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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the first organizations in Ohio to receive Ohio EPA's E3 Platinum Award. Their sustainability efforts include:
Their environmental stewardship and education projects include:
They achieve a 65 percent waste diversion rate including composting and recycling by:
Their Mapori Restaurant:
Sustainability projects implemented from 2011 to 2016 have a pay back of 2.2 years, with annual savings of more than $120,000. The Zoo recognizes that the projects have long lives and will continue to provide savings over time.
We will feature a case study of Washing Systems, our other platinum winner, in our next newsletter.
The E3 program provides four recognition levels: Achievement, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Any organization in Ohio may apply for membership. Applications are accepted annually and include both written and on-site evaluations. To be eligible, applicants must be in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
If you’re interested in applying for an E3 award, visit epa.ohio.gov/ocapp/ohioe3.aspx or call (800) 329-7518. We would be glad to help guide you through the process and get your organization the recognition it deserves.
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687 ~ Contact Us
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807 ~ Contact Us
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
(800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946
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