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Sustainability Spotlights

Local Organizations Discuss Climate Justice With Congress Staff

Groundwork Ohio River Valley, Green Umbrella, Ohio Environmental Council, and Community Learning Center Institute recently attended a briefing at the Oyler House in Lower Price Hill with Senator Sherrod Brown's Southwest Ohio Regional Director, Joyce Frazier-Powdrill. They shared how frontline communities are being centered in neighborhood to regional level climate action work. They discussed the Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership between Groundwork and Green Umbrella, the Regional Climate Collaborative, and more.

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop with Common Orchard Project

Join us at Camp Washington Perennial Farm for a hands-on workshop in grafting fruit trees. Participants will receive instruction in the different techniques for grafting Apple and Pear fruit trees from Chris Smyth from the Common Orchard Project in collaboration with the Turner Farm Community Garden Program. The rootstock, scionwood and tools needed to graft your own fruit trees will be provided, but feel free to bring your own grafting knife. Participants will leave with several newly grafted fruit trees to plant at home or in community gardens. Space is limited and registration is required.

Welcome New AmeriCorps Vista

We're excited to welcome a new member to the Green Umbrella team! Jack is serving through AmeriCorps VISTA by building internal capacity to strengthen the operations of the Common Orchard Project. Jack is currently in his last semester at the University of Cincinnati and is expected to receive a Bachelor of Urban Planning with a certificate in Permaculture Design this spring. He is passionate about connecting with communities and empowering their members to be active participants in shaping their social and urban fabric.

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Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

March 16: Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium 8:00 am, Cincinnati Zoo

March 17: St. Patty's Besties Night 7:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 18:

Nutrient Management Workshop 8:00 am, Hamilton County Conservation District

The Healing Power of Trees 1:00 pm, Lloyd Library

Elements Retreat: Spring ~ Water 6:00 pm, Tikkun Farm

March 19:

Pysanka: Egg Dyeing on the Farm 1:00 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

Forest Bathing at Long Branch Farm & Trails 1:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 20: 

Spring Equinox Hike 2:00 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

Take Action for Safer Streets 4:00 pm, Vision Zero Cincinnati

March 21: National Day of Action 11:30 am, Th!rd Act Cincinnati

March 24:

Shaker Trace Wetlands Nocturnal Field Trip 7:00 pm, Audubon Society of Ohio

A Force for Nature Movie Night 7:00 pm, Lloyd Library

March 25:

Land Access 101 Virtual Workshop 10:00 am, OEFFA

Small-Scale Composting for High-Yield Results 10:00 am, Common Orchard Project

March 26: RAPTOR INC Open House 1:00 pm, Raptor Inc

March 29: Seasonal Foraging Walkabout 6:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

March 30:Book Club: Food from the Radical Center 7:30 pm, Faith Communities Go Green

April 1: Bunnies & Chicks on the Farm 10:00 am, Gorman Heritage Farm

April 2: Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop 2:00 pm, Common Orchard Project

April 5 & 6: Decarbonization + LEED Summit 1:30 pm-5:30 pm, USGBC

April 6: Persian Cooking 6:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

April 7: "The Mighty Deep" Opening Reception 5:00 pm, Lloyd Library

Professional Development Opportunities

The 2023 REBUILD Conference is creating a thoughtful discussion around sustainability within the built environment and is looking for leaders to present insights, case studies, and new technologies at the conference. Apply to speak at the conference here by May 5. 

Red Bike is seeking passionate, community-focused nonprofit organizations serving the Evanston, Avondale, and Walnut Hills neighborhoods to be our first cohort of Community Ambassadors. They are looking for folks who are excited to get outside, ride bikes, and spread the joy of biking in their communities. Deadline to apply is March 21.

OEFFA is offering a Land Access 101 Virtual Workshop March 25. This event will provide farmers and ranchers with resources to resolve many of the obstacles they face.

USGBC is hosting Toolbox of Solutions: Decarbonization+ LEED Summit April 5-6. Explore the ways LEED supports decarbonization while looking toward innovations to propel us into a carbon free world.

OKI Regional Council of Governments is asking for input to help partners identify areas with high transportation needs that are disconnected from transit services. The results will identify unserved and underserved areas in terms of access to job hubs via transit.

Volunteer Opportunities

Compost Diversion Volunteer - Cincinnati Zoo

Imago Amigos - Imago

Earth Day Volunteers - Cincinnati Earth Day

Work PARTIES in the Watershed - Mill Creek Alliance

Volunteer - Valley View

Volunteer Teams - Civic Garden Center

Cleanup - Butler Soil and Water Conservation District

Dogwood Dash 5k Committee - Boone County Arboretum

White Water Paint Project - Friends of White Water Shaker Village

New Career Opportunities

Horticulture Education Coordinator - Giving Grove

Forest Intern, Conservation Education Intern, Environmental Educator - Boone County Conservation District

Policy Program Organizer - OEFFA

Urban Specialist - Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District

Senior Park Manager, Park Maintenance Technician  - MetroParks of Butler County

Production Team Member - Our Harvest

Part-Time/Seasonal Field Educator - Ohio River Foundation

Operational Support Specialist - Adventure Crew

Natural Resource Technician - Butler Soil & Water Conservation District

Summer Internship - Civic Garden Center

Major Gifts Officer, Development Officer: Grant Writing & Events, Rental & Event Coordinator, Summer Day Camp Counselor - Cincinnati Nature Center

Bookkeeper and Office Manager - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Market Manager - Northside Farmers Market

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