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Connections: The Seneca Park Zoo Society and environmental innovation

Jan 3, 2019

The Seneca Park Zoo Society set out to find local businesses and organizations that are doing things differently to limit climate change. This is more than just changing the light bulbs or driving a Prius to work. The Zoo Society recently held its inaugural environmental innovation awards, and some of the winners are very visible (at least for those driving along route 104, where they'll find a massive windmill). Others are doing things quietly.

We meet them:

  • Bob Bechtold, president of Harbec
  • Kimie Romeo, local activist
  • Jacob LaDue, member of the Harley School's HuMANGROVE team
  • Jim Howe, director of the Central and Western New York Chapter of the Nature Conservancy
  • Mike and Wendy Nolan, owners of I-Square
  • Pamela Reed Sanchez, executive director of The Seneca Park Zoo Society