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Sustainability Spotlights

Mayoral & City Council Candidates to Showcase Their Climate Platforms

Green Umbrella, in partnership with Action Tank, Groundwork Ohio River Valley, and Cincinnati NAACP, will present a Local Candidate Climate & Sustainability Forum on October 13 at 6:00 pm. This event provides an opportunity for voters to learn about the sustainability action and policy platforms for candidates running for local office in Cincinnati. Mayoral and Council candidates will share their position and plans on issues related to the environment, climate change, environmental justice and sustainability. Register to secure your spot.

Clifton Ave Protected Bike Lane Meeting & Tri-State Trails Fundraiser

In a recent op-ed, Tri-State Trails Director Wade Johnston argues that bike lanes, like the one on Clifton Avenue, make our roads safer for everybody. Cincinnati City Council is hosting a public meeting on September 30 at 6:30 pm to discuss whether to keep the Clifton Avenue Protected Bike Lane. You can join Tri-State Trails that day at 6:00 pm to ride the protected bike lane together to the meeting.

If you are excited about the progress we're making please support the Tri-State Trails annual fundraiser on October 23

from 4:00-7:00 pm, which includes an opportunity to see the expanding CROWN trail network for yourself.

Fall Orchard Installations & Community Orchard Steward Trainings

This past weekend, the Common Orchard Project installed a new public community orchard in North Fairmount! You can help out with our next orchard installations, which will be in Price Hill on October 23rd and Norwood on October 24th.

Interested in becoming a Common Orchard Steward? Beginning this fall, and continuing throughout 2022, we will be offering a series of free trainings for folks committed to caring for a community orchard. Check out the workshop series here and register to participate. We're also hosting an optional orientation today at 6:00 pm at the Camp Washington Urban Farm where you can learn more.

October Green Drinks & Seek Cincy Scavenger Hunt

Join us for our next Green Drinks on October 21st at Esoteric Brewing Company in Walnut Hills. This month, we will be partnering with the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati on a "Seek Cincy" green building themed scavenger hunt around Walnut Hills, followed by drinks and networking at Esoteric Brewing Company. Teams will be given clues and will submit photos of the answers on Instagram. Learn more here.

Save the date: Our November 4th Green Drinks will feature a healthy building tour at Enriching Spaces!

Featured Events                                                    View our full events calendar

September 30:

2030 District Healthy Building Deep Dive: Mind 1:00-2:00 pm, Cincinnati 2030 District

Alley Talk & Walkabout 5:00-7:00 pm, Spring In Our Steps

Support the CORV Local Food Guide 5:00-7:00 pm, CORV Local Food Guide

October 1:

Charlie Harper Quilt Show 11:00 am-4:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

Family Flashlight Nighttime Scavenger Hunt 8:00-9:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

October 2:

Youth Conservation Summit 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

Clip & Climb: Devou Park Steps 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Spring in Our Steps

Agraria Field Day 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Agraria

Madisonville 5K Run/Walk 10:30 am, MCURC

Monarch Festival 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Star Gazing: Gas Giants 7:00-9:00 pm, MetroParks of Butler County

October 3: Black Walnut Hunting 2:00-3:30 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

October 4: Active Adults - Hike Series 2:30-4:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

October 6: Outdoor Archery 1:00-3:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

October 7: Family Field Trip Day 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Gorman Heritage Farm

October 8: Take a Yoga Hike 10:00-11:00 am, Kenton County Parks and Recreation 

October 9:

Native Plant Sale 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Cincinnati Zoo

All La SOUPEd Up! 6:00 pm, La Soupe

Hammers and Ales Fundraiser 6:00-10:00 pm, Cincinnati ToolBank

Toast to the View! 6:30-10:30 pm, Valley View

October 9-11: Indigenous People's Day Convergence 2021 Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition

October 12: USGBC Midwest Municipal Forum 2:00-3:15 pm, USGBC

October 13: Urban Design Salon 5:30-7:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

October 14: Treehugger Trivia 5:00-7:00 pm, USGBC

October 15:

Root Ball 6:30-8:30 pm, Great Parks Forever

Cincy Block Party 8:00-11:00 pm, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

October 16: Urban Stream Adventure 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Mill Creek Alliance

Professional Opportunities

USDA NRCS is offering financial and technical assistance to help local growers install hoop houses through the Cincinnati High Tunnel Initiative.

Hamilton County R3SOURCE (formerly Hamilton County Recycling) is offering Waste Reduction Innovation Grants to help communities and organizations implement waste reduction, reuse, food rescue, composting, and recycling programs in Hamilton County.

Kenton County Conservation District is identifying contractors that provide invasive plant mitigation services (due 9/30).

Ohio Department of Natural Resources is offering $5 million in grants for wetland projects through the H2Ohio Wetland Grant Program (due 9/30).

The City of Cincinnati is offering energy efficiency upgrades for income-eligible tenants, matching grants for multifamily building owners (due 10/1), and funding for whole building upgrades (info session 10/7; due 10/29).

PEDCO & Emersion Design are co-hosting the REBUILD Conference, focused on Midwest business sustainability issues and potential solutions from across the nation (10/7).

Cincinnati Permaculture Institute is offering a 96-hour immersive year long Permaculture Design Certification (begins 11/20).

Volunteer Opportunities

Agraria Land Team Volunteer Days (10/7, 10/21) - Community Solutions

Todd's Fork Workdays (10/16, 11/20) - Cardinal Land Conservancy

Halloween Happenings Haunted Trail Volunteers (10/15) - Kenton County Parks

Fall Tree Planting (10/30) - City of Covington

Many Volunteer Opportunities - Imago

Join USGBC Ohio's Leadership Team - USGBC Ohio

Horticulture Helper - Cincinnati Parks

Fall Farmers' Market Glean Team - Society of St Andrew

Reuse Hub Recycling Volunteer - Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

Civic Garden Center Friday Workdays - Civic Garden Center

Job Opportunities
Operations Director - Green Umbrella

Agriculture Education Program Coordinator, Visitor Services, Facilities & Maintenance Positions - MetroParks of Butler County

Fair Farms Program Coordinator - OEFFA

Development Director, Digital Outreach Coordinator - Agraria

Communications Coordinator - Ohio Environmental Council

Development and Communications Manager - Ohio River Foundation

Chief Operating Officer - La Soupe

Director of Public Relations & Communications - Contemporary Arts Center

Education Program Coordinator, Community & Social Engagement Coordinator - Mill Creek Alliance

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