Cincinnati Zoo Partners with Green BEAN Delivery

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce a new partnership with Green BEAN Delivery, a company that delivers organic produce and natural groceries to Midwest homes and workplaces.  Green BEAN Delivery is leasing 50 acres of the Cincinnati Zoo’s 528 acre property, EcOhio, located in Warren County, where it will harvest fresh, local foods that will be distributed to families throughout Greater Cincinnati.

 “The Cincinnati Zoo values partnerships that promote enterprise within our community,” said…

Take Green Actions for the Greenest Zoo

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The Zoo Gets $$ When You Turn Off a Light!

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has teamed up with myActions.org The Social Network For The Planet to create an online and mobile “green action” campaign to raise money for the Zoo.

Every “green” action you share on myActions.org now through August 31, 2012, earns the Cincinnati Zoo 25 cents. When you turn off a light, carpool, unplug an appliance or do any energy-saving action, go to myActions.org

Northern-Larona Community Park & Urban Farm Needs Your VOTE!

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Please help the Cincinnati Zoo and our Avondale neighborhood win $15,000 for our community garden and urban farm through Nature’s Path “Gardens for Good” Contest! This is a project that has been in the works for a few years now. Just behind the Dury Employee Parking lot, on Northern Avenue, there used to be a vacant lot. It was filled with broken chain linked fencing, poison ivy, graffiti and trash. In addition, in the past 10 years, the neighborhood…

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…