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Please come to the door Friday May 3 between 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM for Walk-Up Registration. 


Friday, May 3, 2013
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

"Taste of Local Foods"
Lunch Served at Noon

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Crossroads Community Church
3500 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Detailed Directions 

Metro bus routes4, 11, 12X, 41 and 51 all have stops that will get you there. Find your bus route at:

Or ride your bike - bicycle racks onsite. 

Keynote Speaker:

Robert Buchanan,Co-Founder of Polar Bears International.

Robert Buchanan Photo

Robert W. Buchanan and his wife Carolyn founded Polar Bears International in 2002.  Under Robert's leadership, PBI has grown into an organization with an international scope, supporting projects throughout the circumpolar North and reaching audiences as far away as Japan and Australia with a strong conservation message. Funding provided by PBI helped support research that led to the listing of the polar bear as a threatened species by the U.S. government.  This non-advocacy NGO has become the “Go To” organization for polar bear research, education, and empowerment. 

Recently Robert and Carolyn retired from PBI to start an advocacy movement that focuses on uniting sustainable action groups into a worldwide movement called Arctic Action Teams and using this as a vehicle to provide infrastructure for establishing hope through action. 

We have some fantastic door prizes to give away Friday!

 * Family Membership from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

* T-Shirt from the Cincinnati Nature Center

* Gift Bag from Vision 2015

* Reds tickets, courtesy of 5/3 Bank

 * A 30-Day Metro Bus Pass

* $100 Gift Card for Macy's

* Gift Cards for Whole Foods

* 1Year Membership - Queen City Bikes



Green Umbrella Staff 

    You are invited to attend the

Green Umbrella
Sustainability Summit

Friday May 3, 2013
from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm.

The Summit is our yearly opportunity to bring our entire Green Umbrella membership - representatives of businesses, organizations, local governments, schools and other engaged citizens - together to review the work of our action teams and share plans for the year ahead.

(Pssst.. if you're not a member yet, why don't you join and get involved in our Action Teams? The teams are focused on Water - Land - Waste Reduction -  Energy Conservation - Renewable Energy - Outdoor Recreation and Transportation.
Interested in learning more?  Click here! )

This year's Summit will be held at the 
Crossroads Community Church 
3500 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
We promise you a lively, informative, and substantive gathering that will leave you inspired and motivated to work even harder to help make our region one of the top 10 most green and sustainable metros areas in the US by 2020!
Our program will run from 8:00 am - Noon
Followed by a Taste of Local Foods lunch!
Just Added: 200 people will be going home with an Oak tree for planting, courtesy of our Green Umbrella Land Action Team!

Click here to see the Summit agenda.
Thank You to our
Presenting Sponsor 
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                 BETWEEN 8:00AM - 8:45AM
                for WALK-UP REGISTRATION.