Posted in: Sustainability

The Zoo’s Top 10 Sustainable Initiatives You Need to Know About!

The Calgary Zoo’s mission is to take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places. Conservation of species goes hand in hand with conservation of the environments they reside in, and we are committed to both.

We have dedicated staff who champion innovation and growth in all areas of sustainability, including awareness, chemical management, construction, energy management, fuel management, innovation, purchasing, waste management and water management. Read more

Panda Passage Receives Petal Certification

The cutting-edge habitat meets the world’s most rigorous building standards, becoming the first project in Alberta to receive the prestigious award.

We recently shared the exciting news that Panda Passage has received Petal Certification! But what exactly is Petal Certification and what does this mean? Read more

The Zoo’s Sustainably Sourced, Alpaca-Adjacent Restaurant Opens May 10!

Calgary’s wildest dining experience returns May 10, 2019, as Grazers restaurant opens for its fifth summer at the Calgary Zoo.

Situated next to the alpaca and rhea yard, Grazers’ one-of-a-kind location is just one of the elements that keeps animal-lovers and foodies alike coming back for more. Another? The thoughtfully prepared, sustainable menu. The restaurant is committed to providing healthy, locally sourced meals through sustainable and humane practices. The majority of its menu is prepared from fresh, Alberta-grown ingredients, including herbs and vegetables grown right at the zoo itself! Read more

Celebrate EARTH Day! Recycle your electronics at the Calgary Zoo

Hey Calgarians! It’s time to step up and make a difference just in time for Earth Day on Sunday, April 22!

Celebrating Earth Day helps to remind us that the actions we take can affect our homes, and our globe- both positively and negatively. Why not create positives this year and recycle unused electronics? Our friends GEEP, Global Electric Electronic Processing are back at the zoo, helping us to host a FREE three-day drop off event to collect unused electronics.

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Celebrate EARTH Day! E-rase your e-waste at the Calgary Zoo

We’re calling all Calgarians to step up and make a difference just in time for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Earth Day reminds us that all people are connected globally, and that our actions can both negatively and positively affect our home. Why not create positives this year and recycle unused electronics? Working with GEEP, Global Electric Electronic Processing, the zoo is hosting a FREE four-day drop off event to collect unused electronics.

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Calgary Zoo Leads the Way in Food Sustainability

We’re sourcing food as fresh as the taste! The Calgary Zoo continues to break ground in food sustainability practices with the recent recognition of two significant designations. Just this past month, the zoo became the first tourist attraction in Canada to be certified as Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF), as well as 100% Ocean Wise.

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Celebrate World Wildlife Day this March 3!

You can make a difference in the future of wild species! It’s World Wildlife Day on Friday, March 3, 2017, and a reminder that individual actions make an impact on the future of our planet. Where to start?

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Eating green at Grazers- Fresh, Local, Savory

Guest blog: Adam Fisher, Calgary Zoo Engage member.

Ask anyone where I would say is the greatest place on the planet, they’d all say the same thing … the Calgary Zoo!

Recently, my Mom and I went for lunch at Grazers restaurant on the zoo grounds. It was amazing! This restaurant has been serving zoo visitors for two years and counting.

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