The Hamilton County Commissioners have given an unanimous thumbs-up to replace the temporary, portable SkyStar observation wheel at The Banks with a more permanent structure. Within a year, the 150-foot-tall current SkyStar will be a replaced by a 200-foot-tall similar structure — i.e. rotating, enclosed gondolas; aerial views of the riverfront, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; etc. —… Read More Permanent Skywheel Coming to Cincinnati
Following in Norwood’s steps, Cincinnati City Council has agreed to decriminalize possession and use of relatively small amounts of marijuana. The good news is that the Cincinnati Police Department will presumably no longer be searching your car for a few seeds to bust you with. The bad news is that weed is still illegal in… Read More Cincy Decriminalizes Weed
Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati. We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in seven key areas of sustainability. Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati. We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in key areas of sustainability. Our… Read More SPOTLIGHT: Green Umbrella
For many in Cincinnati, the sight of a person with a cardboard sign bearing the words “Homeless — Please Help” brings about conflicting feelings. Most would like to be helpful, but wonder, justifiably, if handing spare change to panhandlers is really in anyone’s best interest. Many choose to keep walking, not contributing out of fear… Read More Jobs Van picks up panhandlers and drives them towards a brighter future
“We have solutions ready to go; we’re just missing the political will to act.”by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams. A new study describes global tree restoration as “our most effective climate change solution to date.” (Photo: jotily/Getty Images) Amid record-setting temperatures worldwide and predictions by experts that this year will be among the hottest humanity has ever seen,… Read More Planting Trees Are The Best Way to Mitigate Climate Chaos
Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI) is a non-profit that partners with individuals and organizations to create worker-owned businesses that sustain families. CUCI emerged from the historic partnership between Mondragon, the world’s most successful network of worker-cooperatives, and the United Steelworkers in October of 2009.… Read More SPOTLIGHT: Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative
Brick Gardens, a social-enterprise specializing in converting vacant buildings into indoor hydroponic grow farms, will partner with St. Aloysius, an integrated system of mental health services and education for children and adolescents in southwest Ohio, to implement an indoor hydroponic farming education program. Together, Brick Gardens and St. Aloysius will work to repurpose an outdoor abandoned urban farm located at the St. Al’s Reading Road main campus in the Bond Hill community.… Read More SPOTLIGHT: Brick Gardens
Our world is crumbling around us. Everything from roads to the natural world to our federal government seems to be failing. Our lives and our Earth are calling for a response.
World 5.0, as our new operating system based on Peace, Love, Integrity, Justice and Balance, can provide the precepts to reverse the greed and corruption that have overtaken our old system.
Thanks for joining us! Many of us have spent years or lives trying to make our communities healthier and happier. First Monday offers us a way forward based on the truth of Life Itself. The recognition that ‘Life happens only now’ is the core of our new operating system – World 5.0. Never doubt that… Read More The Journey Begins