“Dream big and take a small step”, The Calgary Zoo’s Commitment to being a conservation organization and the need to operate and educate in sustainability and environmental management.

By: Calgary Zoo

The Green Team Council’s contributions to environmental protection have focused on reducing land pollution, education of the zoo community and environmental resource management. The zoo’s sustainability efforts have developed and expanded with the overarching goal to continue to create a more sustainable future for the organization while taking action for wildlife and wild places. Building off this philosophy and with our passionate advocates at the helm, we started taking action to better our operations and responsibly manage our resources.

The goal of the Green Team for the Calgary Zoo is to minimize the zoo’s ecological footprint, educate employees, volunteers, and the public about these practices, to hopefully take with them, to practice, and share the information they have learned at their visit to the zoo. The Goal of the Green Team within the Calgary Zoo is to:

  • Inspire behavioral change
  • Develop and recommend sustainability programs
  • Support other people’s ideas
  • Change policies and practices
  • Communicate and educate
  • Leverage our partnerships

Sustainable practice programs that the Green Team Council is passionate about:

  • Awareness
  • Chemical Management
  • Construction
  • Energy Management
  • Fuel Management
  • Innovation
  • Purchasing
  • Waste Management
  • Water Management