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Celebrate Earth Day with the Zoo!

Friday, April 22nd marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating with a Party for the Planet! Join 25+ exhibitors at the Zoo from 4-8:30pm to find out how you can celebrate Earth Day and go green in your own lives. Exhibitors include:

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April 19, 2011   2 Comments

Earth Month Days 2 & 3: ReUse-apalooza!

ReUse-apalooza is such a big event, it deserved to be the tip for both Day 2 and 3 of Earth Month! Celebrate sustainability at one of the best reuse centers in Cincinnati – Building Value. They are hosting their 2nd Annual ReUse-apalooza this Friday, April 8 from 7pm until 11pm. As their website describes, “This second annual event celebrates Cincinnati, community, camaraderie and environmental consciousness with an evening of eclectic entertainment, music and fun; bringing Building Value’s mission to life.” Live performances will be entertaining the crowd all night including Bollywood Dancers, Drums for Peace and Jake Speed and the Freddies. Bid on reuse creations by local designers, and even participate in “Minute to Win It”. ReUse-apalooza supports Building Value and Easter Seals Work Resource Center. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Visit their website for more details. ReUse-apalooza will take place at Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave, Northside.

Founded in 2004 by the Easter Seals Work Resource Center, Building Value salvages reusable building materials headed for the landfill, and resells them. This process creates jobs, preserves architectural details, provides quality materials and helps reduce the amount of material going into the landfill. Talk about being green! Building Value and the Easter Seals Work Resource Center has contributed greatly to numerous projects at the Cincinnati Zoo. One project includes building recycling bins made out of reused material for cell phone and Zoo map collection. Another project involved deconstructing three vacant homes on the corner of Forest Ave. and Vine St. to create a beautiful green space and welcome into Avondale. Join us and Building Value for this great celebration sustainability!


 

April 4, 2011   No Comments

E-Waste Recycling Event This Saturday!

Many of you may be looking for ways to dispose of electronics that were replaced with new ones this past holiday season. This Saturday, January 15,  Whole Foods will be offering a FREE E-Cycling Event at most of their stores. Recycling your e-waste (any electronics) is great for the environment, as it recovers valuable materials to make new products, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, reduces pollution and saves energy and resources. Event details are as follows:

E-Cycling Made Easy!

Saturday, January 15, 10am – 3pm

Whole Foods Cincinnati – 2693 Edmonson Rd.

Whole Foods Mason – 5805 Deerfield Blvd.

Possible acceptable items include:

Laptop Computers

Desktop computers, keyboards and mice

Mainframe computer systems

Cathcode Ray Tubes (CRT’s) and Monitors

Modems and telephone boards

Hard drives, floppy drives and CD ROMs

Phones, fax machines & telecommunications hardware

Printers

Computer boards, CPUs & memory chips, circuit boards, connecting wires & cables

Kitchen electronics such as blenders, food processors, etc.

Please note, they cannot accept televisions for recycling. Any hard drives in computers will be removed, scrubbed and destroyed by their partners at Esquire Environmental after collection.

January 12, 2011   2 Comments