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CLEVELAND, OH – You can do more than just wear green on St. Patrick’s Day this year — you can be green too!

Help Cleveland Metroparks Zoo “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” Bring an old cell phone and/or charger to the Box Office on Thursday, March 17 and receive one free admission to the Zoo and RainForest (offer valid that day only).

And in keeping with the green theme of the season, anyone wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day will receive half-price admission to the Zoo and RainForest, making tickets just $3.50 per person, $2.50 for children ages 2-11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. All you have to do is wear at least one piece of visible clothing that’s green.

Phones donated during the Zoo’s St. Patrick’s Day event will either be refurbished and reused, or recycled by an EPA approved recycler. The Zoo has three cell phone partners for its conservation program, including Eco-Cell, Envirocellular and Cell Phones for Cancer.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Zoo’s conservation and recycling programs.

The Zoo collected 420 cell phones last year, and has collected almost 4,000 since the program began in 2005.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Discounted winter admission through March 31 is just $7 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 77, 90 and 480.

To learn more, visit or call (216) 661-6500.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo . . . Cleveland’s Natural Wonder

via – (Kpaul)