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:

  • 2trg
  • Abitibi Paper Retriever
  • Building Value
  • Cincinnati Maintenance
  • Cincinnati Zoo’s CREW
  • Dovetail Solar & Wind
  • Eco-Art
  • Eco Cell
  • Eco Environments
  • EPA
  • Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
  • Green B.E.A.N. Delivery
  • Green Streets
  • Greener Stock
  • Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District
  • Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
  • Melink Corporation
  • Mill Creek Restoration
  • Park+Vine
  • Recyclebank
  • Rain Garden Alliance
  • Riverworks Discovery
  • Rumpke Recycling
  • Warren County Solid Waste
  • Wild Ones

The event is free with Zoo admission. Zoo admission is free after 5pm for the Tunes& Blooms Concert, featuring the Tillers and the Seedy Seeds. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day – tunes, blooms, and local experts on hand with the tools and resources you need to go green!

New this year, 2trg will be collecting unwanted electronic waste (e-waste) for FREE during Tunes and Blooms.  2trg, an electronics recycler based in Blue Ash, OH, will accept unwanted electronic waste (e-waste) from guests of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for free during the Zoo’s Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Acceptable items include back up batteries, cellular phones, cables, CD-ROM drives, circuit boards, computer speakers, CPUs, CRT monitors, docking stations, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mainframes, mice, modems, PDAs, personal copiers, printers, scanners, servers, speakers, tape and disc drives, telephones, terminals, and VCR players. Televisions, microwaves, and appliances will NOT be accepted. Any cellular phones collected will be donated to the Zoo’s Saving Species cell phone recycling program.

A convenient drive-through drop-off station will be available to Zoo guests at the additional Zoo parking lot located at the corner of Vine Street and Erkenbrecher Avenue. The lot is across from the main entrance and Vine Street parking lot. Zoo guests can drop off items between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and then proceed to the Vine Street parking lot to park and enter the Zoo.