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Sustainability Spotlight: 

Preparing for the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Join Green Umbrella as we dive deeper in our efforts to build an equitable and inclusive environmental movement in our region. On Thursday, January 28 from 10 am-12 pm, we will host, "Preparing for the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Journey," featuring Robin Wright, Director of Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at StriveTogether. Using a trauma informed theory of grief framework, Robin will help attendees understand the psychological journey toward anti-racism and how to account for it and move with greater compassion and intentionality in their work. We see this workshop as foundational in furthering the work we intend to do in the new year around diversity, equity and inclusion. This event is free for Green Umbrella members and $25 for non-members.

2030 District Progress Report & Healthy Building District Launch

The Cincinnati 2030 District is pleased to share with you our inaugural Progress Report. This report represents the accomplishments of Cincinnati 2030 District Building Members through December 2019, our first year of formal establishment.

We've also been hard at work developing an innovative district-wide healthy building model, created in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute. Join us for our New Year Kickoff and Healthy Building District Launch on January 21 from 12:00-1:30 pm, sponsored by M+A Architects.

GU's Book Club to Explore Sustainable Fashion and Fibersheds

Join educator and freelance apparel designer Caitlin McCall to discuss the book Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy. This edition of Green Umbrella's book club is deliberately designed to cross-pollinate folks interested in sustainable design, food security, watershed conservation, green infrastructure and manufacturing, social justice, health and wellness, and ethical economics. Sessions will run weekly on Tuesday evenings, from January 12 to March 2. RSVP here.

Thank You to Our Retiring and New Board Members

Thank you to retiring board members Chad Edwards, Scott Hassell and Jamie Holzapfel for their invaluable contributions to Green Umbrella.

We would also like to welcome six new board members: Rob Bilott, J.R. Foster, David Kirk, Jaime Love, Maeve Mason and Carla Walker.

Sponsor or Speak at the 2021 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

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Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Member Events                         View our full events calendar. 

December 27: Christmas Bird Count 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

December 28: 13th & Republic Premiere & Panel 7:00-9:00 pm, Walterhoope

December 29: Tri-State Hiking Club: Meetup 9:30-11:30 am, Cincinnati Nature Center

December 30: Holiday in Lights: Walk the Lights Night 5:30-9:00 pm, Great Parks

January 1: Frosty Hike Series 1:00-2:30 pm, Cincinnati Parks

January 2: Tri-State Hiking Club: Meetup 9:00-11:00 am, Cincinnati Nature Center

January 4:

Hardy Souls-Winter Hike Series 2:30-4:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

Solarize Silverton Virtual Meeting 7:00 pm, Village of Silverton

January 5: Sustainable City Seminar: The Peril to Children 7:30-8:30 pm, Rotary Club of Cincinnati

January 6:
LaBoiteaux Woods Winter Hike Series 1:00-2:30 pm, Cincinnati Parks

Planning Your Garden 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center
January 7: Sustainability 101 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center
January 8:
Frosty Hike Series 1:00-2:30 pm, Cincinnati Parks

January 9: Tri-State Hiking Club: Meetup 9:00-11:00 am, Cincinnati Nature Center

January 11: Hardy Souls-Winter Hike Series 2:30-4:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

January 14: Moving Ohio Forward Sustainable Transportation Conference 9:30 am-6:30 pm, sponsored by Devou Good Foundation & Tri-State Trails

January 19: Sustainable City Seminar: Lightening Tenants' Energy Burden 7:30-8:30 pm, Rotary Club of Cincinnati

January 21: New Year Kickoff & Healthy Building District Launch 12:00-1:30 pm, Cincinnati 2030 District 

Professional Opportunities   

City Parks Alliance Equitable Park Funding Hub provides easy access to information on funding sources for parks and recreation in low-income communities and communities of color.

Boone County Conservation District is offering 2020-2021 Education Grants for teacher or student led school projects that foster learning about conservation and our environment. 

Devou Good Foundation is sponsoring the Moving Ohio Forward Sustainable Transportation Conference on January 14. This is a first-of-its-kind online convening of Ohio's sustainable transportation advocates and professionals.

USDA NRCS is offering a High Tunnel Assistance Program to those interested in growing urban and rural produce within the Cincinnati city limits. Applications due January 15.

OPWC NRAC is offering Clean Ohio Conservation Fund Program grants to acquire greenspace and protect and enhance river and stream corridors in Hamilton County. Applications due January 15.

Boone County Conservation District is offering two $1,000 Student Scholarships to college students enrolled in a major related to the field of conservation. Applications due January 31.

Ohio EPA Recycling & Litter Prevention Program supports communities, nonprofits, businesses and academic institutions that initiate or expand recycling. Applications close February 5.

Cincinnati Permaculture Institute is offering the 2021 Winter Permaculture Design Course. This weekend online PDC will be spread out over five weeks with prerecorded videos and live meeting sessions beginning on February 20.

Volunteer with our Members

Farm Glean and Share Volunteers - Society of St Andrew

BioBlitz Citizen Science Plant Identification - Mill Creek Alliance
Walnut Woods Workdays (1/18 & 2/27) - Civic Garden Center

Work with our Members

Food Systems Analyst - Green Umbrella 

Clean Energy Consultant, Senior Strategist - Donovan Energy

Communications Intern - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Landscape Crew Member - Our Land Organics

Short Range Service Planner I, Service Analyst I, Planning Analyst I, Director of Transit Development and Innovation - Cincinnati Metro

Political DirectorDirector of Grants Management, Human Resources Manager, Environmental Policy Fellow - Ohio Environmental Council

Brand Ambassador, Modern Farmer - 80 Acres Farms

Facilities Associate (FT), Facilities Associate (PT) - Cincinnati Nature Center

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