Take Green Umbrella's Earth Day Instagram Challenge!

Show us your Earth Day activities! Post a picture on Instagram and tag @GreenUmbrellaCincy or email the photo to communications@greenumbrella.org. A winner will be selected at random to receive a limited edition green umbrella! Don't forget to like and follow all of our social media pages! Green Umbrella’s Instagram challenge runs April 1st - April 30th. 

Not a photographer? You can snag one of these cool umbrellas by donating $100 here! 

Can you beat the Green Umbrella Team?

The City of Cincinnati Year of Living Sustainably has challenged Green Umbrella to take the Drawdown EcoChallenge - it's on! And we'd like to challenge you, too! Join our team or theirs - or start your own - and let's see who can take the most climate solution actions this month. The EcoChallenge runs April 3 - April 24 and is a fun and social way to take measurable action on the top solutions to global warming.

Thursday, April 4 - Friday, April 5

Food Symposium | Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

The topic of sustainability is near and dear to the heart of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA). Beginning with a student-run coffee bar dedicated to sourcing coffee in an ethical manner, and continuing with a newly built greenhouse specializing in small-scale production farming, the school is dedicated to educating the next generation in a hands-on approach. Because of this, the school will be hosting a food symposium with the purpose of bringing together speakers on topics related to sustainability, agriculture, and conservation for a two-day event that will serve as a springboard for conversations and a catalyst for change. It will, in short, be an event not to miss.

Learn more here!

Saturday, April 6

East Walnut Hills Neighborhood Cleanup | City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment and Sustainability 

Volunteer Opportunity

As part of the City Of Cincinnati Government's Year of Living Sustainably, please join us for our first #TrashTagChallenge neighborhood cleanup! At 9:00 am on the first Saturday of every month, residents of East Walnut Hills, Evanston and Walnut Hills will gather in a meeting spot in one of these neighborhoods and, following the advice of community stakeholders, select an area to clean up.

For the first cleanup, we're meeting at Cafe DeSales on the corner of Woodburn Ave. and Madison Rd.

Learn more here!

Tuesday, April 9

Flood Resilience: An Informal Discussion | City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment and Sustainability 

Perhaps you've noticed that one of the ways climate change is showing up in Cincinnati is an increase in precipitation - but what can you do about it? Come chat with Liz Congleton from the City of Cincinnati's Office of Environment and Sustainability to learn about what you can do to prepare your home and your community for more-intense-than usual April showers!

We meet the 2nd Tuesday each month to share our learning and connect one another to local resources for living a more sustainable lifestyle. Anyone is welcome to join us!

Learn more here!

Wednesday, April 10

Year of Living Sustainably Series: Resilience - Floods | Civic Garden Center

Living with climate change means being prepared for more intense than usual April showers. Fortunately, we’ve dedicated a month to helping people protect themselves and their property from flooding. This month, plant ‘May flowers’ in a rain garden or organize a neighborhood effort to keep storm drains clear. This conversation is part of an on-going 12 month series as part of the Year of Living Sustainably campaign. Join us every month for discussion, tips and resources on how to green your lifestyle. All are welcome!

Learn more here!

Thursday, April 11

Green Drinks | Green Umbrella

Celebrate Earth Month with the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council (GCRFP) at Green Drinks! Join us at Fibonacci Brewing from 5:30 - 7:00 pm to network with others interested in sustainability and hear what the GCRFP has been up to!

Learn more here!

Saturday, April 13

Green Day Park Clean Up | Cincinnati Parks

Volunteer Opportunity

Celebrate Earth Day a little early by helping us do something awesome for the earth! Roll up your sleeves and help make your parks more beautiful. Assist Cincinnati Parks staff on projects such as invasive species removal, litter pick up, mulching, trail maintenance and more. Great opportunity for student service hours. We hope you, your family, friends and neighbors will join us!

Learn more here!

Tuesday, April 16 - Wednesday, April 17

Mini Camp: Earth Day | Kenton County Parks & Recreation

Join Kenton County Parks & Recreation and the Kenton County Public Library on April 16 & 17 at Lincoln Ridge Park in Independence (Shelter House 3) to celebrate Earth Day! Staff from Kenton County Solid Waste will be presenting fun recycling activities on Tuesday, followed by awesome hands-on fun Earth Day activities on Wednesday. On Tuesday, there will be a skit, games, activities and more. On Wednesday, we'll look at seasons and weather, study clouds, and do some Earth Day art to display at the library!

Learn more here!

Saturday, April 20

Earth Day OTR | Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Join us for Earth Day OTR presented by Kroger and Mix 94.9 Cincinnati3CDC in partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful will be offering a fun filled day of eco-friendly activities and vendors in the park on Saturday April 20th from 12:00 - 5:00 pmThe event will feature live reggae music, food and drink, eco-friendly products & goods for purchase, and a range of activities for both children and adults.

Learn more here!

Earth Day Celebration | Campbell County Conservation District

Celebrate Earth Day by getting outside and learning about the flora and fauna that call wetlands their home. The St. Anne Woods and Wetlands are owned by the Campbell County Conservation District through a Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund grant and is collaboration with the NKU Research and Education Field Station. 

Learn more here!

Monday, April 22

Vegan Earth Day | City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability

"Saving the Planet…with your Fork!” A joyful celebration of Earth that offers all the abundance to raise life, diversity and the ability to exist complimentary. This event centers on a movement through foods; deliciously growing a plant-based diet in lifestyles from garden to plate; demonstrations, music, activities and food trucks. Sow the seeds for the ability to plant and eat a way to a healthful future for all life on the planet! VeganEarth and the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability have partnered to co-sponsor the first city recognized Vegan Earth Day east of Berkeley CA, in Clifton at Burnet Woods, on the 50th Earth Day.

Learn more here!

Earth Day Celebration | St. Elizabeth Healthcare 

Join us and our community partners on at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center for a free health and wellness fair. Learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle, and live a greener lifestyle overall. 

Learn more here!

Monday, April 22 - Monday, May 27

Sustainable Suds Competition | USGBC

USGBC Ohio's SW Regional Leadership Team is thrilled to announce Sustainable Suds - the sustainable brewing competition that raises awareness about sustainable brewing processes, and raises funds for USGBC's community service projects. The contest will run from Earth Day to Memorial Day, or while supplies last. The funds raised will benefit USGBC community service projects in SW Ohio, through the ADVANCE program and Green Apple Day of Service. Check out all of the sustainable brews and vote for your favorite!

Learn more here!

Wednesday, April 24

12th Annual CORV Guide Release Party | Central Ohio River Valley Local Food Guide

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the release of The Central Ohio River Valley Local Foods Initiative (CORV) Local Food Guide! There will be food tastings, live music, door prizes, a raffle, and great company indoors at Northside Farmers Market. Every attendee has the opportunity to win a yearlong membership to Gorman Heritage Farm, a market bag full of goodies from the vendors, or a chef's kit.

Learn more here!

Saturday, April 27

Cincinnati Earth Day 2019 | Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition 

The theme for 2019 will be “Farm Your Yard” to promote gardening activities with the City of Blue Ash, Gorman Heritage Farms, Green Umbrella’s Local Food Action Team, the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati, and other environmental education groups in the Tri-State. Over 125 exhibitors, local music, local vegetarian foods, and Madtree Brewing Company’s craft beer will make the festival one of the best environmental education events in the region. Activities and presentations about environmental education, home gardening, local foods and composting will be featured at the event. Families from all over the region are encouraged to get out and enjoy Earth Day, traditionally the first fun family outdoor event of the year!

Learn more here!

Sunday, April 28

Earthstock: Earth Day Festival | MetroParks of Butler County 

Celebrate Earth Day and move closer to nature at Earthstock Earth Day Festival! Guests will have the chance to experience lectures and demonstrations on a variety of environmental topics, try out various recreation equipment, view natural artwork in the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle art competition, check out all the vendors and opportunities for service around MetroParks... plus MORE! 

Learn more here!

Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 3

Re*Use Market | UC Sustainability

The Re*Use Market provides a central location on campus for students, staff, faculty, and community members to donate material - diverting it from the landfill and providing it to those in need! Furniture, household goods, non-perishable food items, electronics, books, clothing, sporting goods, toys, etc. are all accepted. The donations are placed in the Re*Use Market, and anyone from UC or the Greater Cincinnati community can come to take items they would like. At the end of the week, remaining items are given to local charities.

Learn more here!

Saturday, May 4

*NEW DATE* Party for the Planet | Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 

Join the Greenest Zoo in America as we celebrate Earth Day during our 10th annual “Party for the Planet”! Businesses and organizations from around the region will be on hand to share their expertise and resources about living more sustainably within our communities. Topics include solar energy, composting, recycling, energy efficiency, green building, rain gardens/barrels, sustainable food, green products, and much more!

Learn more here!

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