In 2017 and 2018, thanks to the support from the Duke Class Benefit Fund, the Zoo was given roughly $700,000 for our Light Up Avondale Project. The goal of the project is to transition our campus to all-LED, including our spectacular annual PNC Festival of lights. Another part of the Light Up Avondale Project is to undertake a major extension of energy efficiency efforts into our Avondale community surrounding the Zoo. These efforts include facilitating the installment of LED lighting in homes, community organizations, churches, and up to 50 “trouble spots” around Avondale where fresh, efficient lighting could be used to increase safety and security. In addition to LED-lighting, the goal of the project is to connect our community with conservation, as well as to the many resources available from other organizations within Avondale and Uptown Cincinnati.