Category — Living Green
With thousands of residents, commuters, and visitors passing through Cincinnati every day, we can’t afford to make a bad impression, especially when visitors are coming to visit the Zoo. You can make a difference by getting involved with our friends at Keep Cincinnati Beautiful this Saturday. Volunteers will be picking up litter and landscaping flower beds along the highway during the 2012 State Roadway Cleanup – an event that is good for our city, and great for the environment! The Cincinnati Zoo will have their own team of volunteers cleaning up a site along I-71.
WHEN: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 from 10 AM – 1 PM. Registration will begin at 9:30 AM. If you want to join the Zoo’s team, let them know at check in! Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided, along with some friends visiting from the Zoo!
WHERE: Meet at Union Terminal (1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203) in the SE parking lot.
FREE STUFF: Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo and an official event t-shirt! KISS 107 DJ Jare will also be helping volunteers and giving away prizes, so bring your friends!
AFTER PARTY: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and KISS 107 are hosting an after party from 1 PM – 3 PM at Cincy’s on 6th. Let us know if you plan on attending so we can hook you up with free appetizers!
To register or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL THANKS TO KCB’s SPONSORS & PARTNERS: United Dairy Farmers, Ohio Department of Transportation, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center, & Ohio Department of Natural Resources
March 28, 2012 No Comments
The proper disposal of electronic waste has become a major concern of businesses large and small. This FREE seminar this Thursday at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is designed to help business and nonprofit leaders learn best practices for safe and responsible electronics disposal and recycling. The seminar is presented by 2trg, in partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Green Umbrella & the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality. We hope you can join us! The seminar takes place this Thursday, March 29th from 3:30-5:30pm.
Our special guest speaker is Mike Enberg, the e-Stewards Enterprise Manager with the Basel Action Network based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1997, BAN has become the leading global source of information and advocacy on toxic trade and international hazardous waste treaties. It has developed market-based solutions that rely on the highest standards for globally responsible recycling and rigorous independent certification to those standards.
Mike will address the following topics relevant to all businesses and organizations:
- Current e-waste disposal regulations
- Best practices for creating an electronic waste recycling program for your organization with an emphasis on protecting assets and limiting risk
- Differences in the two accredited e-waste recycler certification standards: R2 & e-Stewards
- Why businesses and organizations should work with certified recyclers
- Participation in the e-Stewards Enterprise program
Learn more about sustainable practices from the Cincinnati Zoo, hailed as “the greenest Zoo in America”; 2trg, who recently earned the prestigious e-Stewards and R2 certifications; Green Umbrella, the region’s sustainability initiative; and the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality, responsible for the Green Cincinnati Plan.
Space is limited for this seminar so please RSVP today at: http://technologyrecyclingseminar.eventbrite.com/. Admission and parking to the Zoo is FREE for seminar participants.
March 26, 2012 No Comments
By guest blogger: Jocelyn Coulter
There is a new piece of art in the Zoo… and it’s made entirely out of trash. It’s fitting that we would place it in the Go Green Garden, but there is more to this story than just trash and “going green.”
A little history…
As a part of my Masters through Miami University’s Global Field Program in partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, I have focused the past 2.5 years on how art can play a significant role in environmental conservation. This past summer, I was fortunate enough to work with a handful of high school students, from four different high schools, who were willing to come together in the name of art and the environment. We worked through a pilot course that offered a new way to learn about the environment through art. Aside from some cool art activities and discussions, the most amazing result of this course was the heightened interest of two young ladies from Roger Bacon High School, who both aspired to take some of what they learned back to their peers.[Read more →]
February 7, 2012 5 Comments