Our furry friends seem to have it all figured out. They weather the winter quite well. They happily scurry and play in the snow and enjoy the food they have worked hard to collect all year long. We can do the same! We can enjoy this winter weather and protect our environment all at the same time in turn securing it for future generations of wildlife and mankind. Here are few tips for weathering the winter while staying conservation minded...
Read more energy tips from the United States Environmental Protection Agency HERE.
The Rain Barrel Art Project combines creativity and conservation in a fun way to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley. We are looking for artists to submit a design they would like to paint on a rain barrel to be auctioned off in April during Party for the Planet at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Here's what you need to do.
1. Go to the entry form and submit your idea for approval.
2. If your design is approved, attend the artist workshop on February 11.
3. Pick up your rain barrel at the end of the workshop.
4. Return your rain barrel by April 1 and visit it at the Cincinnati Zoo.
What happens after I return the barrel?
1. Barrels are displayed throughout the Zoo between April 1 and April 20.
2. Barrels will be auctioned online between April 2 and April 19.
3. In-person bidding will be available on April 20.
4. The money raised from the auction will be used for environmental education at SaveLocalWaters.org and at the Zoo.
This project is organized by Save Local Waters and the Cincinnati Zoo.
For more information on rain barrels and other conservation practices, visit our Backyard Conservation page!
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