SPOTLIGHT: Green Umbrella

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

Jobs Van picks up panhandlers and drives them towards a brighter future

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

Planting Trees Are The Best Way to Mitigate Climate Chaos

“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

SPOTLIGHT: Brick Gardens

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