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This page is brought to you by Memphis Zoo's Green Team, a group of Zoo employees working together to help make the zoo more sustainable and spread awareness about how to be environmentally friendly. 

Click here for a guide on how to go green at home.


Memphis Zoo’s Green Team Holds Overton Park Cleanup

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – On Saturday, June 29, Memphis Zoo’s Green Team collected seven large garbage bags of trash and four bags of recyclables during a cleanup at neighboring Overton Park. The cleanup was held from one to seven p.m. Zoo Employees showed up throughout the day—some on their day off, some on their lunch breaks and some after their shift—to participate in the cleanup. Park visitors even got in on the fun, with several people volunteering to help. The Green... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Monday, July 1, 2019

10 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Waste Every Day

1. Take notes electronically.  It cuts down on paper waste and helps you be more organized. 2. Go Thrifting. The next time you need to hit up the mall, try stopping by a thrift store first. You might find something unique for a steal and it's greener than buying something brand new. 3. Love your leftovers. Food waste is a major problem in the U.S., with USDA estimating that about  30-40% of our food ends up in the trash. 4. Go reusable.  Speaking of... Read More
Posted by Joseph Miner at Friday, April 5, 2019