office building facilities, and multi-family housing, Yasha understands that the well-being of employees directly impacts the bottom line of businesses. As such, he enjoys working directly with end users to understand their needs to make their businesses successful and productive.


        • September 19, 2019
        • 6:30 PM
        • Embshoff Woods/River Mount Pavilion Shelter

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Celebrate the end of the Nature Night series with a bonfire bash! Bring your finest s’more materials to toast as you listen to stories, sing fireside songs and are visited by some favorite animal friends from the season. Embshoff Woods/River Mount Pavilion Shelter (free)

        • September 21, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

        Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

        Join us for our annual Upper Mill Creek Clean-Up in and around the Twin Creek Preserve.

        Find more details as they're posted here!

        • September 21, 2019
        • November 16, 2019
        • 5 sessions

        Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

        What’s our habitat restoration all about? It’s one of the most important things we do! If you’ve never done one of these before, we encourage you to join us, as it doesn’t require any special skills. No registration is necessary, just show up! For more information about our habitat restoration projects, go to http://westernwildlifecorridor.org/habitat-restoration/ and read the document Habitat Restoration Frequently Asked Questions.

        Saturday, September 21, 9:30am – noon, habitat restoration at Bender Mountain.
        Leaders: Ed 513.919.5186 and Jeff 513.451.1737.

        Saturday, October 5, 9:30am to noon, habitat restoration at Buckeye Trace.
        Leaders: Gary 513.304.4303 and Tim 513.922.2104.

        Saturday, October 19, 9:30am to noon, habitat restoration at Shady Lane. Leaders: Ed 513.919.5186 and John 513.304.2310. 

        Saturday, November 2, 9:30am to noon, habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods. Leaders: Gary 513-304-9303 and Tim 513-922-2104. 

        Saturday, November 16, 9:30am – noon, habitat restoration at Bender Mountain.
        Leaders: Tim 513.922.2104 and Jeff 513.451.1737

        For the locations and directions on where we will meet for the habitat restoration projects, please check the WWC calendar: http://westernwildlifecorridor.org/calendar/.


        • September 21, 2019
        • November 16, 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • Various locations

        Organization: USGBC Ohio

        USGBC SW Ohio Chapter Residential Green Committee Mission: To provide education on sustainability in everyday tasks by promoting household environmentally sound practices to transform the way homes are designed, built, and operated enabling healthy, prosperous and environmentally and socially responsible living. Ohio Chapter site.

        Committee Chair: Toni Winston, Tiburon Energy

        Contact to Volunteer or Participate: Chuck Lohre, Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, chuck.lohre@greencincy.wpmudev.host

        Green Home Tours: No charge for USGBC Ohio members, $129 per year and you can bring a guest, join the Ohio Chapter here. Student memberships are $59 and Emerging professionals $79. Non-members are asked to donate $25 online here, (you can bring a guest). Contact Chuck Lohre to register for the tours or be introduced to any of the owners of past and future tours, chuck.lohre@greencincy.wpmudev.host, 513-260-9025.
        USGBC page about the tours.

        The Green Home Tours are sponsored by The Sustainable Partnership of Cincinnati, a group of businesses offering environmentally friendly products and services to create sustainable homes and offices. Dovetail Solar and WindGreenBau Design BuildGreen Building ConsultingGreen Cincinnati Education AdvocacyGreener Stock Sustainable Building Materials & DesignGreen Streets Environmental ServicesOne Small Garden Planters and ShedsPatterned Concrete of Cincinnati, and Tepe Landscaping. Learn more at www.tspcincy.com.

        2019 Green Home Tours

        • Sept 21, 2019, Shaw Residence – Northside, Cincinnati, OH, new construction 1500 sf footprint infill. To be LEED Certified. Age in place and a model for affordable home design. Confirmed.

        • Oct 19, 2019, Russo-Butler Residence – Mt. Lookout – LEED Platinum near net-zero new construction home with pool. Read the LEED for Public Awareness article we wrote for the home. Confirmed.

        • Nov 16, 2019, Hughes Residence – OTR, New, gut renovation, Terry Boling designed home in OTR. Confirmed.


        • September 21, 2019
        • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Harbin Park Overlook Shelter 1300 Hunter Road Fairfield OH 45014

        Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

        Bird Nerds, it’s that time again! It’s Fall migration season for many of our Ohio native and northern birds. Join in on the fun as we look up at the skies and in the trees in search of our feathered friends making their long journey south. Meet at the Overlook Shelter.

        Harbin Park

        Overlook Shelter

        1300 Hunter Road

        Fairfield OH 45014

        FREE. Registration Requested, Walk-ups Welcome

        Call 513-867-5348 to register


        • September 21, 2019
        • 1:00 PM
        • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Pin Oak Trail

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Enjoy a walk as we learn to identify common trees found in Hamilton County. We’ll walk the Pin Oak Trail and learn the tools needed to identify local trees while learning a few of the trees along the way, even including identifying pin oaks. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Pin Oak Trail (free)

        • September 21, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike Woodlawn, OH 45215

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Luminary Night Hike

        Luminary Night Hike

        Take an enchanted lantern-lit journey through Glenwood Gardens, where the flora and fauna have come to life. Learn about the natural history of Southwestern Ohio’s wildlife through first-person interpretation on this 1-mile walk. Along the way, encounter actors who depict the creatures that call this area home.

        Hikes depart every 10 minutes and last roughly 1 hour. Enjoy some toasted marshmallows before your group ventures out into the forest.

        When

        Saturday, September 21 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

        Where

        Glenwood Gardens | Gatehouse
        10397 Springfield Pike
        Woodlawn, OH 45215

        Cost

        $5/person, ages 2 and up
        Children under 2: Free

        https://www.greatparks.org/calendar/special-events/luminary-night-hike


        • September 21, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
        • St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center 3861 Olympic Blvd Erlanger, KY 41018

        Organization: Boone County Arboretum

        "Roaring Into The Next 20"
        The 2019 Autumn Affair

        Join us for a "Roaring 20s" themed evening gala as we celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Boone County Arboretum, look forward to our next 20 years of growth, and recognize the contributions of leaders in the community around us.

        Saturday, September 21, 2019
        6:30 PM until 10:00 PM

        https://bcarboretum.org/events/autumn-affair

        Past participants should read the following carefully for important changes from previous years.

        New Location!

        This year's Autumn Affair will be held at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Centerin Erlanger, KY -- a larger space that is closer to the urban core of our region.

        St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center
        3861 Olympic Blvd
        Erlanger, KY 41018
        (just off the I-275, Mineola Pike exit)

        Presented By:
        Owen Electric
        Owen Electric Cooperative.

        Also Sponsored By:
        * Ammon Nursery
        * Bartlett Tree Experts
        * Eason Horticultural Resources
        * Maddox Garden Center
        * Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
        * St. Elizabeth Healthcare

        Sponsorship opportunities still available.

        2019 Award of Excellence Recipients:

        Corporate Supporter of Excellence:Owen Electric Cooperative
        Community Leader of Excellence: Steve Foltz (Director of Horticulture, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden)
        Community Project of Excellence: St. Timothy Catholic Church (Vegetable Garden)

        A Fun, 1920s-Themed Evening Gala

        Admission includes food-by-the-bite, a beer and wine bar, music and dancing, and a silent auction of unique gift baskets and the region's largest offering of rare and unusual plants! DJ Bill Spradlin will be spinning up the music hits from the era, and our honorary Emcee this year is John Gumm, Meteorologist at Local 12 Television.

        In keeping with the theme, guests may wish to dress in 1920s party attire, completely optional.

        Autumn Affair Raffle: If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the event, consider purchasing raffle chances:

        1st Prize - A $500 gift certificate to Maddox Garden Center for plant material or landscaping services.

        2nd Prize - A one-night stay at Earthjoy Village Treehouse Adventures in Augusta, KY, with gift cards / tickets to nearby Baker-Bird Winery, Beehive Augusta Tavern & Restaurant (~$350 total value).

        3rd Prize - $250 cash.

        Raffle tickets are $10 each (or get six for $50 - discount only applies if all six are filled out in the same person's name), and can be purchased online here or in person from FBCA members. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the event, up until to the drawing near the end of the evening.

        Pre-registration is required by September 7. General admission is $50, discounted to $45 for Friends of Boone County Arboretum members (membership info | application).

        All proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Outreach Fund and the Arboretum On Wheels.

        Hosted by Friends of Boone County Arboretum

        Friends of Boone County Arboretum is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002 to support the work of Boone County Arboretum. Members are community advocates for the Arboretum, creating awareness and encouraging participation. For membership information, please visit their page, or contact us directly. Interested in becoming a member? Sign up now.



        • September 22, 2019
        • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Caravan to Brookville Lake

        Organization: Audubon Society of Ohio

        Fall Warbler, Hawk and Shorebird Migration

        Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

        Audubon Society of Ohio and Cincinnati Bird Club

        Contact: Jack Stenger, telephone (513) 503-3389, email jackstenger@gmail.com

        The fall migration of North American birds roughly occurs from July through November. However different species or families of birds migrate at different times during this rather wide window of time. In terms of diversity of species September represents the peak month of the fall migration. The focus of this trip will be on three significant groups of birds that are at, or near, peak at this date. They are 1) neo-tropical passerines (especially warblers), 2) raptors (especially Broad-winged Hawks, accipiter’s and Ospreys and 3) shorebirds (sandpipers et. all).

        While these species may be found in many locations throughout our region, the Brookville Lake area can be an excellent place to find a diverse representation of all three groups at this season. Of course weather and water levels the day of our trip will play a large part in just how good the birding will be. But if conditions are favorable an outstanding day can be expected. Even if conditions are unfavorable we still expect to find a diversity of birds in this outstanding area. This field trip has become an annual event and never disappoints.

        The plan is to caravan to the Brookville area and start the day birding the woodland edges around Brookville Lake looking for warblers, vireos, flycatchers, grosbeaks, thrushes and many other songbirds. Around 10:30 AM, as temperatures rise (and if it’s not raining) updrafts along the ridges of the Whitewater River valley will create thermals that are used by migrating hawks. We expect to see Ospreys, Broad-winged, Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks as they move south. Peregrine Falcons and Merlin’s are possible and have been seen on past trips. Bald Eagles and other resident hawk species are also expected throughout the day. Towards mid-day we will check the north end of Brookville Lake, which can be an excellent place to find numbers of shorebirds, terns, herons and egrets if water levels are low enough to expose mudflats.

        This trip will run well into the afternoon. We will caravan to the Brookville Lake area and then do some driving from spot to spot, interspersed with lots of stops and some easy walking. Bring your lunch and drinks. Restrooms are available. One important note; Indiana State Parks charge a daily per car entrance fee ($5 resident, $7 non-resident). At this time of year there is about a 50/50 chance that there will not be a fee charged.

        We will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the park & ride lot, located at the I-74/I-275 Miamitown exit # 7 for SR 128. The Park & Ride is wedged between the exit ramp and the expressway. We will caravan from here to the Brookville area, about a 25-minute drive. Contact Jack or Jay if you have any questions.

        Visit the Brookville Lake website at:
        http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2961.htm

        For a map of the Brookville Lake area:
        http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/brookville_trail.pdf

        Visit the Whitewater Memorial State Park (at Brookville Lake) website at:
        http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2962.htm


        • September 22, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
        • 700 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: Adventure Crew

        The Bill Keating, Jr. Great Ohio River Swim is the only open water swim on the Ohio River to cross the river and back. Start at the Serpentine Wall and swim across the Ohio River to Kentucky. Once you have reached Kentucky come back across the Ohio River to Public Landing in the heart of Cincinnati!

        Learn more and register here!


        • September 22, 2019
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road Hamilton, Ohio 45013

        Organization: Fernald Preserve


        • September 22, 2019
        • 1:00 PM
        • Sharon Woods

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Ohio’s official state native fruit, the pawpaw, has a unique taste, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is in the form of ice cream! We will learn more about this tree and its life cycle as we turn some of its fruits into ice cream with our own hands. Sharon Woods/Sharon Centre ($3/person, register by 9/20)

        • September 22, 2019
        • 2:00 PM
        • Village Green Foundation

        Organization: Village Green Foundation

        Companion Gardening Doc Blak is a former organic farmer, teaches indoor and out hydroponics; and, he is NGIC certified along with indoor green certification and removal of invasive species.

        • September 24, 2019
        • 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
        • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        Register at: http://cincinnatizoo.org/ultimate-educator-expo/


        • September 24, 2019
        • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • UC, Bearcat Plaza OUT - Outdoor Location

        Organization: UC Sustainability

        6th Annual Cincinnati Bike Show
        TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019, 4 – 5PM

        the Bike Show is a celebration of bike culture as a sustainable, healthy, and fun form of transportation. Various bike advocacy groups and environmental organizations will be present along with a smattering of activities such as the infamous slow bike race and the featured event: the bike show!

        At this FREE event check out some sweet bikes, join our raffle, show off your own human-powered contraption, meet other bike enthusiasts, and compete* for awesome prizes!

        Come hang out with UC | Sustainability, local bike shops, bike advocacy groups, your fellow biking bearcats, and cyclists of all types from our local community.

        The official best in show voting categories include:

        - Best Name
        - Best Commuter
        - Most Extra/Flair
        - Most Hipster
        - Most Jealous Of
        - Best Paint Job
        - Fastest Looking
        - Best Vintage

        Competitions Include:
        - Bike Limbo
        - Tire Change Tournament
        - And the return of the Slow Bike Race!

        Location Bearcat Plaza OUT - Outdoor Location
        Organizer lefeveei@ucmail.uc.edu
        Day of Event Contact Name Erin LeFever
        Day of Event Contact Phone Number 5135563794

        • September 24, 2019
        • November 19, 2019
        • 5 sessions
        • Xavier University, Gallagher Student Center

        Organization: Pachamama Alliance of the Cincinnati Area (PACAP)

        DRAWDOWN SOLUTIONS – 

        GETTING INTO ACTION


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        This workshop will enable you to 

        • Explore solutions to global warming through Pachamama’s DRAWDOWN Initiative series.

        • Find your unique contribution to reversing global warming

        • Engage with one or more of these solutions on a local level 

        • Pursue that goal as part of a supportive community


        WHEN:  5 Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

          Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19


        WHERE: Xavier University, Gallagher Student Center

        3800 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45207


        COST:  Freewill offering!


        INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: Contact

        Susan Vogt: SusanVogt1@gmail.com,  (859) 291-6197.

             orGerry Becker 12gbecker@gmail.com, (513) 252-5844

        Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 16.


        Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed for reversing, not just reducing, global warming. You can be a part of making it happen!
        • September 26, 2019
        • 6:30 PM
        • Fernbank Park/Tecumseh Shelter

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Celebrate the end of the Nature Night series with a bonfire bash! Bring your finest s’more materials to toast as you listen to stories, sing fireside songs and are visited by some favorite animal friends from the season. Fernbank Park/Tecumseh Shelter (free)

        • September 27, 2019
        • 11:00 AM
        • Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Nature has many stories to tell. Families are invited to join the nature interpreter for a nature-themed story. Woodland Mound/Seasongood Nature Center (free)

        • September 27, 2019
        • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
        • Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road Hamilton, Ohio 45013

        Organization: Fernald Preserve


        • September 27, 2019
        • October 01, 2019
        • 2 sessions
        • REI

        Organization: REI Co-op

        Don't let a surprise on the trail cancel your ride! Before you hit a snag on your next ride, learn to basics of trailside repair so you're not left out and unprepared. Join REI's expert bike techs for this hands-on workshop addressing the most common trailside issues. Busted chains, noisy drivetrains, and broken spokes are all on the agenda with plenty of get-your-hands-dirty chances to practice along the way. Bring your own bike or practice on one of ours.

        Details & sign up

        • September 27, 2019
        • 7:00 PM
        • September 29, 2019
        • 1:00 PM
        • Shawnee State Park

        Organization: UC Sustainability

        The Sustainability Summit is a FREE weekend retreat for students interested in environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Students will leave the summit community leaders, empowered to create collective action. This summit is for students, put on by students.

        Shawnee State Park

        4404 State Route 125, West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663

        https://www.facebook.com/events/712424189160784/

        • September 27, 2019
        • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Cincinnati Nature Center

        Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

        SPIDER NIGHT HIKE 9/27/2019

        FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27

        7:30 PM  –  9:00 PM


        Preregistration required. Geared for ages 7 and up with an adult.

        Program participants meet in the Auditorium of the Rowe Visitor Center. Please bring a flashlight(s) to enjoy this nighttime adventure.

        Look into the eyes of a spider as we bust misconceptions about these important eight-legged hunters. Using a flashlight, you’ll learn to spot spider eye shine as we peer into the secret lives of spiders. 

        Members $6; nonmember $11 (ticket prices include daily admission)

        https://8271a.blackbaudhosting.com/8271a/Spider-Night-Hike-9272019

        • September 28, 2019
        • September 29, 2019
        • Across the Tri-State Region

        Hike, Kayak, Bike, Climb, Garden, Fly Fish & More! 

         All events are free and open to the public!

        Celebrate the outdoors on September 28 and 29 for Great Outdoor Weekend! Explore events around you for a weekend of FREE fun activities! Try a new activity or visit a new organization or greenspace. Enjoy the natural beauty of our region while supporting the parks and organizations in the area.

        Find your adventure at GreatOutdoorWeekend.org!

        Interested in becoming a sponsor? View our sponsorship package and register by June 21, 2019 to be included in the print brochure.

        Presented by 

        • September 28, 2019
        • September 29, 2019
        • Greater Cincinnati Region
        Register



        Great Outdoor Weekend is September 28 & 29, 2019


        Green Umbrella is now seeking SPONSORS for the 16th annual Great Outdoor Weekend!
         If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please take a look our Sponsor Package to view the different levels and corresponding benefits. To register as an official Great Outdoor Weekend 2019 Sponsor, proceed to the "Register" button on the left of this page to process your payment.

        We have sponsorship opportunities that range from $500 to $7,500, so please take a look at the various options and select which one works best for you. All of our sponsors will be featured on our website and in our marketing materials.

        If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Green Umbrella's Director of Public Engagement, Rashida Manuel.

        Register by June 21, 2019 to be included in the print brochure!

        • September 28, 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Winton Woods / Parky's Farm

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        National Public Lands Day

        09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        Sat 9/28, 9 a.m. - noon 

        Join us as we work to improve Parky's Farm for the animals that call it home. From planting wildflowers and trees, to removing invasive vines and cleaning up the Woodlot Trail, we'll have a fun day of work that will positively impact the land while enhancing the farm for years to come. For ages 8 and up. Winton Woods/Parky's Farm (Free, register by 9/27)

        https://www.greatparks.org/calendar

        • September 28, 2019
        • 10:00 AM
        • September 29, 2019
        • 3:00 PM
        • Various locations along Little Miami scenic trail

        Organization: Friends of the Little Miami State Park

        Register early (by Aug. 17) to be entered in drawing for a great bike donated by LL Bean at Kenwood Collection, as well as a discounted registration fee which includes SAG support, snacks and more!


        Whether or not you ride, plan to join us for the Trail Fest celebrations, Sept. 28 at Avoca Park and at Morrow, and Sept. 29 at Morgan’s Riverside Campground. Trail Fests are free and open to the public.

        To make the celebration even more special, you’ll have the opportunity to meet former Ohio Governor Bob Taft, who was instrumental in securing the first strip of land from the LittleMiami Railroad to form our wonderful trail

        Event info & registration:

        https://littlemiamistatepark.org/155-park-celebrates-40-years

        • September 28, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm, Evendale OH

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Mom always told you to eat your vegetables… but why not drink them instead?

        About this Event

        Join us as we harvest and process fresh veggies from the farm to create a delicious autumnal wine and learn how you can go home and do the same yourself! Bring your Mom! She’ll be so proud you're finally getting your veggies.

        Master Gardener, Allyson Ernst, shows us wine making that thinks past the grape and onto what can be done seasonally and on a budget. Wine. Just that one word conjures up images of expansive vineyards, sophisticated equipment, traditional family recipes, French chateaus, and expensive dinners at the finest restaurants. But wine is much less complicated or expensive than what we make it out to be. Wine can be easy, fun, and practical!

        Allyson Ernst has been gardening since she could walk and has always had a life long love of learning, so she decided to make it official by joining the ranks of Master Gardeners last year. She loves to explore, experiment and teach others. She currently works for the Great Parks of Hamilton County and the MetroParks of Butler County as an Naturalist, teaching children and adults about what they find in their back yard. She took up the hobby of winemaking after her family's pear trees decided to have a bumper crop and she didn't want to see the fruit go to waste. Now she wants to share this timeless technique with others and encourage them to experiment in their own kitchens.

        Date And Time

        Sat, September 28, 2019

        6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

        Add to Calendar

        Location

        Gorman Heritage Farm

        10052 Reading Road

        Cincinnati, OH 45241

        View Map

        Tickets: $15-17

        https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-potato-wine-making-tickets-69729082563


        • October 01, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
        • Over-The-Rhine & Downtown Cincinnati

        Organization: La Soupe

        La Soupe's 2nd Annual Fundraiser: a casual walking event

        Second Annual Dine and Dash! 10.01.19 from 6-10 pm. Taking place in Over the Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati. This year; Silent Auction, YP Pricing, New restaurants and OGGO carts to take you from one stop to the next! After party at Japp's!

        Learn more, buy tickets or volunteer: https://www.lasoupecincinnati.com

        • October 03, 2019
        • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Sharonville Convention Center

        Organizations: emersion DESIGN & PEDCO

        Join emersion DESIGN & PEDCO as we hear from industry leaders on advantages of high performance buildings and address what works when creating the business case for sustainability in organizations. The seminar focuses on the challenges faced from the views of both the design community and include keynote speakers from world class firms, real world case studies, and informative panel discussions. PDH/AIA/GBCI Credits Anticipated.

        Thursday, October 3 from 7:00 am-4:00 pm
        at the Sharonville Convention Center

        $75 before 9/13; $100 after
        Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-high-performance-buildings-seminar-tickets-59338642477

        MORNING KEYNOTE
        George Bandy Jr.
        Chief Sustainability Officer, Mohawk Group.

        SESSION 1: 9:15am-10:15am
        BREAKOUT 1A: The Efficient Building. Does it Really Reduce Your Energy Cost? The Real Truth about Demand.
        Speaker: Michael Catanzaro, The Utilities Group Inc

        BREAKOUT 1B: Trials of Rasing the Healthy Building Bar: An Owners Perspective
        Speakers: Yasha Ogg, emersion Design. Dawn Schwartzman, Enriching Spaces

        BREAKOUT 1C: Emerging Roofing and Facade Restoration Technologies
        Speaker: David Hart, Tremco, Inc.

        BREAKOUT 1D: Making tthe Future Possible: How P3s are Shaping the I-75 Innovation Corridor
        Speaker: Sean Balnes, Red Tiger Investments, LLC. David Linger, President & CEO of Techsolve


        SESSION 2: 10:45am-11:45am
        BREAKOUT 2A: Berea College Deep Green Residence Hall - Performance over Time
        Speaker: Daniel F. Hellmuth, Hellmuth & Bicknese Architects

        BREAKOUT 2B: Reshaping Building Design: Designing for Improved Indoor Air Quality & Energy Efficiency 
        Speaker: Anurag Goel, enVerid Systems

        BREAKOUT 2C: Hands on Demonstration of Cutting Edge, Building Envelope System Technologies 
        Speaker: David Hart, Tremco, Inc.

        BREAKOUT 2D: Developing Smart Cities with an Effective P3 Model 
        Speakers: Zach Huhn, Founder and CEO of Venture Smarter. Rhonda Binda, Co-Founder & COO, Venture Smarter and Executive Director, Smart Regions Initiative


        LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE DICUSSION
        Lisa Zwack
        Head of Sustainability, The Kroger Company

        Raphaela Platow
        Director & Chief Curator, Contemporary Arts Center

        Oliver Kroner
        Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati

        Moderator:
        Jeremy Faust
        Environmental Sustainability Leader, Fifth Third Bank


        SESSION 3: 1:45pm-2:45pm
        BREAKOUT 3A: Vertification & Continuous Commissioning: AN energy Process for Building Owners
        Speakers: Terrance Liette & Douglas Lafever, Fanning Howey & Ben Wallance, EnergyPrint

        BREAKOUT 3B: Construction Sities are Workplaces Too: Considering the Health of Those Who Occupy Buildings Before Turnover 
        Speaker: Evan Caprile, Pepper Construction

        BREAKOUT 3C: Biologically Focused Lighting - The Truth About Circadian Lighting 
        Speaker: Ken Esterly, Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems (BIOS)

        BREAKOUT 3D: Beyond 34: Innovative Partnerships to Increase Recycling in Cincinnati 
        Speakers: Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Green Umbrella, Bob Gedert, Beyond 34


        AFTERNOON KEYNOTE
        Mark Fisher
        Vice President - Facilities, Planning, and Sustainability, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

        • October 03, 2019
        • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        • Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union KY

        Organization: Boone County Arboretum

        Join us for this guided, hands-on tour of the Arboretum’s nut tree collection. Learn about what nut trees are best for our area, what diseases impact them and how to grow them in your own yard! Meet at Shelter #2. 1.5 ISA CEU’s

        No charge for this event.

        Click To Register

        Boone County Arboretum
        9190 Camp Ernst Road
        Union, KY  41091


        • October 03, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street #1100

        Organization: University of Cincinnati

        The Science & Nature Lecture: A Three-Part Series

        Thursdays: August 29, September 12, October 3
        6 pm reception/6:30 pm program

        Free and open to the public. Registration required.
        Sponsored by Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati

        In partnership with The University of Cincinnati’s Center for Public Engagement with Science, the 2019 Science & Nature Lecture is a three-part series focusing on climate change, how it affects Greater Cincinnati, and you. The series features local, regional, and national experts. Snacks for all three programs provided by La Soupe

        Thursday, August 29: Understanding Climate Change

        Moderated by Dr. Angela Potochnik, Director, Center for Public Engagement with Science
        Brooke Crowley, Associate Professor of Geology and Anthropology, University of Cincinnati
        Brenda Hunda, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, Cincinnati Museum Center
        Carlie Trott, Assistant Professor of Social and Community Psychology, University of Cincinnati

        Thursday, September 12: Climate Change and Social Justice

        Nancy Tuana, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Founding Director of the Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University

        Thursday, October 3: Climate Change and Cincinnati Life

        Nicole Gunderman, Director of Education, Gorman Heritage Farm
        Oliver Kroner, Sustainability Coordinator, City Of Cincinnati Government


        • October 05, 2019
        • 10:00 AM
        • October 06, 2019
        • 6:00 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm, Evendale OH

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        2019 Sunflower Festival

        October 5 & 6 10am - 6pm

        So much fun for everyone! Live music, hayrides, pumpkins, craft vendors, food trucks, corn maze, sunflower maze, meet the farm animals, Farm Fun Education Station, MadTree Beer Garden and cut your own sunflowers ($1 per stem or 12 for $10).

        Admission: $8 adults, $5 kids ages 3-17, $5 seniors 60+, kids under 3 are free. GHF Members receive free admission. Family memberships include family that reside in your household only. Option to purchase Membership included in ticket options.

        https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunflower-festival-2019-tickets-66906622509

        • October 05, 2019
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • Loveland Elementary School, 600 Loveland-Madeira Road

        Organization: Loveland Sustainability Council

        https://www.lovelandsustainabilitycouncil.org/


        • October 07, 2019
        • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
        • UC Bike Kitchen, 101 West Daniels Street

        Organization: UC Sustainability

        Interested in residential solar?

        Join us for a tour of a residential solar set up right by UC in the Clifton Heights neighborhood! To RSVP, please email: Green@uc.edu .

        A group will be meeting at the UC Bike Kitchen at 4:30, and leaving promptly at 4:40 to walk/bike over to the residence in the neighborhood. The tour will last from approximately 5:00-5:45.

        https://www.facebook.com/events/656375434837784/

        • October 08, 2019
        • 7:30 PM
        • Oxbow Nature Conservancy

        Organization: Oxbow Inc.

        Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 PM

        Dr. Clara do Amaral – Freeze-tolerant Frogs

        Dr. do Amaral, Assistant Professor of Biology at Mount St. Joseph University, an ecophysiologist and animal behaviorist, will tell us about one of her most popular research topics, “cryoprotectant strategies used by freeze-tolerant frogs, as well as the possible side-effects of cryoprotectant accumulation in these animals “(see MSJU faculty website). Clara has been featured on PRI’s Science Friday (April 27, 2018) and is working with BBC on a documentary featuring organisms that can tolerate extreme environmental pressures. (PRI, Public Radio International)


        • October 09, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky

        Co-hosted by Tri-State Trails

        The Blink BRIGHT Ride 2019 is a free group bicycle ride for all ages to celebrate Blink!

        We'll start on both sides of the river and meet in the middle.

        The BRIGHT RIde is a citizen designed and co-created moving spectacle of light. Bike riders of all ages, including youth, from across the region will come together for a slow ride to see BLINK.

        Riders can decorate their own bikes with battery operated lights and other glowy things, joining a participatory group event before the parade if they like.

        Art on the Streets will provide free lights — available until we run out at the pre-ride decorating parties.

        Stay tuned on the Facebook event for more partners and details about decorating parties and starting points on both sides of the river:

        https://www.facebook.com/events/878501952527598/

        • October 10, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Cincinnati Zoo

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        NEW FOR 2019!

        • Extended event hours
        • More Zoo access = more Zoo animals!
        • Wide variety of food available for purchase

        Event Highlights
        • Animals will have access to their habitats until twilight
        • 12 wine-sampling tickets
        • Commemorative wine glass
        • Welcome Drink
        • Animal encounters and chats
        • Live music and entertainment
        • Meet with our Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) scientists and learn what they do!
        • Something for everyone... beer samples will also be available throughout the event.
        • Unlimited soft drinks from Pepsi
        • Saving Species - The great feeling that your ticket purchase went to saving species!
        http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/zoo-brew/


        • October 10, 2019
        • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Hyde Park Golf & Country Club, 3740 Erie Ave

        Organization: Produce Perks Midwest

        Join us for a night of great food, drinks, and an entertaining Live Art Auction at the Hyde Park Country Club! Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on art from the Joseph Scott Art Gallery plus other fun items. This is a great night to enjoy with friends and meeting new people. This will be a fun business casual event.

        If you can't make the event please feel free to make a donation to Produce Perks Midwest

        Thu, October 10, 2019
        7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

        Hyde Park Golf & Country Club
        3740 Erie Avenue
        Cincinnati, OH 45208

        Register ($50): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/produce-perks-midwest-art-auction-gala-tickets-67811643451
        • October 11, 2019
        • October 13, 2019
        • Duke Convention Center

        Organization: Ohio River Foundation

        CINCINNATI COFFEE FESTIVAL AT DUKE ENERGY CONVENTION CENTER

        Greater Cincinnati loves coffee.

        Cincinnati Coffee Festival October 12-13, 2019 and Trade Day October 11, 2019

        Join home brewing enthusiasts, coffee aficionados, tea lovers, and those who just love a good cup of “joe” at the 2018 Cincinnati Coffee Festival. There will be tastings, samplings, live music, demos, and the opportunity to purchase your favorite products. We’re also bringing back The Art of Coffee and Latte Art in Action.

        Coffee lovers from all over the region join world-class roasters, coffee shops, purveyors of fine foods, and professional baristas our third annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival. Enjoy free tastings of some of the finest coffee, tea, elegant pastries, and savory foods in the land! Interactive demonstrations from industry pros will showcase the latest in coffee equipment and coffee making techniques. Learn. Sample. Buy.

        The Trade Day is designed for people in the coffee and tea industry or who are thinking about getting into the coffee or tea business. The program is a half day focused on educational workshops and technical demonstrations specifically selected for shop owners, roasters, baristas, and those intending to join the industry. There will be some limited sampling opportunities.

        Join us for the midwest’s premier coffee experience with artisan roasters, specialty brewers, expert baristas, and an extraordinary collection of skilled and creative culinary professionals.

        http://www.cincinnaticoffeefestival.com/

        ___________________________________

        Without great water, you can't have great coffee. Proceeds from the Cincinnati Coffee Festival will support programs and projects to protect and improve water quality. Cincinnati Coffee Festival Produced by and Benefiting Ohio River Foundation

        • October 11, 2019
        • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        Organization: USGBC Ohio

        The Next Evolution of LEED: v4.1

        Register here

        This workshop will provide participants with a look into LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, O+M and the information needed to pursue certification. The focus will be on understanding the goals and outcomes of the LEED v4.1 beta. The newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, addresses lessons learned from LEED v4 project teams, updates performance thresholds and reference standards to ensure LEED remains a global leadership standard, and expands the marketplace for LEED.

        In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar on the green building industry. The latest version of LEED, LEED v4.1 is the next generation standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance.

        During this half-day workshop, USGBC’s technical staff will walk participants through LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C credits including a restructured Materials and Resources section, the addition of a greenhouse gas emissions metric and updated thresholds. The workshop will also touch on the full life cycle of the building, by reviewing LEED Operations and Maintenance and recertification options available to projects and how BD+C and ID+C credits are structured to support ongoing performance.

        COURSE OBJECTIVES

        • Articulate the main goals of LEED v4.1 technical development
        • List the requirements of key LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C prerequisites and credits for success
        • Identify how LEED v4.1 for BD+C and ID+C increases accessibility throughout the rating system and positions LEED to continue to drive market transformation
        • Identify opportunities for continued building performance through LEED for Operations + Maintenance
        • Learn about LEED Recertification

        PRESENTER

        Lisa Stanley, Director, Technical Solutions, U.S. Green Building Council

        CONTINUING EDUCATION

        This workshop qualifies for 3 LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C, and O+M GBCI Continuing Education Credits.

        AGENDA

        • 1:30 - 2:00 Registration + Networking
        • 2:00 - 2:15 Introduction
        • 2:15 - 3:30 Workshop + Q&A
        • 3:30 - 3:45 Coffee Break + Networking
        • 3:45 - 4:45 Workshop + Q&A
        • 4:45 - 5:00 Wrap-up
        • PLUS
        • 5:00 - 6:00 Networking Reception at the Hops Beer Garden

        REGISTRATIONS

        Early Bird Pricing available through September 20th!

        • For Members of the USGBC Community & USGBC National networks: $59 (regular rate, $69)
        • For Non-Members: $99 (regular rate, $109)

        Not sure if you're a member? Want to become a member?


        • October 19, 2019
        • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Winton Woods Park, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Organization: Mount St. Joseph University

        The Sustainability Committee of Mount St. Joseph University and Great Parks of Hamilton County are proud to sponsor a community electronics recycling day on Saturday, October 19th, in the north parking lot of Winton Woods Harbor. There are no residency requirements to drop off items and Great Parks will be waiving their Motor Vehicle Permit for entrance to the event. ANY item with an electrical cord will be accepted. This includes all TVs (any size), refrigerators and all other household appliances (microwaves, washers, vacuum cleaners, etc.), cell phones, game systems, iPods, Blackberries, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS units, e-readers, all computers and related accessories (such as keyboards, printers, portable hard drives, and scanners), VCR/DVD/CD players, fax machines, copiers, surge protectors, power cables and charging cords, electronic wiring, and satellite components.

        A $15 donation is requested for each small TV/computer monitor dropped off and a $25 donation is requested for each large TV (consoles, large flat screens, and rear projection TVs). For those without TVs to drop off, a $10 donation is requested per vehicle. These donations help to defray both transportation costs and disposal fees for the hazardous waste components of the items to be recycled. They also support Mount St. Joseph University and Great Parks in their ongoing sustainability efforts.

        RecycleForce, a non-profit from Indianapolis, will de-manufacture items and shred all hard drives to address any privacy concerns. The plastics, glass, and metals are then collected, packaged, and sold to build new components, while all toxic elements, such as lead and mercury, will be disposed of properly to avoid environmental contamination. RecycleForce provides transitional jobs to formerly incarcerated people, helping them to rebuild their lives and increase their chances of sustained future employment.

        If you have questions, please call event coordinator Colleen McSwiggin at 513-244-4864.

        RSVP on Facebook here!

        • October 20, 2019
        • November 03, 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • 3398 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239.

        Organization: Audubon Society of Ohio

        2019 Bird Class

        Sunday Mornings, October 20 and 27 and November 3

        Hone your birding and identification skills by registering for the 32nd annual Audubon Birding Course. Our local Cincinnati Audubon Society Chapter (ASO) has been sponsoring this class since 1987. The three-week course will be held on three consecutive Sunday mornings. This year’s dates are; October 20th, October 27th and November 3rd. Father-son team Jay Stenger and Jack Stenger will again be this year’s instructors. Both Jay and Jack are well known and exceptionally knowledgeable birders. Jay has been an instructor for this course since its inception in 1987. The course is held at the Audubon House which is located in Groesbeck at 3398 W. Galbraith Road, just a couple of minutes from the Cross County Highway.

        Each class will begin at 8 AM with a casual class-room session that includes a continental breakfast. The classroom sessions will be followed by a field trip to a local hot spot, usually wrapping up about 1 PM. The field trip locations will be determined by current birding conditions and the interests of the participants.

        Through discussions, visual and audio presentations and field observations, the course will particularly focus on sharpening identification skills. But the course will offer much more than that. When, where and how to find birds in our area is also prioritized. Other course topics will include migration, bird abundance and distribution, habitat, conservation, local hotspots, and birding equipment and resources. The setting is informal and questions are encouraged. Jay and Jack also infuse a lot of fun, levity and enthusiasm throughout.

        This course is geared towards all birding levels. While mid-level birders may gain the most from this course, most birders, beginners and experienced alike, will find that this course will help hone their ID skills and add to their knowledge of local birds. Over 475 area birders have taken this course over the years and have found it entertaining and informative. The course is open to everyone, including older kids if accompanied by an adult. Binoculars are required and a field guide will be useful to refer to in class and in the field. If you do not have a pair of binoculars, the ASO can lend you a pair during the course.

        Advance registration is required. Course fees are $15 for ASO members and $30 for non-members which include a year’s membership in ASO. The course will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants. To register, please make your check payable to ASO and mail to:

        ASO Bird Course

        3398 W. Galbraith Road,

        Cincinnati, Ohio 45239.

        If you have any questions email Jay Stenger at jaystenger1@gmail.com


        • October 25, 2019
        • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Devou Park Golf & Event Center, 1201 Park Drive, Covington, KY
        Register


        Join Tri-State Trails for our Annual Meeting & Fundraiser, presented by The Devou Good Project.


        You won't want to miss this!  We'll visit the Devou Park Backcountry Trails for a fun choose-your-adventure style meeting. After hitting the trails, we'll return to the Devou Park Golf Center for refreshments, some special announcements, and networking.


        Thank you to our sponsors!

        Presenting: The Devou Good Project

        Trailblazer: Mamie & John Schroder

        Pathfinder: Great Parks of Hamilton County


        Agenda:

        • 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Guided Trail Adventures on Devou Park Backcountry Trails
        • 3:00 - 4:00 PM - The State of Tri-State Trails Report
        • 4:00 - 5:00 PM - Networking and Fundraiser


        Registration cost includes beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres.

        • Basic Registration ($25)*
        • Trail Advocate ($100) - includes a Tri-State Trails t-shirt!
        • Explorer Sponsor ($250) - includes 2 tickets, 2 t-shirts, and exhibitor space on a shared table
        • Pathfinder Sponsor ($500) - includes 4 tickets, 4 t-shirts, and exhibitor table
        • Trailblazer Sponsor ($1,000) - includes 6 tickets, 6 t-shirts, and prime exhibitor table location


        Can't make it but want to support Tri-State Trails?  Become a sponsor and send some friends to attend in your place!


        *If the $25 registration fee is a barrier for you to attend, please contact wade@greenumbrella.org.  We don't want to leave you out!

        • October 27, 2019
        • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        • Kirby Nature Center, 2 Main Street, Addyston OH

        Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

        Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

        Fall Color Walk, Kirby Nature Center

        Join us for a hike in our successional and mature forests at the Kirby Preserve! The trees will be at their peak colors, and our new meadow should have some nice color too. It will be a perfect time to appreciate the beauty of nature.

        Typically, this moderate hike lasts 1 to 1.5 hours. Contact Ariannah for more information at 618-889-9767.

        There is no cost or registration for this event.

        Location: Kirby Nature Center is located at 2 Main Street, Addyston, OH 45001, just off River Road.


        • October 27, 2019
        • 2:00 PM
        • Village Green Foundation

        Organization: Village Green Foundation

        Vertical Gardening Lily Turner, founder of Urban Blooms, is featured in Women of Cincy; https://www.womenofcincy.org/home/anh-tran-lily-turner Urban Blooms is a nonprofit social enterprise creating beautiful, sustainable, and environmentally conscious communities with custom living wall installations.

        • November 07, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Join us on November 7th as local nut expert Cathi Nagel shares the importance of nuts in our ecosystem!

        About this Event

        Nuts are an important food for a variety of wildlife-including humans. Learn more about the botany and history of nuts.

        This event will also include a nut themed hike and snack!

        Cathi Nagel is an avid naturalist who has a Ph.D in Anthropology and has completed Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist coursework and hours, along with a Certified Interpretive Guide course.

        *No Refunds

        Your ticket purchase helps in forwarding our non-profit mission to educate on sustainability, agriculture, nutrition, and the environment. Thank you from all of us here at Gorman Heritage Farm!

        $10 - $12.50

        https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuts-about-nuts-tickets-67030336541

        • November 09, 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

        Wow. Just wow! Listen to this symposium lineup. Larry Weaner, author of one of the most important garden books in the past decade, Garden Revolution: How  Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change, will be speaking at the CZBG’s Native Plant Symposium.  Arguably, the only other recent book with potentially greater impact has been Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home. It’s a shame we couldn’t get him. But, wait. We did get him! Doug Tallamy will also be speaking! But good things always come in threes, so why not another author and native-plant-world giant? Maybe somebody like Larry Mellichamp? Or, why not him? Yep. Him too. Are you kidding me? Then what? Does it matter? Well, our good friend from Mesker Park Zoo, Paul Bouseman, will give a talk on native landscaping in the ‘burbs. Paul is a humorous, likeable, and incredibly knowledgeable speaker. We still have a few slots to fill, but, really, why? Isn’t this enough? But we’ll announce them soon. $99, includes zoo admission, parking, and a full day of food and drink. Even a social hour afterwards.

        Time: Registration 8:00AM to 9:00AM | Talks 9:00AM to 5:00PM | Social Hour 5:00PM to 6:00PM.

        Location: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Schott Education Building, Frisch’s Theater

        Parking: Main Zoo Parking Lot on Vine Street.

        Contact: scott.beuerlein@cincinnatizoo.org for handicapped parking instructions.

        Cost: Full Price: $99.00 | Volunteer:  $30.00 | Student:   $30.00

        http://cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/horticulture_events/

        • November 23, 2019
        • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • Kirby Nature Center, 2 Mail Street, Addyston OH

        Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

        Saturday, November 23, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

        Nature Art Show, Kirby Nature Center

        For the second year in a row, we will host a nature art show at the Western Wildlife Corridor’s Kirby Nature Center. Exhibitors include Sally Sisson Anderson, Jessee Smith, Mary Ann Perkins, Lori Vogel and David Garza.

        Bring your friends to enjoy an afternoon of early holiday shopping and see some great art reflecting our natural environment. Light refreshments will be served.

        Location: Kirby Nature Center is located at 2 Main Street, Addyston, OH 45001, just off River Road.

        See the nearby article for more information. Call 513-921-9453 for questions.


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