Planeteers head to the Zoo

Planeteers head to the Zoo

On Monday, January 9, the Planeteers braved the cold and ventured out for an eco- tour of the Cincinnati Zoo. They learned about the six components of the Cincinnati Zoo's work towards sustainability: Energy efficiency, Water Conservation, Storm Water Management, Waste Management, Sustainable Design and Construction (LEED Silver or above) and Community Outreach.They were most impressed with the ways the zoo has cut its water usage through rain water collection systems and filtration systems.The students upon returning to school were eyeing the Roger Bacon roof and wondering if we could install a green roof and/or solar panels. They learned from their tour that it starts with small steps -- even small changes make a difference.