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Sustainability Spotlights

Help Amplify Our Sustainability & Resilience Efforts This Earth Month

April is Earth Month, a time where the world celebrates our incredible planet and reflects upon our relationship with it. It's a time when we each renew our commitment to creating a more sustainable and resilient world, starting in our own backyard. This month we're asking you to help raise funds for Green Umbrella or another local environmental organization. Create a fundraiser on social media, sharing your story about why sustainability is important to you and why you're invested in our work. Tag us and we'll send a special thank you gift.

Throughout the month we'll be sharing stories from our partners that convey the impact of our collaborative work. We're committed to making Greater Cincinnati a place where current and future generations can thrive. While we have certainly made great strides together, we have big ambitions and lots more work ahead. Let's continue to invest in this important work so we can expand our efforts and amplify our impact.

Green Umbrella Invites Candidates to Learn Cincinnati's Green Priorities

Green Umbrella, in partnership with the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund, is hosting a candidate education night on April 14. Candidates for Mayor and City Council candidates in the City of Cincinnati are invited to learn the actions and policies needed to achieve the goals of the Green Cincinnati Plan. They will also be encouraged to develop detailed sustainability platforms to share at public forums later this year. We have a record number of candidates this year. Several are already registered. Please help us reach them all by inviting your favorite candidates to participate.

Tri-State Trails to Host a Day of Remembrance Honoring Those Killed 

Tri-State Trails is joining with leaders and activists to preserve the memories of bicyclists and pedestrians who have lost their lives to car crashes in the past year. We invite you to join us for a Day of Remembrance on April 7 at 4:00 pm at the foot of the Purple People Bridge in Newport, KY

We believe one death is too many. Even if you can't make the event, we implore you to take this pledge of 10 commitments to make our communities safer.

Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub Opens April 1

There's a lot that can't go in your curbside recycling bin. The new Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub is here to help! The non-profit "one-stop drop-off" center in Price Hill opens this week. They accept an extremely wide variety of items, including almost all plastics. Items must be clean and dry. Volunteers help sort materials, which will be sent or given to other organizations, teachers, artists, or responsible recyclers.

Regular hours are 12:00-7:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturdays. They are also hosting bi-weekly Electronics Recycling Drop-Off events. Want to help? Sign up to volunteer.

Sustainability in the Headlines

Cincy Official: City Needs To Better Fund Climate Change Initiatives, WVXU

New Bike Lane in Clifton Could Become Permanent, FOX 19

Opinion: Time for Ohio to Embrace Electric Transportation, Cincinnati Enquirer

Lawmakers Vote to End Nuclear Bailout & Parts of Scandal-Ridden HB6, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio on Track to Waste Billions of Dollars on Energy Over Next Decade, Energy News Network

Five Local Composting Services You Should Know, Cincinnati Magazine

It’s Been a COVID Year of Grace for Jessica Shelly and CPSSchool Meals That Rock

Cincinnati Children's Study Links Air Pollution & Adolescent Depression, Cincinnati Enquirer

Metro's Public Transit Infrastructure Program Moving Along, WVXU

Highly Used Warren County State Park Trail Getting Major Work Through Summer, WCPO

The Nature Playscape at Cincinnati Nature Center Lets Kids Be Kids, Cincinnati Magazine

This Ohio National Park Is One of the Top 10 Most Visited, DailyBeast

Judge Halts New Fracking Permits for Wayne National Forest, WOUB

Featured Member Events                         View our full events calendar. 

April 1: 
Spring Backyard Composting 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

Power Struggle: Utility Accountability Summit 6:00 pm, Solar United Neighbors

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

April 5: Art & Nature Spring Break Mini Camp 12:30-3:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

April 6: Ohio Native Plant Month 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

April 7:

Day of Remembrance 4:00-5:00 pm, Tri-State Trails
Starting Spring Crops 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

April 8: On Mars 7:00-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

April 10:

Wildflowers and Wild Edibles 10:00-11:30 am, Great Parks

Electronics Recycling Drive-Through Drop-Off 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub

April 12: Building Regional Resilience Through Local Government Action 5:00-6:00 pm, UC Sustainability & Green Umbrella

April 13: 

Seed Starting at Home 5:00-6:00 pm, UC Sustainability

Gardening for Pollinators 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

April 14: Film Discussion: Symphony of the Soil 5:00-9:00 pm, UC Sustainability

April 17: 

Wildflower Walk 10:00-11:30 am, Great Parks

Talk to a Naturalist: Learn iNaturalist! 1:00-3:00 pm, Great Parks

Intro to Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming 1:00-3:15 pm, Pachamama Alliance

Professional Opportunities   

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.

USGBC is calling for proposals for education sessions with actionable insights, tools and strategies for staying current with LEED for USBC Live. Proposals due April 12. They are also offering the LEED certification program for free to underserved communities.

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 to share ideas and use networks to shape the future of the practice of collective impact.

2021 REBUILD Conference is calling for presentations that advance thoughtful discussion on sustainability within the built environment. Proposals due April 30.

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is offering $128,000 in grant funding through the Restoration and Resilience Fund to support public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications reviewed June 1.

Volunteer with our Members

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

Walnut Woods Forest Restoration (4/3, 4/24) - Civic Garden Center

Winton Woods Cleanup (4/10) - Great Parks of Hamilton County

Work with our Members

Agriculture Education Manager - Greenacres Foundation

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

Administrative Coordinator - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Advancement and Administrative Assistant, Internships: CuratorialAdvancementEducation - Contemporary Art Center
District Intern
- Campbell County Conservation District

Farm Production AssistantIntensive Greens and Protected Agriculture ManagerSheep and Poultry Flocks Manager - Elmwood Stock Farm

Ecovillage Intern - Community Earth Alliance

Landscape Crew Member - Our Land Organics

Education Coordinator, Social Engagement Coordinator - Mill Creek Alliance
Multiple Positions Available Cincinnati Zoo

Solar Project Manager - Melink
Summer Youth Leader - Groundwork ORV

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