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Sustainability Spotlights

Green Umbrella Welcomes Tyeisha Cole as Climate Policy Coordinator 

Green Umbrella is excited to announce the promotion of Tyeisha Cole to the new position of Climate Policy Coordinator. Tyeisha joined our Climate Policy team in April as an intern to research and compare equity-focused frameworks from peer regions’ sustainability plans. This critical work has provided Green Umbrella, the City of Cincinnati and partners with a database of equitable climate solutions for use in the 2023 Green Cincinnati Plan development. In her new full-time role, Tyeisha will continue working directly with Green Umbrella's Climate Policy Director, Savannah

Sullivan, to launch a Regional Climate Collaborative, work with the Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership, and further assist with Green Cincinnati Plan development.

Faith Communities Go Green hosts virtual movie screening 6/12

Faith Communities Go Green's Education and Lifestyle working group invites you to a free virtual screening of the documentary THE REVOLUTION GENERATION followed by a half-hour group discussion on Sunday, June 12th from 5:30-7:15 pm. The Revolution Generation paints a powerful and hopeful picture of how today's youth can solve global political and environmental crises. Join FCGG from the comfort of your home and enjoy this refreshing movie that explores the world-changing activism and potential of the largest youth generation in history. Registration is required for access to the screening link.

Next Week's Sustainability Summit: Livestream and Free Field Trips

While in-person tickets for the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on June 16th are sold out, you can still register for the livestream of the main stage. All attendees (in-person and virtual) will also receive recordings of the main stage sessions, including the keynote by Kristin Baja of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and a plenary panel with mayors from Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lima. Tickets are still available for the Cincinnati 2030 District Summit on June 15th at Union Hall.

There are also 15 FREE partner-led field trips on June 17th. Activities include cooking improv with La Soupe, native plant propagation with

Cincinnati Nature Center, an Ohio River Sweep, Archaelogical site visit, an evening hike in East Westwood, and tours of Rockdale Learning Garden, Price Hill community garden, Walnut Woods urban forest, MoBo Bike Co-op and Village Green Foundation, Casa del Sol Ministry Center, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Gorman Heritage Farm, Lick Run Greenway, and Aiken High School's Agricultural Campus! Please RSVP today so hosts know they have enough attendees for a successful field trip.

Sustainability in the Headlines

For the Next Green Cincinnati Plan, Officials Promise Equity and Urgency, WVXU

Hundreds of Residents Weigh in at First Green Cincinnati Plan Update Meeting, Spectrum

Our Waste, Our Problem, Cincinnati Magazine

NIEHS Director Visits to Discuss Environmental Health Concerns, UC News

Why Poorer Air Quality in Historically Redlined Neighborhoods Is a Problem for All of Us, Local 12

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Is Funding the Switch to Electric School Buses, Popular Science

ODOT Wants Feedback on Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Options, WVXU

Climate Change is Just Getting Warmed Up, Cincinnati Magazine

Mapping Tools Help Ohio Cities Chart Course for Environmental Justice, Energy News Network

Cincinnati Museum Installation Explores Climate Change and Racial Justice, Ideastream

Portsmouth Becomes Part of 275-Mile Ohio River Way Outdoor Recreational Trail, WCHS

Featured Events                                                            View our full events calendar

June 9:

Keynote: Community Engagement for Impact 5:30-7:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

Green Achievement Awards 6:00-8:30 pm, Green Energy Ohio

Show & Tell on the Farm: Tree-rific 6:30-7:30 pm, MetroParks of Butler County

June 10: Wild & Scenic Film Festival 6:30 pm, Ohio River Foundation

June 11: Housing Solutions Summit 9:00 am-1:00 pm, City of Cincinnati

June 12:

Art on Trails Celebration 4:00-6:00 pm, Imago

The Revolution Generation 5:30-7:30 pm, Faith Communities Go Green 

June 13: Farm to School Advisory Board Meeting 9:30-11:00 am, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council (Green Umbrella)

June 14: Treeforestation Project 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Civic Garden Center & Cincinnati Parks

June 15:

Cincinnati 2030 District Summit 1:00-6:00 pm, Cincinnati 2030 District (Green Umbrella)

CommUnity Herbalism Skillshare 5:30-7:00 pm, Agraria

June 16: Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Green Umbrella

June 17: 

Sustainability Summit Field Trips varies, Green Umbrella

Zoo La La 7:30-11:00 pm, Cincinnati Zoo 

June 18:

5K Walk for Our Children 8:30-11:30 am, SAVE Soil

Electronic Recycling Drop-Off 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Cincinnati Recycle & Reuse Hub

Things with Wings: Buzzing Bees, MetroParks of Butler County

Family Fun Day 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

Professional Opportunities

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. 

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is offering Safe & Clean Grants of $1,000 to $10,000 to fund community-driven problem-solving projects of all kinds, thanks to over $500,000 in funding from the City of Cincinnati's Safe & Clean Neighborhood Fund.

Ohio Department of Development is offering Brownfield Remediation grants for the environmental assessment and remediation of brownfield sites across Ohio.

Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is offering Transit Infrastructure Fund (TIF) grants to fund roads, bridges, sidewalks, and more, throughout Metro’s Hamilton County service area (due 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 (tenant programs ongoing; property owners apply by 7/1).

Cincinnati Parks is offering the opportunity to become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist through a research-based education program supported by OSU that runs 9/10-11/12.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Ohio River Sweep - ORSANCO

Volunteer Opportunities, 6/25: Garden Tour Volunteers - Cincinnati Nature Center

Nest Box Monitor, Community Workdays at VOA - 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

Sustainability & Ecology Education Coordinator - Civic Garden Center

STEM Outreach Coordinator - US EPA Cincinnati

Planner I - Anderson Township

Farm Educator - Gorman Heritage Farm

Drop-Off Coordinator - CompostNOW

Earth Steward: Ecological Landscape Crew Member - Our Land Organics

Cook, Spirituality Center Director - Society of the Transfiguration 

Land Manager - Cardinal Land Conservancy

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