If you’re already missing the green of summer, head down to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. The new Historic Vine Street Village entrance at the Cincinnati Zoo helped make it the “greenest” in America. It is the first zoo in the country with multiple Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects and the second zoo in the country to receive LEED Platinum Certification. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Not only does this zoo have more than 500 animal exhibits and 3,000 plant species, it is the “greenest” spot in Ohio!