Awards

  • Business Courier Awards Green Business Awards (2014)
    • Green Practice/Nonprofit Award for Base Camp Café  
    • People’s Choice Award for Base Camp Café
  • ENR Midwest Best Projects (2013)
  • Greenest Restaurant in the America, Green Restaurant Association (2013)
  • Queen City Bike & Bike Friendly Destinations Program (2013-2014)
    • Gold Certified Destination
  • City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati (2013)
    • Best “Friend to the Environment” (#1)
  • Business Courier Green Business Awards (2013)
    • Green Building Award (nonprofit) for our 1.56 mw solar canopy
    • Green Practice Award (nonprofit) for our significant sustainability program
  • LEED Silver Certification for Shipping/Receiving (2012)
  • LEED Gold Certification for Cat Canyon (2012)
  • Ohio Environmental Council (2012)
    • Environmental Achievement Award in Green Jobs & Innovation
  • City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati (2012)
    • Best “Friend to the Environment” (#1, Cinci Zoo and #3, Thane Maynard)
    • Best Green Oriented Business (#2)
  • AZA Green Award (2011)
    • Significant Achievement
  • Aquarium and Zoo Facilities Association (2011)
    • Conservation Member of the Year (Mark Fisher)
  • Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati (2011)
    • Most Outstanding Collaborative Effort
  • Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District Recycling Awards (2011)
    • John Van Volkenburg Award for Recycling Innovation
    • Go Green Challenge Award
  • Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition Environmental Award (2011)
    • Business Category
    • Citizen Category (Rhiannon Hoeweler, Senior Project Manager)
  • City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati (2011)
    • Best “Friend to the Environment” (#1)
    • Best Green Oriented Business (#2)
  • Green Energy Ohio (2010)
    • Ohio Clean Energy Community of the Year
  • Alliance to Save Energy Star of Energy Efficiency Awards (2010)
    • Super Nova Award
  • City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati (2010)
    • Best “Friend to the Environment” (#1)
    • Best Green-Orientated Business (#4)
  • Business Courier Awards (2010)
    • People Award – Harold C. Schott Education Center
    • Planet Award – The Historic Vine Street Village
  • LEED Gold Certification for Zoo Gift Shop (2010)
  • LEED Gold Certification for The Pavilion (2009)
  • LEED Platinum Certification for Historic Vine Street Village (2009)
  • Hamilton County Solid and Water Conservation District (2008)
    • Conservation Partner of the Year
  • The American Institute of Architects: Cincinnati Sustainabilty Award (2007)
  • LEED Silver Certification for Harold C. Schott Education Center (2006)