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Sustainability Spotlight: 

Join Our Interactive Event & Invest in the Future of Our Food System

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council invites you to a special event with guest Chef Jackson Rouse on July 16. Receive a meal kit of local ingredients delivered to your door and a link to the interactive event!

We need a minimum of 10 additional registrants to put on this event.

Help us meet our goal and register today!

Impact Team Shares Vision with Cincinnati Public Schools Board

On Monday night, members of the CPS Outside Impact Team spoke during the public comment period of the Board of Education meeting. They introduced the network of organizations, public agencies and other key stakeholders that has formed in order to support Cincinnati Public Schools in providing equitable access to outdoor activities, education and career development.

The team offered to help CPS prepare for

increased time outside as part of the modified school opening plans, and laid out ideas for future collaborative programming. You can read more about the team's vision, and check out a map of parks and recreation areas within a quarter mile of CPS schools in this document. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, please reach out to Ryan Mooney-Bullock.

Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit to Be a Virtual Multi-Day Event

Join us at the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, now a 3-day, virtual event taking place August 5-7. The Summit will kick off on Wednesday evening at 7 pm, with a keynote address by nationally renowned urban strategist, Majora Carter. We'll return on Thursday afternoon for a plenary panel featuring Majora Carter, Jaime Love, Associate Director of US Programs at the Institute for Sustainable Communities and Hamilton County Commissioner, Victoria Parks.

This year's Summit also includes 21 panels with a diverse slate

of powerful speakers from across our region. Conference attendees can access additional information by downloading the conference app.

Learn more and register to secure your spot!

Special thanks to the speakers and guests who joined us for our Pre-Summit Webinar series. We've decided to cancel the remainder of the series, but will announce additional opportunities to connect and examine race, health, sustainability and this pivotal moment in which we find ourselves currently. We hope you'll join us for the conversation. 

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Sustainability in the Headlines

Connect with our Members!                          View our full events calendar. 

June 25: Waste Reduction, Everyone's Zooing It! 2:00 pm, Hamilton County Recycling & Cincinnati Zoo 

June 26: Drive-Thru Produce Pop-Ups 3:00-5:00 pm, Working in Neighborhoods

June 27:

Compost Bin Sale 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Hamilton County Recycling

Helmet Giveaway: Children & Teens 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Friends of the Little Miami State Park

June 29: Native Garden Tour 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Cincinnati Nature Center

June 30:

Electronic Sensor Faucets Webinar 12:00-1:00 pm, AIA Cincinnati

Clean Energy in the Age of Coronavirus 12:15-1:15 pm, Green Energy Ohio

Canning & Freezing Fruits 4:00-5:00 pm, OSU Extension-Clermont County

July 7: Cincinnati 2030 District 50% Solution Series 1:00-2:00 pm, Cincinnati 2030 District

July 9: Greening Our Schools 1:00-2:00 pm, USGBC

July 10: Sustainable Synergy: How Manufacturers and Scientists Can Collaborate 12:15-1:30 pm, USGBC 

Professional Opportunities 

Ohio Development Services Agency is offering low interest loans from $250k to $2.5M to help small businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits and local governments implement energy efficiency improvements through the Energy Loan Fund.

New Earth Foundation is offering small nonprofits grants to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet, brighten the future and further peace. Letter of Inquiry due July 1.

GreenBiz is offering scholarships for college students and young professionals to receive mentorship from circular economy leaders through the Circularlity 20 Emerging Leaders Program. Applications due July 17.

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.

Community Solutions is co-sponsoring Black Farming: Beyond 40 Acres and a Mule, a free two-day conference (in-person and virtual access) on September 11-12 focused on the influence of Black farmers in Ohio, preparing the next generation of underrepresented farmers, and cultivating cooperative business models.

Collective Impact Forum is hosting 2020 Champions for Change, a 3 day online workshop on September 15-17 focusing on the role of backbone organizations in leading collective impact initiatives.

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

Compost Bin Sale Volunteers June 27, 9:00 am-1:00 pm - Hamilton County Recycling

Hauck Botanic Gardens Workday, Community Garden Workday - alternating Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm, Civic Garden Center

Speak Truth to Power Video Project - Ohio Citizen Action

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

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

Work with our Members

FT Golf Maintenance Technician, PT Riding Instructor, Glenwood Gardens Park Maintenance, Fernbank Park & Embshoff Woods Park Maintenance, Arborist, PT Park Ranger, Multiple Seasonal PositionsGreat Parks of Hamilton County

Sales Representative - Donovan Energy

Certification Specialist, Operations Coordinator - OEFFA

Construction Manager - Urban Blooms

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