Mon June 25, 2012
Earth Calendar for June 25th and June 26th
For more than 20 years, Cincinnati residents have made recycling a daily habit, diverting more than 250,000 tons of material from the waste stream. In 2010, residents recycled a more than 14 thousand tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper – around a thousand more tons than the previous year!
The recycling efforts in Cincinnati have conserved enough energy to power every home in Cincinnati for 6 days, reduced more greenhouse gas pollution than if every household in Cincinnati did not drive a car for more than 3 weeks andsaved 127,627 trees from being harvested. Recycling reduces pollution so the air we breathe is cleaner, conserves natural resources so we will have them to use in the future, and decreases the energy needed to make new products. Recycling has also boosted our local economy by creating 169,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual wages just in the State of Ohio. On average, each household in Cincinnati recycled 193 pounds in 2010 -- 14% of all the waste each household generates. For locations and information about City of Cincinnati recycling and E-Recycling visit their website. On Our Calendar. Cincinnati Nature Center presents a Hands-on Nature Day, June 27th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. A Play Facilitator will inspire and interact with kids in the Rowe Woods Nature Playscape. Items such as shovels, magnifying glasses, mirrors, insect boxes, and collecting containers will be available to use. Drop in anytime June 27th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Information at the Cincinnati Nature Center website.