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Sustainability Spotlights

Savannah Sullivan Promoted to Green Umbrella Climate Policy Director

Green Umbrella is excited to highlight the recent promotion of Savannah Sullivan to the role of Climate Policy Director. Since joining the organization in December 2020, Savannah has successfully designed and led the strategic implementation of the Climate Policy program, including the upcoming launch of a Regional Climate Collaborative with support from the Institute for Sustainable Communities, co-led three Climate Advisory Groups through the Climate Safe Neighborhoods partnership with Groundwork Ohio River Valley, and spearheaded a local candidate education & engagement

series. Her efforts to date have engaged 30+ jurisdictions, 100+ local government staff, and dozens of community partners. Congratulations, Savannah! 

Join Faith Communities Go Green for Two Exciting May Events

Faith Communities Go Green, a Green Umbrella and EquaSion collaboration, is hosting two exciting interfaith events in May. Register today for "Sacred Grounds" - a webinar featuring stories & best practices for sustainable stewardship of the grounds of faith communities, happening on May 16th. You can also register for the FCGG-hosted tour of Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church on May 22nd to learn about this local congregation's journey toward carbon neutrality.

FCGG partners with religious communities to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all by mobilizing their moral voice to reduce

the risk of catastrophic climate change. Join the team and check out FCGG's new website at

Happy Bike Month! Join Tri-State Trails for two upcoming events on 5/20

May is National #BikeMonth! Celebrate biking as a fun and healthy commuting option for all by joining Tri-State Trails on Friday, May 20th at these two free events. First, ride over to the 13th annual Breakfast on the Bridge from 7:00-9:00 am on the Newport side of the Purple People Bridge for free coffee & bagels. Follow it up later in the day with a bike-themed Green Drinks Happy Hour from 5:00-8:00 pm at Newport on the Levee's Bridgeview Box ParkDrinks & networking will be from 6:00-8:00 pm and $1 from every West 6th beer sold will support our regional Pop-Up Bike Shops.

Tri-State Trails is also hosting a Remembrance Action Ride on May 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost in traffic crashes.

Cincinnati 2030 District hosts first District Summit on 6/15

The Cincinnati 2030 District invites all members, partners, and supporters to the first Cincinnati 2030 District Summit on Wednesday, June 15thThis half-day mini-conference will take place in-person as a pre-conference intensive for this year's Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit (taking place the following day on Thursday, June 16th).

The 2030 District Summit will feature a professional partner expo, educational sessions, a keynote by Mark Fisher of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and a happy hour networking event between 1:00-6:00 pm at Union Hall in OTR. This event is FREE for

2030 District members and partners. Guests and general public are welcome to attend at $75 per person. Learn more and register today.

Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Events                                                            View our full events calendar

May 11: 

Full Council Meeting 2:30-4:00 pm, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council

Indigenous Decorative Arts: Quillwork 5:00-6:30 pm, Agraria

May 12:

Women for the Land: From Seed to Green 9:00 am-2:30 pm, Agraria

Backyard Composting Seminar 6:30 pm, Hamilton County R3Source

May 14:

Annual MoBo Bike & Plant Sale 9:00 am-2:00 pm, The Village Green Foundation

NestWatch Training: NKY Bluebird 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Kenton County Parks & Recreation

May 15:

Spring Migration - Spring Grove Cemetery 8:00 am, Audubon Society of Cincinnati

Pups & Pints 11:00 am-3:00 pm, HighGrain Brewing

May 16: Sacred Grounds Webinar 7:00 pm, Faith Communities Go Green & Green Umbrella

May 17: 

Special Climate, Environment & Infrastructure Meeting 6:00 pm, City of Cincinnati

Candidate Education Night 7:00-8:30 pm, Green Umbrella

Urban Farming Series: Wild Bread! 7:00-8:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

May 18: 

Regional Climate Impacts & Housing Resilience 12:00-12:30 pm, Green Umbrella

Climate Change Reduction in Infrastructure 12:00-1:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

Remembrance Action Ride 6:00-7:30 pm, Tri-State Trails & Green Umbrella 

May 19: How Do We Build Better Buildings? 8:00-10:00 am, USGBC Ohio

May 20:

13th Annual Breakfast on the Bridge 7:00-9:00 am, Tri-State Trails & Green Umbrella

Green Drinks Happy Hour 5:00-8:00 pm, Tri-State Trails & Green Umbrella

May 21: Kids to Parks Day 2:00-4:00 pm, Kenton County Parks & Recreation

May 22: Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church Open House 2:00-3:30 pm, Faith Communities Go Green & Green Umbrella

Professional Opportunities

The City of Cincinnati launched the Safe and Clean Accelerate Fund in order to empower ambitious community-led efforts to improve neighborhood safety. Those interested
can apply for a grant through Keep Cincinnati Beautiful here.

The City of Cincinnati is updating the Green Cincinnati Plan, a comprehensive set of goals and recommendations to address climate change and advance the sustainability, equity, and resilience of the city. Help shape the next iteration of the plan by completing the city's community climate and climate action recommendation surveys today. 

Hamilton County R3Source is hosting their Spring 2022 Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale. Create more sustainable habits this year by starting your very own backyard compost bin or rain barrel! Orders must be placed by 6/2, and purchases picked up on 6/4. Attend one of their composting seminars and receive a $20 off coupon.

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is accepting applications for the second annual round of Transit Infrastructure Fund (TIF) grants toward road, bridge, sidewalk and more throughout Metro’s Hamilton County service area. Applications are due on 6/30. 

The City of Cincinnati offers Energy Equity Grants to support energy efficiency upgrades in low-income multifamily buildings and provide energy efficiency education for renters and building owners. Property owners can apply by 7/1.

Cincinnati Parks is now a host site for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program. This is a research-based education program supported by OSU. Become a certified Volunteer Naturalist this year and help to spread environmental education to the public. Applications are open now, and the program runs from 9/10 to 11/12.

emersion DESIGN is co-hosting the annual ReBuild conference on 10/5, focused on sustainability issues and business solutions. Register today to hear from national industry leaders at this full-day conference in Sharonville.

New Volunteer Opportunities

5/14: BioBlitz (Native Wildflowers) - MetroParks of Butler County 

Farmers' Market Glean Team, Farm Gleaning Volunteers - Society of St. Andrew

Food Rescue Hero - Last Mile Food Rescue

New Job Opportunities

Communications Coordinator - Green Umbrella

Project Manager - Tri-State Trails

Program Coordinator Produce Perks Midwest

Director - Cincinnati Parks

Health Educator - Hamilton County Public Health

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Water Reclamation Bacteriologist Chemist - Dayton Department of Water

Season Facility & Grounds Assistant, Seasonal Natural Resources Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Outdoor Educator, Park Caretaker: Mowing Technician, Public Safety Assistant II - MetroParks of Butler County

Interpretive Assistant - Clermont County Park District

Summer Nature Camp Intern - Imago

AmeriCorps Public Ally - City of Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability

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