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Sustainability Spotlights

Cincinnati Mayoral Forum on Racial Equity and Affordable Housing

Join us on March 31 from 6:30-8:30 pm for a creative, nonpartisan Cincinnati Mayoral Forum focused on racial equity and affordable housing. This nonpartisan voter education event is sponsored by a collaborative of local civic organizations and will be held virtually. Action Tank is calling for Cincinnati residents to submit creative responses to one of the following questions: (1) What is broken about Cincinnati? (2) What should our local government leaders prioritize? (3) What is your hope for Cincinnati?

Modern Metropolis Docuseries about Cincinnati to Air on WCPO

Two years in the making, "Modern Metropolis: Preparing Today's Cities for Tomorrow's Challenges" by Newsy will air on WCPO on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. From climate change to population growth, this story is about Cincinnati taking control of its destiny by preparing for the future ahead. The goal? Healthier buildings, healthier communities, and a healthier you. Check out the trailer and tune in to learn about the formation of the Cincinnati 2030 District, which now has 300+ buildings committed to reducing their footprint. The 25-minute segment will include new, previously unreleased footage.

Help Discover and Catalog Plants and Animals Across Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Parks and Great Parks of Hamilton County are teaming up to participate in the international 2021 City Nature Challenge. This BioBlitz encourages the public to help discover, identify and catalog plants and animals in the region. It is an exciting opportunity for all to learn more about biodiversity in our community and come together to compete for bragging rights with other cities across the world in participation, nature observations and species found. Participants can log photos from May 4 through May 9.

Greenspace Gem: Morning View Heritage Area

This Kenton County gem offers scenic views, 224 acres of protected forest. It has 3,600 feet of frontage on the Licking River, a critical habitat for several endangered mussel species. Restoration projects include construction of ephemeral wetlands, introduction of endangered Short’s goldenrod, and installation of roosting structures for the endangered Indiana bat. The site’s four trails total three miles in length. The Kreissl Trail passes through excellent examples of old-field communities returning to forest and offers views over the valley. Learn about our region's many Greenspace Gems!

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Featured Member Events                         View our full events calendar. 

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
Redistricting 101 & Environmental Community Mapmaking 5:30-7:00 pm, OEC

March 20: 
Spring Equinox Run for Women & Girls 1:00-2:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center
Resources for Conservation in Ohio Agriculture 1:00-3:00 pm, Community Solutions

March 22: Spring Equinox 7:00-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

March 23:
Ohio River Future Forecast 12:00 pm, ORSANCO
Advocacy in Action 11:00 am-12:00 pm, USGBC

March 24: 

H2Ohio: Building Wetlands 12:00 pm, OEC

Garden Bed Preparation 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center
March 25: 
Virtual Grants Research Lab 2:00-3:30 pm, Cincinnati Public Library
Spring Tea 6:30-7:30 pm, Boone County Arboretum
Facts From Space! 7:00-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

March 27: Clifton Avenue Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting 10:30-11:30 am, Tri-State Trails

March 28: Full Moon Walk: Crow Moon 8:00-9:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 29: 

Hello Spring! Day Camp 9:30 am-12:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

Introduction to Proposal Writing 2:00-3:30 pm, Cincinnati Public Library

March 30: H2Ohio: Replacing Lead Service Lines 11:30 am, OEC
March 31: 
Garden Construction Techniques 6:00-7:30 pm, Civic Garden Center

April 1: Growing the Regional Trail Network 6:30 pm, Great Parks

April 7: Day of Remembrance 4:00-5:00 pm, Tri-State Trails

Professional Opportunities   

Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is hosting The Future of Food @ SXSW on March 18-21. Experts will discuss ways to change food and agriculture systems for the better.

USGBC is offering its LEED certification program for free to underserved communities.

Rotary Club of Cincinnati is offering grants to support children whose future is impaired by physical, cultural, emotional, financial and social obstacles. Applications due April 9.

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

Bike Helmet Giveaway (5/21) - Friends of Little Miami State Park
Spring Volunteer Workdays (3/20, 3/24, 4/3, 4/14, 4/17) - Heritage Acres

Walnut Woods Forest Restoration (4/3, 4/24, 5/15, 6/19) - Civic Gardens

Weeding Wednesday @ Evanston Pocket Park (3/31) - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Saturday Stream Snapshot (Water Testing Volunteers) - Greenacres Foundation

Board Member - Village Green Foundation

Work with our Members

Tri-State Trails GIS Intern - Green Umbrella
Power Plant Operator - Northern Kentucky University

Interpretive NaturalistNatural Resources ManagerAdministrative AssistantGroundskeeper-PT
Seasonal Groundskeeper - Clermont County Parks 
Administrative Coordinator
- Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Curatorial InternAdvancement InternEducation Intern - Contemporary Art Center
District Intern
- Campbell County Conservation District
School Programs AmeriCorps, Schools and Public Programs AmeriCorps, ZooTeen Engagement AmeriCorps, Community Impact AmeriCorps 
- Cincinnati Zoo

Communication Intern - Ohio River Foundation

Wildlife Conservation InternEducation Conservation Intern - Boone County Conservation District

Community Garden Manager - Turner Farm Community Garden Program

Development Manager - Cardinal Land Conservancy

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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