Tunes & Blooms is ON for April 20!

Enjoy Comet Bluegrass All-Stars and a Party for the Planet Celebration on April 20

WHO:           Tunes & Blooms FREE concert series, presented by Macy’s, will rock the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden tonight! The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars will perform.

WHAT:          Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration activities get underway at 4pm and the band starts playing at 6pm.                  

WHEN:          Thursday, April 20:

6p – 8:30p – Comet…

Painted Dog Valley Achieves Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification

Only Zoo in the world and first project in Ohio to earn this coveted sustainability recognition

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Painted Dog Valley has achieved the International Living Future Institute’s ambitious and optimistic Living Building Challenge petal certification. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings and recognizes spaces that give more than they take.

“For the past decade, sustainable design and…

Green is the New Orange this Halloween!

Cincinnati Zoo helps consumers choose eeek-o-friendly sweets

Buying certain kinds of candy for the army of sweet-seeking ghouls and boys that might show up at your house this Halloween could save an orangutan’s life! The Sumatran orangutan stands on the edge of extinction in the wild because palm oil plantations have destroyed their rainforest habitat. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, also known as the greenest Zoo in America, has created a handy shopping guide to help consumers choose…

Places to Recycle Christmas Trees and Lights

recycle_treesHamilton County drop off sites will also accept Christmas trees through Saturday, January 10.

http://www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org/index.php?page=yard-trimmings-drop-off-sites

 

Christmas lights (any style) can also be taken to any Cohen location in the region – http://www.cohenusa.com/locations

 

Butler County residents can recycle their trees as well – http://www.butlercountyrecycles.org/content/documents/ChristmasTree%20press%20release%202014.pdf or http://www.butlercountyrecycles.org/

 

Northern KY resident Christmas…

Cincinnati Zoo Recognized by American Alliance of Museums

Two Awards of Excellence Given to the Cincinnati Zoo

 CINCINNATI, OH (June 11, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce their recent awards for excellence from the American Alliance of Museums.  Against a competitive line-up, the Cincinnati Zoo was awarded a Sustainability Excellence Award in the facilities category and an Excellence in Exhibition Award for their esteemed Jungle Trails Exhibit.

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myActions Spring Challenge Final Week! Join the Cincinnati Zoo Team.

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Updated 4-14-14. This is the final week of the One Million Actions for Planet Earth spring challenge!  Our goal is to get our many Cincinnati Zoo supporters to help us by logging your green actions, such as turning off lights, every day on myActions.org. In addition to being good for the planet, your green…

Join the Cincinnati Zoo Team to Take Actions for Planet Earth

Share your green and sustainable actions on the myActions social network to support the Cincinnati Zoo and help reach myActions‘ goal to register “One Million Actions for Planet Earth.”

Each action you share triggers a small donation for the zoo!  Simple actions, such as turning off the lights, carpooling, and recycling, add up to big results! myActions encourages you to share photos, give feedback to others, and invite your friends and family to participate.

Chipotle Edible Gardens in the Botanical Garden

edible_gardenFor the second year, the Chipotle Edible Gardens will be in full bloom this summer!

The three Chipotle Edible Gardens at the Zoo will feature an array of vegetables and herbs, all grown from seed. The gardens are de signed for visitors of all ages to learn about planting foods they can grow and enjoy at home.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden horticulture staff hopes the Edible Gardens will give the Zoo’s 1.5…