The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve and preserve our natural resources by managing them responsibly to prevent further environmental degradation. Through environmental sustainability, we're working to protect these natural resources for future generations.

We're proud of the conservation work we do, both around the globe and within our Zoos. In fact, Zoo New England, along with 50 other AZA-accredited zoos, received the 2016 AZA International Conservation Award for our collaborative efforts in the launch and support of the Sahara Conservation Fund.

Zoo New England's dedicated Conservation Committee is consistently looking for ways to improve sustainability efforts throughout our Zoos. Here are just a few of them:

Baling out on Landfills

Pests, Plants and Staying Pesticide-free

Plastic with a Purpose: Creating solutions for people with disabilities using corrugated plastic

Recycling, Comingling & TerraCycling

Stemming the Flow

Vermicomposting: Putting our worms to work