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Date posted:  February 1, 2017

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Green Umbrella announced a funding opportunity designed to
financially support energy-efficient refrigeration for the local food
system. This funding, provided by the Duke Class Benefit Fund, will
simultaneously advance regional sustainability goals related to local
food, food waste reduction, fresh food access, and energy-efficiency.
The total amount of funding available is $75,000. Applications are
due March 15, 2017, and more information can be found at

Through these grants, Green Umbrella seeks to strengthen regional
distribution and consumption of locally-grown food. Refrigeration is
essential to maintain quality, meet food safety requirements, and
avoid waste, yet is one of the most costly parts of the local food
supply chain.

“This funding will get us one step closer to achieving our goal of
doubling the production and consumption of local food by 2020 in
Greater Cincinnati, while having the added benefit of conserving
energy at the same time,” says Kristin Weiss, executive director of
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 key areas of
sustainability. Our vision is to have the region recognized as one of
the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.

For more information or to become a member, please visit

High-fives Green Umbrella!
Green Umbrella Funding Opportunity for Local Food System
Pets In Need Receives Grant to Support
Affordable Veterinary Care
Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati received a renewal grant of
$26,000 from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust to support its
mission of providing affordable, high-quality veterinary care to low-
income families.

As the only resource of its kind in Greater Cincinnati, Pets In Need
provides a positive alternative to surrendering pets to a shelter. Its
vision aligns with the mission of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable
Trust, which is to extend in perpetuity the generosity toward animals
in need shown by Kenneth Allen Scott during his lifetime, and to
assist those who care for them today.

In 2009, the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust provided the initial
funding for the part-time Pets In Need program at the UCAN Nonprofit
Spay Neuter Clinic. In 2012, the program became a stand-alone
nonprofit, Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. With the ongoing
support of the Trust, Pets In Need has expanded its capacity and
currently serves pets in more than 1,800 local low-income families.

Ann Hill, Pets In Need Executive Director, said, “The consistent and
generous funding provided by the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust
has supported our growth and our commitment to keeping pets
healthy, happy, and together with the people who love them. We
believe that regardless of means, everyone deserves to have the
benefits and love of a healthy pet.”

To learn more about the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust visit
www.kennethscottcharitabletrust.org. To learn more about Pets In
Need of Greater Cincinnati and how to support its mission, visit
www.PINcincinnati.org or call 513-761-PETS (7387).

High-fives Pets In Need!

This hoop house at Our Harvest helps extend the local food growing season.
                       Photo | Our  Harvest

Photo | Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati