USA Today Travel has named the Toledo Zoo one of the nation’s top 20 zoos. From here, the 10 best zoos will be determined by the number of votes each zoo gets between now and 12 noon on Monday, May 19.

The Toledo Zoo has been involved in sustainability planning for more than a decade. One key measurable is to reduce the Zoo’s reliance on grid power with renewable energy alternatives such as solar. The GEM Energy solar development team approached Zoo leadership with an idea on how to help achieve this goal. The project involved setting up a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) allowing the Zoo to pay a power bill just like they always have, and GEM Energy takes care of the rest of the details involved in getting this 2.1 MW solar array up and functioning.

Please visit and vote for your Toledo Zoo! You’re allowed to vote once each day. Please also spread the word among your friends, family and co-workers or staff who may not have e-mail access, along with everyone on your personal social media pages.
It’s an honor to be named to the top 20, and the more votes we get in this nationwide contest, the more we’ll be able to let hundreds of thousands of people know what a great destination your Toledo Zoo is.

Every vote counts, so vote early and often.