Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo!

Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 26


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Here at Toledo Zoo, we’re all about being good stewards of the environment. That’s why Earth Day is such a big deal around here.  Celebrate with us by bringing in your recyclables and taking part in cool activities that help you learn how to be a little “greener” in the future.  We’ll have friends from local environmental organizations here at vendor booths to highlight their work in our community and show you how to get involved!  Also, watch animal feeding demonstrations and meet some of our keepers.

Recycling List - Collecting in Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Computer accessories (screen, speakers, mouse, keyboards, etc.)
• Desktop computers
• VHS, DVDs & CDs
• DVD and VHS players
• Microwave ovens
• Printers
• Small household appliances
• Televisions (*console or projection TVs not accepted, however*)
• Other working electronics
• Vacuum cleaners
• Non-jean clothing
• Books
• Old Christmas lights
• Jeans & jean-material clothing
• Aluminum cans
• Print cartridges
• Cell phones
• iPod and MP3 players
• Laptops, tablets, and e-readers
• Digital cameras, digital camcorders, GPS units, and graphing calculators
• Shoes (athletic, cleats, flats, heels, dress shoes, and boots)
• Cardboard
• Paper (**NOT secured document destruction, so we recommend no personal information.)

Large appliances, air conditioning units, or vehicle tires will NOT be accepted this year.

Animal demonstration schedule

10:30 am - Gorilla Enrichment - Kingdom of the Apes
11 am - Primate Enrichment - Primate Forest
1 pm - Otter Feed - Tembo Trail
1:15 pm - Wolf Enrichment - Arctic Encounter®
1:30 pm - Polar Bear Enrichment - Arctic Encounter®
2 pm - Education Animal Demo - Jumping Junction
2:30 pm - Seal Feed - Arctic Encounter®
3 pm - Spider Feed - Nature’s Neighborhood
3:15 pm - African WIld Dog Enrichment - Africa!
3:30 pm - Reptile Feed - Reptile House
3:30 pm - Bird Feed - Nature’s Neighborhood

Recycling Organizations

The Toledo Zoo would like to thank the following organizations for their recycling efforts at Party for the Planet:
Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful
Goodwill
Eco-Erek
TerraCycle
RecycleITUSA
Lucas County Solid Waste Management District

Participating Organizations - Tables/activities open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Toledo Zoo would like to thank the following organizations for their willingness to come out and celebrate with us today:
Coast Guard Marine Safety - Environmental Response
Imagination Station
Lake Erie Waterkeeper, Inc.
Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District
Master Gardeners - OSU Extension Lucas County
Maumee Valley Country Day School
Nature’s Nursery
Ohio EPA - NWO Bowling Green
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Partners for Clean Streams, Inc.
Phoenix Earth Food Co-op
Rain Garden Initiative
Republic Services
Toledo/Lucas County Sustainability Commission
Toledo Lighthouse Society
Women in Science
Kohl’s Associates in Action Volunteers - Franklin Park, Perrysburg, Airport Highway, and Adrian stores

And thanks to our friends from the Earth Day Network for getting the word out about our event!

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What is the Zoo doing to make a difference?

Earth Day and Party for the Planet only come once a year but the Zoo has an extensive range of sustainability practices that are used in daily operations.  Click here to learn more about our Sustainability practices.