Run Wild during the Cincinnati Zoo's Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 1st, at 8 a.m. Guests of all ages are invited to join the fun during the 3.1 mile run and walk through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo. The course features the Zoo’s unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town.
Yellow jackets are a type of paper wasp found across the country. Depending on the species, they either nest above or below ground in colonies with workers and one queen that lays eggs. During the spring and early summer, workers build-up the colony with chambers for eggs and a protective, outer shell. When the colony reaches full size, the queen lays eggs that will develop into male and female yellow jackets that leave the nest to start new colonies the following year.
The US EPA offers a school flag program to raise awareness about air quality conditions by raising flags in front of schools during the week. The School Flag Program uses colored flags based on US EPA’s Air Quality Index to notify teachers, coaches, students and others about air quality conditions.
A typical city block generates more than five times as much rainwater runoff as a forested area of the same size. This is because rooftops and pavement don’t allow water grasslands do. Instead, rainwater runs off pavement into the nearest storm drain, where it’s transported to local streams, rivers and eventually the ocean.
It’s time to enjoy a variety of top-notch art in one of Kettering’s most beautiful parks! The 25th Annual Art on the Commons is a one-day display and sale of fine arts and fine crafts from over one hundred artists from Ohio and surrounding states.
Hot, sunny summer days produce just the right conditions for formation of ground-level ozone, created when sunlight sets off a chemical reaction between oxygen and pollution emitted from cars, refineries and power and chemical plants.
You are invited to join the Transition Initiative for a Summer Swap Shop hosted by Grailville! If you have an excess of garden produce, a good book looking for a new home, a few little jars of homemade laundry detergent, your special pesto sauce or whatever you have that you would like to share with others, bring it to Grailville for a fun-filled morning of giving and receiving and community building.
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Whole Foods Market are inviting residents to take part in a unique recycling event, aptly named the "One Stop Drop". Residents are encouraged to participate by bringing hard-to-recycle items like electronic waste and plastic grocery bags to one convenient drop off location for free recycling.