News: sustainability

Oregon Zoo breaks ground on new education center

A crowd of shovel-wielding schoolchildren joined forces with a 30-ton excavator today, as the Oregon Zoo broke ground on its next major campus improvement: a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017.

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September 1, 2015

Zoo tackles controversial ingredient in cookies, ice cream

Cookies, ice cream and other treats sold at the Oregon Zoo are now more wildlife-friendly, thanks to a new purchasing plan announced this week. As of August, the zoo... Read More

August 24, 2015

Zoolala fundraiser features eco-friendly eats, sweets

This year's Zoolala benefit, taking place July 19 at the Oregon Zoo, will showcase some the Northwest's finest food, the world's most interesting animals and a... Read More

July 6, 2015

Elephant Lands project earns 2 green building honors

The Oregon Zoo's efforts to improve animal welfare and sustainability — funded in large part through the community-supported 2008 zoo bond measure — drew major kudos... Read More

June 5, 2015

Game helps kids be wildlife-friendly tech consumers

Cell phones, laptops and other such devices are a way of life in our modern world — chances are you're reading this on one now. But there's a hidden cost to all this... Read More

June 2, 2015

Zoo enlists visitors' help to protect endangered species

Of the roughly 230 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates living at the zoo, more than 50 are endangered or threatened. On Saturday... Read More

May 11, 2015