Green Umbrella members can submit events for the calendar to 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

    • January 13, 2021
    • November 10, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Virtual event

    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 impact team meetings. Our 2021 full council meetings will be:

      • Wednesday, January 13 @ 2:30-4:30 pm
      • Wednesday, March 10 @ 2:30-4:30 pm
      • Wednesday, May 12 @ 2:30-4:30 pm
      • Wednesday, July 14 @ 2:30-4:30 pm Cancelled
      • Wednesday, September 8 @ 2:30-4:30 pm
      • Wednesday, November 10 @ 2:30-4:30 pm

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

      Council 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 here.

        • February 20, 2021
        • November 13, 2021
        • 10 sessions

        Organization: Greenacres Foundation


        Saturday Stream Snapshot is back for 2021! We are looking for water chemical testing volunteers who are passionate about the health of our rivers and streams. By participating in collecting water samples from sites around the watershed or performing water chemical testing at our Water Quality Education Center you can take an active role in protecting the Little Miami.

        No previous experience is needed to participate and training is provided. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the field of water quality testing in a lab setting.


        Saturday Stream Snapshot takes place on the second Saturday of each month from March-November. Water samples are collected by volunteers from around the Little Miami River watershed before 10:00 am on Saturday morning, and subsequent water chemical testing takes place at the Greenacres Water Quality Education Center from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. Water samples are analyzed for pH, conductivity, turbidity, nitrates, total phosphorous, conductivity, optical whiteners, chlorophyll, and fecal coliform bacteria.


        MARCH 13

        APRIL 10

        MAY 8

        JUNE 12

        JULY 10

        AUGUST 14

        SEPTEMBER 11

        OCTOBER 9

        NOVEMBER 13

        Register here

        • March 27, 2021
        • December 18, 2021
        • 4 sessions
        • Boone County Recycling Center (3275 Maplewood Drive, Burlington)

        Organization: Boone County Solid Waste

        Get your paper shredded with us! Please register for a time slot at the link below. If you have more than five boxes of paper and prefer to watch it being shred, please contact Megan Clere. This service is for Boone County residents only.

        Sign Up for Your Time-slot
        • April 25, 2021
        • October 09, 2021
        • 10 sessions
        • Bowyer Farm, 2210 Mason Montgomery Road

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

        The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Klosterman Baking Company have partnered up once again to bring back the popular Native Plant Sales, this year with an expanded schedule.

        Beginning on April 24, events will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on 10 dates at Bowyer Farm in Mason. These events will run through October.

        Similar to last year, advance registration is required for each plant sale to ensure COVID safety protocols, according to a media release. Each shopping slot will last 30 minutes, and registrations usually sell out.

        The Native Plant Sale will have 10 dates that offer a wide range of native plants at reasonable prices, the media release says. All of the plants are grown by the Cincinnati Zoo horticultural team and sold to gardeners and supporters of the local "Save the Bees" campaign. The sale is meant to encourage residents to “plant pollinator-friendly plants native to our region,” the release explains.

        The plant sale is part of Cincinnati-based Klosterman Baking Company’s “Save Our Bees” campaign, which is in its third year. Klosterman relies on honey to create many of their products, but over the past few years, there has been a decline in the honey bee population.

        Together, Klosterman and the Cincinnati Zoo have established beehives at Bowyer Farm, a 529-acre property where the Native Plant Sale takes place. Any purchase of Klosterman Rich ‘n Good Honey hamburger buns, hot dog buns and rolls supports the partnership between Klosterman and the Zoo and helps raise awareness about the campaign.

        The Native Plant Sales will take place April 24, May 9, May 22, June 12, June 26, July 10, August 14, September 11, September 25 and October 9.

        Reserve Your Spot Here

        • May 02, 2021
        • November 07, 2021
        • 7 sessions
        • 1445 Compton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Organization: Fibonacci Brewing Company

        We are excited for our third farmers market season which occurs the first Sunday of each month from 11-2 May through November! We will be offering SNAP and Produce Perks at the market.

        • May 29, 2021
        • October 16, 2021
        • 6 sessions
        • Various Locations

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        In partnership with Great Parks of Hamilton County, ArtsWave’s free outdoor concert series continues this spring and summer!

        Enjoy the Arts @ Parks Series, presented by Macy's, features multiple performances during each Saturday event from 1 to 5 p.m. Events feature a diverse collection of arts groups and independent artists, showcasing a variety of genres, including jazz, rock/pop, folk, theatre and dance, among others.

        The full performance schedule is as follows:


        May 29

        Location: Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

        Performances: The Cincy Brass, Ricky Williams Trio, Ed “Sax” Thomas


        June 26

        Location: Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

        Performances: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Bacchanal Steel Band, Bi-Okoto


        July 31

        Location: Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45255

        Performances: Mike Oberst Duo, Taylor Alexander, Taifa Music


        August 28

        Location: Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt Hope Rd, Harrison, OH 45030

        Performances: Satin Smooth Project, Just Vince and the Fellas


        September 25

        Location: Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45233

        Performances: Madcap Puppet Theatre, Cultural Center of India, Revolution Dance Theatre, Children’s Theatre


        October 16

        Location: Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

        Performances by Elementz, Lauren Eylise


        Enjoy the Arts@Parks Series, presented by Macy’s, is part of ArtsWave’s 2021 Campaign to fund the arts. ArtsWave is the largest nonprofit focused on promoting the arts in Greater Cincinnati. Funds from the 2021 Campaign will support over 100 projects and organizations throughout the 15 counties that make up the Cincinnati Region.

        • June 27, 2021
        • November 28, 2021
        • 6 sessions
        • RAPTOR Inc. 961 Barg Salt Run Road, Milford, OH 45150

        Organization: RAPTOR INC.

        1: 00 PM - 4:00 PM

        Location: RAPTOR Inc.

        961 Barg Salt Run Road, Milford, OH 45150

        Visit RAPTOR Inc. and meet live birds of prey at our Open House! Experience the dissection of an owl pellet and touch biological artifacts to feel the softness of an owl's wing or the sharpness of talons. Join our educators and discover how you can help protect native birds of prey.

        The Open Houses are FUN and FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated!

        Please note a road closure at route 50 and Round Bottom Road. Follow detour via Milford Parkway.

        No registration is necessary. Reservations are no longer required.

        • August 19, 2021
        • October 21, 2021
        • 3 sessions
        • Multiple Locations

        Organization: Cincinnati Red Bike

        • Red Bike is leading a series of bike rides on Thursday evenings July through October. Check out a bike with your Red Bike pass or bring your own bike. We’ll meet at a station and check out different bike infrastructure across the Greater Cincinnati area -- trails, lanes, paths, oh my! We’ll visit some of our favorite roadways and parts of town. Goal of 10-12 mph pace. Everyone is invited to participate! Ride starts at 6:00 PM. Dress appropriately. Wear a helmet. Bring water and food to stay hydrated and nourished.
        • Routes:
          • 7/22 - Friendship Park to Lunken Airport Loop / Meet at: Friendship Park Station, 1117 Riverside Drive,
          • 8/19 - Clifton to Wasson Way Trail / Meet at: Short Vine & Corry Station, 2604 Vine Street,
          • 9/16 - Riverfront to Riverfront / Meet at: Smale Riverfront Park, 5 W Mehring Way,
          • 10/21 - OTR to Lick Run Greenway / Meet at: Washington Park Station, 14th St and Elm Street
        FB event pages:
        • August 28, 2021
        • October 09, 2021
        • 3 sessions
        • Multiple Locations

        Organization: Cincinnati RedBike

        • Red Bike is leading a series of Saturday morning social bike rides, July through October. Check out a bike with your Red Bike pass or bring your own bike. We’ll meet at a station and indulge in a sweet and savory snack – and on occasion, even a show! Leisure-paced. Everyone is invited to participate! Ride starts at 10:00 AM. Dress appropriately. Wear a helmet. Bring water and food to stay hydrated and nourished.
        • Routes:
          • 7/24 - Ice Cream Social / Meet at: CityLink Center Station, 453 Bank Street,
          • 8/28 - Bagels and Butterflies / Meet at: Findlay Market Station, 1715 Pleasant Street *includes a visit to Krohn Conservatory’s Butterflies of Bali show.
          • 9/25 - Donut Ride / Meet at: Howell & Clifton Station, 322 Howell Avenue,
          • 10/9 - Cheese and Art / Meet at: Findlay Market Station, 1715 Pleasant Street
        • FB event pages:

        • September 02, 2021
        • September 30, 2021
        • 5 sessions
        • ROWE WOODS 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

        Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

        Preregistration required. This program is designed for adults born in 1964 or earlier.

        Registered program participants should meet in the lobby of Rowe Woods Visitor Center.

        Were you born in 1964 or earlier?  Enjoy walking in the woods?  Connect with other nature-loving people for a lively social gathering each week. Rebecca Snow and Ray Derrick, two volunteers, will lead you on a short hike followed by a good conversation back at Rowe Visitor Center. It’s the perfect place to find friendship and fun!

        Free to member adult ; nonmember adult $9 (includes daily admission and cannot be applied to membership).

        Masks are required while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.). Masks are not required outdoors.

        *Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.

        Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.

        Cincinnati Nature Center will run advertised programs and events ​in accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. The status or format of programs may change based on COVID-19 best practices and conditions at the time of the program. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.

        Tickets here
        • September 08, 2021
        • September 22, 2021
        • 5 sessions
        • Campbell Lakes Preserve, 10431 Campbell Rd, Harrison, OH 45030

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Have you ever paddled … while standing up? Our certified American Canoe Association stand-up paddleboard instructors are now hosting classes for beginners. Learn about safety, gear and techniques to stay on your board while maneuvering on flatwater. All equipment is provided. Participants must properly fit in provided lifejackets and not exceed the 250-pound board capacity. For ages 16 and up. This program is made possible by a grant through the ODNR Division of Parks & Watercraft. Great Parks is following protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health. Physical distancing and sanitation recommendations will be followed. Campbell Lakes Preserve ($26/person, register 1 day in advance)

        Register here!

        Wed 9/8, 9:30- 11:30 a.m. 
        Wed 9/8, 12:30- 2:30 p.m.
        Fri 9/10, 9:30- 11:30 a.m. 
        Fri 9/10, 12:30- 2:30 p.m.
        Wed 9/22, 12:30- 2:30 p.m

        • September 17, 2021
        • 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM
        • Reeves Golf Course 4757 Playfield Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

        Organization: AIA Cincinnati

        2021 Golf Outing

        September 17, 2021 7:45 am – 1:30 pm

        Registration Deadline: 5pm on September 9

        Register Here!

        Join your colleagues and friends for a day of golf followed by lunch, prizes, and more! The outing will be held at Reeves Golf Course whose traditional layout and small elevated greens add some challenge to the game.

        The AIA Cincinnati Golf Outing helps support chapter programs that benefit the local architectural community including continuing education, professional development, and local advocacy efforts.

        Bundle packages are available in advance ($25 each) and include one (1) Move-up, two (2) Mulligans, and three (3) door-prize tickets. (one per golfer allowed)

        Questions regarding the golf outing or sponsorship? Email Golf Outing chair Ross Battoclette or AIA Cincinnati Executive Director Julie Carpenter.


        Individual golfers (you will be assigned a foursome)

        $100 AIA Emeritus, Fellow, or Associate members (must provide member number at registration)

        $125 AIA members (must provide member number at registration)

        $175 non-members


        $440 AIA foursome (at least two AIA members, must provide member number at registration)

        $640 non-member foursome

        Participation Details

        PLEASE NOTE:

        All players must complete the Waiver and Release form, which will be emailed the Monday before the event. Please return the completed form before 5pm on September 16 to facilitate check-in.

        Due to COVID restrictions, the lunch buffet may be replaced with box lunches. Breakfast snacks will also be provided. Any additional COVID restrictions will be communicated to participants in advance of the event.

        ALL golf cart operators MUST have a valid Driver’s License. No more than two participants are allowed in a golf cart at any one time. Golf carts must remain on paths at all times.

        Proper golf attire is required. No cutoff shorts, tee shirts, gym wear or other unsuitable clothing, as determined by Club Management, will be permitted on the course. Non-metal spiked golf shoes or non-healed non-spiked sport shoes are required. Each player MUST have his/her own golf clubs and golf bag. The Club is not responsible for items left on property during or following the Event.

        The course management will make weather determinations for the event. A delay in the start of play or a suspension in play may occur when severe weather is in the area. The length of the delay or suspension will be determined by the weather and course conditions. Course management may reduce the amount of holes in order to meet other scheduled commitments. Should the event be cancelled due to weather, every effort will be made to reschedule; refunds will not be given if the event is rescheduled.

        Registrations and sponsorships are not tax-deductible but may be eligible to deduct as a business expense.

        Reeves Golf Course

        4757 Playfield Lane

        Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

        • September 17, 2021
        • September 18, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Countryside YMCA, 1699 Deerfield Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036

        Organization: REI

        Co-sponsored by the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Cycle Club, we are coming together to ride. There will be two days of riding. Friday, September 17th a casual ride is planned around the beautiful Little Miami River Valley. For those arriving Friday, the YMCA has ample room for tent camping and the Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be providing information on hotels and local overnight accommodations. A more formal All Club Ride will be launching Saturday morning September 18th, joining all local Cycling Clubs and our Major Taylor partners. Routes from 45 to 65 miles are planned in addition to a shorter bike trail route for a more casual ride. All routes will traverse low traffic and scenic Warren County cycling routes. Always wanted a police escort on a ride? We have one for you on Saturday as we depart Ride Central. All routes will be posted one week before the ride (this allows us to avoid all newly chip sealed routes). Expect around 2,500 feet of gentle climbs for the 65 mile route, and 2,000 feet for the 45 mile route. Each route will have at least one Major Taylor and one Cincinnati Cycle Club ride leader as well as SAG support.


        • September 17, 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit/Forest Area, 1580 Summit Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Fri 9/17, 7–8 p.m.
        Gather round the fire for s’mores and storytelling! We will hear folktales traditionally told by Native American people. These stories often teach us life lessons, share history and help keep traditions alive across generations. Great Parks is following protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health. Physical distancing and sanitation recommendations will be followed. Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit/Forest Area (Free).

        Register Here!

        • September 17, 2021
        • September 24, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

        Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

        Includes a tour of the buildings and viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting).  Space is extremely limited.  COVID-19 restrictions limit each group size to 30 people (see below for our safety protocols). The program is geared for ages 9 and up.

        Admission is $10 for adults - $5 for children under 18 - Free for Observatory members!

        Reservations and payment are required in advance.


        • September 18, 2021
        • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
        • Ammon Nursery, 6089 Camp Ernst Rd, Burlington, KY 41005

        Organization: Boone County Arboretum

        Ammon Nursery in Burlington, KY has once again generously agreed to partner with Friends of Boone County Arboretum to host our Fall Plant Sale at their nursery!Take advantage of unbeatable deals on perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs and more.

        Get unbeatable deals at our highly anticipated Fall Plant Sale! FBCA will have discounted perennials and our visiting vendors will have amazing quality plants that are often hard to find anywhere else!

        September 18, 2021


        @ Ammon Nursery

        (6089 Camp Ernst Rd, Burlington, KY 41005)

        Each vendor accepts different forms of payment.

        Friends can accept credit, cash and check

        • September 18, 2021
        • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield, OH 45014

        Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

        As migratory birds are starting their journey south in preparation for winter, many species will pass through Ohio. Let’s go hiking to look for these beautiful birds as they make their way to Central and South American countries!

        FREE and open to all ages! Pre-registration is requested by calling 513-867-5348. We’ll meet in the Overlook Shelter.

        • September 18, 2021
        • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Elk Creek MetroPark Meadow Ridge Area Shelter, 5101 Circle Parkway, Middletown, OH 45042

        Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

        One of the best surprises you can find on a hike is a new pop of bright color in the fall! We’ll be searching for plenty of colorful fall wildflowers during this free program.

        Registration is requested and walk-ins are welcome! For more information call (513) 867-5835.

        Register here!

        Check out the full event calendar here!

        • September 18, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Saturday, September 18, 1-2:30pm

        Taste our garden veggies, join the animals in their pasture, learn to feed chickens, and walk through our historic buildings in this guided farm walk! This program is the perfect introduction to all that happens at Gorman Heritage Farm for new members, first time farm visitors, families, and individuals looking to get closer to the animals and gardens.

        Link to register:

        • September 18, 2021
        • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
        • Imago 700 Enright Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205

        Organization: Imago

        Sat Sep 18, 2021 

        5:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT



        Tickets are available in three waves:

        • 7/17 - 8/16 - Wren - $20
        • 8/17 - 9/17 - Robin - $25
        • 9/18 - Day of - $30
        • Children 10 and under are free BUT WILL STILL NEED A TICKET

        Register at:

        • September 19, 2021
        • Zoom

        Organization: Co-op Cincy

        Power in Numbers is an opportunity for teams of Black Cincinnatians to work through the process of launching a cooperative business, and build Black wealth for the long term. Launching a Black-owned cooperative allows teams to work together, draw on each others’ skills and wisdom, and take advantage of the resources available to help you fund your business!

        Each team that is accepted into the program and completes the 14-week curriculum and fieldwork will earn a certificate. On top of this, Co-op Cincy has access to a non-extractive loan fund designed specifically to get our graduates’ co-ops on their feet. We can help you craft a successful loan application, and provide continued support through our network of worker co-ops.

        Members of the cohort will learn from co-op development professionals, as well as the other Black entrepreneurs in this space. The course includes tools to build and test a successful business, as well as the tools you need to design a worker co-op that serves your goals and values. Expect to spend at least 5 hours a week outside of class designing, developing, and testing your co-op business ideas!

        Work it. Own it.

        Applications due Saturday, August 21st, 2021

        Cohort starts on Zoom on September 14th, 2021, and meets every week for 14 weeks. We may add in-person opportunities later if weather and covid considerations allow.

        More information about the Co-op U curriculum is available here.

        • September 19, 2021
        • Public Landing, 435 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: Adventure Crew

        The Bill Keating Great Ohio River Swim is returning in 2021! Please make plans to join us on Sunday, September 19 for our half mile swim across the Ohio River and back. Registration is open!

        Registration rates
        Youth (12-17) - $25
        Collegiate - $35
        Adult - $40

        Registration and additional information here!

        • September 19, 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Sunday, September 19, 11am-1pm

        Join us for an outdoor cooking event as we harvest fresh veggies and herbs from the garden and learn to craft them into delicious no-bake lasagna roll-ups paired with a refreshing lemonade with New Leaf Kitchen! This cooking class is family-friendly, recommended for families with children 9 and older.

        Link to register:

        • September 19, 2021
        • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Sharon Woods - Cardinal Crest Meadow, 11450 Lebanon Road Sharonville, OH 45241

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Hispanic and Latin Americans with Great Parks! The inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month on Sunday, September 19, with festivities from noon to 5 p.m. at Sharon Woods.

        This free event will be a fun-filled day of live music, performances and activities. Local organizations will be in attendance supporting the Hispanic and Latino influence and communities.

        The Hispanic Heritage Festival is sponsored by La Mega Media. For directions and more information, visit

        • September 21, 2021

        Cincinnati's Foodshed: An Art Atlas - Past, Present & Future is a collaboration by the Green Umbrella’s Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, Cincinnati Museum Center, Wave Pool, Findlay Market, The Christ College of Nursing, and the University of Cincinnati. It is coordinated by Alan Wight.

        The project features a series of art exhibitions, community events and publications that showcase our regional foodshed's past, present and future. The project culminates in the publication of a beautiful coffee table book.

        You can help support this project and reserve a pre-ordered copy of the book with a $150 contribution.

        Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Alan for more information.

        • September 21, 2021
        • September 23, 2021
        • 3 sessions
        • Virtual Event

        Organization: Ohio EPA

        The 2021 Ohio EPA Sustainability Conference offers three days of sessions, with speakers including representatives from Green Umbrella members: City of Cincinnati and The Kroger Co.

        Ohio EPA recognizes that many businesses, communities, academia, and other organizations are moving beyond compliance and incorporating sustainable environmental practices into their daily operations. Our conference will show attendees how to encourage, implement, and celebrate sustainable practices to strengthen Ohio’s diverse organizations. Ohio EPA will host the 2021 sustainability conference Sept. 21-23.

        This free, virtual conference will showcase sustainability efforts and perspectives from a diverse group of Ohio’s leaders representing all sizes of businesses, communities, academic institutions, and sustainability-focused organizations. During the conference, attendees will hear from Ohio’s sustainability leaders, eager to share their insight for how they've gone above and beyond to encourage, implement, and celebrate sustainable practices in their organizations. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to interact and engage with Ohio’s sustainability experts and will be able to download additional resources during each session to help encourage, implement, and celebrate sustainability initiatives in their organization.

        View the full program and register for each session here.

        • September 22, 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
        • Fountain Square
        • September 22, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • virtual event

        Organizations: Green Umbrella, Groundwork Ohio River Valley, City of Cincinnati

        Wednesday, September 22nd
        6:00-7:00 pm

        This summer, Groundwork Ohio River Valley has been working with NASA DEVELOP's Cincinnati & Covington Urban Development team to study how the increasing number of extreme weather events in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky affect residents.

        Join Groundwork, NASA DEVELOP, Green Umbrella, and the City of Cincinnati to discuss the latest research, community concerns, and ways our region can adapt to impacts caused by extreme weather events.

        • September 22, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Camp Washington Urban Farm, 3220 Colerain Ave

        Organization: Common Orchard Project

        This is an introduction to the Orchard Steward workshop series. (Beginning November and going through 2022) Learn the basics you will need to prepare for orchard installations including site preparation, the planting process, and basic tree maintenance. We will clarify what it means to be a steward, what the responsibilities are, what a yearly rhythm looks like in the orchard, and how we will guide you in the process.

        This event is free for anyone responsible for or interested in taking responsibility for managing public/community fruit trees.

        Please fill out the registration below.

        We will be outdoors for the training and following all current CDC Guidelines. Please be ready to wear a mask as guidance changes.

        • September 22, 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Virtual Event

        Organization: Lloyd Library and Museum

        Join 2020 Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellow, doctoral student, Madeline DeDe-Panken, as she investigates the gendered dimensions of interactions between the scholarly mycological community and those engaged in the little-remembered cultural "fungus fad," which brought mushrooms to the forefront of popular culinary practice and scientific study in late nineteenth-century America. DeDe-Panken spent a month on-site at the Lloyd poring through Curtis Gates Lloyd's mycological correspondence to inform this work.

        Registration Required.

        • September 23, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 2:10 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale, OH 45241

        Organization: Regional Storm Water Collaborative of Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky

        Plan on joining us at Gorman Heritage Farm to learn how developers and contractors can meet sediment erosion control and storm water BMP requirements that protect local waterways. This day-long workshop will begin with demonstrations of BMPs led by experts eager to answer questions and share their knowledge. Attendees will then enjoy lunch and listen to speaker sessions about industry regulations and trends. 

        Registration and full schedule available here

        • September 23, 2021
        • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • HighGrain Brewing, 6860 Plainfield Rd, 45236

        Organization: Green Umbrella

        Join us on Thursday, September 23, for Green Drinks and a choose-your-own outdoor activity as we gear up for Great Outdoor Weekend!

        5:00-6:00 pm
        Choose one of these two outdoor activities:

        • Option 1 (ENERGY): Join leaders from the Village of Silverton, the IBEW Local 212, HighGrain Brewing Company, Proud Hound Coffee, Paff Electric, and PRO Lighting and Solar to learn more about what one Cincinnati community is doing to meet its Paris Climate Accord commitment. The event will include a walking tour to Silverton’s Town Hall and Proud Hound Coffee, as well as a presentation on the Village’s goals and how private partners are playing a key role in its implementation. Meet at HighGrain Brewing (6860 Plainfield Rd, 45236) at 5:00 pm.
        • Option 2 (WATER): Join Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District staff on a walk through Bechtold Park along Cooper Creek to see several of the many ongoing efforts to restore this Mill Creek tributary. Learn about the Cooper Creek Collaborative, a partnership of organizations and community members who have come together to create a multi-faceted watershed project that includes stream monitoring, community education, and multiple stream restoration and stormwater reduction efforts all focused in a 1-square mile 'demonstration watershed' area. Meet at the back of Bechtold Park (4312 Sycamore Rd, 45236) past Shelter #2 at 5:00 pm.

        6:00-7:30 pm
        Drinks and networking with regional sustainability leaders and passionate residents. In celebration of Great Outdoor Weekend, HighGrain Brewing is releasing a Green Umbrella collaboration beer, made with 300 lbs of peaches gathered at Permaganic EcoGarden in Over-the-Rhine! We can't wait to try this urban peach sour ale, which will be available on tap and in cans.

        Thanks to HighGrain for hosting this as one of their "Sustainable Suds" charitable events and donating portion of sales on 9/23 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm to Green Umbrella.


        ** Get ready for Great Outdoor Weekend, September 25 & 26! Our annual outdoor events sampler features over 100 free, family friendly outdoor activities across Greater Cincinnati. Learn more and find your adventure at  **

        • September 23, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
        • MadTree Brewing 3301 Madison Rd Cincinnati, OH 45209

        Organization: Adventure Crew

        Who says you can't be gritty AND gorgeous? Join Adventure Crew and Roads Rivers and Trails at MadTree Brewing for our annual Women's Outdoor Fashion Show & Fundraiser. Sip a cold brew while you enjoy a show of stylish and functional looks for fall adventures. After the show, shop your favorite outfits.

        Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. Come early to peruse the raffle table and enjoy light bites.

        - Raffle tickets can be purchased with admission ticket and/or at the show
        - Raffles will include awesome products from various outdoor brands

        Food and Drink
        - Every ticket includes two drink tickets for MadTree beer or wine
        - Small, tasty bites provided

        - All proceeds from the Fashion Show benefit Adventure Crew and our mission to open the doors of nature for city teens to strengthen their connection with self and others and create the next generation of healthy outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards.

        Get your tickets here!

        • September 23, 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Picnic Shelter - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, OH 45067

        Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

        Spiders Are Our Friends is the topic for this Show and Tell. Come and learn about these fascinating eight-legged animals and how they help us at the farm through fun activities, craft and visit the farm animals too. FREE program for all ages. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome. For more information call (513) 867-5835 Ext. 301.

        Chrisholm MetroPark: Chrisholm Picnic Shelter - 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton
        2070 Woodsdale Rd.
        Trenton, OH 45067

        Registration and additional information available here!

        • September 23, 2021
        • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Virtual Event

        Organization: REI

        Do you know how to limit your risks in bear country? Join our team of REI Bear Aware experts to learn how to hike, camp, run and bike safely. During this presentation we will discuss tips, tricks, and best practices in bear country. Learn how to properly pack, store, and prepare food while backpacking, camping, and hiking, as well as what to do if you encounter a bear while on the trail. We will include live Q&A throughout the presentation to make sure you leave feeling prepared for your next adventure!


        • September 24, 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
        • Cincinnati Zoo


        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

        September 24, 2021

        VIP: 6pm


        Zoofari is back in 2021! As greater Cincinnati’s see-and-be-seen event of the season, Zoofari 2021, led by returning Chairs Michelle and Peter Barrett, cannot be missed! Gone is the familiar white tent as we spread this mad tea party around the full Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Zoofari will look like you’ve never seen before, and comfortable shoes will be important for more than just dancing!

        Expect your usual favorite dinner-by-the-bite samples from local restaurants, creative cocktails and entertainment while wandering through themed sections of the Zoo under the stars! Join us for the party of the year in the most unique space in the city!


        Individual Tickets to Zoofari are not being offered at this time. While it is possible that individual tickets may go on sale closer to the event, at this time, purchasing a sponsorship or ticket bundle is the best way to guarantee your spot at Zoofari!

        • September 25, 2021
        • September 26, 2021

        Organization: Green Umbrella

        Get Outside and Enjoy Over 100 Free Activities During Great Outdoor Weekend!

        Join thousands of Greater Cincinnati residents and visitors at the 18th annual Great Outdoor Weekend, the region's largest outdoor events sampler. Presented each September by Green Umbrella in alignment with National Public Lands Day, Great Outdoor Weekend features over 100 free, family-friendly events and activities hosted by partnering organizations across the Greater Cincinnati region.

        Throughout the weekend of September 25 and 26, kids and adults of all ages can sample a wide range of the best outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs available across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Paddle the Mill Creek or canoe the Little Miami River, learn outdoor survival skills, enjoy birdwatching, take a free 10-minute golf lesson, wake up with a Sunday morning rooftop yoga class, or venture out on a self-directed nature scavenger hunt.

        Want to enjoy beautiful natural settings at your own pace? Bike, hike or explore the region’s 570+ miles of trails with the help of Tri-State Trails trail finder, or visit one of Green Umbrella's Greenspace Gems, a collection of 40 natural areas picked by a team of conservation experts that help tell the story of the region's biodiversity, including a special focus on geology, plant life and history.

        Researchers continue to find that spending more time outdoors provides countless benefits to our mental and physical health. From reducing stress and anxiety, to increasing vitamin D, outdoor activities help improve self-esteem, ability to focus and quality of sleep - all things that are especially helpful as we continue to navigate life during the pandemic.

        This free event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society, Cincinnati Magazine, Great Parks of Hamilton County, Cincinnati Metro, Southwest Ohio Parent Magazine and others.

        Learn more and find your adventure at

        • September 25, 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

        Organization: Civic Garden Center

        Did you know Fall all is one of the best times of year to plant spring-blooming bulbs, cool-season annuals, and many trees, shrubs and perennials? Fall planting is all about giving the plant a chance to put on root growth, which continues until temperatures average about 48°F/9°C. Plantings will be raring to go come spring thanks to the roots they create in fall!

        So we're planning a Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 25th from 9am to 2pm!

        • Great selection of native plants and trees
        • Ask the experts on site.
        • Noon celebration of 10th anniversary of our Green Learning Station
        • Coffee and delicious homemade baked goods available to purchase
        • Lots of used gardening and horticulture books for sale
        • September 25, 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Salway Park 4336 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223

        Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

         2021 Run the Riffles image

        Join us for the 3rd Annual Mill Creek Alliance "Run the Riffles" Event!

        Enjoy the Great Outdoor Weekend on the Mill Creek! Various activities throughtout the day are available. Join us for an Urban Stream Adventure on the Mill Creek with the expert guides of the Mill Creek Yacht Club (MCYC) or one of the opportunities for paddlers of every level. Register Here!

        • 9 am: The morning starts with kayak time trials. A fun paddle "race" around buoys and through riffles vying for the best time. Take a chance at winning on a 1/2 mile course through a set of riffles.
        • 10 -noon: BioBlitz! Walk the trails at Salway Park and learn about local species. Make observations using iNaturalist app and capture data to be included in the 2021 Mill Creek Bioblitz (Species Count).
        • 10 - noon: Explore macro invertebrates in the creek near Salway Park.
        • 11 am: A "Mini" Urban Stream Adventure from Salway to Yellow Bridge. Put-in at Salway main ramp, paddle down to Yellow Bridge (~1.3 mile). This is a Paddle/Peddle Loop trip, with the return trip back to Salway on bike or by foot.
        • 11 - 12:30 pm: Urban Hike along the Mill Creek Greenway trail, investigating ecosystems as well as the built environment along the trail. We will be looking at some of the restoration projects in the creek as well as some of the installation’s along the trail. These include the constructed riffles that mitigate the low head dam that cuts across Mill Creek, the edible forest garden located on the banks of Mill Creek at Freedom Tree, as well as discussing stormwater infastructure that we will pass along the way.
        • 11:30 - 12:30 am: Experience the Mill Creek by paddling upstream from Salway Park to a small sandbar just below the Clifton Avenue Bridge. A short and easy paddle with a stop on a sand bar for exploration. Round trip, put-in and take-out is less than 30 minutes, from Salway boat ramp.

        Registration for the paddle is open now through noon on Friday, September 24th, or until all available seats have been reserved. Seats are limited.  Once tickets are sold out, you will be put on a waiting list. If you are on the waiting list, consider stopping down at Salway Park at the time of the event to check on last minute seat availability. All paddlers must sign a waiver form before embarking on the trip.  Paddle in one of our canoes or use your own kayak.  Sturdy foot wear (not opened toed) is required.  Come prepared for sun & bugs, wet & mud. In order to keep the experience safe for all participants, all paddlers should take precautions to protect each other from COVID spread (wear masks, maintain social distance, sign up in pairs for canoes and singles for kayaks, stay home if not feeling well, etc).

        Opportunities in this section include: stream life (plants and animals-load of fish, turtles, heron and more), interesting architecture and bridges, familiar route via unfamiliar territory, highly populated, hands dirty/feet wet, and so much more.

        Challenges on this section of the stream include: jagged and sharp objects in stream, required portaging of your canoe or kayak, low-head dams that can be hard to navigate, slow current and shallow waters during dry spells, strainers – overhanging branches where water current and depth are navigable, rocky riffles that are difficult to paddle or portage.

        • September 25, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • 911 Evans Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

        Organization: Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

        The Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub will have their last electronics recycling drop-off event of the year on Saturday, September 25th from 10 AM - 2 PM at their warehouse, 911 Evans Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204. If you are unable to attend the event, electronics will also be accepted during regular Hub business hours throughout the fall and winter.

        Residents from all areas of the Tri-State are encouraged to attend. All electronic items, including household appliances, computers and all accessories, and more will be accepted, with the exception of biohazardous items, such as glucose meters. TVs, computer monitors, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, batteries, light bulbs, and smoke detectors require fees to cover disposal costs for the hazardous waste components of those items. For all other items, there is a fee of $10 per vehicle. Cash payment is preferred, but credit card payments are also an option. For more details on fees, to see Hub hours, or to volunteer, please visit the Hub’s website:

        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 sold to build new items, while all toxic elements, such as lead and mercury, are disposed of properly to avoid environmental contamination. COVID protocols will be in place and all individuals are required to socially distance and wear face masks.

        The Hub is a 501(c)(3) non-profit made up of volunteers who want to increase reuse and recycling rates for the Greater Cincinnati Area. Donations to the Hub help cover operational expenses so that they can continue to provide services to the community. Materials handling equipment, safety equipment, and supplies for the Hub’s 2021 electronics drop-off days were provided in part by a grant from the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

        Questions? Contact the Hub at 513-538-3798 or

        • September 25, 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        • Burnet Woods - Trailside Nature Center, 3251 Brookline Drive, Cincinnati, OH

        Organizations: co-hosted by Cincinnati Parks and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

        The Cincinnati USA Sister City Association (CINUSCA) is delighted to partner with USA Balloonatics to celebrate Cincinnati’s first ever, International Children’s Day. Celebrate the children of the world and the culture and heritage of our neighbors and friends from around the globe. Festivities will include a parade of flags, food trucks, cultural entertainment, nature hikes with Michael George (Cincinnati Parks) and canoes on the lake (Camping and Education Foundation), Musical Storytime with Mr. Eric of Clifton Libary, Make Your Own Sister City Flag Button and Explore More with These Library Books.

        CINUSCA is connected to nine cities around the world through the Sister City Program. They include Liuzhou, China, Gifu, Japan, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Munich, Germany, Harare, Zimbabwe, Nancy, France, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Mysore, India, and Amman, Jordan.

        This celebration is an opportunity to introduce our Sister Cities to the people of Cincinnati. Enjoy the family friendly festivities and learn more about our global connections right here at home. To learn more about the Cincinnati USA Sister City Association visit

        For more information about this event, please contact Bob Herring ( or Rama Kasturi ( Registration is not required for this event.

        • September 26, 2021
        • 12:00 PM
        • Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

        Organization: Cincinnati Observatory

        Sunday September 26, Noon and 1:30pm

        This special program offers those seeking to learn more about the Observatory’s history a more detailed, in-depth guided tour at Noon or 1:30pm. These include all that’s covered in a Daytime Tour - as well as more stories of how the Observatory came to be (and almost didn’t!). These tours also cover the Observatory’s role in weather forecasting and timekeeping as well as a visit to our interactive Sundial, original 1843 cornerstone, and more! Tours last about 60 minutes with plenty of time for questions and some behind-the-scenes fun! Perfect for local history, astronomy and science buffs ages 12 and up.

        Tickets are $5 per person. Free for members!

        Advanced reservations are required.

        Get Your Tickets to the 4TH SUNDAY HISTORY TOURS HERE

        • September 28, 2021
        • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Virtual event

        Organization: REI

        Join REI to learn what you need to take your first (or second or third) camping trip. We will cover the basics including: how to be warm, dry and comfortable camping, gear and equipment necessities, ideas for fun activities, and more. Camping is a fun and affordable way to take a vacation - let REI help you get outdoors! No experience necessary!

        Tuesday, September 28, 2021


        Register here

        • September 29, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Sharon Woods - Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Sept. 29, 10 a.m. - noon
        Exercise your brain during this program by celebrating the beauty of butterflies. Learn something new and strengthen your memory and concentration by focusing on these colorful creatures.

        Sharon Woods | Sharon Centre
        11450 Lebanon Road
        Sharonville, OH 45241 

        Register Here

        • September 30, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Kenton County Fairgrounds, 2960 Wehrman Rd, Independence, KY 41051

        Organization: Kenton County Parks

        Kenton County Fiscal Court is hosting its annual Senior Citizen’s Fall Harvest for Kenton County residents on Thursday, September 30th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The picnic will once again be held at the Kenton County Fairgrounds with access and parking located off of Harris Pike. Admission to the event is $8.50 per person (plus tax) for residents who are 55 years or older. The price includes refreshments, a boxed lunch, and entertainment. Tickets will be available on Monday, August 2nd through Thursday, September 16th. All ticket sales include an entry for door prizes. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the Kenton County Public Works Office located at 420 Independence Station Road in Independence. The contact phone number for the Public Works Office is (859) 392-1920. Mark your calendars today, as tickets will sell fast! If you need additional information, please contact the Kenton County Fiscal Court Clerk Sue Kaiser at (859) 392-1415.

        Register here!

        • September 30, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • 2836 Harris Pike, Independence, KY 41051

        Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

        Kenton County Fiscal Court is hosting its annual Senior Citizen’s Fall Harvest for Kenton County residents on Thursday, September 30th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  

        The picnic will once again be held at the Kenton County Fairgrounds with access and parking located off of Harris Pike.

        Admission to the event is $8.50 per person (plus tax) for residents who are 55 years or older. The price includes refreshments, a boxed lunch, and entertainment. Tickets will be available on Monday, August 2nd through Thursday, September 16th. All ticket sales include an entry for door prizes. 

        Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the Kenton County Public Works Office located at 420 Independence Station Road in Independence. The contact phone number for the Public Works Office is (859) 392-1920. Mark your calendars today, as tickets will sell fast!

        If you need additional information, please contact the Kenton County Fiscal Court Clerk Sue Kaiser at (859) 392-1415.

        • September 30, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Online

        Organization: USGBC Ohio

        USGBC’s East North Central Region (ENC) has curated a series of four case studies to highlight exemplary projects in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

        Join us for the third session of our LEED Case Study Series which will feature TBA—LEED certified v4 BD+C office building.

        This case study will share detailed information about the project including its successes and challenges. We will share the story behind the project, give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how the team went through the LEED process, including lessons learned, and discuss ongoing performance. There will be a contextual presentation, a lively panel discussion and ample time for audience questions.



        • MaryEllen Etienne, USGBC's Market Transformation and Development team (ENC Region)


        • This course will be eligible for 1 credits of GBCI CE and AIA LU (both pending). 


        • Opening Remarks
        • Contextual Presentation
        • Moderated Discussion
        • Audience Participation
        • Closing Remarks

        Sponsorship Opportunities Available

        Please see our Sponsor Prospectus for more information. You can confirm by paying for your sponsorship above or you can request an invoice by emailing us at to learn more


        If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at

        More information and registration available here.

        • September 30, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Virtual Event

        Organization: Cincinnati 2030 District

        Join Cincinnati 2030 District Members and Partners for the first Deep Dive session as we explore the various building optimizations in the newly released 2030 District Occupant Health Guide

        In this session, we will focus on healthy building strategies that impact mental health. Learn about how the spaces around us affect our well-being through connection to nature and providing respite, even in the workplace.

        Thursday, September 30 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

        This event is free for 2030 District building members and partners. 
        Suggested donation of $10-20 for all others.


        • John Scott, Senior Workplace Design Strategist : Ideation with Haworth
        • Amy Malmstrom, Lead Architect with BHDP
        • Jessica Glorius-Dangelo, Sustainability and Project Coordinator with M+A Architects
        • September 30, 2021
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Mikey's Late Night Slice (Over-The-Rhine) 2014 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: Spring in Our Steps

        Inspired by the wonderful turnout for our last urban hike, we're heading out for an hour-long walk of (abandoned) public stairways and alleys in the Mohawk area of Over-the-Rhine!

        5pm: Heading out from Mikey's Late Night Slice!
        6pm: Returning to Oddfellows Liquor Bar for drinks!

        FREE. Donations are very welcome!

        Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

        Mikey's Late Night Slice (Over-The-Rhine)                                                                        2014 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Facebook Event page:

        • October 02, 2021
        • 6111 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227

        Organization: Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. 

        The Madisonville 5k serves as a fun, healthy way to get involved and support the neighborhood.  All proceeds go directly to community building programs and initiatives facilitated by Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., a nonprofit community development corporation.


        Saturday, Oct. 2nd 2021
        Time: 10:30 am


        Start/Finish: 6111 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227

        • October 02, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        • Virtual Events

        Organization: Hosted by Cincinnati Nature Center

        Protecting and appreciating nature is more important than ever. Youth have been and will continue to be at the forefront of conservation movements. This youth-led summit is oriented to empowering and inspiring our next generation of leaders.  

        Get involved in conservation, learn about important issues, and connect with other like-minded teens devoted to making a difference.

        There will be keynote speakers, student presentations, and guest appearances by The Bug Chicks. Stay tuned for the speaker line up!

        ​Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

        Not free the whole time? Pop in and out as needed! Though the summit is created by and for youth ages 13-18, all ages are welcome!

        The event is free of cost and will take place over zoom.

        Register Here!

        • October 07, 2021
        • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Road Cincinnati, OH 45246

        Organization: Co-hosted by Emersion Design


        Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

        Time: 7:00am - 4:00pm

        Sharonville Convention Center
        11413 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246

        $85/person by 9/11/21

        $110/person after 9/11/21

        Registration: 2021 REBUILD Conference
        Conference Website:


        Join PEDCO and emersion DESIGN as we hear from Industry Leaders on advantages of high performance buildings and address what works when creating the business case for sustainability.

        Receive 6 PDH/AIA LU/HSW Hours/GBCI Credits 

        Keynote Speakers

        Morning Keynote
        Amy Costello

        Sustainability Manager
        Armstrong Flooring

        Lunch Keynote

        Eric Corey Freed
        Senior VP of Sustainability

        Afternoon Keynote 

        Craig Stevenson 
        AUROS Group

        Breakout Sessions

        Details about all sessions can be found here.  

        Session 1: 9:15am-10:15am

        • Breakout 1A (Innovation Track)
          • Skillful, Meter-free, Hourly Energy  Consumption Forecasting for Building and Campus Managers 
          • ​​​​Justin Delorit, Air Force Institute of Technology  
        • Breakout 1B (Operations & Maintenance Track)
          • The Six Sides of Building Enclosure Restoration – A Jacket of Protection
          • Marcy Tyler & John Breidnebach, Tremco, Inc.  
        • Breakout 1C (Net Positive Track)
          • Why Embodied Carbon Matters and What You Do About It
          • Daniel Overbey, Ball State University & Browning Day
        • Breakout 1D (Healthy Occupant Track)  
          • Mitigating SW Ohio’s Health Issues through the Built Environment
          • Yasha Ogg, emersion DESIGN; Dr. Lauren Bartoszek, PhD, Health Collaborative

        Session 2: 10:45am-11:45am

        • Breakout 2A (Innovation Track)
          • Shining a Light on Ohio Utility Data - What we can learn from auditing an entire city's energy data?   
          • Oliver Kroner, City of Cincinnati
        • Breakout 2B (Operations & Maintenance Track)
          • The Six Sides of Building Enclosure Restoration – A Jacket of Protection
          • Bob Moretti & John Breidenbach, Tremco, Inc.    
        • Breakout 2C (Net Positive Track)
          • Reducing Your Building’s Carbon Emissions 
          • Juanita Garcia & Evan Caprile, Pepper Construction
        • Breakout 2D (Healthy Occupant Track)
          • Resilient Building Operation: Where Health, Energy, and Comfort Collide 
          • Bryan Schenck & Nathan Lammers, Waibel Energy Systems

        Session 3: 1:45pm-2:45pm

        • Breakout 3A (Innovation Track)
          • Right to Win Cities Recovery Roadmap
          • Megan Haase, Kolar Experience Institute; Sean Balnes, Red Tiger Investments, LLC; David Rogers, FBT Project Finance Advisors, LLC     
        • Breakout 3B (Operations & Maintenance Track)
          • P&G’s Central Plant Optimization Program
          • Steve Winbigler, P&G; Steve Weyler, JLL; Chris Depenhart & David Eslinger, Siemens; Jerry Doerger, PEDCO E&A Services, Inc.
        • Breakout 3C (Net Positive Track)
          • Filling the Sustainability Gaps: Accelerating Solutions for a Net Positive Region
          • Antony Seppi, HCDC Director   
        • Breakout 3D (Healthy Occupant Track)
          • A Laboratory for WELL and Sustainable Learning
          • Tracy Steward & Jeff Millard, CMTA, Inc.

        REBUILD, formerly the High-Performance Buildings Seminar, creates a dialogue that equips leaders to build sustainable value in their organizations. Divergent questions lead to innovation.

        Much has occurred over these last 8 years. The industry's understanding of good design practices continues to grow. High performing buildings are retooled beyond just energy and lean approaches.

        Thought leaders are reconnecting with each other.
        Occupant health has reformed our design approach.
        Material chemistry is reshaping our way of specifying and selecting.

        As more organizations understand the true value of high performing buildings, they are reinvigorated and relooking at their standard business practices.

        Districts are reborn with an eye toward a new future.
        Cities are rethinking their standard practices.
        Companies are reinventing their protocols.
        Neighborhoods are being rehabilitated to continue to serve our communities.

        In short, this region is rebuilding itself to become the premier, sustainable metro region in the nation with an exceptional quality of life - positioning us to lead into the 21st and a half century.

        With this in mind, we have decided to rebrand what was previously known as the High Performance Buildings Seminar to REBUILD. Moving forward, this newly branded conference will be designed to help all of us to continue to:

        REBUILD our thinking.
        REBUILD our connections.
        And REBUILD our region.

        Tickets available at

        Learn more about the conference at

        • October 07, 2021
        • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Family Field Trip Day

        Thursday, October 7th 11:30am-1:30pm

        Bring your family out to our Homeschool Field Trip Day to experience some hands-on learning on the farm! During your field trip, you and your family will get to participate in planting seeds, tasting vegetables, meeting a chicken, checking for eggs, and grinding corn. You'll also get to meet our resident animals and get your hands dirty in our worm bin! We’ll focus on learning about food sources as we get outside for a fun and educational break from the computer or books.

        This event is designed for ages 3 and up but all family members are welcome! Pre-registration is required.

        Tickets and more info here!

        • October 09, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Sharon Woods - Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road Sharonville, OH 45241

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – noon
        Nurture your mental health with an outdoor program all about the flora and fauna honored as Ohio state symbols. Time outdoors can help us relax, improve our moods, and reduce feelings of depression, stress, and anxiety.

        Sharon Woods | Sharon Centre
        11450 Lebanon Road
        Sharonville, OH 45241

        Register Here

        • October 09, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
        • Newport Car Barn - 1102 Brighton Street, Newport, KY 41071

        Organization: Cincinnati ToolBank

        Join the Cincinnati ToolBank for an unforgettable evening, pounding a few Hammers & Ales, at our annual fundraising event. Over the past 9 years, we have welcomed nearly 2,500 guests and raised more than $150,000 to support the ToolBank’s mission of lending tools to charitable organizations across Greater Cincinnati! The ToolBank encourages nonprofit organizations to increase the impact of their mission related efforts in the community by helping them better equip their volunteers, while saving them money at the same time! This year’s event will be held at the newly restored, historic Newport Car Barn.

        LOCATION: Newport Car Barn
        WHEN:  Saturday, October 9, 2021, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
        COST:  $65.00 General Admission | $55 Early Bird Tickets | $35 Pint Sized YP Tickets

        Get tickets!

        • October 09, 2021
        • 6:00 PM
        • 4320 Indeco Ct., Blue Ash, OH

        Organization: La Soupe 

        “ALL La SOUPEd UP! fueled by SugarCreek and Joseph Auto Group” is a new fall fundraiser in place of our popular “WASTEd and the City.”

        This event offers exclusive access to a private collection of around 50 restored vehicles, carefully maintained and thoughtfully displayed in a brand-new facility. Guests will enjoy catering, an open bar, and a chance to win a car from the collection!

        Save the date!

        Saturday, October 9, 2021

        6:00 PM

        4320 Indeco Ct., Blue Ash, OH

        Tickets available here!  For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Daniel Tonozzi, La Soupe Development Director:

        • October 09, 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
        • Arrowhead Farm - 790 Garfield Avenue Milford, Ohio 45150
        • October 10, 2021
        • 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
        • Gorman Heritage Farm - 10052 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Sunday, October 10, 2-3:45pm

        Before plastic brooms lined the walls of stores, broom-making was an essential and beautiful art form in America. Each broom told its own story and served not only as a useful tool, but a piece of art in the home.

        Decorate and clean your home with your very own hand-broom! We'll learn the secrets behind broom corn and craft it into a traditional broom that participants will get to bring home with them.

        Link to register:

        • October 12, 2021
        • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
        • Virtual Event

        Organization: USGBC

        Integrating sustainability, equity and innovation into budgeting, performance dashboards, codes, ordinances and comprehensive planning can seem daunting. Join us to discover how the U.S. Green Building Council can support your community goals from inception to execution.

        USGBC has a suite of resources to help local governments on the path to a more sustainable, resilient, healthy and just future – while simultaneously addressing the responsibility to use taxpayer dollars both wisely and transparently. We are committed to supporting elected and appointed officials, staff, and advocates with a wide range of high-performance-building and sustainability programs.

        Join us as we connect local leaders to our work as we outline our core resources for municipalities. You’ll learn how membership and partnership with USGBC can help you, your local government, and your community’s businesses and residents. Following the presentation, our collaboration circles will connect you with colleagues around the region, and offer space to share ideas, ask questions and learn from others in a smaller group setting.


        Lana Crouse, USGBC, Market Transformation and Development

        Jennifer Gunby, USGBC, State and Local Advocacy

        Hilari Varnadore, USGBC, LEED for Cities and Communities

        Anisa Heming, USGBC, Center for Green Schools

        Agenda (all times are in EST)

        1:50 - 2:00: Virtual Doors Open

        2:00 - 2:10: Opening Remarks

        2:10 - 255: Presentation of USGBC Resources

        2:55 - 3:15: Collaboration Circles

        Tickets available here

        • October 14, 2021
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Sharon Woods - Sharon Centre 11450 Lebanon Road Sharonville, OH 45241

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Thursday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
        Increase energy levels and reduce stress by bird watching. Even just a few moments outside each day can lead to bursts of healthy energy for aging adults. Soak up some sunshine and Vitamin D to increase your energy, mood, and better overall physical health.

        Sharon Woods | Sharon Centre
        11450 Lebanon Road
        Sharonville, OH 45241 

        Register Here

        • October 14, 2021
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Virtual Event

        Organization: USGBC

        Do you suspect you know more than your coworkers and clients, but just can’t prove it? Do you get excited at the mere mention of a lightning round? If you answered yes to any of these -- then join our free, virtual trivia night and show off your sustainability know-how!

        Join us on Thursday, October 14th at 5pm EST (4pm CST) for the East North Central Region Trivia Night. Register for one of 6 teams hosted by volunteers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. We will break into teams and compete in a friendly competition for sustainability bragging rights.

        Make sure to register early to ensure a spot! Please note that spots are limited -- so if you are registering, please be sure to join us on the day.

        This is a fun, FREE event -- but we would certainly appreciate any donation you can provide. Thank you in advance for your support!

        Register here!

        • October 14, 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Cincinnati Zoo

        Zoo Brew

        Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

        OCTOBER 14, 2021

        VIP – 6:30 pm

        General Admission – 7:00 pm

        Ends at 9:30 pm

        Cheers to conservation! This year, we have opened a larger layout of the zoo with more animals! There will have a selection of food available for purchase at limited concessions.

        This event starts at 7:00 pm and is rain or shine.



        Capacity will be limited


        Zoo Brew VIP: $80.00
        Zoo Brew General Admission: $60.00
        Zoo Brew VIP Designated Driver$60.00
        Zoo Brew Designated Driver $40.00

        General Admission Includes:

        • Drink tickets (Wine – 3oz pour, Bourbon – ½ oz pour, Brew – 5oz pour)
        • Access to the entire Zoo for an adult evening!
        • Commemorative Glass
        • Live Music
        • Animal Encounters

        VIP Entry includes everything General Admission Includes Plus:

        • General admission inclusions plus:
        • Early Entry
        • Additional extra drink tickets
        • Opportunity to sample all stations throughout the Zoo first

        • October 15, 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Rhinegeist Event center - 1910 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: Great Parks

        Calling all dreammakers, groundbreakers, and trailblazers! We invite you to join us for the 2021 Great Parks Forever Root Ball. This is a gala you won’t want to miss. Here you will trade your best black tie for your community blue sky over cocktails, courses, and conversation. [Attire is rustic chic.]

        FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021

        6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


        1910 ELM STREET

        CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202

        Tickets and additional information available here!
        • October 16, 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Mill Creek 4400 Spring Grove Avenue (Boats embark near Salway Park, South Parking Lot) Cincinnati, OH 45232

        Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

        Paddle with the Mill Creek Yacht Club!

        Paddling with the seasoned guides of the Mill Creek Yacht Club is the best way to experience the wonders of the Mill Creek while learning about our long-abused but surprisingly resurgent urban stream. Join the Commodore and other Yacht Club veterans on Saturday, October 16th, as we explore the Mill Creek in our boats. On this urban stream adventure you will gain panoramic views of stream channelization, enjoy the beauty of tree-lined riparian corridor, and paddle past the Lick Run project and under the Western Hills Viaduct.

        The paddling voyage will commence at Salway Park in Spring Grove Village and finish at the the Mill Creek Barrier Dam, a distance of about 4 miles. We will spend about 3 hours on the water with educational stops along the way, plus about an hour of combined time on the land before and after paddling.  Water level may create need for last minute changes in route plan and/or dragging of canoes at times.

        Registration for the paddle is open now through noon on Friday, October 15th, or until all available seats have been reserved. Register today, seats are limited!  This is our last urban stream adventure of 2021!

        See below for important safety information before registering*.

        Prepare for an unforgettable adventure on the Mill Creek. Contact Linda Keller at the Mill Creek Alliance at or 513-563-8800 with questions about the event.

        See below for important safety information before registering*.

        Our current MCA water quality monitoring program results indicate that the Mill Creek meets secondary recreational contact standards. (The secondary contact recreation classification describes aquatic activities when immersion is unlikely, such as boating, wading, and rowing.) Until we are able to achieve primary contact standards (under which swimming and full body immersion is considered safe), we recommend paddlers take care not to ingest or swim in the water and wash carefully after recreation activity.

        • October 16, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Saturday, October 16, 1-2:30pm

        Taste our garden veggies, join the animals in their pasture, learn to feed chickens, and walk through our historic buildings in this guided farm walk! This program is the perfect introduction to all that happens at Gorman Heritage Farm for new members, first time farm visitors, families, and individuals looking to get closer to the animals and gardens.

        Link to register:

        • October 18, 2021
        • 2:00 PM

        Organization: UC Sustainability

        UC | Sustainability presents a presentation on "Living Into Transformative Change" with Daniel Hart

        Email for WebEx link

        How does social change happen?

        What role can you plan in creating positive change in the world?

        What is your vision for a sustainable future?

        At the root of our environmental and social problems, are the ways that we work with each other, and fundamentally the way that we live our own lives. This presentation will explore a few models and frameworks for diving deeper into thinking about how social and organizational change happens, starting with the self as a foundation for changemaking. Daniel Hart outlines the importance of intentionality for the way that we design our own lives and for the way that we work with others based on principles from ecology, fractal theory, and natural systems.

        Originally from Richmond, VA, Daniel's work lies at the intersection of social change, sustainability, and regenerative design. He holds a Masters in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, a minor in Geography, and a certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Colorado, and in 2013 received his PDC. He’s worked at the University of Colorado Environmental Center, Environmental Stewardships Concepts, and spent a summer doing a work exchange at Dancing Rabbit EcoVillage. Currently, Daniel works as the Sustainability Coordinator for the University of Cincinnati, serves on the City's Environmental Advisory Council, and is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute.

        • October 22, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

        Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

        Friday, October 22, 6-7pm

        Fall is a great time to cozy up around a fire, so let’s brush up on our fire skills and safety as we build a roaring fire and make s'mores! We’ll forage for good fire building materials, practice building different fire styles, and learn basic fire safety! We’ll end the night with family s’mores making over our fire.

        Link to register:

        • October 23, 2021
        • October 24, 2021
        • 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

        Organization: Ohio River Foundation

        We missed everyone in 2020 and can’t wait for the Cincinnati Coffee Festival to return in 2021! Mark your calendar for October 23 & 24, 2021 when we’ll be back at Cincinnati Music Hall for the midwest’s best caffeinated event.

        Cincinnati Coffee Festival is the Midwest's largest coffee festival attracting thousands of attendees as well as coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops, and chocolatiers from around the region. With samples, demos, and live music, it’s a can’t-miss event for coffee lovers!

        Remember: Without Great Water, You Can’t Have Great Coffee.

        The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is a major fundraiser for the Ohio River Foundation.

        • October 23, 2021
        • 10:00 AM

        Organization: Valley View

        Register today and join us this fall for Run for the Bottoms Saturday, October 23rd and the bonus Frozen Bottoms Run February 5th!

        The Valley View property was affectionately nicknamed "the bottoms" many years ago. In 2004, we created the Run for the Bottoms to help raise money to preserve the property and we decided to reintroduce the race in 2018. This year, with a new course layout you can choose the 5K or single loop 10K through forest, field, and farm in October and run the 5K in February.  This race will have unofficial timing and staggered start times to better provide a safe and responsible race environment in the era of COVID.  A great way to support Valley View and explore the trails with family and friends!

        Run For the Bottoms start times: 10:00am for the 10k and 10:30am for the 5k

        Register Here!

        • October 23, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

        Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

        Saturday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
        Give your immune system a boost with an infusion of trees and plant life during this program celebrating Ohio’s trees and their beautiful fall display. Breathing fresh air helps our bodies produce more white blood cells to battle viruses and inflammation.

        Sharon Woods | Sharon Centre
        11450 Lebanon Road
        Sharonville, OH 45241 

        Register Here

        • October 23, 2021
        • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Listermann Brewing Company - 1621 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

        Support Tri-State Trails as we celebrate another successful year and look toward the future. Join us on Saturday, October 23 for a guided hike and bike ride along the Wasson Way followed by a happy hour at Listermann Brewing Company. Have some fun on the CROWN trail network and see the progress for yourself!

        Choose your adventure options:

        1. Bike ride: Ride the existing Wasson Way trail east from Listermann and experience the new extension into Ault Park (assuming the construction is complete and the trail is open). The ride will be approximately 8 miles round trip on trail. Bring your own bike. Helmet is required. We recommend bringing a lock so you can secure your bike during the happy hour.

        2. Hike: Walk the planned westward extension of Wasson Way that will connect to Avondale. Wear sturdy hiking or gym shoes. This is an easy, flat 1.5 mile hike along the gravel rail bed.


        • 4:00 - 5:00 PM - Guided trail tour along Wasson Way
        • 5:00 - 5:30 PM - Tri-State Trails Annual Meeting
        • 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Happy hour and fundraiser

          The indoor portion of the fundraiser will be subject to any CDC guidelines for COVID enacted at the time.

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

          • October 24, 2021
          • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

          Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

          Sunday, October 24, 2-4pm

          Join us on the farm to make your own natural soap as you discover the craft that has been used for centuries to keep us clean! Join Martha Enriquez of Pine Lane Soaps as she demonstrates goats milk soap making with milk from goats raised at Pine Lane Farm. You will be able to finish a bar of with a scent of your choosing and take home your very own bar of goats milk soap.

          Link to register:

          • November 04, 2021
          • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
          • Enriching Spaces, 1360 Kemper Meadow Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45240

          Organizations: Green Umbrella, Cincinnati 2030 District, Emersion Design & Enriching Spaces

          Join us at our November Green Drinks at Enriching Spaces and learn about how they became "the healthiest building in Ohio," achieving WELL Platinum certification and implementing many of the healthy building optimizations identified in the newly released Cincinnati 2030 District Occupant Health Guide.

          Presentation by Yasha Ogg (Sustainability & Wellness Designer @ Emersion Design) and Dawn Schwartzman (President & CEO @ Enriching Spaces). Details below.

          Healthy Building Tour

          Drinks, Lite Bites & Networking (Outdoors)

          Masks will be required while indoors and social distancing is recommended while networking outdoors. Thank you to Herman Miller and Enriching Spaces for sponsoring the drinks and food.

          Description of presentation:

          Enriching Spaces achieved the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) distinction of WELL Certified™ Platinum, the 1st WELL Platinum Building in Ohio, and 9th in the nation, and the 1st Cincinnati 2030 District Member to achieve the Health Pillar criteria. With less than 15 employees, Enriching Spaces maximized their employees' engagement, vendor partners, building service providers, and community safety department to meet the challenging requirements. Join Dawn Schwartzman, Enriching Spaces CEO and Yasha Ogg, emersion design WELL AP, for this presentation and tour implementing the 10 WELLv2 evidence-based concepts and the 14 Cincinnati 2030 District Health Optimizations promoting health, safety, and well-being in the indoor and outdoor environments.

          Learning Objectives:

          1. Recognize Importance of Healthy Environments
            1. As humans, we spend more than 90% of our time indoors, which has resulted in the built environment having a profound impact on our health and wellness. This segment dives into the current building standards available today, which focus on health as well as case studies from leading organizations quantifying the impact investing in occupants has had.
          2. Where to Focus Costs for Biggest Financial Return
            1. Exploring the Enriching Spaces project, we learn how large and small investments with a focused strategy can yield high returns from air quality to exercise and mental health.
          3. Lessons Learned from Enriching Spaces for the Cincinnati 2030 District Members
            1. Throughout the presentation case study examples will showcase lessons learned for future 2030 District Members to consider when pursuing the Cincinnati 2030 District Health Pillar
          4. Understand the Value of Education
            1. This project provided a tremendous learning opportunity for everyone involved, from the immediate project team to the cleaning crew to the city officials. The eagerness for people to share their knowledge and learn how to make a building healthy for building occupants was a critical piece to the success of this project. We share these experiences with you in this final section of the presentation.

          • November 06, 2021
          • 9:00 AM

          Organization: Kenton County

          Sat, Nov 6 - 9:00 AM EST

          7950 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042, USA

          Residents of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties are welcome to dispose of their household hazardous waste for FREE at this event.

          Register here!

          • November 10, 2021
          • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
          • Gorman Heritage Farm

          Organization: Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council

          Food Policy Council members, partners and supporters are invited to join us on:

          NOVEMBER 10, 2021
          5:00-7:00 pm @ Gorman Heritage Farm

          The GATHER is an evening social event to celebrate our accomplishments and appreciate our members and partners. This is an all-outdoor, covered event with a toasty fire and warming soup. BYOB.

          This is a free celebration, but donations are welcome. Donate $40 or more and receive a Food Policy Council mug. Please register to secure your spot in advance so we know how much soup to provide and how many mugs to get.

          Thanks to our event sponsors Gorman Heritage Farm and La Soupe!

          This gathering will follow our final full council meeting of the year (2:30-4:30 pm), which will be a working meeting to review our shared vision and create a shared mental model of how our current work drives our vision and where there are gaps to address.

          Learn about the Greater Cincinnati Food Policy Council at

          • November 18, 2021
          • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
          • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Frisch’s Theater, 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

          Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

          Thursday, November 18, 2021

          Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Frisch’s Theater

          3400 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

          7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

          Registration Continental Breakfast

          8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

          Welcome, Introductions - Tom Ewing, Proven Winners

          8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

          “Stunning New Annuals to Enhance Your Landscapes” - John Antonelli, Four Star Greenhouse

          9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

          “Tried And True Shrubs For Midwest Landscapes” - Jane BeggsJoles, Spring Meadow Nursery

          10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


          10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

          “New Perennials Selections Ideal for the Landscape” - Josh Roggenbuck, Regional Product Manager, Walter’s Gardens

          11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

          “Designing with All Seasons in Mind, Using Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, and Annuals” – Richard Weber, Owner, Springhouse Gardens, Nicholasville, KY; Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional

          12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

          Catered Lunch and Lunch Presentation - “Exciting New Proven Winners Caladiums for Landscape Impact” - Nelson Darden, Classic Caladiums

          1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

          “Redesigning the Landscape at the WV State Capitol Complex” - Jason Testman, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, Landscape Division Manager, Landscape Architect, TerraCare, Inc.; Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional

          1:45 PM - 2:00PM

          “The Importance of a Landscape Showcase at The Cincinnati Zoo” – Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

          2:00 PM - 3:00PM

          Zoo & Botanical Garden Walking Tour – Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Professional CEU Credits Available for APLD, ASLA, ONLA and INLA

          • November 19, 2021
          • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
          • 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

          Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

          Plant Trials Day

          November 19, 2021

          8:00am – 6:00pm

          Live, in-person symposiums are back and Plant Trials Day 2021 will be an incredible return to form! Legendary plant hunter, nursery owner, author, and gardener Dan Hinkley will anchor the program. We will also feature two up and coming young guns we know you’ll really enjoy—Paul Westervelt from Saunders Nursery in Virginian and Jared Barnes from Stephen F Austin University in Texas. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable and dynamic speakers, both have won the prestigious “Young Professional of the Year Awards” from the Perennial Plant Association and the “40 Under 40 Award” from Greenhouse Product News. More speakers to be announced. Coffee and pastries 8:00am-8:50am. Symposium runs 8:50am-5:00pm with a lunch hour and two breaks. Social Hour with a cash bar from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Registration at:

          $129 covers the symposium, Zoo entry, parking, breakfast and lunch. CEUs for ONLA, ISA, APLD, ASLA, and PGMS pending. Student discount and sponsorships available. Contact for details.

          Extra Event!

          Plant Trials Day will be held in conjunction with the Proven Winners Road Show, which will also highlight great plants for gardens and landscapes. Registration is with Proven Winners.

          More Info

          For our out of town guests, we can offer a special $99.00 rate for The Graduate Hotel, one block from the CZBG

        Past events

        September 16, 2021 Extreme Storms Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting
        September 16, 2021 Music Under the Moon
        September 16, 2021 Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District's 76th Anniversary Celebration
        September 16, 2021 Green Building Tour: Hamrick Residence
        September 15, 2021 Virtual: Fall Backpacking Basics
        September 15, 2021 Greenspace Prioritization Modeling Tool Workshop
        September 12, 2021 Shakespeare in Park: "Romeo & Juliet"
        September 11, 2021 Free Community Bike Repair
        September 11, 2021 Native Bird Tour
        September 10, 2021 Medicinal Plant Hike
        September 10, 2021 Black Farming: Community Land & Food Sovereignty Conference
        September 09, 2021 Pawpaw Cultivation
        September 07, 2021 Let's Get Physical: Restorative Yoga
        September 07, 2021 Reclaiming the Reclamation at Little Miami
        September 05, 2021 Paws in the Park
        September 01, 2021 Nature in Focus - Photography Exhibition
        August 31, 2021 Acoustic Lunch in Piatt Park
        August 29, 2021 Glenwood Walk-A-Bout
        August 29, 2021 The Great Ohio River Swim
        August 28, 2021 Urban Farming Festival
        August 28, 2021 The Flowers of Washington Park
        August 27, 2021 Food Systems as a Community Development Tool
        August 27, 2021 Breakfast of Champions
        August 26, 2021 Virtual Climate Change Book Club
        August 26, 2021 Show and Tell on the Farm - Herbalicious
        August 26, 2021 Green Drinks and Urban Hike
        August 22, 2021 Full Moon Walk: Dog Days Moon At LBFT
        August 22, 2021 Agraria Annual Meeting
        August 22, 2021 Cincinnati Festival of Faiths
        August 21, 2021 Full Moon Hike
        August 21, 2021 The 2021 Trailblazers Ball
        August 21, 2021 Urban Stream Adventure - AUGUST 2021
        August 21, 2021 Good Vibes Trail Day
        August 20, 2021 Early Fall Migrant Shorebirds & Waders
        August 20, 2021 The Wellness Experience by Kroger
        August 19, 2021 LEED Case Study: Glenville Circle North
        August 18, 2021 Butterflies of Bali
        August 16, 2021 Cincinnati Green Building Tour: Hamrick Residence
        August 14, 2021 Seed School with Beth Bridgeman
        August 14, 2021 Summer Bird Walk
        August 13, 2021 Safety Town
        August 12, 2021 The Long & Short of the Plastic Problem
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        August 11, 2021 2021 Code Academy: Chapter 34, Section 12
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        August 08, 2021 Forest Bathing
        August 07, 2021 Family Farm Storytime: Wiggly Worms
        August 07, 2021 Ohio River Paddlefest 2021
        August 06, 2021 Food, Forest, and Folklore
        August 06, 2021 Outdoors For All Expo
        August 06, 2021 Kayak Basics: Flatwater
        August 06, 2021 Enhancing School Gardens Project - Onboarding Sessions
        August 05, 2021 Metro Public Meeting: August Service Changes
        August 05, 2021 The Connected Region: A Federal Transportation Conversation
        August 04, 2021 Second Public Meeting for Kenton County Park
        August 03, 2021 LED Lighting – It’s a New World
        July 31, 2021 Historic Barns of Ohio
        July 30, 2021 Meet the Curators of Incredible Insects and the Cicada Room
        July 29, 2021 Maintain The Terrain with Sportsman’s Warehouse
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        July 28, 2021 ENC Thought Leadership Series: Health & Wellness Strategies
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        July 28, 2021 Uptown Waste Diversion
        July 27, 2021 Free One-On-One Support to Prevent and Divert Food Waste at Your Business
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        July 24, 2021 Trail Yoga
        July 24, 2021 Native Bird Tour at the Arboretum
        July 24, 2021 Healthy In Nature Trail Run
        July 23, 2021 Full Moon Walk: Buffalo Moon At Rowe Woods
        July 23, 2021 Tom Jones Commons Grand Opening In Eden Park
        July 22, 2021 Get the Jump on Jumping Worms
        July 22, 2021 Green Drinks and Urban Hike
        July 21, 2021 Meet a Tree
        July 21, 2021 Lunch & Learn: Carbon Sequestration and Concrete
        July 21, 2021 Lunch & Learn: Carbon Sequestration and Concrete
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        July 19, 2021 Learn to Row
        July 19, 2021 Native Tree and Shrub Sale
        July 18, 2021 Get To Know Long Branch Farm & Trails Hike
        July 18, 2021 Pollinator Gardening: Make Your Yard Come Alive!
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        July 17, 2021 Summer Concerts in the Park Series
        July 17, 2021 2021 Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour
        July 16, 2021 Family Science Lab with the AOW -- Pollinator Gardening
        July 15, 2021 After-Dinner Creek Romp at Long Branch Farm & Trails
        July 15, 2021 Friend or Foe: Bugs in your Sustainable Garden
        July 15, 2021 Seminar with Heather Quinley of Duke Energy
        July 14, 2021 Victory Gardening Series – Cover Crops for Your Garden
        July 14, 2021 USGBC Federal Advocacy in Action
        July 14, 2021 *Zoom* Code Academy: Chapter 34 Existing Buildings
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        July 12, 2021 Photo Walks: Composing a Great Photograph
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        July 09, 2021 Hoots & Hops
        July 07, 2021 Victory Gardening Series: Fall Crop Planning - Civic Garden Center
        July 07, 2021 Film Discussion: The Pollinators
        July 07, 2021 Bike Workshop
        July 07, 2021 ECOS Introductory and Recruitment Virtual Event
        July 07, 2021 Orchard Planting Days
        July 03, 2021 Get To Know Rowe Woods Hike
        July 03, 2021 Make A Hiking Stick
        July 02, 2021 Mud Ball Throwing In The Nature PlayScape
        July 01, 2021 Stormwater Management 101
        July 01, 2021 Ales for Trails Brewery Registration
        July 01, 2021 Ales for Trails
        July 01, 2021 Plastic Free EcoChallenge
        June 29, 2021 Reducing Single Use Plastics (SUPs)
        June 29, 2021 Master Recycler
        June 29, 2021 Ohio River Discussion Series
        June 28, 2021 ENC Thought Leadership Series: Health & Wellness Strategies
        June 28, 2021 2021 Green Schools Conference
        June 27, 2021 Madisonville Garden Tour
        June 27, 2021 Healthy In Nature Trail Run
        June 26, 2021 Nectar and Honey Night
        June 26, 2021 ZeroLandfill Take Away Day (Free!)
        June 26, 2021 Things that Flutter: Bees
        June 26, 2021 2021 Ohio River Sweep
        June 26, 2021 Garden Tour: Noteworthy Natives
        June 25, 2021 Nature’s Fireworks! A Firefly Evening Program
        June 25, 2021 Good Night, Fireflies!
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        June 25, 2021 Zoo La La
        June 24, 2021 Super Strawberry Moon Night Hike
        June 24, 2021 OEC’s Statehouse Briefing
        June 24, 2021 Repairing the Damage: How Investing in Environmental Reclamation Can Create Good Jobs in Ohio
        June 23, 2021 Insects: Plants Feed’em, Need’em, and Eat’em
        June 23, 2021 Celebrate the 2021 Snail of Approval Winners
        June 23, 2021 Rhinegeist Charitable Suds
        June 23, 2021 *Zoom* Academy: The Benefits of Negotiated Bid Project Delivery
        June 21, 2021 Conservation Kids Camp Make Up Days
        June 21, 2021 Climate Action Film Festival
        June 20, 2021 Native Shrubs for the Home Landscape & Wildlife - Cincinnati Nature Center
        June 20, 2021 World Refugee Day Prayer Service
        June 20, 2021 Forest Bathing at Long Branch Farm & Trails
        June 19, 2021 Afternoon Flower Tea
        June 19, 2021 Virtual Giraffe Painting Fundraiser
        June 19, 2021 Let's Go Hiking! Sensational Senses
        June 19, 2021 Metro Bus Operator Career Fair
        June 19, 2021 Urban Stream Adventure with the Mill Creek Yacht Club
        June 19, 2021 Buckeye Fresh!
        June 18, 2021 Children's Science Lab with the AOW -- Beautiful Butterflies
        June 18, 2021 Nourishing Life Conference
        June 18, 2021 Nourishing Life Conference
        June 18, 2021 Family Fun Fridays
        June 18, 2021 Nature’s Fireworks! A Firefly Evening Program
        June 17, 2021 Show and Tell on the Farm
        June 17, 2021 Zootanical
        June 17, 2021 Cincinnati's Table
        June 17, 2021 Fair Sewer Rates Coalition Launch Rally
        June 17, 2021 Family Farm Storytime: Rabbits
        June 16, 2021 It's Past Time to Repeal Ohio's HB 6 Coal Bailout
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        June 13, 2021 Get to Know Rowe Woods Hike
        June 12, 2021 Butterfly Walk
        June 12, 2021 Meet the Candidates Ride
        June 12, 2021 Summer Stream Clean Ups
        June 12, 2021 Madisonville Community Clean-up
        June 12, 2021 Get Outdoors Day Cleanup (Mini River Sweep)
        June 11, 2021 Nature’s Fireworks! A Firefly Evening Program
        June 11, 2021 Bike Rodeo
        June 11, 2021 Policy Agenda Launch
        June 10, 2021 (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science - Kenton County Parks and Recreation
        June 09, 2021 *Zoom* Code Academy: Chapter 11 Accessibility
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