Partnership

Answer the call and become a partner with Project Saving Species to help your community take conservation action by recycling old cell phones.  Our partners include companies, schools, scouts, non-profit organizations, sports teams and athletes, universities, churches and individuals.

There are numerous ways to become a partner.  You can collect cell phones internally at your place of business, school, or church.  There are also sponsorship opportunities available! For more information please contact savingspecies@cincinnatizoo.org.

Companies & Organizations

Companies, Organizations, Sports Teams, & Universities Partnerships

Thank you to our partners who are supporting Project Saving Species by challenging employees to collect and recycle phones.

GBFF – Gorilla Best Friend Forever

Companies or organizations providing leadership support of cash and/or in-kind value of $20,000 or more. Gorilla Best Friends Forever have their names and logos inscribed on the gorilla fan and featured on all promotional materials, press releases, and social media as well as on this website and, for one year, added by sticker to newly placed collection boxes going out to schools. GBFFs will be recognized and represented at an end-of-year school program recognition luncheon.

GBF – Gorilla Best Friend

Companies or organizations that provide substantial cash and/or in-kind value of $10,000 or more. Gorilla Best Friends may also contribute by collecting cell phones for recycling. Gorilla Best Friends are listed in promotional materials, social media, and on this website. For one year, their names will be added by sticker to newly placed collection boxes going out to schools, and they will be recognized and represented at the end-of-year school program recognition luncheon.
Be our first GBF – To qualify – provide substantial cash and/or in-kind value of $10,000 or more. Gorilla Best Friends may also contribute by collecting cell phones for recycling.

GF – Gorilla Friend

A school, university, or educational institution that promotes the Saving Species cell phone recycling program amongst students and staff and is able to recycle cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo during the school year.

Schools

The Project Saving Species goal in promoting cell phone recycling in the school community is to provide a tool to encourage service learning while incorporating conservation action.  Servicing learning provides three powerful cognitive outcomes – learning about teamwork and working positively with others, values and working towards a common goal, and students also learn about themselves, boosting their self-worth and self-esteem.

GBFF – Gorilla Best Friend Forever

A school, university or educational institution that promotes the Saving Species cell phone recycling program amongst students and staff and is able to collect 300 or more cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo within a school year. GBFFs will receive a special, VanGogh-rilla painting!

Bogan Elementary School students in the Talawanda School District surpassed their goal of collecting more than 300 old cell phones to recycle during the 2011-2012 school year as part of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Saving Species campaign. In the photo below, Dave Jenike, COO of the Cincinnati Zoo, presents students with an original gorilla painting!

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Twenhofel Middle School has collected 802 cell phones for our Saving Species recycling program! Congratulations on this accomplishment and THANK YOU to the students and teachers who participated.

Twenhofel Middle school

GF – Gorilla Friend

A troop or group that promotes the Project Saving Species cell phone recycling programand is able to recycle cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo.

Scouts & Church Groups

Answer the Call and help Project Project Saving Species recycle cell phones and save gorillas!

For more information on how to get your school, business, organization, church, or non-profit involved contact savingspecies@cincinnatizoo.org.

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scoutsOh my goodness, we are going gorilla crazy!!!  Thank you so much for speaking with Denise Wilson from the Pulse Journal.  We had a fantastic front page article!  And the same day the Monroe Observer printed the attached press release on the front page as well!  My girls were soooooo excited!  Tomorrow night is the Monroe Primary Fall Festival and the official kick-off for our cell phone campaign.  We already have 75 phones!  I will let you know how the festival goes.  We might even have a surprise visit from a special gorilla friend :)

I hope to get some great pictures to send you as well!  Thanks for all the help!

Tami Lott, Leader
Daisy Troop 48070, Monroe

GBFF – Gorilla Best Friend Forever

A scout troop or church group that promotes the Project Saving Species cell phone recycling program and is able to collect 300 or more cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo within a year.

GBF – Gorilla Best Friend

A troop or group that promotes the Project Saving Species cell phone recycling program and is able to collect 100 or more phones for the Cincinnati Zoo within a year.

  • Cadettes from troop 40133, Harrison.

 

GF – Gorilla Friend

A troop or group that promotes the Project Saving Species cell phone recycling programand is able to recycle cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo.

  • Daisy Troop 48070, Monroe, OH
  • Cary, North Carolina Girl Scouts
  • Brownie Troop 41645 Dater Montessori
  • Brownie Troop 44678 – Blue Ash Elementary
  • Frametown Girl Scout Troop 8217
  • Daisy Troop 47625, Batavia, OH
  • Daisy Troop 48101, Cincinnati, OH
  • Cub Scout Pack 228, Petersburg, KY