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Technology Recycling Seminar: Please Join Us!

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   1 Comment

Zoo Green Classes: E-Waste Recycling and Worm Composting

There are 3 green classes (two topics) this October. I hope you can make it to learn about ways to reduce waste! Each class is free, but space is limited! To reserve your spot and receive your free ticket, visit our e-ticketing store.

October 10, 6pm: E-Waste Recycling

2trg, an e-waste (electronic waste) recycler and pledged e-Steward, will address a growing problem that affects everyone – increasing amounts of electronic waste caused by technology obsolescence.  2trg will explain the problems associated with recycling e-waste, discuss solutions offered by the recycling industry, and teach you what to look for when choosing an electronics recycler.

October 17, 6pm & October 24, Noon: Worm Composting

Join representatives from Hamilton County Soil and Water District to learn about how easy it is to vermicompost at home. See a working worm bin first hand and learn about the do’s and don’ts to maintaining your own worm bin. Information will be given about vermicomposting as well as where to get worms to start your own system. Bring your questions and learn all about how worms can eat your garbage!

Questions? Contact gogreen@cincinnatizoo.org

September 30, 2011   2 Comments

Zoo Green Classes: Energy Efficiency & Rain Gardens

The Zoo is offering 2 free green classes this month. Details are below.

September 19, 2011, 6-7 pm

“Saving Money & Increasing Comfort with Energy Efficiency”  

This program will cover the basics of energy in your home and discuss low-cost/no-cost ways to reduce energy consumption while increasing home comfort and saving money.  Information about home energy audits will also be covered. (presented by GCEA)

September 26, 2011, CLASS CANCELED.

Unfortunately, the rain garden class has been canceled. Stay tuned for future classes. If you would like information regarding rain gardens, please email gogreen@cincinnatizoo.org

“An Introduction to Rain Gardens”

An introduction to rain garden design and construction, including site analysis/inventory, determining soil infiltration rates, determining rain garden size (surface size/depth) and location, plant selection, soil preparation, and maintenance. The class will be geared toward small-scale residential rain applications, but will also touch on larger applications. (presented by Mill Creek Watershed and Vivian, Llambi & Associates)

Both classes will be held in Frisch’s Theater and are free! Please RSVP by calling (513) 487-3355 or email gogreen@cincinnatizoo.org if you plan on attending either or both of these classes.

September 12, 2011   No Comments