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Sustainability Spotlight: 

Introducing GU's Climate Policy Lead

Green Umbrella is excited to announce that Savannah Sullivan will be our Climate Policy Lead. Savannah will transition into this position later this year after wrapping up her role as a Climate and Resilience Analyst for the City of Cincinnati, which was supported by the American Cities Climate Challenge, Energy Foundation, and National League of Cities. She brings direct experience working with local governments and concerned citizens to design sustainability and resilience plans and advance environmental justice priorities. Savannah's role will include convening local governments to explore tried and

true strategies to decrease their carbon footprint, adapt to our changing climate, and protect vulnerable residents. Join us in welcoming her to the team!

Join Us for Our 2020 Annual Meeting on December 10

Calling all Green Umbrella members! Join us for a virtual coffee and to celebrate a year of growth, challenge and accomplishment at our Annual Meeting on Monday, December 14 from 9:30-10:30 AM. Connect with other GU members, learn about the progress of our new Impact Teams and hear what's in store for 2021.

This event is free and open to all Green Umbrella members. Not a member? Sign up to join our movement! Your organization can join our member network or you can donate

and become an individual member. Register for the event by Thursday, December 10. Hope to see you there! 

Hear Why We're Passionate About Farm to School

October has been Farm to School month and we're excited about the progress we've made and the launch of Feed Our Future. Learn more about our Farm to School efforts and hear from our staff and partners why we're passionate about bringing local foods into the classroom and cafeteria in this short video.

Want to help create a healthy, sustainable and

equitable food system? Attend the 2020 Ohio Food Policy Summit on November 16 & 17 to help set state policy priorities and learn how to maximize your advocacy. And join us at the next Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council meeting on November 18.

Join Us for an Outdoor Film Screening of Gather

Green Umbrella and the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition invite you to an outdoor film screening of Gather, an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

Join us at Campsite Sculpture Park on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 pm. This is an

in-person event. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.

Make an investment in the sustainability and resiliency of our region. 

Donate and become a Green Umbrella member today!

Sustainability in the Headlines

Connect with our Members!                          View our full events calendar. 

October 28: Trees in Our Community Forum 6:00-8:00 pm, NKUCFC

October 29:

Building a Resilient Food System 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

The Potential of Permaculture: Cities & Suburbs 7:00 pm, Lloyd Library & Museum

2020 Tri-State Trails Summit 7:00-9:00 pm, Tri-State Trails

October 30: Barnyard Bonanza 9:00 am-2:15 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

October 31:

Let's Get Batty! DIY Bat House Build 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

Trail of Treats 11:00 am-1:00 pm, MetroParks of Butler County

November 1: Turkey Day Open 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

November 5:

Ohio Soil Health Farmer Discussion 9:30-10:30 am, Ohio Soil Health Initiative

TreeHugger Trivia 5:00-7:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

November 6:

Night Hike 5:00-7:00 pm, Boone County Conservation District

Campfire on the Bluff 6:30-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

November 7:

Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Boone County Conservation District

3rd Annual Honeysuckle Hunt 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Imago

Permablitz Tree Planting 1:30-4:30 pm, Cincinnati Permaculture Institute

November 8: Forest Bathing at Long Branch 1:00-3:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

November 10: Retention Basin Maintenance and Retrofits 6:00 pm, HCSWCD

November 12:

LEED for Cities + Communities 1:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

Sustainable Eating 6:00-7:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

I Want to Believe - Astronomy Conspiracies 7:00-8:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

November 13: Stargazing 101 w/Dean Regas 7:00-9:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

November 14:

The Great Cincy Race 12:00-4:00 pm, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Fossil Hunt with Jack Berninger 2:00-3:00 pm, Western Wildlife Corridor

Professional Opportunities   

Boone County Conservation District is offering 2020-2021 Education Grants for teacher or student led school projects that foster learning about conservation and our environment.

USGBC is accepting nominations for the 2020 Leadership Awards, recognizing local leaders and innovative projects in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Nominations due October 30.

Cincinnati Permaculture Institute is offering a Year Long Permaculture Design Certification Course, which will begin November 21. Register by October 31 for an early-bird discount.

Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions is hosting Restoration, Resiliency, & Reciprocity, November 6-8, a virtual conference focused on co-creating a new way forward based in reciprocity, justice and respect in all our relationships.

Greenbuild is hosting the Global Health & Wellness Summit on October 22, leading up to their International Conference & Expo, November 10-12.

Ohio Food Policy Network is hosting the 2020 Ohio Food Policy SummitNovember 16-17. Help set statewide policy priorities for 2021 and learn how to maximize your advocacy. 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources is offering Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants of $50k-500k to state and local government subdivisions for acquisition, development and rehabilitation of recreational areas. Applications due November 16.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is hosting the Energy Efficiency and Climate Policy Forum on December 3, to explore key steps and policies that will help the U.S. reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050.

Boone County Conservation District is offering two $1,000 Student Scholarships to college students enrolled in a major related to the field of conservation. Applications due January 31.

Volunteer with our Members

Volunteer Videographer Needed - Western Wildlife Corridor

Civic Garden Center Volunteer Workdays - Civic Garden Center

BioBlitz Citizen Science Plant Identification - Mill Creek Alliance

Speak Truth to Power Video Project - Ohio Citizen Action

Glean and Share Volunteers - Society of St Andrew & Vitality Cincinnati

Work with our Members

Director of Human Resources, Communications Associate - Ohio Environmental Council

Full-Time Accountant Position - ORSANCO

Brand Ambassador, Modern Farmer - 80 Acres Farms

Chief of Human ResourcesP/T Job Opportunities Great Parks of Hamilton County

Manager of Scheduling - Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky

Greenspace Ambassador - 3CDC

Assistant Land Steward, Facilities Associate (FT), Facilities Associate (PT) - Cincinnati Nature Center

Solid Waste Services Recycling Technician - Boone County Solid Waste

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