sustainability en EcOhio Program in Warren County <p>The <strong>Cincinnati Zoo</strong> is so much more than animals. Not only is it a leading botanical garden, but there are offsite programs to help protect and reclaim the environment. Their<a href=""> <strong>EcOhio</strong></a> sustainability program works around the Zoo in Avondale, but also at the <strong>Bowyer Farm</strong> in Warren County, where a recently completed wetland reclamation project has returned 24 acres to its natural habitat. <strong>Brian Jorg</strong> led this initiative and he’s Thane Maynard’s guest on today’s <strong>Field Notes</strong>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Thane Maynard 9978 at EcOhio Program in Warren County Richmond commission focuses on sustainability <p>Richmond, Indiana's Environmental Sustainability Commission is rolling out its plans for the future.</p><p>The volunteer organization was created last spring by the mayor. Chair Stephanie Hays-Mussoni says the commission is focusing on education to improve water quality, recycling efforts and other environmental programs.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:30:43 +0000 Tana Weingartner 8963 at Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium <p>As our urban population continues to grow, the desire for more green and growing space also continues to grow. On February 27, the <strong>Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens</strong> will hold a <a href=""><strong>Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium</strong></a> featuring a panel of knowledgeable and well-respected experts discussing a wide range of ideas and solutions to maintaining the natural world in an urban setting. <strong>Scott Beuerlein</strong> from the Cincinnati Zoo will be one of those experts, and he’s in the studio with Mark Perzel to discuss the symposium.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 9184 at Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium Updating the Green Cincinnati plan <p>Officials are working to update the city's sustainability plan called Green Cincinnati. &nbsp;<br><br>Environmental Quality Director Larry Falkin said it's the roadmap preparing the city to be environmentally, economically and socially successful in competitions with other cities and parts of the world. &nbsp;<br><br>The plan was drafted in 2007 and city council adopted it a year later. &nbsp;<br><br>Now Falkin said it's time for an update.<br> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:47:23 +0000 Jay Hanselman 8311 at Updating the Green Cincinnati plan Urban Farming <p>Chelsea VandeDrink spends a few minutes with the founder of the <a href=""><strong>Urban Farming</strong></a> organization, <strong>Taja Sevelle</strong>, who has a local focus on reutilizing rain water by capturing it in 30 barrels purchased through a grant from the Coca-Cola Company, then using that to water the community gardens <strong>Urban Farming</strong> has around Cincinnati.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:30:15 +0000 Chelsea VandeDrink 5783 at Urban Farming