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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.

August 24, 2011   2 Comments

Zoo Green Class: Green Building

Another green class is just around the corner. This time, it focuses on green building. Thinking building a new home? Or want to make your current home a little greener? Hear from a member of the US Green Building Council to learn how green homes don’t have to cost more than any properly built home. With careful planning and some creative reuse of materials, your new home (or green project) can be affordable. The complete LEED checklist for homes will be covered and you will walk away with a regional guide for sourcing materials and talent.

 Class is free for all Zoo employees, volunteers and guests. Please help spread the word! Space is limited, so please RSVP to me by Sunday, August 21st. Just call (513) 487-3355 or email me at sophia.cifuentes@cincinnatizoo.org.

Details for the class:

Monday, August 22nd :: 6-7pm, in Frisch’s Theater

US Green Building Council member presenting on Green Building

 

August 16, 2011   1 Comment

Zoo Green Class: Energy Efficiency

Tired of expensive electric bills? Sick of being uncomfortable in your own home because it is too hot or too cold? Interested in learning more about energy efficiency for your home? Then come to our free, Zoo Green Class! Join the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance and learn all about energy efficiency for your home. 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.

Class is open to any Zoo guest with paid admission or membership, as well as for our volutneers and employees. Details for the class are as follows:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Noon-1pm

Location: Tree Tops

Please RSVP by Sunday night to Fia Cifuentes at sophia.cifuentes@cincinnatizoo.org if you are able to attend!

 

 

June 13, 2011   No Comments