Category Archives: Going Green

Halloween Fun at AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are getting in the “spirit” of Halloween season! From hayrides and treat stations to costume contests and games, zoos and aquariums are holding a variety of Halloween events … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day Events at AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Raise Awareness of Ocean Conservation

You’re invited to dive into ocean conservation by joining aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8. “The AZA’s 222 accredited aquariums and zoos are actively engaging millions … Continue reading

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Akron Zoo Café Earns Four Stars from Green Restaurant Association

The Akron Zoo’s Komodo Kingdom Café has been awarded four-stars by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), making it one of the greenest restaurants in the U.S. The zoo’s café is the first four-star green restaurant in the state of Ohio … Continue reading

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6th Annual Party for the Planet™ Will Connect People to Wildlife Conservation

More than 100 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 6th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America. On Earth Day, April 22nd, and throughout the month … Continue reading

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AZA’s Green Summit

Around the world, zoos and aquariums are demonstrating leadership in sustainability, and discovering there are significant advantages to their operations, while actively reducing the impact their institution has on the environment. Beginning on March 27th, leaders from accredited zoos and … Continue reading

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Join the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to Get the Scoop on the Power of Poop!

Read the summary on Storify! Next week, AZA members will come together in Palm Springs for the AZA Mid-Year Meeting, featuring AZA’s second annual Green Summit. As part of the Green Summit, Denver Zoo, winner of last year’s AZA Green … Continue reading

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Stay Cool for Polar Bears

February 27th was designated as International Polar Bear Day by Polar Bears International (PBI).  PBI is an organization dedicated to the conservation of the polar bear and its habitat.  This year for International Polar Bear Day, PBI encouraged people all … Continue reading

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Add Green to Your Halloween!

Halloween should be fun, but every year it gets scarier – for parents and the planet. From the discovery of lead in fake teeth and candy, to chemicals in costumes, to the garbage left in the holiday’s wake, Halloween hasn’t … Continue reading

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Going Green

A number of accredited zoos and aquariums recently made news with their sustainability programs – proving that it’s possible to reduce their impact on the environment, without increasing their operating costs. The first LEED certified zoo: Happy Hollow Park and … Continue reading

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