The Minnesota Zoo is committed to making a positive impact on our environment and our world. We employ extensive recycling and composting programs behind-the-scenes and in public areas, diverting hundreds of tons of materials from landfills annually. We’re constantly working to improve our operations, buildings, and everyday practices using smart design like “green” roofs, and by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the steps we have taken so far.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The Minnesota Zoo is committed to making a positive impact on our environment by reducing waste, energy consumption, and water consumption through recycling, composting, and reusing materials.
From “green” roofs to concrete made from recycled debris, the Minnesota Zoo incorporates environmentally friendly design into its operations, exhibits, renovations, and buildings.