November 11, 2020  -  View online

Sustainability Spotlight: 

Make it a Local Thanksgiving this Harvest Season

November is the time of year we reflect on our gratitude for the year's abundant harvest. We would like to thank all our farmers, farm workers and food system workers that are essential to growing our food and getting it to our tables. Let's support our regional farmers and food artisans, especially this year. Doing so helps shorten the supply chains, supports ecologically regenerative farming, builds our local economy and builds regional food security.

Check out Edible Ohio Valley's guide to buying local turkeys and learn about heritage breeds, then join us at Hyde Park

Farmers Market's annual Turkey Tuesday Harvest Celebration on November 24! 

Learn About Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Join us this Thursday at 6:00 pm for a panel discussion with Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition and 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.

This is an in-person event (masks and social distancing mandatory, bring your own chair),

but we also plan to livestream the discussion on Facebook and you can stream the film from home via this link with password "Gather2020".

Creating Climate Safe Neighborhoods in Cincinnati

Groundwork Ohio River Valley and the City of Cincinnati are teaming up to create climate safe neighborhoods by working with vulnerable communities to develop mitigation measures for extreme heat, flooding and air pollution. With the help of national grant funding, they will engage local residents in providing neighborhood-level expertise, creating a shared vision for their community and prioritizing solutions that enhance their climate resilience. 

Greenspace Gem: Gunpowder Creek Nature Park

This 122-acre preserve supports about 300 species of plants. The park features a graveled nineteenth-century logging trail that travels from an elevation of 830 feet to 620 feet and ends in a riparian woods along wide and rocky Gunpowder Creek. The stand of oaks on the northern hillside is one of the best remaining undisturbed areas of oak woodland in the region. The channel of the creek runs through alternating layers of shale and limestone. 

Check out our new interactive storymap and explore our region's 30 Greenspace Gems!

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Sustainability in the Headlines

Featured Member Events                         View our full events calendar. 

November 12:

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: Annual Meeting: Rooted in Resilience 12:00-1:00 pm, OEC

November 14:

Trail Work & Forest Restoration Work Day 1:00-4:00 pm, Cincinnati Parks

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

November 15: My Great Park in Pictures Photo Walk 11:00 am, Great Parks

November 16: The 2020 Hall of Fame 4:30 pm, Working in Neighborhoods

November 17: Composting and Rain Barrels 6:00 pm, Hamilton County Soil & Water

November 18:

LEED Zero & True Zero Waste 1:00-2:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

Food Policy Council Meeting 2:30-4:30 pm, Green Umbrella

November 19:

Racial & Health Inequities Exposed by COVID-19 9:00-11:00 am, UC

LEED for Cities + Communities 1:00-2:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

State of the Trees Address 6:30-7:30 pm, Boone County Arboretum

Common Orchards & Regenerative Farms 7:00 pm, Lloyd Library & Museum

November 21: Paper Shredding Days 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Boone County Solid Waste

November 24: Turkey Tuesday Harvest Celebration 6:30-8:30 pm, Hyde Park Farmers Market

November 27: 6th Annual Plaid Friday Hike 9:30 am-4:00 pm, Imago

December 14: GU's 2020 Annual Meeting 9:30 am-10:30 am, Green Umbrella

Professional Opportunities   

City Parks Alliance Equitable Park Funding Hub provides easy access to information on funding sources for parks and recreation in low-income communities and communities of color.

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.

Cincinnati Permaculture Institute is hosting a Year Long Permaculture Design Certification Course, which will begin November 21.

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. 

NEEF is offering the Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund to support public lands impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications due December 1.

ACEEE is hosting the Energy Efficiency and Climate Policy Forum on December 3, to explore key steps and policies to reduce energy use and emissions by 50% by 2050.

City of Cincinnati Energy Equity Programs provide funding & education for energy efficiency upgrades in multifamily buildings for owners and tenants. Applications due December 4.

Kids Gardening is offering a 2021 Youth Garden Grant to support school and youth educational garden projects. Applications due December 18.

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.

Ohio EPA Recycling & Litter Prevention Program supports communities, nonprofits, businesses and academic institutions that initiate or expand recycling. Applications close February 5.

Volunteer with our Members

Volunteer Videographer Needed - Western Wildlife Corridor

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

Food Systems Analyst - Green Umbrella  

Project Manager, Hall Hunger Initiative - United Way of Greater Dayton Area

Supervisor of Urban Forestry - City of Cincinnati

Natural Resources Technician, Park Maintenance Technician, Manager of Visitor Services - Metro Parks of Butler County

Director of Grants Management, Director of Human Resources, Communications Associate, Environmental Policy Fellow - Ohio Environmental Council

Full-Time Accountant Position - ORSANCO

Brand Ambassador, Modern Farmer - 80 Acres Farms

Full Time Park RangerP/T Job Opportunities Great Parks of Hamilton County

Facilities Associate (FT), Facilities Associate (PT) - Cincinnati Nature Center

Solid Waste Services Recycling Technician - Boone County Solid Waste

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