Committees

Board President 2014: Dennis Koskie
Board Vice President 2014: Chris Smyth
Board Treasurer 2014: Merrybeth McKee
Board Secretary 2014: Mark Carper

Head of EGG: Deborah Jordan
Head of Housing: Nancy Sullivan
Head of Communications: Jim Schenk
Head of Farm Project: Suellyn Shupe
Head of CSA: Michelle Savotti

The Enright Green Group Task Force (EGG)

EGG promotes green living practices as a way to help residents save money and conserve the Earth’s resources.  EGG develops programs and activities to enhance the quality of life, improve the character, and increase the enjoyability of the Enright Ridge Urban Eco Village neighborhood and community.  As a result of EGG’s work:

  • There have been 9 raingardens installed in the eco-village,
  • Under the leadership of Deborah Jordan, EGG collaborated, for two years, with the Central Ohio River Valley Local Food Initiative in the production of a Local Food Guide noting area growers, farmers markets, and other food-related resources.
  • It has offering workshops around energy efficiency and water usage and storage.
  • The Urban CSA started under their auspices.
  • Connected to the Food Coop and in starting an eco-village bike coop.
  • Involved in updating the weed ordinance to include natural landscaping.
  • Is now recording the green features that presently exist in the eco-village as a stepping stone to developing a future plan for further ecological changes in the eco-village..

Membership and Fundraising Committee

Membership and Fundraising are part of the same committee in 2011. The committee is currently looking at membership fees, updating information, record keeping , what we can offer as enhancements and possible FUNdraisers for this year. We are hoping to start by having a members (and friends) monthly soup supper. Planning is underway for this year’s FUNdraising efforts,  but dates have yet to be decided for the Annual Chili Cook-Off, Progressive Dinner, Pancake Breakfast and other street wide events. We want to be as inclusive as possible and put the FUN back in fundraising.   Currently  the committee consists of Suellyn Shupe , Lydia Stec and Ken Reidel.  Anyone interested in volunteering to head an event or helping in any way are welcome to join us.  Please contact Ken Reidel at kpreidel@aol.com

The Farm Project

The EGG task force gave life to the Farm Project in winter 2008-09.  A committee formed to plan for a CSA.  The work of many volunteers from the Ecovillage, local families, schools and universities made it possible to start a Community Supported Agriculture program in the first season of the project and the shareholders also contribute greatly to the Project. In the first part of 2009 an old greenhouse in the 800 block of Enright came on the market.  The Eco-village Farm Project, Imago and the Huber Foundation purchased the greenhouse and have rehabbed it and it has become an important part of the CSA. The Farm Project developed its own committee in August 2009.  Our primary activities at present are running the CSA, completing the rehab of the greenhouse, and raising funds to pay for same. Providing a model for growing food in an urban setting is a high priority for this project.  Building community, and educating people about food issues are ways that the farm project furthers the mission of the ERUEV.  Members of ERUEV with an interest in these goals and ideas are welcome to join.  You may be asked to wear gloves and bring a hoe   People outside the eco-village are also invited to become shareholders in the CSA and receive incredible organic food grown locally at very reasonable prices!

Housing Committee

We believe that sustainable neighborhoods rely on the availability of quality housing alternatives. Ecovillage members live in apartments or own, share or rent houses on Enright Avenue. The housing committee works hard to “green” houses that are on the market, organize volunteer assistants for new home owners, make available housing known to the wider community of Price Hill, welcome new neighbors and much, much more. Be a part of this important committee, contact@enrightecovillage.org

Communications Committee

The communications committee starts its monthly meeting with a potluck and a chance to communicate. The goal of this committee is to promote the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-village invigorating the sense of community and increasing the knowledge and practice of sustainable living internally to Enright Ave. residents and members of the Eco-village and externally to Greater Cincinnati Community.  We are:

  1. Putting out a quarterly eco-village wide newsletter,
  2. Keeping up the eco-village website,
  3. Giving presentations to groups about the eco-village,
  4. Offering regular monthly tours of the eco-village,
  5. Welcoming new residents to the eco-village and
  6. Working to develop a sense of community among those interested.

Those interested in being part of this exciting group can contact Jim Schenk at jschenk@imagoearth.org.

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