Get the latest on energy-saving products for home or business, from the EPA and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Provides qualifications for the federal tax credits for energy-efficient products or renewable energy systems for your home.
Experts in energy efficiency for residential and small business applications servicing the entire Greater Cincinnati area. Offers multiple layers of service from building evaluations and home energy audits to full efficiency upgrades including the installation of renewables.
The Hamilton County, Ohio Planning Partnership Committee on Green Building helps to introduce and familiarize both the development community and the regulatory agencies about the effectiveness, economic benefits and overall appropriateness of innovative Green Building practices. Lists green initiatives by local government and organizations.
A non-profit organization that takes materials headed for the dumpster and re-uses them to help others build their own homes. The products that are donated are building grade products that are overstocked by partner suppliers or are donated by companies and private individuals all across the Northern Kentucky area.
A non-profit organization helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce their energy costs through education, expertise, and innovative financing. Offers educational services, project management, and financing services to retrofit buildings with energy efficient and renewable technologies.
A planning partnership that works to help introduce and familiarize both the development community and the regulatory agencies about the genuine effectiveness, documented economic benefits and overall appropriateness of innovative Green Building practices. Includes local green building projects and initiatives, green educational programs, and green resources.
Located in the Price Hill community of Cincinnati, this urban-eco village fosters a sustainable urban neighborhood that promotes preservation through social, economic, and healthy lifestyles. The neighborhood contains the nature preserve, Imago, Cincinnati Zen Center, 100-acre woods, community gardens, and energy efficient housing.
The 1,050-acre property includes one of the largest manmade wetlands in Ohio, large tracts of water, upland forests, a lengthy riparian corridor, and the beginnings of tall grass prairies. Sponsors the BioBlitz program, a 24-hour species inventory of the site.
Grailville provides the only full scale, ecologically sound, functional, sustainable, and efficient wastewater system of its kind in Ohio. The U.S. EPA along with the UC's Environmental Engineering Department are conducting a research project in Grailville’s wetland to study the system's nutrient removal.
The Hillside Trust actively works to help achieve a balance between the competing interests of development and conservation of the remaining hillside land by research and education, land conservation, and advocacy of responsible land use. Provides a list of preserved properties, hillside art, newsletter, and meeting information.
A community-based organization working with landowners and agencies to voluntarily conserve streams, farmland, greenspace, and cultural heritage in Butler, Preble, Darke, and Western Montgomery Counties.
A horticultural resource that enriches lives through education, community beautification and environmental stewardship. Maintains eight landscaped acres open daily to visitors at no charge located 2.5 miles from downtown Cincinnati. The Center provides education and information to individuals, schools, organizations and businesses through its Horticulture Helpline, library, classes, hands-on workshops, tours, special events and outreach programs. Sponsors the Neighborhood Gardens program.
Located on the 25-acre campus shared by the primary and elementary schools in Loveland, the garden school contains more than 100 garden beds that offer a creative and environmentally interactive approach to teach curriculum standards. Provides educational programs, teaching resources, and volunteer opportunities.
An umbrella organization composed of environmental education organizations and parks to promote environmental education resources available to classroom teachers throughout Greater Cincinnati, facilitate interaction and collaboration among environmental education professionals, and provide outreach and training to classroom teachers. Includes a calendar of events.
An environmental and conservation based program for young men and women 14-20 years old. Provides experiences to investigate the meaning of conservation and environmental interdependence in their personal relationships and communities. Emphasis is on life skills, citizenship, character education, leadership experience, and career opportunities.
A new environmental education program from the Civic Garden Center breaking ground at Oak and Reading for a hands-on learning laboratory. Students and adults will discover how to apply sustainable practices to their gardens and the systems (water, waste, soil) that support them, with a strong focus on growing healthy food and keeping storm water where it falls.
The urban nature preserve provides children and adults with hands-on educational programs that include environmental workshops, scout programs, and summer camps. The 16-acre preserve is open to the public for hiking and nature exploration.
Provides educational activities and focused learning experiences for students, as well as leadership and development programs for adults. Site provides information about the different camps, day and evening classes, and living history re-enactments.
A collaboration of organizations and individuals educating the community that time spent in nature is essential for the physical, mental and emotional health of all children. Provides a listing of over 100 parks and preserves with green lawns, play grounds, garden paths and wooded trails that are free and open to the public. Provides a “Find-A-Program” system to assist teachers in finding over 100 local nature programs. Includes resources, news and family nature club kits.
Works to educate all involved in youth, amateur, and professional sports on how best to adopt environmental practices that will preserve playing fields and stadiums. Partners with local organizations to host recycling drives, green events, and educational activities to encourage saving the environment.
A community outreach program of the Sierra Club that introduces people and groups to the wilderness. Outings include dayhikes, backpacking, car camping, canoeing, whitewater rafting, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.
Provides research and technical expertise on government agencies and industries for enforcement and implementation of environmental laws, builds partnerships, and works to improve the quality of life in Greater Cincinnati. Also offers a newsletter and resources.
Community of not-for-profit organizations, businesses, government agencies, and individuals from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana who work together to promote the beauty and environmental quality of the Tristate area.
A collaboration between the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Cincinnati Public Schools, University of Cincinnati and Duke Energy. Works to encourage and support efforts that will measurably improve environmental performance. Provides listing of working projects.
As part of the Green Cincinnati Plan, in 2009 the City of Cincinnati launched the Cincinnati Urban Farm initiative recruiting citizens and community groups to partner with the City to develop urban farms using vacant City property.
A local group, affiliated with EarthSave International, that promotes eating plant-based foods, sharing concerns for the environment, compassionate treatment of animals and improved health. Offers programs, activities and related resources.
The program is based on the Victory Gardens concept of WWII, and involves family gardening and giving back to the community. The Giving Garden program asks suburban Cincinnati area gardeners to plant more fruits and vegetables than they can use themselves, and give the extra to The Healing Center or local food pantries.
A membership-based, grassroots organization, that promotes and supports sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems. Provides a consumer guide to organic and ecological farms and gardens, consumer and grower information, online resources, and more.
The annual Farmers' Fair celebrates and supports local food culture and sustainable living with a street fair, farmers' market and fundraiser to help build relationships from farm to table. Located in the Roebling Entertainment District of Covington, Kentucky.
Facebook features a water conservation application that gives you a speedy rundown of your personal water use. You can complete the test in a few minutes and then see where you fall in comparison to other Facebook peeps.
Offers secure electronics recycling including computers, monitors, hard drives, televisions, and light bulbs. Offers a pickup service within 100 miles of Cincinnati, including Columbus and Dayton, within 100 miles of Louisville, and selected parts of southeastern Indiana.
Provides information about the City's new recycling program to begin in the fall of 2010. The plan includes the addition of new recycling containers and an option to participate in Recycle Bank, where homeowners gain rewards based on how much they recycle.
A non-profit organization that provides gently worn prom dresses and accessories to economically disadvantaged high school girls in Greater Cincinnati. Referrals come from principals, counselors or a social service agency.
The LINKS program serves the Greater Cincinnati area schools and brings together the desire of young students who want to learn to play an instrument with used instruments that others have donated. Scholarship forms for students are submitted through orchestra directors or school bands.
Collects gently used items, such as clothing, furniture, appliances, toys and unusable items to recycle or resell to ensure they are handled in a way that best utilizes the natural resources from which they are made.
A non-profit organization that collects expired specification samples from interior designers and architects and recycles or repurposes materials to provide to artists, arts educators, libraries, theater groups, and students. Project sites are run by volunteers. Find information about the Cincinnati project site.