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Sustainability Spotlight

It's Still National Bike Month, So Let's Venture Out on Two Wheels

Trail use is up all around Greater Cincinnati and we hope you are getting out on your bike this month. Typically we celebrate National Bike Month in Greater Cincinnati with a series of 50+ group rides and public events. While COVID-19 has changed the way we’re able to celebrate this year, Tri-State Trails has compiled a variety of fun activities:

Lighthouse Green Learning Center to Offer Education & Job Training

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services is launching a Green Learning Center this spring, which will provide learning and mentoring opportunities for youth interested in growing native trees for community reforestation, designing demonstration sites and developing life and business skills associated with urban agriculture and conservation.

Groundwork Ohio River Valley will partner with the Civic Garden Center and other community organizations to lead year-round programming at the Green Learning Center that offers students at Lighthouse Community School environmental education, summer job opportunities and hands-on job training in urban conservation and ecological restoration through Groundwork's Green Corps program.

Edible City Project Envisions Our Regional Food System

Interested in the past, present and future of Greater Cincinnati's food system? Green Umbrella is proud to partner with Wave Pool and Cincinnati Museum Center on the Edible City Project, which visualizes our foodshed's past, present and future with maps, infographics and original artwork. It will culminate in a beautiful coffee table book available for pre-order.

Cincinnati Museum Center recently sat down with project lead Alan Wight to talk about how Greater Cincinnati is home to several world-renowned permaculture teachers. Check out the video to learn about their projects and vision for the future.

Permaculture is a design science that uses the patterns observed in nature to create more productive, diverse and resilient landscapes capable of providing food, energy, shelter and our other needs in a sustainable way.  

Learn more about the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute's educational programs, perennial nursery and vision for a mutualistic and regenerative future.

Regional Sustainability Webinar to Explore the Role of Local Governments

Join us this Friday at 3:00 pm for a discussion on the role of local governments in creating a resilient and regenerative region.

Speakers will include Larry Falkin, Director of Environment and 

Sustainability, City of Cincinnati, Joe Flarida, Executive Director, Power a Clean Future Ohio, and Matt Kolbinsky, President, ProLighting & Solar and IBEW member.

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Sustainability in the Headlines

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Parks @ Home weekdays at 10:00 am, Great Parks of Hamilton County
Home Safari Facebook Live weekdays at 3:00 pm, Cincinnati Zoo

Dean Regas Live Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory
Constellation Station Live Thursdays at 3:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

Imago Rangers Facebook Live Fridays at 10:30 am, Imago

Facebook Live with the Farm Fridays at 11:00 am, Gorman Heritage Farm

Adventure in Place Saturdays at 10:00 am, Adventure Crew

May 14: 

Leading Through Collaboration: Ohio's 2030 Districts 1:00-2:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

How to Save Money at the Grocery 2:00-3:00 pm, Hamilton County Recycling

Air Barriers & Moisture Control Webinar 2:00:-3:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati 

Virtual Happy Planet Happy Hour 5:00-6:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

Living the Change (Film Screening) 7:30 pm, Great Parks of Hamilton County

May 15:

Virtual Breakfast on the Bridge 7:00-8:30 am, Tri-State Trails

Regional Sustainability Series: Local Governments 3:00-4:00 pm, Green Umbrella

May 17: Interfaith Spring Concert 4:00-5:00 pm, XU Brueggeman Center for Dialogue

May 19:
EV Cincy Goals & Future of EVs 3:00-4:00 pm, City of Cincinnati

Solar Power at Home 6:30-8:00 pm, Western Wildlife Corridor & Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

The Road to Sustainable Fashion Webinar 7:00 pm, Hamilton County Recycling

Tour of the Universe 8:00-10:00 pm, Cincinnati Observatory

May 20: Road to a Resilient Heartland: Intro to LEED Zero 1:00-2:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

May 21:
Net Zero Buildings 8:00-10:00 am, USGBC Ohio
Clean Energy in the Age of Coronavirus 12:15-1:00 pm, Green Energy Ohio

Economic Actions for Rivertowns: Prep for COVID-19 Recovery 1:30 pm, Ohio River Recreation Trail, Great Miami Riverway & National Park Service

May 26: Sustainability During a Pandemic & Beyond 1:00-2:00 pm, USGBC Ohio

May 26 & 27: Public Compost Seminars 6:30 pm, Hamilton County Recycling

Professional Opportunities 

USGBC will host a virtual Equity Summit on May 28 and 29 where sustainability advocates, social and environmental justice leaders, and economic and community development experts will share how their work acts on equity by creating better lives for people and through moving the needle for green buildings, cities, and communities. Call for proposals closes May 15.

Green Umbrella's Book Club will meet on May 28 and June 25 to discuss The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, by Florence Williams.

Pachamama Alliance is hosting the Game Changer Intensive, an 8-week online course to inspire and equip you to become a game changing leader in the world. Enroll by June 7. They also offer an ongoing online course, Awakening the Dreamer, which invites you to reflect and discover opportunities to create a new environmental future. 

USDA is offering $900k for local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction pilot project. They will host a webinar on June 4 and applications are due June 26.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation is offering Learning Links + COVID-19 Classroom Relief grants of up to $1000 for K-12 projects, events, classroom and after-school programming, and service learning projects to address learning loss due to COVID. Proposals due August 7.

PEDCO and emersion DESIGN will host the 2020 REBUILD conference, focused on sustainability in the built environment, on October 1. This year’s theme is Resiliency, centered around high impactful strategies and tactics for REbuilding, REjuvinating and REvitalizing the Midwest.

Volunteer with our Members

Trosset Wildflower Sanctuary Volunteers, Farm Internship, Volunteer Farm Educator - Gorman Heritage Farm

Work with our Members

Construction Manager - Urban Blooms

Natural Resource Manager, Conservation & Parks Manager II, Part Time Park Ranger, Finance Manager  - Great Parks of Hamilton County

Americorps Community Service Program - Cincinnati Zoo

Part Time Naturalist - Bulls Run Sanctuary and Arboretum

Senior Design Architect - Emersion Design

Note: Hiring freezes may affect the current status of some of these job offerings. 

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