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Winnipeg Zoo Partners Up for Sustainability Day

May 26, 2015 7:42 AM | News

Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Visitors to Assiniboine Park Zoo today are in store to learn about how recycling, buying local and producing less waste can make for a more sustainable future.

As part of Sustainability Day, the zoo has partnered with Take Pride Winnipeg! and the MESDWG (Manitoba Education for Sustainable Development Working Group) to have 18 different stations throughout the Journey to Churchill exhibit surrounding the sustainability theme.

“Sustainability can be a daunting word for many people,” said Tom Ethans, executive director at Take Pride Winnipeg! “We want to show that small steps can make a big difference in creating a more sustainable present and future for our planet.”

“The exhibits set up during the day will provide opportunities for learning and discussion about what sustainability means and how you can apply it to your own life.”

The zoo is also be hosting Sustainability Night featuring a panel discussion on sustainability with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest and Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen. The panel discussion starts at 6:45 p.m. and is taking place at the Gateway to the Arctic building.