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The Green Issue 2016: Small Steps, Big Change

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Every year around Earth Day, we take a second to evaluate our impact and ask a couple of questions like, “What’s my carbon footprint and how can I reduce it?” “Should I be biking more?” and “Why isn’t my compost working?”
  

Starting Small

Cincinnati’s first tiny living project aims to create affordable and sustainable urban housing

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cincinnati native and University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning architecture grad Brad Cooper is heading the region’s first tiny living project, Start Small Homes.   

Pocket-Sized Power

Water-purifying packets distributed by a local nonprofit are helping rural Kenyans affected by HIV/AIDS

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Since teaming up with the Cincinnati-based P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program in 2010, SOTENI International has provided 30 million liters of clean drinking water.
  

On-Point Natural Nails

OTR’s Spruce nail salon offers eco-friendly services and modern manicures for conscious consumers

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
One of the most shocking things you experience when walking into Spruce Natural Nail Shop on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine is the smell — it actually smells good.  

Sustainable Cincinnati

City moving forward with proposed greening goals

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Green Umbrella, the region’s environmental sustainability alliance, is working with businesses, universities, individuals and local governments to make Greater Cincinnati one of the most sustainable U.S. cities by 2020.  

Go Green

Sustainable events in Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Dig into this list of green goings-on perfect for celebrating Earth Day.
  

Green Issue

0 Comments · Thursday, April 16, 2015
This year’s Green Issue focuses on sustainability. With headlines consistently popping up detailing climate change, pollution and energy crises, we should all be "going green," but beyond that we should also be thinking about going sustainable —  whether that's following the 10 simple “green” steps Green Umbrella suggests for your life and home, or taking it a bit further, like the residents of the Earnshaw Ecohouse, who want to be entirely sustainable by 2017.  

Under the Green Umbrella

The regional eco alliance wants to make Greater Cincinnati one of the most sustainable U.S. cities by 2020

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Green Umbrella, the region’s environmental sustainability alliance, wants to unite as many businesses, nonprofits, local governments and universities as possible in a coordinated effort to help improve the quality of life and the environment in Greater Cincinnati.   

Species Superheroes

The Cincinnati Zoo’s endangered wildlife team saves plants and animals with science

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The humble beginnings of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife team, or CREW, go back to a little lab in a closet within the zoo’s elephant house in 1981.   

Intentional Living

The Earnshaw Ecohouse offers residents an ecologically conscious lifestyle and visitors a model of sustainability

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
At the Earnshaw Ecohouse in Mount Auburn, a small community of individuals are working to go off-grid and become a fully sustainable residence within the next two years.   

Milkweed to Monarchs

Cincinnati Nature Center’s plant-your-own milkweed initiative aims to help save the Monarch butterfly

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The plight of the Monarch butterfly will take a positive turn following the launch of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s large-scale “Milkweed to Monarchs” project.   

Green Classes and Events

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
WEDNESDAY 15 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series: Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation ef  

Edible Outdoors Forest Forage

Native plant specialist Abby Artemisia leads weekly walks to help identify edible and non-edible plants

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 Join Carriage House Farm’s Native Plant Specialist Abby Artemisia for her weekly “Friday Frolic in the Forest” in LaBoiteaux Woods in Northside for a taste of a combination of culinary wonderland and Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet.
  

Outside Recess

Leave No Child Inside combats childhood obesity, A.D.D. and depression with exposure to the great outdoors

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Leave No Child Inside has initiated some extremely successful projects during its seven years in existence. Its leaders recently coordinated with Cincinnati Public Schools’ “5th Quarter” system, which supports community organized summer learning.   

More Than a Green Thumb

Buying local produce and growing your own benefits you, your wallet and the environment

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle” is an environmental mantra that has been drilled into us, but as much as managing our output has a positive impact on waste production, natural resources and our wallets, so does managing our input.