Join the Efforts

Inspiring others to join us in

caring for animals and

Conserving

the natural world

Join the efforts

How You Can Help

Join our efforts to provide a healthier habitat for all.

Select a sustainable practice below to learn more

Buy sustainable palm oil products
Reduce, reuse and recycle tips
TerraCycle - dispose of unrecycleable items
Purchase sustainable seafood

Help Save Orangutans

The Problem

Without our help orangutans could be extinct in the wild within 10 years. Humans are part of the problem because palm oil is used in over 50% of all grocery store items, including peanut butter, snacks, beauty products, shampoo, makeup and more. As demand for palm oil increases, plantations expand causing orangutans to lose their homes and even their lives.

How you can make a difference

It’s almost impossible to completely avoid palm oil, however, you can ensure the products you’re purchasing are sustainably produced. Download a phone app where you can scan the barcode to view the company’s conservation status.

For more information, please visit:

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

To learn more about palm oil in products and how to shop sustainably, view our Sustainable Shopping guide below.

Reduce, reuse and recycle tips

Every little bit helps create a healthier habitat for all.

Ways to reduce waste:

  • Purchase long-term use items rather than disposable items.
  • Purchase products with environmentally responsible packaging.
  • Bring your own reusable shopping bags.
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with flourescent bulbs.
  • Recycle all possible items through your local curbside or drop-off services.
  • Donate unwanted yet still in good condition items to reputable charities. Check out freecycle.org for help.

Party for the Planet

Celebrate Mother Earth and learn all about recycling, reusing and conserving our world through educational displays and fun activities.
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Recycling Wish List

Reduce your carbon footprint:

Reuse old t-shirts for dusting

Use cloth napkins instead of paper

Unplug appliances when not in use

Drink from reusable coffee mugs

Use sponges and rags instead of paper towels

Use a refillable water bottle

Use lemon juice or baking soda instead of chemical cleaners

Use a broom instead of hose or blower to clean driveway

Power down computers overnight

Terracycling

Recycling the seemingly non-recyclable.

Recycle the non-recyclables:

TerraCycle is a company based in New Jersey that specializes in upcycling or recycling household plastics, including empty toothpaste tubes, potato chip bags, juice drink pouches and cereal bag liners. TerraCycle’s goal is to eliminate all plastic household waste by recycling the “non-recyclable.” Through these efforts, TerraCycle is able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

The TerraCycle bins are located at each entrance of the Zoo.
Public TerraCycle collection sponsored by First Solar

TerraCycling items include:

Download the List

Seafood Watch Program

It's more than see food and eat it.

With demand for seafood growing, the ocean’s supply of fish is shrinking. Fortunately, there’s something we can all do to help stop this disappearing act.

Look for the Seafood Watch Guides to help you select seafood that’s plentiful and comes from environmentally responsible sources. Your wise choices will help protect the oceans – and keep fish in the picture.

Learn more about the Seafood Watch Program and the Seafood Watch app below.

Download the app
View Consumer Guide

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