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Sustainability

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.

Commitments to natural resource conservation and sustainability (green) practices are required elements of the American Zoological Association's (AZA) conservation-related accreditation standards, and AZA-accredited zoos like Zoo New England develop and implement an array of innovative strategies to meet our green goals. We're proud of the conservation work we do, both around the globe and within our Zoos. Our dedicated Conservation Committee is looks 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