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Sustainability Spotlight: 

Solarize Cincy Launches 2021 Residential Solar Co-op Program

The City of Cincinnati and Solar United Neighbors invite you to join the 2021 Solarize Cincy Residential Co-op. Since 2015, the program has helped Hamilton County become the number one county in Ohio for solar installations, providing over 4,500 free home assessments and helping over 140 homeowners install rooftop solar. Watch the recent kickoff with Mayor Cranley, attend an upcoming information session, and join the co-op today.

Equity Coaching: Local Government Grant & Job Opportunity

Power A Clean Future Ohio (PCFO) is offering city and local governments Equity Coaching for Sustainable Cities, including:

  • 4 hours of equity coaching
  • Fully funded greenhouse gas inventory
  • Expert policy recommendations and technical assistance
  • Personal and professional development for staff

PCFO also seeks dynamic, organized and committed individuals to join the equity support network as paid Equity Coaches.

Sustainability Summit: Award Nominations & Program Preview

The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will feature 29 breakout sessions, an interactive virtual expo, networking opportunities, field trips and more. Check out a preview of some of this year's sessions. Join us May 12-14, as we imagine innovative solutions and accelerate action towards a sustainable, resilient 2030.

Nominations are open for the 2021 Sustainability Awards, which will honor individuals, organizations, businesses and communities for their impact, innovation and leadership.

Celebrate World Creativity & Innovation Day

Join creatives around the world on April 21 for World Creativity & Innovation Day - a celebration the day before Earth Day encouraging creative and innovative thinking in advancing the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Host a "celebration" that uses creativity to empower new ideas, make a difference, and make the world a better place. A celebration can be almost anything: a workshop, webinar, game, discussion, video, article, or social media campaign.

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Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Member Events                         View our full events calendar. 

March 4: Evolving to Electric 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

March 6: 
Local Food & Economics 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Community Solutions
Community Orchard Pruning Day 12:00-3:00 pm, Common Orchard Project

March 7: Tools of the Sugar House 10:45-11:45 am, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 8: Climate Change and National Security 12:15-1:30 pm, Green Energy Ohio

March 9: Woodcock Walk 6:00-7:30 PM, Great Parks

March 10: 
What 2020 Taught Us About the Future of Green Building 2:00-3:00 pm, USGBC

Food Policy Council Meeting 2:30-4:30 pm, Greater Cincinnati Food Policy Council

Film Discussion: River Blue 6:00-7:00 pm, UC Sustainability

The New and Improved Solar System 7:00-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

March 11: Wasted Food Strategies for Institutional Kitchens 10:00-11:30 am, Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

March 13: 

2021 Great Tree Summit 9:00 am-12:30 pm, Taking Root

Animals Alive 2:00-3:00 pm, Western Wildlife Corridor

March 16: Owl Prowl 7:00-8:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 18: 
American Chestnut Restoration 6:00-7:00 pm, Boone County Arboretum
Pioneering Female Scientists of Cincinnati 7:00-8:00 pm, Lloyd Library & Museum

Professional Opportunities   

USGBC is also hosting a LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Series and offering its LEED certification program for free to underserved communities.

USDA is offering Value Added Producer Grants for planning activities or capital expenses related to producing and marketing value-added products. Applications due March 16.

Ohio Department of Agriculture is funding projects that enhance the competitiveness of crops through the Ohio Specialty Crop Promotion ProgramApplications due April 15.

Ohio River Foundation is offering one-week programs for Student Conservation Leaders to engage in restoration activities this summer. Applications due April 15.

Collective Impact Forum is hosting the Collective Impact Action Summit on April 27-29, 2021 to share ideas and use networks to shape the future of the practice of collective impact.

Volunteer with our Members

Walnut Woods Forest Restoration - Civic Gardens

Weeding Wednesday - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Habitat Restoration - Ohio River Foundation

Saturday Stream Snapshot (Water Testing Volunteers) - Greenacres Foundation

Board Member - Village Green Foundation

Work with our Members

Tri-State Trails GIS Intern - Green Umbrella

Communication Intern - Ohio River Foundation

Community and Social Engagement Coordinator - Mill Creek Alliance

Outreach & Member Management InternOutreach & Member Management AssistantSystem TechnicianYouth Programs Coordinator - Cincy Red Bike

Naturalist - Bull's Run Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum

Wildlife Conservation InternEducation Conservation Intern - Boone County Conservation District

Community Garden Manager - Turner Farm Community Garden Program

Development Manager - Cardinal Land Conservancy

Horticulturist, Summer Intern - Civic Garden Center

Mobo Bicycle Co-op Kids Day Coordinator - Village Green Foundation

Solar Project Manager - Melink
Summer Youth Leader - Groundwork ORV

SW Ohio Regional Coordinator - Ohio Environmental Council

Summer Nature Camp Intern - Imago

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