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Zoo Green Class: Rewards of Recycling!

Join us for one more free green class this month, this time on the rewards of recycling!  Learn exactly what you can and can’t recycle in your curbside bin. Also find out how you can get great benefits from recycling such as gift cards to your favorite restaurants, stores and attractions. Get an update about the City of Cincinnati’s enhanced recycling program. In the past year, the city switched from 18 gallon bins to larger 63 and 96 gallon rolling carts. As of December 2010, with just 50% of the city having received the new carts, the monthly tonnage record was exceeded, in the 21 year history of the program. Over 1500 tons was recycled, 300 tons higher than any month in history. Now, 8 months later, find out how much more has been recycled. RecycleBank will also be here to show how it pays to recycle.

Recycling rates have increased from 40% to 75% in the past year, and have saved the city over $900,000 while creating jobs and diverting so much waste from entering the landfill.

Join us in Frisch’s Theater on Monday, August 29th from Noon to 1pm for this informative class! Class is free for guests with a zoo membership or paid admission, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Fia at (513) 487-3355 by Sunday, August 28th.


1 Rebecca R { 08.24.11 at 5:08 pm }

I really wish that this was on a weekend or in the evening. I have a teen who is VERY interested in making a difference and would LOVE to experience this, but has school. Please try to make some of the classes like this in the evening so that people who work and interested teens can also attend.

2 Fia { 08.25.11 at 11:19 am }

Hi Rebecca –

Our green classes are twice a month – once at Noon and once at 6pm, to help reach as many people as possible! Our next evening class will be Monday, September 19 and it will cover energy efficiency and energy saving tips. Future evening classes include composting on Oct 17 and green products on November 28. All are at 6pm.

We have already had our evening version of the recycling class, but I will be sure to offer it again in 2012. Check back on this blog and I will post notes from Monday’s recycling class.

Fia Cifuentes
Sustainability Outreach Specialist
Cincinnati Zoo

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