Zoo Saves One Billion Gallons of Water!

#GreenestZooinAmerica takes steps to reduce water use

Water1CINCINNATI (April 22, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has saved one BILLION gallons of water, enough to provide water (indoor and outdoor use) for 10,000 households for a year, since 2006 when it launched a major initiative to reduce water usage!

“We recognize the importance of conserving water and natural resources. It was obvious…

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 tree recycling – http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/KentuckyTreeRecyclingDisposal.php

 

 

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!

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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…

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…

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…