The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Zoo thinks green
By STACY SHELTON
Published on: 03/16/06
Zoo Atlanta is hosting its first “Think Green Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with displays and activities designed to educate visitors on how they can have a positive impact on the environment at home, school and work.
The day includes electronics waste recycling in the parking lot across Cherokee Avenue from the zoo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s for those who want to safely dispose of old computers, printers, microwave ovens, VCRs, stereos and cellphones. Disposal is free with the exception of televisions, which will cost $10 apiece. For a complete list of acceptable items, go to zooatlanta.org.
Inside the zoo, members of the Zoo Atlanta Green Team will lead educational activities for children, including building bird feeders. The Captain Planet Foundation, Clean Air Campaign, EarthCraft House, the Georgia Recycling Coalition and other groups will provide educational materials and exhibit green technologies.
Cellphone recycling is also available year-round at the zoo’s Willie B. Gorilla Conservation Center. Money raised by recycling the cellphones with Eco-Cell is sent to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International for gorilla research and conservation efforts.
Tickets to the zoo cost $17 for adults, $13 for senior citizens and $12 for children.
On Saturday, teachers get in free, along with one guest, as part of Education Appreciation Day.