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 actions generate donations for the #GreenestZooInAmerica!

Other Zoos are participating in the challenge.  Collectively, we hope…

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…

Cincinnati Zoo Wins Green Business Awards!

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gbaLast Thursday, honorees for the Business Courier 2014 Green Business Awards gathered at the Sharonville Convention Center, the region’s only LEED certified event center to celebrate green practices, green building, green advocacy, and green services/products. It is a great event for businesses and organizations to come together and share best practices, challenges, and celebrate our successes.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Base Camp Café (Greenest Restaurant in the US!!) took home two awards that…

Turn Off a Light for the Cincinnati Zoo!

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.

Recycle Holiday Lights

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Cohen, our official electronics recycling partner, are making it easy for you to recycle your old holiday lights responsibly. Just drop off your lights at any Cohen location or at the Zoo during PNC Festival of Lights!

Exclusive Cincinnati Zoo member benefit – receive an additional 20% payout for all electronics you recycle at a Cohen location plus 1 free CRT monitor (normally $5 to recycle). Enjoy more…

Gladys Wants A Cell Phone!

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An old flip phone, a used smartphone, or even a broken iPod would make the perfect gift for this little gorilla. Not to use – she is a gorilla after all – but to recycle! Recycling cell phones saves gorilla habitat, so the Cincinnati Zoo is collecting as many as possible. You can help by getting your child’s school or youth group involved in the Go Bananas! Challenge  – a contest to collect the most…

Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

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WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…

Cincinnati Zoo Opens New Public Garden

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Garden Club of Cincinnati Makes Botanical Garden Donation

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will officially open the Zoo’s newest garden, made possible through a generous donation from The Garden Club of Cincinnati.   The Zoo’s Historic Reptile house, which is 137-years-old and the country’s oldest Zoo building, underwent a major facelift in early 2013.  As part of the exterior renovation, The Garden Club of Cincinnati chose to commemorate its own 2014 centennial celebration by restoring the…