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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 consistently improving sustainability efforts throughout our Zoos. Here's how:


Let's get Rolling: Use Boston's Bike Share Program to visit Franklin Park Zoo!

organic garden

Pests, Plants and Staying Pesticide-free

ring-tailed lemur in recycle bin

Recycling, Comingling & TerraCycling


Smartflower Solar Panel Systems

Stone Zoo solar panels in parking lot

Stone Zoo Solar Project

Giddy-Up Grill

Sustainable Snacking

compost pile

Vermicomposting: Putting our worms to work