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…

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…

Cincinnati Zoo Using Wind Power to Go Green

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CINCINNATI, OH The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden unveils its newest energy source – the Windspire® wind turbine! The 30-foot tall turbine was installed in the Zoo’s Go Green Garden to help power the ticketing and membership building.  Along with the solar panels in the Go Green Garden, the turbine will meet approximately one-fourth of all of the power demands for the building. MEDIA – Video is being delivered and/or is available upon request – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4dSOiBqUbg

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Cincinnati Zoo Takes Gold

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CINCINNATI, OH The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to announce that the Vine Street Village Pavilion & transportation hub received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) NC Gold certification – the second highest rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  This new Metro hub is incorporated into the Vine Street parking lot and is the first LEED certified hub in the nation.

This new, green transportation hub helps to not only maintain the…