Dumpster Diving for Zero Landfill Challenge

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Cincinnati Zoo Executives Talkin' Trash

CINCINNATI – (May 24, 2012) Nothing is too extreme for the Greenest Zoo in America!  On Friday, May 25, Cincinnati Zoo executives, like Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenike and Senior Director of Facilities Mark Fisher, as well as numerous other employees, volunteers and friends of the Zoo sorted through tons of trash at the Zoo for 12 straight hours with…

Cincinnati Zoo Offers Electronic Waste Recycling During Earth Day Celebration

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CINCINNATI  (April 17, 2012) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is sponsoring an e-waste recycling drive to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste from guests of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical and the local community during the Zoo’s Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

All electronics will be recycled by 2trg, a certified recycler that operates under zero…

"What's Your Green Umbrella" Campaign Kicks Off

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City of Cincinnati Campaign Challenge:

Register 30,000 to reduce 300,000 tons of carbon emissions

The City of Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) launched a new campaign at a press conference here at the Zoo on 10/27.  The “What’s Your Green Umbrella?” campaign is a multimedia effort to save energy, save money and help the environment. 

Cincinnati Zoo Recognized for Significant Achievement In Green Practices

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Silver Spring, Maryland (October 4, 2011) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been recognized for its Significant Achievement in the newly established Green Award for its outstanding environmental consciousness and institutional green practices.

The Green Award recognizes programs that exist institution-wide to reduce the environmental impact of the organization from a business operations standpoint.

“The Cincinnati Zoo recognizes that how it operates its facilities is an important…

Largest Publicly Accessible Urban Solar Array

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Cincinnati Zoo and Melink Celebrate the Largest Publicly Accessible Urban Solar Array in the Country

Cincinnati, OH (May 9, 2011) - The Greenest Zoo in America is now officially generating power from the Sun!  During a press conference earlier today, the Cincinnati Zoo and Melink Corporation announced the opening of a new 1.56 megawatt solar canopy – the largest publicly accessible urban solar array in the country!  The 6,400 solar panels, located in the…

Party for the Planet – An Earth Day Celebration!

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WHAT: Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet at the Greenest Zoo in America!   The Celebration kicks off on Thursday April 21, with a FREE concert during Tunes & Blooms, from 6-8:30 p.m.! This night of music in the garden will feature the sounds of local favorites; The Tillers and The Seedy Seeds!

The party continues with 25+ exhibitors on hand to share their expertise and resources about living more sustainably within their communities. Topics include solar…

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Largest Publicly Accessible, Urban, Solar Array in the U.S is Under Construction at the Zoo!

The greenest Zoo in America will soon generate power from the Sun!  This Spring, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors will be greeted by the largest publicly accessible, urban solar array in the country – a 1.56 megawatt system with 6,400 panels installed on a canopy structure over the Zoo’s Vine Street Parking Lot.  The structure will provide shade for nearly 800 of the 1,000…

Cincinnati Zoo Going for Number One at Number Two

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CINCINNATI, OH – With a strong commitment to “green”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will now turn its efforts to “brown”. As the Greenest Zoo in America, the Cincinnati Zoo is a leader in wind power, solar energy, water conservation and storm water management. Now, there is much ado about poo. That’s right. The Zoo is going for the title of being #1 at #2! More than 1,100 pounds of elephant and giraffe dung, 900 pounds of Sumatran rhino,…

Cincinnati Zoo Accepts 2010 Stars of Energy Efficiency Award in Washington DC

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Executive Director, Thane Maynard, along with the Zoo’s Chief Operating Officer, David Jenike and Senior Director of Facilities & Planning, Mark Fisher, accepted the Super Nova Award last night at the 2010 Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner in Washington DC.

The 18th annual black-tie gala, which took place at the Donald W. Reynolds Center,  recognizes individuals and organizations that…